Leighann Chalykoff

Youth carve out careers by learning to carve birds and beasts

Like sculptors through centuries, eight budding local artists released forms caught in raw chunks of cedar — masks, plaques, paddles and bowls.

Charges laid in Dawson fraud investigation

A former Dawson City mayor and a former chief administrative officer are facing formal charges relating to alleged mismanagement of public funds…

Missing man’s dog found on riverbank

Robert Arthur King was supposed to pick up his friend, Paul Warner, in Carmacks last week, but he didn’t show.

Get off your duff to make a difference

It’s easy to be apathetic, lazy, uninterested. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be bored.

Climate change hits northern communities hardest

Old Crow residents are seeing disturbing changes in their environment. The permafrost is melting and water is drying up.

Funky food stand is another roadside attraction

At first glance, it looks like an odd place to buy a hot dog. About 15 kilometres outside Haines Junction — if you’re driving from…

Raven’s Ridge on the rocks?

Another city subdivision plan is getting a rough ride in council. Developers, cross-country skiers and environment advocates squared off this week…

Government did not consult First Nation

The Yukon government did not properly consult before approving a 65-hectare agricultural lease on First Nation traditional territory, Supreme Court…

CYFN joins Little Salmon case

The Council of Yukon First Nations is stepping in to support Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation. CYFN will seek intervener status, which will allow…

Listen to the people before drafting policies

Randall Pokiak lives in Tuktoyaktuk but his home is on the land. The plains are his front porch and the ocean, his backyard.

Greenspace developer persists amid political squabbling

A proposed residential development in a Porter Creek greenspace has left Yukon Resources minister Archie Lang facing charges of impropriety in the…

Whitehorse transit redefines door to door service

There’s an old saying: holding the key is no good if you can’t find the house. Mark Mistelbacher learned this the hard way last week…

Video trailblazers carved out a niche for a new art form

When Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak started making videos in the 1980s, they encountered more resistance than they expected.

Drum master brings his rhythm to the Rainman

Drums all have different voices, just like people, master drummer ManDido Morris tells a group of students in Porter Creek Secondary School’s…

Chronicles of the Capital’s drug problem

Though the Capital Hotel’s bar has a red sign hanging near its front door proclaiming it a “drug-free zone,” the place has a…

Six year old killed in rollover

A six-year-old Whitehorse girl died after being thrown from a vehicle that rolled off highway 97 near Fort Nelson, BC, this weekend.

Development held up on over booked land

A month has passed since the city stopped planning a 280-lot infill in Porter Creek, but there has been no word on the fate of the land selection…

Folkies dig roots at Dawson City fest

It’s the Tuesday before the Dawson City Music Festival and producer Dylan Griffith is breathless. That’s not surprising.

  • Jul 19, 2007

ATCO Place heating estimated to cost between $130,000 and $200,000

It will be a hive of activity during the Canada Winter Games — the site of many hellos and goodbyes, of artistic expressions and cultural…

Film fest offers heavy topics with a light touch

With no lower lip, and bulging blue veins snaking across half his face, David Roche stands out in a crowd. And that’s the way he likes it.