Maura Forrest

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Casino, Selwyn sign agreement for new LNG plant

The companies behind two major Yukon mining projects have signed a memorandum of understanding to supply the proposed mines with liquefied natural gas.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 12:59pm

Golden parachute: MLAs now qualify for extra severance pay

Last Friday, the severance pay most Yukon MLAs will receive if they’re not re-elected abruptly doubled.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 12:58pm

Students gather in Dawson for hands on learning

In a matter of months, Keisha Panaligan, Aly Soliguen and Nicci Favron will be graduating from high school in Dawson City and going their separate ways.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 3:42pm

Groundbreaking marks construction of new housing in Dawson

The Klondike Development Organization officially broke ground on a new affordable housing development at Sixth Avenue and King Street in Dawson City on Monday.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 3:33pm

Dawson City councillor Jay Farr to run for NDP in Klondike

Dawson City councillor Jay Farr is taking on Liberal Leader Sandy Silver as the NDP’s candidate in the Klondike riding for the upcoming territorial election.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 3:32pm

Former speaker David Laxton faces sexual assault charge

Porter Creek Centre MLA and former Speaker David Laxton has been charged with sexual assault.

  • Sep 19th, 2016 12:42pm

Another ‘bleak’ outlook for Yukon’s economy

The Conference Board of Canada is once again calling Yukon’s economic forecast “bleak.”

  • Sep 16th, 2016 1:29pm

New trades building opens at Yukon College

The new Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining building opened to much fanfare at Yukon College on Thursday.

  • Sep 16th, 2016 12:47pm

Sweet tarts: Haskap berry farmers hoping to cash in on Japanese demand

At first blush, the Yukon doesn’t seem like a great place to grow fruit. North of 60, the growing season is too short and the temperatures too cold to allow for the kind of harvests that come out of southern Ontario or the Okanagan Valley.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 2:30am

Devin Brodhagen seeks NDP nod in Watson Lake

Disability rights activist Devin Brodhagen is hoping to run for the NDP in Watson Lake during this year’s territorial election.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 2:30am

Veterans Affairs staff to make monthly visits to the territories

Veterans Affairs Canada announced this week it will begin making monthly visits to help veterans in the territories and other northern communities access services.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 1:20pm

De Jong takes over Green Party leadership as candidates step forward

Frank de Jong has taken over as the Yukon Green Party’s interim leader, following former leader Kristina Calhoun’s decision to step down for personal reasons in August.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 1:19pm

Federal minister talks electoral reform in Whitehorse

Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef was in Whitehorse this week to discuss electoral reform with Yukoners during public discussions on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 1:18pm

Ted Adel wins Liberal nod in Copperbelt North

Public servant Ted Adel has won the Liberal nomination in Copperbelt North for the upcoming territorial election.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 1:14pm

Yukon College welcomes Syrian refugee student

Tareef Jaamour found out he was moving to Whitehorse from Jordan five days before he had to leave. He left his job, said goodbye to his parents and his siblings and got on a plane bound for Paris.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 2:09pm

Chemical engineer Stu Clark seeks NDP nod in Whitehorse West

Chemical engineer Stu Clark wants to be the NDP’s candidate in Whitehorse West for the upcoming territorial election.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 2:07pm

Canadian Forces in town for training exercise rescue three stranded paddlers

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed in the Yukon for a military training exercise this week were unexpectedly called out on a real search-and-rescue mission Tuesday morning.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 2:04pm

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.

  • Aug 29th, 2016 2:30am

Darrell Pasloski announces re election bid in Mountainview

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski is officially seeking re-election as leader of the Yukon Party in Mountainview.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 11:36am

Police called to Salvation Army after fight involving staff member

Police were called to the Salvation Army in Whitehorse on Tuesday after an altercation between a staff member and an intoxicated man outside the centre.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 11:32am