Year: 2011

Mayor Bev Buckway’s vote questioned
Mayor Bev Buckway's vote questioned Probably one of the most important roles of the mayor is to cast the deciding vote when the city council is tied, as was the case during the Whitehorse city council's recent vote concerning the Porter Creek D subdivis

Yukon News / December 21, 2011

Let’s amend the Quartz Mining Act
Let's amend the Quartz Mining Act Amidst the current "mining boom" within the territory, there has been a considerable amount of concern raised by Yukon residents about how our mineral resources are being extracted, the quality of oversight conducted by

Yukon News / December 21, 2011

Humane society aims to shelter livestock
The Yukon Humane Society wants to establish a new shelter for abused and neglected livestock. To get it started is going to require more than $800,000.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2011

Navigo is no more
Navigo Broadband is closing up shop. The wireless internet service isn't just shutting down in Whitehorse but right across the country.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2011

Watson Lake wrestler first alternate for Olympics
'A bridesmaid again," said Brittanee Laverdure, right off the bat. For the second Olympic Games in a row, the Watson Lake wrestler is first-alternate in her weight class for Canada's Olympic team.

tom Patrick / December 21, 2011

Enthusiastic biathletes set for Games
With its mixture of skill, enthusiasm and experience, the Yukon's biathlon team for the Arctic Winter Games could pick up some medals this March, said head coach Dennis Peters. "I think we have a great team," said Peters.

tom Patrick / December 21, 2011

Compromised condoms
Compromised condoms This is a warning to every man and woman out there who ever thought they were safe using a condom they got from the bar. I will not use any names of people or establishments as this is not an attack, it is a warning. A friend of mine

Yukon News / December 21, 2011

Open letter to a landlord
Open letter to a landlord You gave her your word: a room in your house, kitchen and bathroom to be shared, $600/month, starting Dec. 1. On Nov. 25 she drove 150 kilometres to deliver to you a cheque for first and last month's rent. On Dec. 1 she loaded h

Yukon News / December 21, 2011

one way of showing the darkness out
Our big pile of dead branches and wood cut-offs is wearing a blanket of snow, thrown over it with gusto by the longest days of the year. Days at-risk, I call them, prone to causing trouble.

Lisa Hasselbring / December 21, 2011

Energy dieters say thanks
Energy dieters say thanks We would like to recognize and thank the tremendous contribution and effort that this community made in supporting our family during the recent Shell Canadian Geographic Energy Diet Challenge. We felt honoured to be representin

Yukon News / December 21, 2011

Dark days, bright nights
It's the winter solstice - the darkest day of the year. From here on in, the days get longer and the sun shines brighter. Historically it's a day that's been marked by feasts, parades and sometimes even human sacrifice.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2011

Yukon skiers skate to five medals
Classic technique. Skate technique. Either way Yukon cross-country skiers are hard to catch on the trails.

tom Patrick / December 21, 2011

Dawson sewage dispute could lead to higher costs: Han
The new Dawson sewage treatment plant may go over budget because of contractual disputes, according to a disgruntled subcontractor. On Dec. 6, the general contractor for the project, Vancouver-based Corix, terminated its subcontract with Dawson City's Han Construction Ltd.

Chris Oke / December 21, 2011

Ottawa set to slow down health care funding
The Yukon government will be looking to trim the cost of health-care spending over the next five years. That's because, starting in 2016, the growth of health transfers from Ottawa will slow down, the federal government announced on Monday. In recent years, these annual allotments have grown by six per cent.

John Thompson / December 21, 2011

Faith in DFO shaken: B.C. salmon inquiry
An inquiry into the decline of BC sockeye salmon wrapped up its special three-day hearing into the potentially deadly virus known as infectious salmon anemia or ISA this week.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 21, 2011

what were they thinking
This could be our "What were they thinking?" moment. I'm talking about the Durban climate change debacle, where the planet's governments made a deal to continue to work towards another deal that might come into force in a decade or so. Or maybe not.

Keith Halliday / December 21, 2011