Year: 2011

a time to be born
Protests, picket lines, boycotts and occupations sometimes just don't seem to be enough. The powers that be refuse to listen.

Michael Dougherty / December 16, 2011

Kyoto trumps Dickens
Kyoto trumps Dickens Open letter #8 to Yukon MP Ryan Leef: With Christmas almost upon us, I'd hoped to send you a warm letter sharing a few quotes from Charles Dickens. However, an agreement struck on Dec. 11 in Durban commits both developed and developi

Yukon News / December 16, 2011

Yukon tweaks foreign worker program
It just got easier to hire foreign workers in the Yukon. Changes to the Yukon Nominee Program were discussed over a hot breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage at the High Country Inn on Wednesday morning.

Chris Oke / December 16, 2011

Kiara’s quest for firefighting
No woman has ever worked as a full-time firefighter for the Whitehorse fire department. Twenty-four-year-old Kiara Adams plans to change that. Currently working as a volunteer firefighter with the department...

Chris Oke / December 16, 2011

Whitehorse marks climate change milestone
While it may appear that the nonbinding municipal commitment lacks teeth, both city officials and the "green guys" behind the plan are marking it as a milestone.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 16, 2011

Shame on city council
Shame on city council Re: Porter Creek "D"one deal If you have lost faith and trust with current elected governments of all levels, don't go to a City of Whitehorse council meeting. Although an overwhelming number of concerned citizens have spent time an

Yukon News / December 16, 2011

Mickey Mouse wades in on mice woes
Mickey Mouse wades in on mice woes I want to thank Jan Stick, of the New Democratic Party, for addressing the situation of mice in Christ the King Elementary School. Her courage in bringing this to the attention of the legislature is refreshing. Rodents

Yukon News / December 16, 2011

Mountain View golf goes virtual
If you've ever thought Mountain View Golf Club is boarded up and sits dormant under piles of snow during the winter, consider it a whiff. Instead, there's plenty of activity at the 18-hole championship golf course.

tom Patrick / December 16, 2011

Mayo safe from flooding
Yukon Emergency Measures is back in Mayo trying to keep the town dry. For the second year in a row, the rising waters of the Mayo River have threatened the village in central Yukon.

Josh Kerr / December 16, 2011

Raising funds for Lucas Yuill
Raising funds for Lucas Yuill I am writing on behalf of Lucas Yuill and his family. Lucas is a cheerful, active eight-year-old who enjoys hockey, horseback riding, fishing and playing with his brothers. Lucas also has cerebral palsy, a movement disorder

Yukon News / December 16, 2011

crtc sends early christmas gift to northerners
Many northerners got an early Christmas present this year: telephone competition. In a CRTC ruling this week, Northwestel's monopolistic bubble was popped.

Andrew Robulack / December 16, 2011

Beaver Creek man jailed for wasting meat
Beaver Creek man jailed for wasting meat A Beaver Creek man will spend 30 days in jail for wasting moose meat. Freddy Dick, 41, was sentenced on Dec. 6 to serve the stint in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

John Thompson / December 16, 2011

CRTC kills Northwestel’s monopoly
Northwestel's monopoly in the North may soon be a thing of the past. In a decision this week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission opened the North to competition for local telephone services.

Josh Kerr / December 16, 2011

kudos to kitchen kuiacks kibbles to kent
Monday was quite the day. Just as the Yukon's Kitchen-Kuiack family was picking up the keys to a 2012 Toyota Prius, the grand prize for winning the Shell Canadian Geographic Energy Diet Challenge...

Yukon News / December 16, 2011