Maura Forrest

Yukon government releases scathing review of access to information laws

Yukon’s new minister of highways and public works says there are “all sorts of problems” with the territory’s current access-to-information legislation.

Protesters rally at MP’s office to demand electoral reform

A crowd of protesters braved the frigid temperatures in Whitehorse on Tuesday to urge the federal government not to back down on its promise to change Canada’s voting system.

Silver signs national climate change framework that will bring carbon pricing to the Yukon

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver has signed onto a new national framework on climate change, which will see carbon pricing adopted across the country.

Health department, psychiatrist lock horns over sharing of private medical information

The Yukon government says it does not require complete patient charts from physicians for billing purposes, following claims from a local psychiatrist that he’s being asked to give over sensitive information in order to be paid.

Weight of expectation follows Silver to Ottawa

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time as territorial leader on Thursday.

National committee says barren ground caribou are threatened

Canada’s barren-ground caribou herds have declined dramatically in recent years, and a national committee is now calling for them to be listed as threatened.

Mineral exploration spending higher than expected

Mineral exploration spending in the Yukon has declined slightly this year, according to new figures.

Liberals staff cabinet office

The new Liberal government has filled several major positions in its cabinet office.

Permafrost melt changing chemistry of the Yukon River

Melting permafrost is one of the best-known impacts of climate change in the North. Now, new research out of Alaska suggests that vanishing permafrost is having a major impact on the Yukon River.

Silver named ninth Yukon premier as Liberals form government

Sandy Silver became the Yukon’s ninth premier, as the second Liberal government in Yukon history was ushered into office on Saturday.

‘Hell hath no fury’: Campaign to replace jilted wife’s designer scarf a runaway success

Two Yukoners’ vacation in Hawaii has taken an unexpected turn, all thanks to a philandering husband, a GoFundMe campaign and a Burberry scarf.

Government says $75 per day subsidy is an upgrade over previous medical travel conditions

The Yukon government’s director of insured health says her department follows existing legislation when it makes decisions about medical travel for Yukoners.

On thin ice: West Dawsonites wait for an ice road that may not come

West Dawsonites are hardy folks. Faced with an open expanse of running water cutting off their homes from downtown Dawson City as November rolls into December, they are anything but discouraged.

Yukon Party sworn in as new official Opposition

The Yukon has a new official Opposition. The six-member Yukon Party caucus was sworn in on Tuesday in the legislative assembly before a crowd of Yukon Party faithful, including a few former MLAs.

Corked raises a glass to fine wine, beer and spirits

If you’ve ever stopped by the cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall and found yourself wishing you could just nip around the corner for a full-bodied shiraz to go with your Stilton, you’re in luck.

Yukon sees surge of flu cases

The Yukon is seeing a spike in flu cases this season, and medical officials are encouraging Yukoners to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Casino exec calls new pond design a ‘tailings puddle’

The president of the Casino Mining Corporation says the company’s redesigned tailings pond for its proposed copper and gold mine will use 80 per cent less water than the original plan.

Patients call for improvements to medical travel program

When Russ Ackland travelled to Vancouver for a medical procedure in September, he didn’t expect to rack up a $600 hotel bill in two nights.

Infrastructure bank might not be well suited to the Yukon: panel

The new Canada infrastructure bank may not be the best tool for funding development projects in the Yukon, panellists at the Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show suggested on Saturday.

Recount confirms Liberal win in Mountainview

Jeanie Dendys has been confirmed the winner of the Mountainview riding after an official recount of ballots cast during the Nov. 7 territorial election.