Year: 2011

Yukoners win national Energy Diet competition
The contest, sponsored by Shell and Canadian Geographic, pitted six Canadian families against one another in a quest to curb their energy consumption.

John Thompson / December 12, 2011

Chaos tops women’s hockey jamboree
Team Chaos had a whole new line-up for this year’s International Whitehorse Women’s Chrismukahanza Hockey Jamboree.

tom Patrick / December 12, 2011

New boss takes over troubled CanNor
The embattled Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is getting a new president. Patrick Borbey takes over the job agency on Dec. 19.

Josh Kerr / December 12, 2011

Holiday Dance Ritual
The Northern Lights School of Dance holds its annual Christmas performance of Nutcracker at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Wire Service / December 9, 2011

Yukon skaters leap onto Arctic Games team
In addition to competing for medals at the Gold Nugget Yukon Championships, some local figure skaters also vied for spots on the Yukon's Arctic Winter Games team last Saturday at the Takhini arena.

tom Patrick / December 9, 2011

Shake your hips for Haiti
By all indications, Haitians have no reason to sing and dance. Already one of the most impoverished nations on the planet, the tiny Caribbean country was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010.

Chris Oke / December 9, 2011

southern voices witness to hope
Next Monday hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and pilgrims from around the world will make their way to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the northeastern quarter of Mexico City. In 2009 a record 6.

Michael Dougherty / December 9, 2011

Continental collateral
Welcome to North America. That may become the new greeting at both American and Canadian sea- and airports. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama agreed on Wednesday to beef up the single border encircling both countries.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 9, 2011

Dawson plan reaches first milestone
The Dawson Regional Planning Commission released its first report on Tuesday. The Interests and Issues Report is a preliminary record of the feedback it has received from governments and stakeholders so far.

Chris Oke / December 9, 2011

Building code changes threaten log home construction
Yukoners would be stinkin' mad if the government tried to ban pick-up trucks. Yet they may be watching the quiet demise of another part of the territory's rural character, warns Dave Loeks. He's talking about log cabins.

John Thompson / December 9, 2011

Quelle surprise
Quelle surprise Re: F.H. Collins construction delayed: So construction of the new F.H. Collins School is to be delayed until August, 2015. Quelle surprise! The Yukon Party government was in such a hurry to begin construction BEFORE the election that th

Yukon News / December 9, 2011

Team still confident right choice made for Dawson sewage treatment
Team still confident right choice made for Dawson sewage treatment The project team for the Dawson City wastewater treatment facility would like to report to Yukoners the status of the project and its significance to the community of Dawson City. The go

Yukon News / December 9, 2011

The long arm of the climate change clampdown
Environment Canada has clamped down on its scientists because of climate change talks in Durban, South Africa. Two Environment Canada scientists were scheduled to meet with the Yukon News on Wednesday to discuss studies they've conducted on contaminants in the North.

Chris Oke / December 9, 2011

the 12 days of christmas and days of internet past
As Christmas comes around again - for the 16th time now since the first internet-enabled Christmas of 1995 - I can't help but think about how both the internet and the Yukon itself have changed, and in many ways lost character since those heady and troubl

Rick Steele / December 9, 2011