Maura Forrest

Police make arrest after bus stolen in downtown Whitehorse

Whitehorse RCMP arrested a 28-year-old woman after a 20-seat passenger bus was stolen in downtown Whitehorse Jan. 29.

Introducing the Compost Liberator, a Whitehorse invention

A Whitehorse inventor has unveiled a new machine he claims will revolutionize the composting industry.

Kwanlin Dun announces election candidates

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation has released the list of candidates for its spring election, which will take place March 15.

Victoria Gold announces US$220 million in financing

The CEO of Victoria Gold Corp. says its Eagle Gold mining project near Mayo will be up and running next year.

Yukon Energy plans hydro upgrades, new diesel plant

Solar power, geothermal energy and pumped storage are not part of Yukon Energy’s proposed plan to supply the territory’s electricity for the next 20 years.

Yukoners gather for vigil after Quebec mosque shooting

Exactly one year after the arrival of Whitehorse’s first Syrian refugee family, about 200 Yukoners gathered at the Wharf in downtown Whitehorse to mourn the deaths of six men killed at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday.

At Herschel Island, history is eroding

Herschel Island has seen a lot of people come and go. The Inuvialuit have used the place, known as Qikiqtaruk in Inuvialuktun, for at least 1,000 years.

Mining project in Haines generating controversy

A mining exploration project in Haines, Alaska is getting a mixed reaction from local residents and making headlines in Canada over concerns about salmon and the region’s famous eagles.

Yukon faces $8 million deficit, Silver says

Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver says the Yukon is looking at an $8-million deficit for this fiscal year, despite the former Yukon Party government’s forecast of a $9.5-million surplus last spring.

Yukon government, First Nations sign mining MOU

The Yukon government and the territory’s self-governing First Nations have signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to work together on mining issues.

Unions call for more enforcement of labour rules

Yukon union leaders say changes are needed to prevent contractors on government projects from paying workers too little or refusing to pay overtime.

Yukon had lowest unemployment rate in Canada for half of 2016

Yukon’s unemployment rate was the lowest in Canada for six out of 12 months last year, Statistics Canada data shows.

New research finds that humans may have lived in the Yukon 24,000 years ago

William Josie’s grandparents used to tell him stories about animals that don’t exist today.

Territories ink home care, mental health funding pact with feds

Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have signed a health-care agreement with the federal government that will see the three territories receive $36.1 million for home care and mental health care over the next 10 years.

Yukon Forum attempts to mend rift between Yukon government, First Nations

Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston says the first Yukon Forum held between First Nation leaders and the new Liberal government was “one of the best days” of his career.

ATIPP Act changes could threaten privacy: McLeod McKay

The Yukon’s information and privacy commissioner has serious concerns about the government’s ongoing review of the territory’s access-to-information and protection of privacy legislation.

Northern Tutchone artist says Yukon First Nations art isn’t what it used to be

You know about totem poles. You’ve seen the ravens, bears and thunderbirds on drums and button blankets. You’ve seen them depicted in red, black and blue-green, always using those rounded, bulging, oval-rectangular shapes called ovoids.

Hassard criticizes Silver for one day legislative sitting

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver got his first glimpse of the house from the government side of the aisle during a brief, one-day legislative sitting Jan. 12.

Kwanlin Dun announces spring election

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation will hold its next general election for a chief and six councillors on Wednesday, March 15.

Kwanlin Dun Nakwat’a Ku to be renovated

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation’s Nakwat’a Ku, or potlatch house, is getting a facelift thanks to a $375,000 investment from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.