Meagan Gillmore

City shoots down Mount Sima funding

UPDATE: Great Northern Ski Society announced after our deadline Wednesday afternoon that the board is dissolving due to Mt. Sima's financial problems. More to come. The City of Whitehorse will not be rescuing Mount Sima from its avalanche of debt.

Privacy concerns rankle rural councils

The chair of the Mount Lorne local advisory council is criticizing how the Yukon government is interpreting the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Missing Mayo man returns safe

A missing Mayo man has safely returned to the village after spending four days lost in the bush. Vernon Ball, 44, walked into the village on Friday night. A resident who was passing by recognized Ball and took him to the local health centre.

New society plans to build residence for seniors

A new society wants to build a supportive living residence for Yukon seniors. The Vimy Heritage Housing Society held its first annual general meeting this week. It wants to build a residence for around 60 Yukon seniors.

Senior’s death ruled accidental

The Yukon Coroner's office has ruled Donna Tull's death as accidental. Tull, 69, died on April 22, after a fire completely destroyed her home on the Old Alaska Highway in Ibex Valley.

Arts centre’s new season heads in edgier direction

What do Irish lesbians, a man arrested during the G20 summit in Toronto and the Lebanese community all have in common? More than one might think. Each of these stories will be featured as part of the NorthwesTel Arts Lover’s series at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Victoria firm wins contract for transportation plan

The City of Whitehorse has awarded a contract for a transportation-demand management plan to a Victoria-based company, despite a bid from a firm with a local office.

Humane society in the black

After over a year of turmoil, the Humane Society Yukon has money in the bank. The government reached a settlement of around $61,000 with the society's former board last week.

Review of roadside hunting set to start

Environment Minister Currie Dixon has requested the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and Environment Yukon create a working group to consider how to reduce conflict between roadside hunting and wildlife viewing.

One person’s vole is another’s vandal

It hasn't been a good spring so far for Rick Griffiths' garden. Griffiths lives at the seniors' housing complex on College Drive, near Yukon College, run by Yukon Housing Corporation.

Whistle Bend contracting drama settled out of court

The latest dispute between the Yukon government and Whitehorse contractor, Norcope Enterprises Ltd., over work at the Whistle Bend subdivision has been settled out of court.

Carcross residents mourn bear’s death

She didn't know it then, but the first time Edna Helm saw the bear, it only had a few hours left to live. Helm was driving from Carcross to Tagish on the morning of Tuesday, May 21, when she saw a grizzly eating along the side of the road.

Next steps for Mt. Sima to be announced June 10

The Great Northern Ski Society will announce its next steps to keep Mt. Sima financially afloat on June 10.

Vote on Steelox height restrictions delayed

The discussion about height restrictions in the Steelox portion of Hillcrest has been put on hold.

Commission recommends $12K fine in sexual harassment case

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is recommending a former supervisor at Alcan Motor Inn Restaurant & Lodge in Haines Junction pay over $12,000 to two former employees who claim they were sexually harassed during the spring of 2011.

Tulsequah Chief will open on time: president

Chieftain Metals Inc. is on schedule to build a mine at the Tulsequah Chief site near Atlin, B.C., despite continued financial problems and First Nations opposition, company president Victor Wyprysky insisted this week.

For the autistic, service dogs offer solace

Chris Nash always keeps one eye on his oldest son. "He loves swinging. He's a monkey," said Nash, watching Brendan play on the family's jungle gym. Brendan spends hours playing on the equipment. “He’s got the hands of a 50-year-old labourer."

Canada Games Centre to get beverage boost

Canada Games Centre to get beverage boost Booster Juice could be coming to the Canada Games Centre this summer. The City of Whitehorse has reached a lease agreement with the juice and smoothie franchise.

Whitehorse girls allege sexual harassment by former boss

Two Whitehorse girls are claiming that their former boss at the Alcan Motor Inn Restaurant & Lodge in Haines Junction sexually harassed them during the spring of 20.

Takhini River triplex first of its kind in Canada

Habitat for Humanity Yukon has gained national recognition for its Ku Katthe A'q or "First House" project in the Takhini River subdivision.