Sam Riches

Salmon subcommittee speaks to challenging times

On Thursday afternoon at the Whitehorse Fish Ladder, Dennis Zimmerman, executive director of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, addressed managing the north's dwindling chinook salmon population.

NorthwesTel greens operations

After the success of its 2013 solar panel pilot project, NorthwesTel has installed four additional photovoltaic arrays to power remote northern sites.

Heavy rain on the way

Heavy rain on the way Yukoners in the southeast of the territory should brace for continued inclement weather this weekend.

Government stonewalls family with polluted well

A Watson Lake family continues to seek answers about how its well became contaminated. But the Yukon government is refusing to share what it knows, on the grounds that it may end up embroiled in a lawsuit over the matter.

Yukon government sued for Watson Lake environment woes

The Town of Watson Lake and the Liard First Nation have filed a lawsuit against the Yukon government for environmental abuses.

Extra Foods to shut for major renovations

 Whitehorse's Extra Foods will be closed for several months, starting next Saturday, as the store undergoes renovations. 

Local artists capture subtle side of northern beauty

Elise Bousquet and Shelley MacDonald were first brought together by a local soccer team. Now, years later, they've been reunited by art.

$45,000 in fines levied for illegal hunts

A tip from the public has led to a former Whitehorse resident being levied a $31,500 fine and a 20-year hunting ban.

Third candidate enters race for Liberal nomination

Tamara Goeppel has joined the race to be the Yukon's next Liberal MP. Goeppel announced her candidacy Thursday afternoon, on the banks of the Yukon River.

Atlin volunteers come out in historic numbers

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival was propped up this year by its largest-ever volunteer contingent.

Food bank receives much needed boost

About 20 shoppers filed into the Real Canadian Superstore in Whitehorse on Saturday morning, loading their carts with items destined for the Whitehorse Food Bank.

Riding for reading

A small bike company in Portland, Oregon, is helping the Yukon Literacy Coalition deliver books to the communities.

Yukoners compete in first bodybuilding competition

Eleven Yukoners climbed into a bus and made the 18-hour drive to Fort St. John, B.C. this past weekend to flex their muscles.

Housing First approach gets federal boost

Housing First, an approach to homelessness that was originally met with skepticism and dismissal by the Yukon government, is now being pushed forward at a federal level.

Bike thief pulls off big heist

The front door of Cadence Cycle hung open on Monday afternoon, the door tied in placed with a deflated bike tube, the window pane missing.

Water and sewer fees set to climb higher in 2015

Whitehorse residents should be bracing for a higher than expected hike to their water and sewer bills next year.

Water contamination leaves Watson Lake family with few options

A family in Watson Lake whose private well has been contaminated with oil are continuing to search for answers.

Thieves nab camping gear from Skookum Jim

An estimated $13,000 of equipment has been stolen from a storage locker belonging to the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.

Bluegrass set to return to the Junction

After a four-year absence the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival will be returning to Haines Junction in June 2015.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Yukon Orienteering Championships underway

The first of three Yukon Orienteering Championships kicked off on Wednesday evening in Riverdale.