Leighann Chalykoff

Abandoned fort relinquishes secrets

Fort Selkirk’s original site, now just a pile of dirt and a few remnants left near the confluence of the Yukon and Pelly rivers, holds many…

Government policy forces local business to close

Art Melange’s owner Mariana Giaccaglia took one of her final orders for a specially made pair of stone earrings on Wednesday afternoon.

Creating community solutions to community problems

If Canada’s court system is a square peg, some northern communities are a round hole. “It’s not very useful to put people in a…

Gun Nutz website exposes illegal hunter

One Alberta hunter is facing a $1,500 fine and a seven-year hunting ban in the territory for illegally bagging a grizzly.

Games centre sends city into the red

After seven months in operation, the Canada Games Centre is hemorrhaging money and sending the city’s budget into a tailspin.

Outreach van rolls on new wheels

Nancy McInnis does a lot in a five-hour shift. As a counsellor on the No Fixed Address outreach van, McInnis and an attending nurse have patched up…

BC and Alberta earn figure skating medals, Yukon stays strong in ninth

They call him Little Kurt. When Stuart Ure moved to Edmonton four years ago, his skating coaches dubbed him with the famous moniker after one of his…

The Junction’s greener future begins underground

HAINES JUNCTION Mayor John Farynowski dreams of a future where Haines Junction chimneys don’t puff smoke.

Proposed concrete plant wedged between a rock and a hard place

Two hours, 10 delegates and hectares of misinformation. Those are the numbers from this week’s city council meeting, where a decision to allow…

Young muskox Chance dies suddenly

Chance, the 10-month-old muskox who has charmed Yukoners since he arrived at the territory’s wildlife preserve last spring, died suddenly March…

Volunteer fire chiefs face burnout

Long hours preparing equipment and lugging around a radio for no pay has one community fire chief frustrated.

Escape artist back in custody

He can slip through a tiny prison window like Rubberman, but in the end David Charles Weibe couldn’t slip past police.

RCMP close ‘drug trafficking hotspot’

RCMP busted five alleged drug dealers after searching a downtown home, labelled a “drug trafficking hotspot” on Saturday at 10:20 p.m.

Four vie for Whitehorse mayor, eight for council

The Whitehorse municipal race is on. With the Canada Games just five months away, the Games centre leaking money and a dearth of land for…

Postie diva takes a shot at stardom

Consider it a cross between Survivor and Canadian Idol. The premise subjects six would-be Pavarottis and Emmy Destinns, from all walks of life, to…

Charges laid in Liard shooting

A Watson Lake man was arrested and charged in Vancouver on Thursday following a home invasion and shooting in Upper Liard on the weekend that sent…

‘Questionable’ appointment should be scrutinized

Yukon College staff are examining the hiring process of Terry Weninger, who was recently appointed president of the institution.

Weekend bust at ‘crack shack’ nets cash and illegal weapons

After a tip-off and a few days of investigation, police battered down the door of a Riverdale residence and found an arsenal of illegal weapons,…

The time is right for dancin’ in the streets

Professional dance — for some, the words conjure images of stiff ballerinas or incomprehensible gesturing. Forget all that.

Theatre’s backstage takes centre stage

Go to any theatre company in the world and you’ll come across an old actor who’s been on the stage for decades.