Year: 2011

Arctic Air prepares for TV takeoff
If you're looking for excitement, you might want to look up. Way up. Bush pilots lead some of the most adventurous, not to mention treacherous, lives in the North.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2011

Court quashes liquor board
After two years and two court cases, Ken Achtymichuk still doesn't know if he's allowed to sell offsales from his Porter Creek convenience store. "I'm back to step one," the Heather's Snack Haven owner said.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 23, 2011

2011 Yukon sports in review
Despite having one of the smallest populations in Canada, every year Yukon athletes leave their mark on the national, North American and even international sports scene. 2011 was no exception.

tom Patrick / December 23, 2011

The untruth about taxes
The untruth about taxes Open letter to Mayor Buckway and council: As you are aware, Whitehorse citizens just received our property assessment notices for next year. There has again been a major increase in our property values, somewhere in the 15 per cen

Yukon News / December 23, 2011

peace on earth
'Peace on Earth and goodwill toward all" comes down to us as the angelic herald's greeting to those watching shepherds on a Palestinian hillside two millennia ago.

Michael Dougherty / December 23, 2011

Paved paradise, squatting a parking lot
Squatting is a proud Yukon tradition. It used to involve finding an unoccupied patch of wilderness, clearing the land, and building a sturdy log cabin.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2011

Yukon mineral exploration industry enjoys banner year
Mineral exploration spending in the Yukon is expected to top $300 million for 2011, making it the busiest year on record. That's nearly twice the previous high of $157 million in 2010.

John Thompson / December 23, 2011

Climate change activists ‘right’ and ‘noble’
Climate change activists 'right' and 'noble' Were it not for the lengthening stream of activists, it would be tempting to think that there really is no such thing as climate change. In the 52 years I have been privileged to enjoy life on the little blue

Yukon News / December 23, 2011

A Yukon home for the cost of your firstborn
Twenty-nine-year-old Colin Asselstine has lived in Destruction Bay for 14 years. He's been actively looking for a home in the small community for the past 12.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 23, 2011

Turning over a new Leef
The Yukon's Conservative MP is working to establish a mixed-martial arts caucus for his fellow parliamentarians. Of the crowd of 30 MPs he roped together two weeks ago...

John Thompson / December 23, 2011

the world almanac and the fact of unplanned obsolescence
In the course of perusing one of my bookshelves at home (for reasons I no longer recall) I came upon one of the pleasurable surprises that are the reward for being a disorganized book hoarder rather than an organized bibliophile: A 1993 edition of the 125

Rick Steele / December 23, 2011

WCC inmate shares litany of concerns
Daniel Andre knows his life at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre could get worse by speaking out. "Of course," he said. "Everybody knows that.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 23, 2011

A roof to call their own
At least two homeless people, featured in a special News housing supplement earlier this year, are happy to report they'll be celebrating Christmas under their own roof.

Chris Oke / December 23, 2011

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According to an article in Wednesday's Yukon News, Humane Society Yukon is making plans to build a shelter for abused and neglected livestock.

Al Pope / December 23, 2011

Helping Haiti for the holidays
While most of us loll around and gorge on sweets this holiday, Morgan Wienberg will continue to be living her dream in Haiti - rescuing child slaves, reuniting children with their families.

John Thompson / December 23, 2011

CanNor gets a new captain
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency has a new president. Patrick Borbey took over the embattled agency this week.

Josh Kerr / December 23, 2011

A Year in Pictures
A selection of some of our favourite images from 2011.

Wire Service / December 23, 2011