Yukon News

Hungry for community solutions, not over regulation

Hungry for community solutions, not over-regulation Environmental Health officers have made their rounds to inspect Whitehorse's weekend soup kitchen and it appears changes to this 25-year volunteer run program are soon to be imposed. Since these visits

Cancer fund overwhelmed by number of applicants

 Early in 2013, a group of interested volunteers gathered and decided to start the Yukoners Cancer Care Fund. This fund was designed to assist families who had someone with cancer in the home and would allow

So much for Harper’s fiscal conservatism

So much for Harper's fiscal conservatism This letter is in response to all those right-wing curmudgeons who keep trying to convince us that Stephen Harper and the Conservatives were the best things since sliced bread when it comes to managing the economy

A creation story

Ross Findlater Because 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, it seems fitting to start off the year revisiting how we came to exist. During the winter of 1995-96, the then minister of Health and Social Services

We’re all immigrants? Not so fast

We're all immigrants? Not so fast I've noticed a disturbing trend from some individuals who attempt to erode First Nations claim to our lands here in the Yukon. It's the attempt to claim that Yukon First Nations are just immigrants no different from the

There is a refugee story in most of our family histories

There is a refugee story in most of our family histories As a member of the Yukon Cares committee working to bring Syrian refugee families to Whitehorse, I would like to thank Lillian Nakamura-McGuire and Minh Le for sharing their stories. There are other

Blue box scheme lacks public buy in

Blue box scheme lacks public buy-in Open letter to Whitehorse city council: Please read the comments on the proposed City of Whitehorse blue box scheme that have been posted beneath online news stories. None of the comments support this proposed scheme.

Snaring wolves is inhumane

Snaring wolves is inhumane Happy Near Year Everyone! Isn't life grand? Wolves, coyotes, fox, a multitude of other wildlife and dogs are in danger of government-set snares in the McIntyre Creek and Porter Creek areas. This is an expendable attitude towards

Misinformation underpins some blue bin objections

Misinformation underpins some blue bin objections On Jan. 4, Whitehorse City Council discussed the implementation of a residential recycling curbside collection and processing service. There were a number of concerns raised at the council meeting and repo

Air North to the Christmas rescue

My partner and I recently received amazing service from Air North that deserves to be recognized.

And then there was Zack

Heather Bojsza As I closed the door behind me I said, "See you later kids. Smokey you're in charge." That was the routine. Prior to moving to Vancouver Island my daughter Tiffany and I lived in Whitehorse, Yukon. It was almost 20 years ago when I looked

A true story of a refugee

Minh Le To escape the hard-line communist regime, many Vietnamese people left their home country in pursuit for freedom from 1975-1995. I left Vietnam in the summer of 1979 by boat. I was supposed to leave with my dad, but the plan did not go well, so I

Peel decision needs to be appealed

Peel decision needs to be appealed. I would like to thank the panel presenting the Peel appeal trial update at the Beringia Centre on the evening of Dec. 15 for changing my mind. With the muddled and seemingly inconclusive result of the Yukon Court of A

Why don’t we build a community owned non profit cinema?

Why don't we build a community-owned non-profit cinema? Once upon a time Whitehorse was going to have a brand new cinema built in time to see Return of the King. Safe to say, we missed that deadline. No offense to Landmark Cinemas, you have served us w

The refugee crisis gives us a chance to demonstrate our better selves

The refugee crisis gives us a chance to demonstrate our better selves A response to Lillian Nakamura Maguire's commentary Invest in Canada's Future is long overdue. It appeared in the News earlier this December and laid out, in such a personal and power

For democracy

For democracy Do you want to help the federal government change the voting system to be more fair? Sign the Fair Vote Canada non-partisan petition. The petition is to the House of Commons for fair electoral representation to ensure Canadians have a fair

Tail lights are critical this time of year

Tail lights are critical this time of year I am writing this to applaud the City of Whitehorse's light display this year. City Hall and all down 2nd Avenue and all the other facilities are really decked out and it's such a warm and inviting sight all over

Smart use of technology can help our environment

Smart use of technology can help our environment Since the COP 21 Paris Climate Conference, the environment and our impact on it has again been thrown into the limelight. Too often, this discussion turns very political and partisan, pitting "greenies" ag

There is no planet B

There is no planet B An appropriate question to ask at this time of the year is, "Where are we going?" In the days following the COP21 Conference on Climate Change and Premier Darrell Pasloski's vague comments voicing concern for poorer nations, we should

Protect our wild places

Protect our wild places The campaign to protect the Peel, like so many campaigns for wilderness protection, has been a long and arduous one, and we aren't done yet! From my perch along-side my co-panelists at the Beringia Centre during Tuesday's What's Ne