Year: 2005

Heartbeaters step up to nationals
‘Wooo-hooo! Good, good, good!” cheered Takhini Heartbeaters coach Judy Ratcliffe at an early morning practice Tuesday.

Jillian Rogers / April 21, 2005

Trucking along
‘So You Wanna Be a Trucker?” is the headline in a short piece in April’s Fifty Plus magazine.

Doug Bell / April 21, 2005

Fishing with bears
Some people fish with nets, others fish with rods and, in the North, they fish with grizzly bears. Bears, anglers and tourists frequently share…

Genesee Keevil / April 21, 2005

infilling is ill advised
I think our city officials are nuts. They want to risk destroying three of Whitehorse’s nicest and oldest residential neighbourhoods because…

Yukon News / April 21, 2005

Passionate paddlers pursue River Quest
Sisters Liz Bosely and Sheila Clark are self-proclaimed water women. They have a passion for paddling that has been getting stronger for many years.

Jillian Rogers / April 21, 2005

Being dragonflies
Dragonflies are nature’s perfect flying machines. They hold their centre of gravity right at the base of their wings.

Yukon News / April 21, 2005

Yukon pension plans in trouble
The pension crisis that has plagued plans across the country has hit two of the largest public-sector workplaces in the Yukon.

Yukon News / April 21, 2005

WCB cracks down on injuries
The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board is getting more aggressive about preventing injuries.

Sigrún María Kristinsdóttir / April 19, 2005

Facing death positively
Deah Sutton volunteers to deal with death on a daily basis, a job many people would refuse even for a substantial salary.

Genesee Keevil / April 19, 2005

more money well wasted
I know the Yukon Party owes Ken McKinnon a lot. But paying him $115,000 (plus expenses) for 13 months’ work to produce a report on electoral…

Yukon News / April 19, 2005

Getting grounded in Nicaragua
A little over a year ago now, I was sipping some of my last experiences from the cup of Central America.

Lisa Christensen / April 19, 2005

Report urges renewal, not reform
The Yukon’s electoral system is working well and doesn’t need to be changed right now, concludes a long-awaited report by former MLA,…

Graeme McElheran / April 19, 2005

Man shot in attempted murder
A Whitehorse man was shot in the buttocks Friday evening inside a Porter Creek dwelling. RCMP responded to several complaints after shots were fired…

Graeme McElheran / April 19, 2005

The Right side of the law
On April 19th 1995, Timothy McVeigh parked a yellow rental truck beside the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, and walked away.

Yukon News / April 19, 2005

Carmacks assaults keep cops busy
Carmacks RCMP had their hands full Saturday morning. Police received a distress call at about 8 a.m. from a local residence, where they found a man…

Graeme McElheran / April 19, 2005

New dental clinic for status patients
Sometimes, getting money out of Ottawa is harder than pulling teeth. As a result, some aboriginal people haven’t been going to the dentist.

Yukon News / April 19, 2005