Year: 2012

Bikers who brave the cold
Maybe you've seen them: brave souls dressed up like snow ninjas peddling around town in orange safety vests or propelling themselves down icy, hard-packed trails on oversized tires. Snow bikers are taking over Whitehorse.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2012

Whistle Bend still on track
Despite problems with some of the underground infrastructure, the new Whistle Bend subdivision is still on track, says Pat Malloy, the director of land development services for the Yukon government.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2012

of old prophecies and new beginnings
We had driven 60 some kilometres out from the island town of Flores, Guatemala, in Lake Peten Itza to the ancient site of what had been one of the largest and most powerful city states of the Classic Period Maya: Tikal.

Michael Dougherty / December 21, 2012

Who teaches the teachers?
Brian Lewthwaite is a teacher's teacher. The professor of education from the University of Manitoba is working on a project in Dawson City aimed at making teaching more culturally responsive to First Nation students.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2012

Generous Yukoners
Generous Yukoners Members of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all those who participated in the YAPC "Very Silent Auction." Thanks to those who donated the over 30 items and to those who sent in their bids.

Yukon News / December 21, 2012

Grandparents need help raising kids
On the last day of the legislative sitting last week, Opposition Leader Liz Hanson put forward a motion to improve rights and support for extended families caring for children.

jacqueline Ronson / December 21, 2012

F.H. Collins to get temporary gym
Education Minister Scott Kent announced that the department will build a temporary gym at the school, assuming there is a successful bidder on the new building's construction contract.

Jesse Winter / December 21, 2012

Rule change nixes First Nation housing
A housing pilot project in Dawson that was called a model for the North last week is actually no longer possible to replicate, according to the Tr'ondek Hwech'in.

Jesse Winter / December 21, 2012

Meet Yukon’s cold warriors
After over 40 years of working, John L'Henaff has landed what he calls the "most interesting" job of his life. That's saying something: he can list cowboy on his resume. His hours remain constant: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Meagan Gillmore / December 21, 2012

Blind man to lose home New Year’s Eve
This won't be a happy new year for William Peterson. In the last three months, he has lost his mother and his son. On December 31, he will lose his home. Just in time for the coldest month of Yukon's long winter.

jacqueline Ronson / December 21, 2012

Where are the banana trees?
Where are the banana trees? The Yukon's legislative assembly fall sitting is over now, and many important matters were brought forward and more or less discussed and debated. Wait a second, were these issues really debated or just bullied through legisla

Yukon News / December 21, 2012

Multimedia show brings the Peel to life
Yukon musician Matthew Lien has been inspired by natural soundscapes and landscapes for as long as he has been making music. He currently lives in Taiwan, but will return to the Yukon in February to perform a concert.

jacqueline Ronson / December 21, 2012

Revitalization plan for Watson Lake released
Watson Lake wants to woo scheduled air service back to the community. The Watson Lake Economic Revitalization Commission has identified this as a top priority.

Meagan Gillmore / December 21, 2012

too much blood re enacting the triangle shirtwaist fire
On March 25, 1911, 129 women and 17 men died in a fire in New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The garment factory was housed on the top three floors of a 10-storey building with no proper fire escapes.

Al Pope / December 21, 2012

Mae Bachur needs new blood
Humane Society Yukon volunteers will be working doggedly this holiday season to make sure the Mae Bachur's Animal Shelter doors will be open come January. For a while, it looked like they wouldn't.

Meagan Gillmore / December 21, 2012

What’s with minor hockey?
What's with minor hockey? Why does this town have to pull apart the minor hockey league? With what small amount of hockey players we do have, somebody has decided to put the best (elite) on one team and move them up a division to play against older kids.

Yukon News / December 21, 2012

Some wishes for 2013
Here are some of our hopes and fears for 2013. * We hope Humane Society Yukon's new board receives support over the holidays to ensure the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter remains open.

John Thompson / December 21, 2012

Debates shifts over Middle McIntyre Creek
Debates shifts over Middle McIntyre Creek There was a very significant shift in the conversation at the city's Porter Creek D Public information session on Dec. 12, 2012. The title of this event as well as a mapping exercise planned for the evening, ess

Yukon News / December 21, 2012