Maura Forrest

‘We’re so thankful to be here,’ says Whitehorse’s first Syrian refugee family

Last weekend, under a bright blue sky, the Aarafat family had their first taste of a time-honoured Canadian tradition.

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.

Small earthquake shakes Faro

Faro residents felt the earth move under their feet last Tuesday when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck about 10 kilometres west of town. The quake was strong enough to be felt, but not strong enough to do any damage.

Report shows renewables could replace new hydro

Small-scale renewable power could supply the Yukon's energy demand at roughly the same cost as a next generation hydro project, according to a new report prepared for the Yukon Development Corporation.

Yukon climate delegation returns from Paris

Premier Darrell Pasloski has returned to Whitehorse after a week of meetings and discussions at the climate conference in Paris.

Dawson City placer mining proposal withdrawn

A recent application for a 10-year permit to mine placer claims on the east side of the Dome Road in Dawson City has been discontinued - for now.

More upgrades coming for Campbell Highway

The Yukon government is planning to spend nearly $6 million on a two-year reconstruction project from kilometre 79 to 88 of the Robert Campbell Highway. It also plans to spend another $4.

Casino’s massive mine proposal sent to highest level of assessment

Yukon's largest proposed mine has been bumped up to the highest level of environmental assessment in the territory, over concerns about its tailings pond and possible impacts on caribou.

Yukoner wins one of Canada’s top doctoral scholarships

A Yukoner has won the most prestigious award granted to doctoral students in Canada for her work on northern indigenous health.

Elections Yukon to prepare permanent list of voters

Elections Yukon says that enumerators will begin visiting Yukon homes on April 15 to put together a permanent list of electors prior to this year’s territorial election.

Yukon government and Kaska sign resource agreement

The Yukon government has signed an agreement with the Kaska Nation that sets out a plan for negotiating resource management and economic development on Kaska territory.

Atkinson and Leef spar at first federal campaign debate

NDP candidate Melissa Atkinson came out swinging at Conservative incumbent Ryan Leef during the Yukon's first federal candidates' debate at Yukon College on Wednesday.

Whitehorse rally aims to make poverty a campaign issue

A campaign to raise awareness about poverty was launched across the country this week, including at a rally in downtown Whitehorse on Tuesday.

Tr’ondek Hwech’in raises concerns about Dawson City placer mining plans

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation is raising concerns about a placer mining proposal near the Dome Road in Dawson City.

Liberals unveil complete election platform

Fixed election dates, increased access to information and a possible new school board are among the new commitments included in the Yukon Liberal platform, unveiled Tuesday.

A howling good time

When Gypsy wakes up in the morning, she pads across the heated floor of her hotel room and heads outside for a quick stretch. Then she heads back in and lounges on her raised bed for a while.

A tale of two polls: one shows Liberals with large lead, the other shows dead heat with Yukon Party

One new poll shows the Yukon Liberals with a big lead over the Yukon Party. A second poll shows a dead heat. The NDP says both should be taken with a grain of salt.

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.

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.

Yukon Shine founder withdraws Liberal bid

Karlo Krauzig has pulled out of his bid for the Liberal nomination in Porter Creek Centre during this year’s territorial election.