Year: 2009

There’s no denying it, I’m a denier
Chicken Little has been very busy over the last few years. I should be on that show Survivor because I made it through Y2K just by buying a Mac. SARS didn't catch me because I never went to visit Toronto.

Peter Harms / December 16, 2009

We stand by chamber petition
We stand by chamber petition Why are our WCB and Yukon Federation of Labour afraid of reviewing options? The petition is a request to have the powers that be look into options. Maybe, upon looking into the BC model, we find ways to improve our Yukon...

Yukon News / December 16, 2009

some of our favourite things
Swans in the spring, robins in summer, geese in the fall and ravens in winter - these are some of our favourite Yukon things.

Doug Bell / December 16, 2009

City releases 2010 capital budget
The city of Whitehorse is pumping millions into city sewer and waterworks. Monday evening, city council presented its municipal capital budget for the next four years. The city plans to spend almost $15.5 million in 2010.

Vivian Belik / December 16, 2009

Jedi Knight returns home
'I wasn't one of those kids who left Watson Lake never to return," says Thomas Slager. "I can't remember ever wanting to live anywhere else. I told my Grade 11 teacher that one day I would have his job.

Tor Forsberg / December 16, 2009

eggstravagant tastes
They looked disconcertingly like eyeballs afloat in a jar. Weren't there pickled cow eyeballs at my high school's biology lab, or was this an image I got from a movie or a book? Sometimes I wonder about the things I remember - what is real, what is not.

Lisa Hasselbring / December 16, 2009

tell me why
Yes, we are jettisoning our Monday edition. It's gonzo. Why? Simple.

Richard Mostyn / December 16, 2009

Challenging the record
Challenging the record I wish to thank the Yukon News for the November 27 article on page seven titled, The Territory Has More Doctors, More Costs. It shocked me out of my complacency. There are four statements in this article, attributed to Dr. Rao

Yukon News / December 16, 2009

Business still angling for lower WCB rates
There are currently 155 signatures on the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce's petition asking the government to do something about high workers' compensation rates.

Chris Oke / December 16, 2009

Finding ways to fondly remember the dead
Walking into Hospice Yukon you notice a peaceful calm, an unusual break from the rushing cars moving down Fourth Avenue. Instrumental music plays quietly in the background and soft chairs beckon.

Vivian Belik / December 16, 2009

It was worse than a crime; it was a mistake
The controversy over Canadian treatment of prisoners in Afghanistan reminds you of Talleyrand's infamous diplomatic quip: "It was worse than a crime; it was a mistake.

Keith Halliday / December 16, 2009

Dog attack leads to 40 stitches
A young boy visiting family in the McIntyre subdivision on the weekend was attacked by a dog and received 40 stitches to his mouth and throat.

Vivian Belik / December 16, 2009

Unsung hero embodied the spirit of the season
There are a lot of Christmas stories out there. There seems no end to the heartwarming, inspirational, spiritual and emotional tales that make the rounds at this time of year.

Richard Wagamese / December 16, 2009

FH Collins now looking for an architect
FH Collins students are one step closer to having a new school. The third draft of the requirements specifications, which defines the scope of the project and what the school will contain, was approved by the FH Collins Secondary School Building Advisory Committee.

Chris Oke / December 16, 2009

The blood and guts of road hunting
The blood and guts of road hunting It is distressing to see the profound lack of understanding displayed by politicians and some members of the public advocating the closure of hunting in road corridors. When listening to the arguments made by those at

Yukon News / December 16, 2009

Beatty golden in first NorAm
It was a weekend of firsts for Whitehorse's Dahria Beatty - in more ways than one. Not only did Beatty compete in her first set of NorAm Canada Cup Race Series events, racing in her first ever 10-kilometre on Saturday,

tom Patrick / December 16, 2009

Heat holds onto lead for win
Blue Steel (6-9-2) have proven themselves capable of pulling off sizable comebacks, erasing their opponents' four-goal leads twice in the last few weeks.

tom Patrick / December 16, 2009

no fool this stampeder and his fortune werent parted
The story of Clarence Berry is remarkable. Not because of the fact that he went to the Klondike in the late 1890s and found a fortune in gold, but that he was able to hold on to those riches until the day he died, nearly 30 years later.

Erling Friis-Baastad / December 16, 2009