Maura Forrest

Laxton departs Yukon Party shortly after announcing re election bid

David Laxton has resigned suddenly from his position as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He is also leaving the Yukon Party to sit as an Independent MLA.

First Nations, Yukon government agree to mining protocol

The Yukon government and self-governing First Nations have signed an agreement to improve communication around mining in the Yukon.

Government hangs flood victims out to dry

Two and a half years after their homes flooded, Yukon residents are still waiting to hear whether they'll get any financial support from the government.

Judas Creek placer mine would have ‘irreversible’ effects on caribou, says assessment board

A proposed placer mine near Judas Creek should not proceed because of possible negative impacts to the Carcross caribou herd, according to Yukon's assessment board.

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.

NDP, Liberals accusing Yukon government of inaction on Ross River feral dog problem

The Yukon government is saying little about how it will respond to the death of a Ross River man killed by feral dogs last October.

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.

Premier schedules public community meetings

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski and his cabinet ministers will be visiting several communities this winter to ask Yukoners about their budget priorities.

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.

House Speaker Patti McLeod seeks re election in Watson Lake

Watson Lake MLA Patti McLeod is hoping to serve another term with the Yukon Party after this year’s territorial election.

Slow economic growth ahead for Yukon, but uncertainty lingers: Conference Board

Yukon's economy is set to grow this year, but the possible closure of the Minto mine in 2017 means the territory's economic future is still unclear.

Norcope blames government for ‘failed’ airport project

A local contractor says the Yukon government knew about problems with the replacement of apron panels at the Whitehorse airport and chose to ignore them, a decision which could now cost millions to fix.

Liberals promise to improve government procurement

The Yukon Liberals are promising to improve procurement practices if elected, to make it easier for Yukon companies to compete for government contracts.

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.

Second family of Syrian refugees bound for Whitehorse

Whitehorse will soon be home to a second family of Syrian refugees.

Yukon’s senator voices opposition to ‘flawed’ assisted dying bill

Yukon’s senator is criticizing the federal government’s new assisted-dying legislation, saying it’s too restrictive and doesn’t respect the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the issue.

Yukon facing major federal funding shortfall

The Yukon is going to receive substantially less than expected in territorial transfer payments next year. The shortfall was caused by a change in the way the federal government calculates payments to all three territories.

Former veterinarian points finger at Yukon government in Ross River death

The Yukon government bears some responsibility in the death of a Ross River man who was killed and partially consumed by feral dogs last October, says a former veterinarian.

NDP makes kerfuffle over drilling waste in Whitehorse

Yukon’s NDP Opposition is accusing the government of a lack of transparency over the disposal of drilling waste brought to Whitehorse two years ago.

Russ Hobbis joins growing list of Liberal contenders

Long-time Yukon Party member Russ Hobbis has announced he will seek the Liberal nomination for this year's territorial election.