Year: 2009

Yukon students still miss most exam targets
A growing proportion of Yukon's students met or exceeded the territory's academic targets last year, but the results aren't worth bragging about yet.

John Thompson / December 23, 2009

Nishikawa’s Olympics dream still alive
The Yukon's best chance of having an athlete on the Canadian Olympic team, Graham Nishikawa, 26, finished fifth in his final Olympic trial event, a 50-kilometre classic technique NorAm race Tuesday in Canmore, Alberta.

tom Patrick / December 23, 2009

Of hypocrisy and ivory towers
Of hypocrisy and ivory towers Open letter to Mayor Bev Buckway and all Whitehorse council: It has now been more than a month since reminding mayor and council regarding our concerns with the city not having a concrete energy savings plan to lower such co

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Going beyond the cliche
When The Northern Review put out a call for northern writing, it received what you might expect: Submissions rife with northern cliche.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2009

Details of hospital corp.’s $67M loan secret
The new medical residence being built beside Whitehorse General Hospital, along with new hospitals planned for Watson Lake and Dawson City, will all serve as lasting monuments to Premier Dennis Fentie's government.

John Thompson / December 23, 2009

Salmon subcommittee hushes up hiatus
If Carl Sidney has his way, the public won't know why the salmon subcommittee that he chairs was shuttered for five months this year. "Everything's working now," he said. "I don't want to screw things up.

John Thompson / December 23, 2009

Watson Lake development affects Yukon
Watson Lake development affects Yukon The Wolverine Mine will soon be going into production and Selwyn Resources has obtained new investment capital to further explore and develop its large Howard's Pass zinc ore body. This should be welcome news to Wa

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Stop Peel staking
Stop Peel staking I like to thank the Peel Watershed Land Use Planning Commission for their objective vision for the future and the in-depth work during the last few years. The members of the commission have done a great amount of research and consultat

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

‘It’s like a rebirth. It’s a second chance.’
Darryl Tait wants to try a backflip in his wheelchair, but for now he's still learning how to throw and catch a ball. Being paralyzed from the chest down means he has no abdominal strength.

John Thompson / December 23, 2009

were losing our precious winter
The snow came last week. It wasn't a blatant invasion like some parts of the country experienced, nor was it a thrust into the deep freeze.

Richard Wagamese / December 23, 2009

It’s easy for the wealthy to be skeptical
It's easy for the wealthy to be skeptical Open letter to Peter Harms re oped published December 16: People seem to be quick to believe whatever they want to hear. Had I not believed differently, I likely would have jumped on with the numerous skeptics wh

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Christmas credit card con
At least one Yukon senior has fallen for the latest credit card fraud. Here's how it works: A very official sounding person will call, saying they are from the Security and Fraud Department of Visa or Mastercard.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2009

Some neighbour
Some neighbour Open letter responding to Clynt Nauman's, CEO of Alexco Resource Corp., letter published 8 December: Thank you for your open letter to Yukoners to let us know how you see the relationship between Keno City and your company, Alexco. But I g

Yukon News / December 23, 2009

Warm cheeks for the holidays
For the last couple of weeks, I've been eying Sam's bum speculatively. Measuring things in my mind. To be sure, it is a fine specimen to look at, however my sudden strong interest in his backside is purely practical.

Lisa Hasselbring / December 23, 2009

Slow year for sasquatch sightings
If you phone Environment Yukon and ask about sasquatch numbers in the territory, you'll most likely receive a silent moment of apprehension and bewilderment, as if the person on the other end is deciding whether it's a crank

tom Patrick / December 23, 2009

Yukon News deserves credit
Yukon News deserves credit It is a daunting task to go against the grain. The Yukon News deserves credit for having the courage to print Peter Harms' opinion piece on December 16th.

Yukon News / December 21, 2009

EBA engineers win over Castle Rock
Looking at how EBA Engineering (18-4-2) outshot Castle Rock (9-11-3) on Sunday, going 16-5 in the first, 12-5 in the second and 14-5 in the third, you'd think the game was a walkover for the bantam house league leaders.

tom Patrick / December 21, 2009

Finance ministers ponder pensions
Last week, finance ministers agreed changes must be made to the Canadian pension system. But it will be some time before Canadians find out what these changes will be.

Chris Oke / December 21, 2009