Leighann Chalykoff

A peek behind a big red nose

When Lorette Pinto travels, she totes around hefty bags crammed full with large red shoes, a bright red wig and sparkling false eyelashes.

Whitehorse Copper lots delayed

Construction setbacks have postponed the release of more than 100 country residential lots in Whitehorse by almost a year.

A green future lies in our hands

Forget the world’s oil crisis; it’s not important. Don’t worry about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or invading…

‘Three amigos’ brief diplomats on North

The Northwest Territories has two diamond mines producing high-quality gems that sell for billions of dollars globally.

Drug dog case gets false start

A battle over whether a drug-sniffing black Lab will be allowed in a local high school had its first day in Yukon Supreme Court this week.

Jacob arrested

Convicted “sadistic” rapist Marcellus Norman Jacob is back in custody after three days on the lam. Jacob turned himself in to a downtown Vancouver…

Program cut a ‘slap in the face’ for culture

The Yukon Art Centre regularly draws big-name world-class exhibitions to its gallery. In 2005, it hosted Janet Cardiff’s 40-Part Motet, a…

A mural fit for champions

In her youth, Lillian Loponen was a “kamikaze downhill ski racer.” She used to “swim like a dolphin.

  • Nov 16, 2006

Ambulance negotiations pending, mayor left in the dark

It’s been more than two months since volunteer ambulance attendants in Dawson City and Watson Lake walked off the job in frustration.

Patnode redefines old age security

Sitting by the school’s front door, 95-year-old Alice Patnode was the first line of defense against troublemakers at Porter Creek Secondary…

Locals squeezed out of lucrative contracts

Whitehorse firm Mega Reporting was squeezed out of a $980,000 Yukon government court-recording contract in 2004.

Lengthy legal battle spurs WCB to re evaluate psychological claims

A contentious workers’ compensation claim, which has dragged through the system for four years, has now spurred the Yukon Workers’…

Amended crime bill gives judges power to craft fitting sentences

Depending on whom you talk to, the Conservative Party’s tough-on-crime bill, which would have nixed conditional sentences for more than 100…

Stop party hopping: Hardy

Yukon New Democratic Party leader Todd Hardy wants square-dancing politicians to sit down. Hardy introduced a change to the Yukon Legislative…

King remembered for humour, activism

On Thursday, the coroner confirmed that the body found in Lake Laberge on Canada Day was 52-year-old Robert Arthur King.

Not all plants are welcome in McLean Lake area

Bob Kuiper doesn’t like the thought of a cement batch plant near his McLean Lake home. Kuiper expects dust, noise, smell and smoke.

Mould growing in children’s home

Four types of mould have been found in the walls of the Yukon’s Children’s Receiving Home that houses up to 15 in-care teens and employs…

Why are workers hurting on the job?

In 2006, the Yukon saw the highest number of reported injuries in 13 years: 1,984 workers were hurt on the job and three died.

Canada Games teams look for a better place to warm up City Council Notebook

Often, high-performance athletes are exercising in the public hallways and stairways of the Canada Games Centre while the centre’s treadmills,…

Sex offender to be released in Dawson City

After he served a 14-year sentence in New Brunswick, the court has granted a convicted rapist’s request to relocate to Dawson City.