Year: 2011

Return the penguins  no questions asked
Watch out Whitehorse - there's a Grinch out there! Sometime on Saturday night someone came into our front yard and took our inflatable penguins. The big one is almost eight feet tall and his little buddy is about

Yukon News / December 14, 2011

santa the economist
Renewed economic mayhem around the world has revived interest in economics books this Christmas. It's fitting since St. Nicholas was the patron saint of merchants.

Keith Halliday / December 14, 2011

Canada condemned for quitting Kyoto
Canada further damaged its international reputation during this month's climate talks in South Africa, says John Streicker, the Yukon's Green Party candidate in the 2011 federal election.

John Thompson / December 14, 2011

Proposed batch plant under review
The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board is now seeking public comment on a controversial concrete batch plant in the McLean Lake Road of Whitehorse. Territorial Contracting Ltd.

Chris Oke / December 14, 2011

Supportive housing outfit investigated
A plan to expand a supportive housing project for the mentally disabled in Whitehorse may be in jeopardy because of allegations about the group in charge of it.

John Thompson / December 14, 2011

Juniors medal twice at NorAm opener
Two Yukon skiers wasted no time in climbing the leaderboard of the Haywood NorAm Race Series in B.C. last weekend.

tom Patrick / December 14, 2011

Point, touch, shoot
Call it filmmaking on the cheap and easy. The super cheap and easy. Using only iPads to shoot and edit, eight filmmakers in Dawson City recently produced two-minute dramatic shorts with the help of a first-of-its-kind course.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 14, 2011

Don’t raise property taxes
Don't raise property taxes Open letter to Whitehorse city council: Is Whitehorse city council taxing seniors out of their homes? It is budget time again for the City of Whitehorse and I would like you to consider these facts. I used 2004 and 2011 figures

Yukon News / December 14, 2011

Teaching MMA ‘misguided and naive’
Teaching MMA 'misguided and naive' Open letter to MP Ryan Leef: I read with interest your recent opinion piece in the Whitehorse Star advocating the use of mixed martial arts Ð MMA Ð to fight bullying and your statement: "I disagree with any notion that

Yukon News / December 14, 2011

Porter Creek D moves forward
Whitehorse has moved one step closer to developing the McIntyre Creek area. City council approved HB Lanarc's $419,617 contract to do the planning and pre-engineering work.

Josh Kerr / December 14, 2011

Wild dancing on the ice
My legs slide out sideways in a spectacular arch, feet scrabbling desperately for purchase, and even while my hand holding the chicken feed bucket shoots up into the air for counterbalance, I'm already lying on the path. "Holy..

Lisa Hasselbring / December 14, 2011

Quest falls short on prize money
The Yukon Quest is on its way to having the largest competitive field in eight years. Now all it needs is some more of the promised prize money.

tom Patrick / December 14, 2011

Carcross/Tagish First Nation returns to elected chief
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation is without a chief. The top position, called Kha Shade Heni by the Tlingit group, has been vacant since Mark Wedge finished his term in early November.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 14, 2011

whats the big rush
Common sense almost prevailed. It came so close Whitehorse residents could almost touch it, but at the end of the day, as politicians are wont to say, it was kept at bay by a single vote.

Yukon News / December 14, 2011

Thanks for trying to protect McIntyre Creek
Thanks for trying to protect McIntyre Creek I would like to extend my sincerest thank you to Kirk Cameron, Betty Irwin and Ranj Pillai for truly representing the residents of Whitehorse last night with dignity and respect during discussions and voting o

Yukon News / December 14, 2011

Lighting up for a life
Lighting up for a life Hospice Yukon would like to invite everyone to the opening ceremony for the 21st annual Lights of Life event on Thursday, December 15. The ceremony begins at 12:15 p.m. in the foyer of the Elijah Smith Building. We will be joined b

Yukon News / December 14, 2011