PIerre Chauvin

Alaska fibre optic route back on the table, Yukon government says

A fibre optic link to Alaska is back on the table in the wake of news that building a fibre line up the Dempster highway could cost twice as much as expected.

Gimme shelter: Mounties learn outdoor skills

It’s 4:45 p.m. and as the sun is rapidly declining, 12 men and women are working in the middle of the woods on building shelters for the night.

‘Not intended for general circulation:’ YG stonewalls release of non profit audit

Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services won’t release an audit that confirmed misappropriation of funds at a Watson Lake shelter in 2014.

LFN election finally called

The Liard First Nation will hold an election April 10, four months after it was supposed to.

Judge questions evidence of complainant, accused, police in Dawson City sexual assault trial

A Yukon territorial court judge found a Dawson man not guilty of sexual assault, citing inconsistencies in the evidence both the complainant and the accused gave during trial.

YG sues Norcope over $3.7M airport contract

The Yukon government is suing a local construction company over a $3.7-million contract to replace apron panels at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.

Judge questions evidence of complainant, accused, police in Dawson City sexual assault trial

A Yukon territorial court judge found a Dawson man not guilty of sexual assault, citing inconsistencies in the evidence both the complainant and the accused gave during trial.

Northwestel abusing CRTC process: competitor

One of Northwestel’s major competitors is unhappy the North’s biggest telecom is challenging a CRTC ruling.

Tanner Sinclair’s killer gets seven year sentence for manslaughter

Yukon Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower handed down a seven-year sentence to the man who fatally stabbed Tanner Sinclair in July 2014.

A pal for the weekend, or longer: Shelter looking for canine foster homes

If you love dogs but can’t own one, and still want to spend time with humanity’s best friend, here’s an idea: become a foster owner.

Judge gives reasons for throwing out evidence in child pornography case

A territorial court judge’s error in interpreting the Criminal Code resulted in the exclusion of child pornography, guns and ammunition as evidence in a criminal case against a convicted pedophile.

‘I will never see my son again:’ Tanner Sinclair’s family speaks in court

The family of Tanner Sinclair read out victim impact statements in Yukon Supreme Court Feb. 21.

Mark McDiarmid ejected from courtroom after disrupting trial

A Dawson man was kicked out of his own trial for a brief period this morning after disrupting court proceedings.

What might come next for Michael Nehass following mistrial

A Yukon Supreme Court decision to declare a mistrial in the Michael Nehass case could allow for a faster resolution to a case that has been lingering in court for the past three years.

New website, office for YuWin

Yukon’s job employment board, YuWin, announced Feb. 17 it will launch a new website.

B.C. company hopes to use mine emissions to treat toxic water

Terra CO2 Technologies Ltd. thinks it has found a way for miners to use two major environmental impacts of mines to effectively cancel each other out.

Drunk driving charge thrown out over officer’s errant advice

One “unfortunate phrase” from a police officer is all it took for a Yukon judge to throw out evidence in an impaired driving case.

Conflicting accounts emerge of Liard First Nation meeting that descended into chaos

The Liard First Nation’s special community meeting was successful in creating an election committee, before abruptly ending in shouting matches.

Mistrial declared in Nehass case

After three years of proceedings, Yukon Supreme Court has ordered a mistrial in the Michael Nehass case.

Job board website vulnerable to hacking, data interception

A popular Yukon job board website is vulnerable to hacking because its managers have not put common security measures in place.