Maura Forrest

A cheque for $69: Yukon First Nations seek better resource royalty deal

The chief of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation says the Yukon needs to update its current resource revenue sharing arrangement with First Nations, which saw TH receive just $69 in royalties this year.

Stacey Hassard named Yukon Party’s interim leader

Stacey Hassard will be the Yukon Party’s interim leader as it forms the new official Opposition.

YESAB gives thumbs up to Old Crow solar project

A solar array planned for Old Crow is one step closer to reality after Yukon’s assessment board recommended on Monday that the project be allowed to proceed.

Bagnell named best constituency MP

Yukon Liberal MP Larry Bagnell has been named the member of Parliament who best represents constituents at the Maclean’s Magazine Parliamentarians of the Year awards earlier this week.

Soldiers of Odin expands to the Yukon

A controversial group with ties to an anti-immigrant organization in Europe now has a chapter in the Yukon.

Old Crow recount confirms Liberal win

Election results in Old Crow remain unchanged after ballots were officially recounted on Monday evening.

Yukon’s chief medical officer warns about lethal drug fentanyl

The Yukon’s chief medical officer has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl.

Chamber of Mines takes heat over ad referencing Trump’s border wall

The Yukon Chamber of Mines is facing backlash for a tongue-in-cheek ad it posted on social media last week offering to supply U.S. President-elect Donald Trump with “wall building materials” from Yukon mines.

Student vote mirrors actual election… sort of

Yukon students came close to predicting the outcome of the territorial election with a mock vote in schools across the territory on Monday.

As new MLAs move in, severance cash moves out

It’s a busy time in Yukon’s main administration building these days. The remaining Yukon Party MLAs are packing up and preparing to move into the Opposition offices in the basement, as the newly elected Liberals get ready to move in upstairs.

Yukon business community weighs in on new Liberal government

In the first few days after Monday’s territorial election that saw the Yukon Liberals win their second majority in nearly 40 years of partisan politics, Yukon’s business community seems cautiously optimistic about the new government.

Liberals party at the Old Fire Hall

Liberal campaign workers and supporters began to gather there before the polls closed at 8 p.m. The mood in the room was quiet and slightly tense at first.

Darrell Pasloski: ‘We have to deliver’

Being premier was never on Darrell Pasloski’s bucket list. He’s lived in the territory almost 26 years, and raised his kids here. He was a pharmacist before he was elected, and his wife was an X-ray technician.

Yukon NDP promises to protect mining contractors

The Yukon NDP says it will change legislation to protect local mining suppliers and contractors from mine bankruptcies if it forms the next government.

Liz Hanson: ‘I can’t ask them to love me’

Liz Hanson doesn’t reveal herself all that often. She’s not one for small talk, really, not someone you might picture having a beer with.

How Dawson City’s sewage plant keeps the Yukon budget in surplus

The Yukon government achieved a small, $13.7-million surplus in the last fiscal year, according to public accounts released this week.

Sandy Silver: ‘The challenge was… letting go’

Sandy Silver has been a one-man show for the last four years. The Liberal MLA for Klondike was elected for the first time in 2011, in what was largely a rout for his party.

Frank de Jong: ‘I’m green with jealousy’

There’s something a little quixotic about Frank de Jong. He’s trying his hand at territorial politics for the first time, all the while keeping up his teaching job in Faro.

Yukon NDP releases full platform

The Yukon NDP is promising to cut taxes for low-income Yukoners and increase them for higher-income earners as part of its full election platform, released on Friday.

Liberals, NDP locked in semantic squabble over unlikely fracking

Fracking has emerged as a defining issue during this election campaign, especially for the two major parties that say they oppose it.