Year: 2008

Midget Mustangs: No girls allowed
Like most of us, Angela Burke and Chantal Rivest already have plans for the New Year. The two have been invited to play a tournament with a rec…

tom Patrick / December 25, 2008

Nishikawa ends year on top
Graham Nishikawa has a full set just in time for Christmas. After winning a silver and a bronze over the last couple weeks at NorAm meets in BC, the…

tom Patrick / December 25, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Little Paws retraction Re open letter to Glenn Hart (the News, December 22): Significant errors in this letter have come to light; we recant the…

Yukon News / December 25, 2008

Getting the Yukon used to climate change
Ryan Hennessey is a climate-change researcher, but chances are he’s not going to tell you to buy a hybrid, or even to curb your air travel.

Tristin Hopper / December 25, 2008

My wife, the dryad
‘Help!” The cry was weak, plaintive and urgent. It was coming from downstairs. It was coming from my wife, Shona.

Richard Mostyn / December 25, 2008

luring back the sun
Sweat streamed from my pores even though I wasn’t moving. The hot, humid air stuck heavily to my skin.

Lisa Hasselbring / December 25, 2008

Lang makes a deal to serve eight years
It’s one small step for Senate reform, and one giant leap for partisanship. One hundred years after it was first suggested, Canadian senators…

James Munson / December 25, 2008

Your convention centre is a wonderland
In the week leading up to New Year’s Eve, Whitehorse residents may begin to notice a bizarre transformation seemingly taking place within the…

Tristin Hopper / December 25, 2008

Public inquiry could mend relations
A public inquiry into charges of systemic prejudice relating to four in-custody deaths of First Nations people over the past nine years is needed to…

Tristin Hopper / December 25, 2008

Dangerous employer list is tough to compile
While Nova Scotia’s Workers’ Compensation Board releases the names of employers with the most workplace injuries, the Yukon’s board…

James Munson / December 25, 2008

Mushing dinosaurs from a wheelchair
If it weren’t for plastic dinosaurs, distributor caps, shells and bits of wood, Peter Garsyde wouldn’t last at Copper Ridge Place.

Genesee Keevil / December 25, 2008

Secondary customers powered down
More than a week ago, Yukon Energy pulled the plug on its secondary sales customers. Since then, Whitehorse General Hospital, the Canada Games…

Genesee Keevil / December 25, 2008

Bringing some warmth to a cold Christmas
It was minus 33, and Dale was just wearing a T-shirt and three jackets. With a bare neck and no mitts, the middle-aged man was standing outside the…

Genesee Keevil / December 25, 2008

Air North engine fails
One December 13, Air North’s Boeing 737 was speeding down the Whitehorse runway at 200 kilometres an hour when there was a loud bang and the…

Genesee Keevil / December 25, 2008

North Pole sub adequate for industry
Within five years, many scientists speculate all summer Arctic sea ice will disappear, clearing the Northwest passage, stranding the polar bears and…

Tristin Hopper / December 25, 2008

yoga proved more painful than popcorn
Dear Uma: After more than a year of talking about it, I went to a yoga class. I was in Superstore in Whitehorse, doing the monthly grocery…

Heather Bennett / December 23, 2008