Leighann Chalykoff

Leighann posted 385 stories to Yukon News.
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Batch plant battle goes to Supreme Court

McLean Lake residents delivered another blow in the ongoing fight against a cement batch plant in their neighbourhood this week.

  • Apr 14th, 2007 3:00am

RCMP violated charter rights

A territorial court judge has excluded several pieces of evidence from a high-profile grow-op investigation conducted in 2005.

  • Apr 12th, 2007 3:00am

Watson Lake bullies charged after burning youth

Four children between the ages of eight and 11 suffered minor burns after two 13-year-old males burnt them with matches.

  • Apr 12th, 2007 3:00am

Film follows tiny plots of forgotten lore

It was a better prize than any rub-on tattoo or secret decoder ring. In the 1950s, the Quaker Oats company offered kids deeds to their own little…

  • Apr 3rd, 2007 3:00am

Conservatives won’t say ‘sorry’ for residential school

Federal Liberals are puzzled over the Conservatives’ refusal to apologize to residential school survivors.

  • Mar 31st, 2007 3:00am

YEU, YTG reach agreement

After five months of bargaining, the Yukon Employees’ Union and the Yukon government reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday.

  • Mar 31st, 2007 3:00am

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…

  • Mar 31st, 2007 3:00am

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.

  • Mar 31st, 2007 3:00am

Drug fueled crime frightens northerners

A few years ago northerners felt they didn’t have to lock their doors. Now, even during the day, some elders rarely leave their homes for fear…

  • Mar 29th, 2007 3:00am

Sex offender relocates to Whitehorse

Thirty-eight-year-old convicted sex offender Louis Phillipe Myre will be released from a corrections facility and plans to live in Whitehorse.

  • Mar 29th, 2007 3:00am

Scam artists target local computer business

Kiosk Computer owner Rob Knorr is wiping his brow after narrowly avoiding being duped by a pair of suspected scammers.

  • Mar 29th, 2007 3:00am

Suspected coffee shop thief faces three charges

Early last Thursday morning local RCMP received a report of a donation box stolen from the Tim Hortons coffee shop.

  • Mar 27th, 2007 3:00am

Surrey man charged with trafficking

After finding 95 rocks of crack cocaine in his possession, Whitehorse RCMP charged 22-year-old Darnell Avinash Naiker with one count of possession…

  • Mar 27th, 2007 3:00am

One in three northerners a felon

Does the character to your left look suspicious? How about the one on the right? If both are upstanding citizens then there’s a high chance…

  • Mar 27th, 2007 3:00am

Court decides RCMP sting operation entrapped accused dealers

Crown lawyers dropped 12 of the 17 drug trafficking charges laid through a $70,000 RCMP undercover operation in Yukon communities last summer after…

  • Mar 24th, 2007 3:00am

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…

  • Mar 24th, 2007 3:00am

Dagoo a go after a rough ride to the starting line

On the eve of the Dagoo 340’s race day, organizer Daryl Sheepway was feeling the pressure of co-ordinating the large event.

  • Mar 24th, 2007 3:00am

Winged migrants get new deluxe loft accommodations

A new apartment was erected on a prime, riverfront location in downtown Whitehorse on Thursday afternoon.

  • Mar 24th, 2007 3:00am

Injuries are up, rates are ‘alarming’

Broken bones are expensive. Cuts and burns cost money. A spinal cord injury could cost the system more than $1 million in medical bills and lost…

  • Mar 22nd, 2007 3:00am

Some community justice workers issued pink slips

Several community justice programs remain in limbo as the fiscal year end comes to a close. While the territory stepped up with bridge funding for…

  • Mar 17th, 2007 3:00am