Year: 2009

Peel commission failed to do its job
Peel commission failed to do its job The justification of the Peel Watershed Planning Commission on its decisions within its recently released final plan is both shocking and has only revealed it clearly failed to do its job. Quoting David Loeks, "Going

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

In Dawson, happy holidays not!
Dawson politicians tried to deprive staff of Christmas holidays this year, but were foiled by the city union.

Vivian Belik / December 23, 2009

In town for the long haul
In 1952, when Evelyn and Lloyd Kostiuk drove north with their young son Pat, the trip from Fort St. John to Watson Lake took three days. When they got as far as Lucky Lake, a few miles south of Watson, after seeing nothing but stunted spruce trees and sand or moss,

Tor Forsberg / December 23, 2009

Local lends a helping hand in India and Nepal
Liesel Briggs held on tight as the scooter she was riding swung off the monsoon-drenched road and into the ditch. A truck had pulled out to pass another vehicle and had run Briggs and her friend off the road.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2009

Tragic figure’s family rewrites history following death
On a cold Friday in December 1898, a charming 19-year-old dance hall girl took her own life. Myrtle Brocee had been sick with flu and fever. For three weeks she had been convalescing, but she was expected back at the dance hall on Monday.

MacBride Museum / December 23, 2009

Rudolph’s mining and road construction firms hit rough patch
Jon Rudolph's business empire is falling like a row of dominos. The construction and mine reclamation magnate lost possession of more than 130 trucks, trailers and other heavy equipment last week after one of his companies...

James Munson / December 23, 2009

Welcome back to the club
The Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse has reopened this week thanks to a last-minute gift from the Yukon government.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2009

Rocket Fuel ignites young authors’ imaginations
Zeb Berryman has some demons he'd like to share. The 18-year-old scribe is an aficionado of the "dark side" in his literary circle, a dozen Whitehorse high school students known as Rocket Fuel.

James Munson / December 23, 2009

Yukon sports: Year in Review
One could easily argue Yukon's athletes had one of the best years on record - there are many more accomplishments than can be printed here. The following is a recap of some Yukon athletes' accomplishments over the last year.

tom Patrick / December 23, 2009

The spirit of Christmas is not in the pudding
Dear Uma: 'Tis the season to be jolly" the old song insists, and here in this small, willing community set in pristine snow it is an easy command to obey as we drive or walk through the squeaking snow and the fog of wood smoke to some of the gatherings o

Heather Bennett / December 23, 2009

Fine teens
Fine teens My son Andrew is a Grade 12 student at FH Collins High School and last Friday, he accidentally left his iPod in Mike Toews' classroom. Given it was the end of the day, he assumed the room would not be used over the weekend and he'd pick it up

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Maybe it’s time to pack it in
Maybe it's time to pack it in Open letter Craig Tuton, chair of the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board: Craig Tuton you've mentioned the report I wrote for the chamber was "riddled with errors in fact as well I as in methodology." If th

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Indian Affairs plays Scrooge all year
Yukon's aboriginal people on social assistance are being treated badly by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development according to many clients and several agencies.

Roxanne Livingstone / December 23, 2009

Remembering a lifelong Yukoner
Lloyd Ryder was one of the few Yukoners who was around when Whitehorse was a town of only 300 people. When he died earlier this month at the age of 87, Ryder left behind a legion of friends and family around the territory.

Vivian Belik / December 23, 2009

The latest in tax subsidized mining
The latest in tax-subsidized mining To access the Mactung mining site, North American Tungsten plans to build a new 30-kilometre road through key wildlife habitat. The upgrading of a 11-kilometre-long existing road located 15 kilometres north of the Ma

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

City pours more money into parking studies
The city wants to review Whitehorse's parking situation yet again. At a capital budget meeting last week, Mayor Bev Buckway announced the city wants to spend $125,000 on a downtown parking study in 2010.

Vivian Belik / December 23, 2009

The evidence of climate change is everywhere
The evidence of climate change is everywhere Open letter to Peter Harms re oped of December 16: After reading Harms' article on climate change, I feel compelled to reply. His comments regarding the Climategate scandal are typical of the way the scandal

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Stone monuments: amongst the sheep, pheasants, and the mud
Since coming to Ireland, we've been trying to visit as many places of historical interest as possible. The idea is, since the trip is educational for the kids, we need to pack in as much history as possible.

Carolyn Moore / December 23, 2009

Down and out at Christmas
The woman is talking with a raspy voice. She says it's from the mould in the hotel where she's found herself living lately. "I share the washroom with about 10 men - I can't shower because the tub is so filthy," says Jean, not her real name.

Roxanne Livingstone / December 23, 2009