Year: 2011

City may back away from tax increase
The city finances are back in the black. That means that the planned four per cent property tax increase may not be a foregone conclusion.

Josh Kerr / December 9, 2011

Wanted: Sally Ann kettle sitters
The Salvation Army is casting around for prospective Christmas kettle volunteers. "We're pretty desperate this year to get the kettles out," said Captain Shannon Howard.

Josh Kerr / December 9, 2011

yukons flora continues to grow
Finding a new plant species requires the detective skills of a Sherlock Holmes - time, patience, and cunning. That's why Yukon biologist Bruce Bennett was excited.

Patricia Robertson / December 9, 2011

NDP calls for fracking ban
The Yukon NDP Opposition wants the territory to ban hydraulic fracturing. Better known as "fracking," it's a method for extracting pockets of natural gas from shale deposits by blasting pressurized water, sand and chemicals deep underground.

John Thompson / December 9, 2011

Yukon hit by email scam
There's a scam artist posing as NorthwesTel customer service. The email asks for account ID and passwords, claiming that the information is needed to upgrade NorthwesTel e-mail accounts.

Josh Kerr / December 9, 2011

Playing With Blocks doc rocks
It's your usual rock star storyline: a group of small town guys, doing what they love, who end up making it big. But with a northern twist.

Chris Oke / December 9, 2011

Speed skating team almost complete
Just weeks after returning to the ice, members of the Rapids Speed Skating Club were posting personal best times at the Arctic Winter Games trials at the Canada Games Centre on Sunday.

tom Patrick / December 9, 2011

Snowshoe team ready to lay tracks at Games
Yukon's snowshoe team will be going into the Arctic Winter Games this March in Whitehorse with 11 medals already under their belt. All three junior-level team members, selected at tryouts on Saturday at F.H.

tom Patrick / December 9, 2011

On the Warpath
Five Whitehorse fighters from Avalanche MMA didn't pull their punches at Warpath 3 in Chilliwack, B.C.

Wire Service / December 7, 2011

City launches survey
The city of Whitehorse wants to know what residents think of proposed ATV regulations.

John Thompson / December 7, 2011

Prison price swells
The price of the new Whitehorse Correctional Centre has grown. It's now stands at more than $70 million.

John Thompson / December 7, 2011

Whistleblowing committee to be revived
The Yukon Party's commitment to introduce whistleblower legislation is in the mail. So says Elaine Taylor, minister of the Public Service Commission.

John Thompson / December 7, 2011

Nishikawa has golden start to season
While Yukon biathletes were winning medals, just down the road Yukon cross-country skiers were doing the same at the Alberta Cup in Canmore, Alberta.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2011

City may back away from tax increase
The city finances are back in the black. That means that the planned four per cent property tax increase may not be a foregone conclusion.

Josh Kerr / December 7, 2011

Avalanche held to one win at Warpath 3
Warpath 3 was not as generous to Avalanche MMA fighters as was the previous installment of the mixed martial arts competition in Chilliwack, B.C. on Friday.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2011