Year: 2007

Wolves killing dogs in Watson Lake
Since Thursday, wolves have killed four dogs in Watson Lake. A fifth dog was left with severe injuries.

Genesee Keevil / December 13, 2007

save the colourful 5 per cent
Ah, the dream of a cabin in the remote wilderness … how many people have come up to the Yukon for a vacation, fallen in love with the North…

Lisa Hasselbring / December 13, 2007

What’s the deal?
After learning Metro Chrysler’s late-delivery penalty was cut in half, Rick Datoff feels “silly.

Genesee Keevil / December 13, 2007

Lang’s inaction seeds debate
By Genesee Keevil News Reporter If genetically modified seeds are sowed in the Yukon, Tom Rudge’s job might wither and die.

Genesee Keevil / December 13, 2007

Born to Shop: Corporate greed goes to jail
Conrad Black was born to shop. And he liked to do it with other people’s money.  His wife Barbara Amiel Black, longtime Maclean’s…

Juliann Fraser / December 13, 2007

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Agog about grog … “There’s many a toast I’d like to say, If I could only think it; So fill your glass to anything, And,…

Doug Bell / December 13, 2007

Whitehorse mines its tax base
Living in Whitehorse just became more expensive. Property taxes will increase by 7.5 per cent next year followed by a four per cent increase in both…

Chris Oke / December 13, 2007

The forest not the trees
In the mountains, just before sunrise, the world is an ashen place. Even the green tends to a murky grey and the trees loom in the near distance like…

Richard Wagamese / December 13, 2007

Power bills to remain high
Yukon electricity bills won’t be dropping as promised by Archie Lang in May. On Monday, Willard Phelps, chair of Yukon Energy Corporation,…

Genesee Keevil / December 13, 2007

Ka ching! MLAs approve pay hike
The most poorly paid MLAs in Canada are getting a pay hike. Yukon MLAs passed legislation Tuesday that approved significant increases to their…

Yukon News / December 13, 2007

City increases bus fare
Riding the bus is going to cost an extra 50 cents if the Whitehorse budget is passed. The fare is rising to $2.

Chris Oke / December 13, 2007

Tom and Cathy aren’t Sonny and Cher
After a drug-fueled run as lead singer of the rock band Junkhouse, Tom Wilson is at ease. The Canadian roots-rock musician is content — comfy…

Yukon News / December 13, 2007

Yukoners asked to share their grief
By Matthew Grant News Reporter ‘People don’t want to talk about death. It almost seems that in our culture there’s this idea that…

Matthew Grant / December 13, 2007

Vodka on the rocks
Bridget Amos is building a still in the garage. This year, the Dawson West resident plans to make a couple thousand bottles of homemade potato vodka.

Genesee Keevil / December 13, 2007

Letter to the Editor
The Peel: when it’s gone, it’s gone Having been fortunate to live in the Yukon for the last 15 years and able to raise our family here,…

Yukon News / December 11, 2007

canadian go home
Scenario: the world sits on the brink of environmental disaster. Only heroic effort will prevent a catastrophic rise in sea levels, accompanied by…

Yukon News / December 11, 2007