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A date with a book

The Whitehorse Public Library has found a quick and easy way for patrons to explore its collection.

Yukon Water Board backs down in jurisdictional squabble with government

The Yukon Water Board has backed down in a fight against the Yukon government, recognizing it overstepped its jurisdiction.

Glacier Bears swim suit settled

The Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club and the family of swimmer Adrian Robinson have settled a lawsuit over unpaid fees.

Whitehorse man who escaped courtroom avoids dangerous offender status

Yukon territorial court has given a man with more than 50 criminal convictions one last chance to make good on his promise to put an end to his violent criminal behaviour and deal with his personal issues.

ANALYSIS: Michael Nehass case reveals systemic failures in Yukon’s justice system

Everyone said they tried to help him. But in the end, Michael Nehass, a man gripped by psychosis, convinced he is the victim of a powerful conspiracy linking judges, police forces and secret CIA programs, sat in a Yukon jail for five years waiting for his case to be resolved.

Yukon government, former employee settle over fraudulent cheques

The Yukon government and a former government employee have settled a $25,000 lawsuit over her allegedly fraudulent use of cheques.

CIBC gets $136,000 default judgment against Liard First Nation

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has obtained a default judgment for over $136,000 against the Liard First Nation.

Women’s groups condemn judge’s comments in sexual assault case

A coalition of women’s groups in the Yukon is condemning a judge’s comments in a sexual assault case.

Yukon Quest to feature rare, traditional dog blankets

When musher Armin Johnson leaves the Yukon Quest chute during the ceremonial start Feb. 4, look at his dogs. In particular, look at what his nine dogs will be wearing: traditional handcrafted dog blankets.

Justice Department launches pilot therapy program for sex offenders

The Yukon Department of Justice is piloting a new group therapy program for convicted sexual offenders in the territory.

Defence seeks mistrial in Nehass case

The lawyer for Michael Nehass is seeking a mistrial, arguing the 32-year-old man couldn’t meaningfully participate in his trial because of his mental illness.

Judge’s comment in sexual assault case prompts appeal

A man convicted of sexual assault is asking the Yukon Court of Appeal to be acquitted because of mistakes and “stereotypical” comments regarding sexual assault made by the presiding judge.

Michael Nehass found unfit for court proceedings

Michael Nehass is unfit to take part in court proceedings because of mental disorders, a Yukon Supreme Court judge ruled Jan. 24.

Food, music, dance: Winter art festival to take over Main Street

If you find yourself walking up Main Street this Friday and see people wearing mittens playing volleyball in the middle of the street, don’t panic — you’re not hallucinating.

Poacher avoids jail but faces $20,000 fine, 20 year hunting ban

A Yukon poacher won’t see the inside of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre but will have to abide by strict conditions for the next six months and pay a $20,000 fine.

Multiple missed hearings cost McDiarmid right to jury trial

A Dawson City man has lost his right to a jury trial because he didn’t show up to court for jury selection last October, a judge ruled Jan. 21.

100 mile diet: Dawson City filmmaker plans to eat local for a year

Suzanne Crocker is about to go on an unusual journey and she needs all the help she can get from Yukoners.

Laxton pleads not guilty to sexual assault

The former Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge in Yukon territorial court on Jan. 18.

Mine mess should be a wakeup call: chief justice

Yukon’s top judge has slammed a now-defunct mining company for leaving behind yet another environmental mess Canadian taxpayers will be on the hook for.

Yukon Human Rights Commission wants financial independence

The Yukon Human Rights Commission hopes the new Liberal government will agree to one of its longstanding requests: financial independence from the Yukon government.