Meagan Gillmore

Human rights board finds against daycare owner

Human rights board finds against daycare owner The Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication has found the owner of a now-closed Riverdale daycare discriminated against two former employees who claim they were sexually harassed while working for her.

Whitehorse clamps down on subdividing rural lots

Whitehorse clamps down on subdividing rural lots Owners of country-residential lots in Whitehorse face new restrictions on subdividing their property.

Check property assessments, urges overtaxed resident

A Whitehorse resident is urging citizens to make sure they get their property assessments checked after learning he's been paying nearly too much in property taxes.

Sima’s struggles common: ski expert

Mt. Sima is not unique. That's the message from Kevin Grogan, general manager of Vista Ridge All Seasons Park near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Despite crises tourists flock to territory

Yukon tourism continues to be strong. Recent numbers from the Yukon Visitor Tracking Program show tourism has increased 25 per cent over the last decade, or by more than 60,000 people.

Whitehorse woman charged with assault

A Whitehorse woman is facing charges of assault after plainclothes police officers observed her hitting a man during the afternoon of May 9. The assault happened at the intersection of Wood Street and Second Avenue.

Horse association move stalled

The sound of horses' hooves will not be heard at the old Klondike Motor Association Speedway site for at least a year. In fact, they may never be heard there at all.

Drug arrests continue downtown

Drug arrests continue downtown Whitehorse police made three drug-related arrests downtown recently. On May 9, a 27-year-old man was arrested outside of a downtown hotel after police observed what appeared to be a drug deal.

Painting with fire, acid and rust

Colin Alexander's current art show, Copper Apparitions, features a portrait called "Grandpa." Alexander's grandfather didn't inspire the piece, though. Instead, it is based off of a photograph he found in the Yukon Archives.

Councillors hose location for firefighter statue

Sparks flew among city councillors Monday night over a proposal to install a donated statue of a firefighter in front of Whitehorse City Hall. Susan Velder, a former Whitehorse resident who now lives in Saskatchewan, has offered to donate a 7.5-foot-tall bronze statue.

Former humane society board members sentenced

Maryanne Baer, Isabelle Cote and Gerald Thompson all entered guilty pleas. Judge Richard Thompson sentenced them each to two years of probation. During that time none of them are allowed to serve as executives on any society registered under the Societies Act.

Magnetite mine gets green light

Eagle Industrial Minerals Corp. is one step closer to mining magnetite from the iron-rich tailings at the old Whitehorse Copper mine site. The Yukon Water Board issued an industrial water licence to the company this week.

Criminal activity not responsible for man’s injuries

Criminal activity not responsible for man's injuries Whitehorse RCMP has concluded there was no criminal involvement in an incident earlier this week that sent a Whitehorse man to the hospital.

Whitehorse resident charged for shooting wolves

A Whitehorse Copper resident is protesting the way conservation officers treated him after he killed two wolves that were sighted near his property. Clayton Thomas shot the wolves last month because he believed they killed his friend’s two dogs, he said.

WildPlay park returns for second season

WildPlay park returns for second season Mt. Sima will be open this summer. This week, the Great Northern Ski Society announced it has reached a deal with WildPlay to have the British Columbia-based company run the summer adventure park at the ski hill.

New manager seeks to clean up Barracks

There's been a changing of the guard at the Barracks. Whitehorse resident and contractor Scott Howell took over as manager at the Range Road building at the end of February. The offer surprised Howell.

Mt. Sima calls on Alberta ski industry expert

Mt. Sima calls on Alberta ski industry expert The Great Northern Ski Society is looking to save Mt. Sima.

The changing sounds of deaf education

Gerard Tremblay credits his love of riding motorcycles, in part, to his experiences as a child at school. He started riding dirt bikes when he was 12 and bought his first motorcycle when he was 16. He's been riding since.

Increases have choir singing a bittersweet tune

If the Whitehorse Community Choir does not sell out its On Broadway shows this weekend, it may have to find another place to perform next year, or reduce the number of nights it uses the Yukon Arts Centre, said choir president Sue Edelman.

Leave it to beavers

Ted Shepherd is fed up with beavers destroying the trees along the Yukon River. The industrious rodents are wreaking havoc along the riverfront, especially in the Spook Creek area.