Year: 2010

The Your Yukon annual quiz
The Your Yukon Christmas quiz: Baker's dozen edition by Claire Eamer 'Tis the season, yet again, for the world-famous, never-to-be-missed Your Yukon Christmas Quiz! You've browsed the columns all year long, spilled coffee on a few of them...

Administrator / December 24, 2010

Back to Bhutan
The last time Judith Steele was in Bhutan, a raven stole her soother. Forty-three years later, the Yukon day-home operator returned to the country to have tea with Princess Ashi-Tashi. The princess is 86 years old now, but remembers Judith's father Peter Steele bringing his young family to her country to study goitre in 1967.

Genesee Keevil / December 24, 2010

Gabor off the mark at World Championships
In her second appearance at a World Aquatic Championships, up against the very cream of the crop, Glacier-Bear-come-Team-Canada swimmer Alexandra Gabor wasn't her usual self.

tom Patrick / December 24, 2010

Homelessness, by the numbers
The Yukon Party government has two more reasons to build a homeless shelter in Whitehorse.

John Thompson / December 24, 2010

YTG’s response to Peel plan a tough sell
Only one group sounded happy with the Yukon government's rejection of the recommended Peel Watershed land-use plan this week. The Yukon Chamber of Mines.

James Munson / December 24, 2010

Christmas loses sparkle at the Salvation Army
Donald George had seizures. They happened often. So on Sunday night, when he "went down" at the Salvation Army shelter, his friends followed the usual routine.

Genesee Keevil / December 24, 2010

Blues in the blood
'It's a love thing," says guitarist Manfred Janssen. "We could all be doing other things, and we do a bit, but it always comes back to wanting to play some blues," says drummer Ed White. "We just dig it," Janssen adds.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 24, 2010

The Tahltan bear dog: survivor or scam?
Dawn Charlie of Carmacks is selling Tahltan bear dog pups for $500 a pop. Or is she? Authorities have long declared the breed to be extinct.

John Thompson / December 24, 2010

Still flawed
Still flawed I read with interest Michael Eckford's letter, published December 3, 2010. Eckford begins: "Regarding the 'flawed' (in Stephen Harper's words) Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act, I am, quite frankly, mad as hell at this failed

Yukon News / December 24, 2010

that glorious song of old
We know that the early church leaders responsible for setting up the liturgical calendar in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries didn't get the day or even the year right.

Michael Dougherty / December 24, 2010

Yukon sports year in review
It was another big year for sports in the Yukon, with three athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games, dozens of medals pouring in from athletes and teams at the Arctic Winter Games and two local swimmers signing with NCAA.

tom Patrick / December 24, 2010

Carcross leaders want to curb social assistance use
With luck, the next generation will grow up not knowing what social assistance is, says the deputy chief of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. "We don't want to keep doing the same thing," says Danny Cresswell.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 24, 2010

A life lost on the streets
Leah Isaac died in her Stratford Hotel room on August 26, 2010. She was 38 years old. When she died, Leah's 10-year-old daughter Tiana-Lee Lucas was beside her.

Genesee Keevil / December 24, 2010

Canada Post leaves woman high and dry
Canada Post left a woman's Christmas package in plain sight, and then threatened to charge her with harassment if she kept asking them for help after its contents were stolen.

James Munson / December 24, 2010

Squirrel sex heats things up in Kluane
Yukon red squirrels are randy. Especially the females. For more than two decades, scientists have been studying the horny rodents in Kluane Park.

Genesee Keevil / December 24, 2010

Stressing the need for help
Michael Swainson is a post-traumatic stress junkie. The Yukoner even wears a button that says "JFU," for "Just F__ked Up." It took the former paramedic 21 years to admit his job was taking a psychological toll.

Genesee Keevil / December 24, 2010

Prana for pooches
Susanne Aichele does Reiki on dogs. And why not? There's a booming trade for both New Age metaphysics and pet pampering in the Yukon. Combining the two could be a potent mix.

John Thompson / December 24, 2010

Our hard pressed neighbours
Our hard-pressed neighbours This recent cold spell and snow has me thinking about all the animals in the Yukon who have been suffering and struggling to stay alive. The chained dogs and the stray dogs who do not have a warm refuge to wait for a change

Yukon News / December 24, 2010