Leighann Chalykoff

Nunavut doll maker comes to Whitehorse for Games’ culture

Nunavut artist Gwen Tikhak feels hemmed in by Whitehorse’s trees and buildings. “Too much trees for me, too much trees,” said the…

Temperatures affect athletes, cause delays

Denalda Fast had just watched her daughter Jacoba compete on the long-track oval when the one of team Saskatchewan’s coaches asked to speak…

The faster the race, the harder the falls

There was tension in the air and dozens of spills across the ice as skaters jockeyed for top positions in the 500-metre melee known as short-track…

Opening marked with memories and music

It was a moment of solemn reflection amid the whoops, cheers and pageantry of the opening ceremonies. With a little help, two-year-old Ava Milner…

Yukon’s short track skaters made quarterfinal run

Yukon athlete Troy Henry was jovial despite hitting a patch of rotten luck in the men’s 1,500-metre speed-skating draw on Sunday.

Creative condom campaign scores with athletes

A new Yukon Health department campaign is encouraging Canada Winter Games athletes to keep safe — whether they’re playing on the field or…

Gymnasts spring into Winter Games

Sixteen-year-old Meghan Rodger spits into her hands and then sets her determined gaze on the uneven bars before her.

Justice plan reiterates old promises for a new prison

Years ago, the Yukon government and First Nations agreed the territory’s corrections system was a shambles.

Locals cope with Games’ fever

Some local businesses and organizations are treating the two weeks of the Canada Winter Games as a second Christmas, and are conducting essential…

NWT hunters fined for illegal hunting

Two Northwest Territories hunters are facing more than $1,000 in fines after pleading guilty to illegal hunting in a Dawson City court on Tuesday.

RCMP finger youth in ‘suspicious’ Pelly fire

A blaze ripped through one of Pelly Crossing’s most important buildings early Thursday morning destroying the post office, the bank and an old…

Locals propose using Games’ tent to further business

One week after settling the contentious zoning battle at McLean Lake, council has another tall order on its plate.

RCMP officer fined for lying

Insp. Ray Noble, of Prince Rupert, BC, pleaded guilty to providing false information about a 2005 moose hunt in Yukon court earlier this month.

Tracking Yukon’s wildlife

Elk are eating a Takhini Valley rancher out of hay and home. They’ve chewed up more than $20,000 worth of feed and they’re sleeping in…

Yukon musician stakes out space online

Kim Barlow has a way with words. The sweet-voiced songwriter can fill a three-minute tune with years of hard-knock experiences, and deliver it with…

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…

RCMP make largest cocaine bust in Yukon history

Saturday night, RCMP stopped a cube van heading north on the Alaska Highway toward Whitehorse. Concealed among produce boxes and restaurant…

Valentine’s Day theft ends suspect in jail

Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, Whitehorse RCMP received a robbery report from a local downtown hotel.

Four skaters spin and jump towards the Games

Sixteen-year-old Kevin Caron dreams of skating in the 2010 Olympics. After watching him leap and glide around the Canada Games Centre’s ice,…

Frostbite nips at Whitehorse toes

Despite the rumours, Frostbite will leave its mark on Yukon’s music scene this year. But with all the fanfare surrounding the Canada Winter…

  • Feb 17, 2007