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RAB Energy to shut down Alaska plant, upgrade Whitehorse facilities

Alaska’s loss is Whitehorse’s gain. Yukon MP Larry Bagnell on Thursday announced the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will give $560,000 to RAB Energy to help consolidate its operations in Whitehorse.

Watson Lake man avoids federal penitentiary for the second time

A 30-year-old Watson Lake man, convicted of assault, avoided federal penitentiary for the second time.

Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole releases Northern policy

A candidate for the Conservative Party leadership promises to restore a permanent military reserve force in the Yukon if elected prime minister.

Crime rate holds steady

New statistics show that the number of crimes committed in the territory in 2015 is almost the same as in 2014.

Lawyers, judge concerned about RCMP’s handling of video evidence

A Yukon territorial judge has raised concerns over the RCMP’s handling of video evidence.

Threat of legal action looms over Whistle Bend contract

A Yukon construction company says it may end up having to sue the territorial government to recover money it’s owed for a construction project it was kicked off of a month ago.

YG sues former employee over bad cheques

The Yukon government is suing a former employee for issuing over $44,000 in allegedly fraudulent cheques to a local skating club.

Yukon calls for backup again to fight wildfires

As wildfires starts are picking up again, the territory called for reinforcement for the second time in a month. Fifteen fires started over the weekend. That includes a 105-hectate fire 23 kilometres north of Stewart Crossing that’s currently the top priority for Yukon Wildland Fire Management.

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.

McDiarmid a no show at jury selection

Dawson City resident Mark McDiarmid didn’t show up to court on Monday for the first day of his jury trial in Yukon Supreme Court.

Tr’ondek Hwech’in sues government over mineral exploration

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation is suing the Yukon Government, arguing it has a duty to consult and notify the First Nation of any mineral exploration on some non-settlement land in its traditional territory before it happens.

Sex offender cleared to leave territory

A sex offender recently released from the Whitehorse Correctional Centre has left the territory.

Suspended sentence for 2014 break and enter

Yukon Supreme Court handed down a suspended sentence to a man found guilty of breaking and entering into his former partner’s home in Pelly Crossing, scaring her and her children in June 2014.

LFN election set to take place amidst protest from chief

The Liard First Nation’s long-awaited election is now scheduled to take place June 5 — despite protests from the current chief.

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.

Yukon senator turns back on pledge to retire after 8 years

Lang is backing away from his December 2008 pledge to stay on as a senator for only eight years. He formally took office Jan. 2, 2009.

Watson Lake boil advisory still in effect

Watson Lake residents should continue to boil their water for two minutes before drinking it, Justin Brown, the town’s mayor, told the News today.

Whitehorse gets curried away

What started as a trip to India ended with a shiny stainless steel food truck in Whitehorse. The Silver Bindi is the latest food truck to pop up at Rotary Peace Park.

Yukon Water Board overstepped jurisdiction: YG

The territorial government wants the Yukon Supreme Court to remind the Yukon Water Board its place in the pecking order.

Little Gold port of entry re opens

The Canada Border Services Agency announced May 19 that the Little Gold port of entry had reopened.