Year: 2011

Yukon biathletes on the mark at season opener
Local veterans and a newbie were earning hardware at the North American Cup/Calforex Cup in Alberta over the weekend to begin the biathlon season.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2011

Sometimes you just hate being right
Sometimes you just hate being right When I heard the first story about problems at Copper Ridge, I knew it'd turn into a fist fight. Sure enough, as more and more people came forward with their Copper Ridge horror stories, other people felt the need to f

Yukon News / December 7, 2011

Big Brothers wants you
Big Brothers needs a little help. Right now the charity doesn't have enough "bigs" to match up with their "littles. There's a waiting list several children long.

Josh Kerr / December 7, 2011

Former boxer takes Schultz in Round 1
Entering the ring against a former boxer, Avalanche MMA's Cliff Schultz knew he had to watch for those heavy hands of Kamloops, B.C.'s Kolten Higginbottom.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2011

The bell pepper Christmas tree
Peppers make not only amazing houseplants, they also put on a fine organic display of Christmas colours.

Lisa Hasselbring / December 7, 2011

Peel talks pushed to 2012
Negotiations over the fate of the Peel Watershed are set to continue in the new year, Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Brad Cathers announced on Tuesday.

John Thompson / December 7, 2011

New F.H. Collins school build delayed
Just three months ago, shortly before the territorial election campaign, government ministers bragged at a sod-turning ceremony that the school's construction was underway.

John Thompson / December 7, 2011

Crime bill clears Commons
The federal Conservative government's omnibus crime bill passed through the House of Commons on Monday. It is expected to pass through the Senate, which also has a Conservative majority.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 7, 2011

Rosalie Brown identifies her family
The people in the photograph are identified as the Horsfall (Caddy) family that once had a farm located five miles below Fort Selkirk, says correspondent Rosalie Brown.

Jim Robb / December 7, 2011

Woodman takes first loss in title fight
After suffering a broken rib in the opening round, Avalanche MMA's TJ Woodman would not quit. His game plan not panning out, the 28-year-old fought-on until the ref stopped the fight.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2011

Racism doesn’t become us
Racism doesn't become us How disturbing to see that Kirn Dhillon's campaign signs were defaced and sprayed with racist graffiti last week. I thought that Whitehorse was immune from such racist behaviour. It is time for all of us to speak out against raci

Yukon News / December 7, 2011

Pipeline won’t use made in Yukon regime
The federal government announced its decision that the proposed Alaska Highway pipeline project will not be assessed by the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.

Roxanne Stasyszyn / December 7, 2011

Edzera ‘was one of a kind’
Edzera 'was one of a kind' Re: Edzerza succumbs to cancer: I am writing to provide clarification to the article written by John Thompson on November 30. Regarding Edzerza's legacy of the Jackson Lake Healing Camp, it is NOT a camp for "alcoholics and dr

Yukon News / December 7, 2011

Avalanche junior KO’d by shady fighter
Avalanche MMA's Ryley Johnson had an opponent who was not overly concerned with the conventional niceties between fighters, at Warpath 3 in Chilliwack, B.C.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2011

Do the right thing for the planet
Do the right thing for the planet Open letter to federal Environment Minister Peter Kent: As the father of an 18-month-old son, I am so very concerned for his future in our world that I feel it necessary to contact you directly during COP17. Human-induc

Yukon News / December 7, 2011

McIntyre Creek stirs debate
Whitehorse city planners laid out the case for building a subdivision near McIntyre Creek at a council meeting Monday. The plans for the Porter Creek D subdivision also include a road and bridge.

Josh Kerr / December 7, 2011

Ruthless truth telling
Economist John Maynard Keynes believed in "ruthless truth-telling." Keynes wasn't just a brilliant academic, but also a "real world" British policy maker. He thought it was critical to be acidly clear about the facts.

Keith Halliday / December 7, 2011