Maura Forrest

Atlin hydro company hopes to connect to Yukon grid

The company that owns and operates a micro-hydro project in Atlin, B.C. is hoping to one day sell power into the Yukon grid.

Going squirrelly: A new exhibit presents Gord Downie and Slash in furry form

What stands out about the miniature can-can dancer isn’t just that she’s a dead squirrel, but that she’s a dead squirrel wearing plastic Barbie platform heels.

Dawson City to preserve tailing piles left over from dredge era

The massive piles of gravel and rocks on either side of the North Klondike Highway are one of the most distinctive features of the drive into Dawson City.

Dempster fibre line could cost more than double initial estimate

The cost of building a fibre-optic line up the Dempster Highway has ballooned to somewhere between $50 million and $70 million, up from an initial estimate of $32 million.

Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier talks northern policy in Whitehorse

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, the first of the 14 leadership hopefuls to visit the Yukon, was in Whitehorse Feb. 19 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

Chief Isaac plans vertical farm in Dawson

A Yukon First Nation development corporation has plans to build the territory’s first vertical farm to improve food security in the North.

Yukon Party ruffles feathers over census numbers

The Yukon Party raised a stink about 2016 census numbers this week, suggesting the Yukon could be shortchanged in future federal transfer payments because the census population estimate is lower than the Yukon Bureau of Statistics’ numbers.

Selkirk First Nation plans election

The Selkirk First Nation will be holding an election for chief and council on April 5.

Bagnell says Trudeau shouldn’t have made ‘categorical’ promise on electoral reform

Yukon Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says his party shouldn’t have made a “categorical” commitment to change the voting system if it wasn’t sure it would follow through.

The ‘little town that wanted to but didn’t quite make it’: Conrad City to become a historic site

Local historian Murray Lundberg’s book Fractured Veins and Broken Dreams sums up the man behind the Windy Arm mining stampede and Conrad City, the townsite that appeared and vanished almost overnight more than 100 years ago.

Proposed access road near Keno draws ire

A proposal for an all-season access road to a mineral deposit northeast of Keno City is attracting criticism from outfitters and others who use the area for traditional purposes.

Tuton out at hospital corporation as Liberals move in

Craig Tuton is being replaced as chair of the Yukon Hospital Corporation after more than a decade.

Yukon needs federal cash for electric heat, transportation: Canadian Electricity Association

The president of the Canadian Electricity Association says the Yukon will need federal government support before it can shift to electricity for heating and transportation.

Ottawa report casts doubt on Yukon’s health care deal

A new report from an Ottawa think-tank suggests that recent health-care deals signed by several provinces and territories, including the Yukon, will not provide enough federal funding to keep pace with increasing health-care costs.

Yukon’s population likely to remain Canada’s smallest

The Yukon has reclaimed its title as Canada’s least populous jurisdiction.

Dawsonites sign petition calling for dental services

More than 130 people have signed a petition asking the Yukon government to set up a dental examination room in the Dawson City hospital.

Yukon Party accuses Liberals of dismantling Yukon Housing board

A former member of the Yukon Housing Corporation’s board of directors says he is “very disappointed” that the new Liberal government didn’t renew his appointment.

DVD with Yukoners’ tax information lost by courier service

Updated: A DVD containing encrypted information about 28,000 taxpayers who were Yukon residents in the 2014 tax filing year has been lost by a registered courier service.

RCMP dive team unable to locate body in Yukon River

Updated: The B.C. RCMP’s underwater recovery team was in Whitehorse Feb. 6 to attempt to recover a body from the Yukon River.