Year: 2012

Quilting the past
Mayo On a frigid Yukon night, a quilt can be a much-needed comfort. You can draw the warm, protective cocoon around your shoulders, hunker down and wait for spring.

Jesse Winter / December 21, 2012

Territory to track residents without GPs
If you don't have a family doctor, the Yukon government wants to know. The territory has launched an online registry this week to track the number of people who don't have a family doctor.

Josh Kerr / December 21, 2012

Yukon athletes shine all year long
The accomplishments of Yukon athletes over the past 12 months could fill this paper and perhaps another edition, too. Though some months are slower than others, seemingly not a week went by without a Yukon athlete or team excelling locally, nationally or internationally.

tom Patrick / December 21, 2012

2012 in Pictures
Images published in the Yukon News throughout the year.

Wire Service / December 20, 2012

A more food secure Yukon
Food. It's a hard fact that there are many Yukoners, young and old, who are unsure where their next meal will come from.

Kate Mechan / December 19, 2012

Save our animal shelter
Save our animal shelter It is time to listen to those without a voice. We as a community need to care for our most vulnerable and that includes animals. To think of the capital city with a population of 27,322 being without an animal shelter seems absolu

Yukon News / December 19, 2012

Oil trumps truth in territory
Oil trumps truth in territory Open letter to MLA Wade Istchenko: Thank you for the response to my Dec. 1 letter regarding my concerns with the amendments to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It is unfortunate that you chose to igno

Yukon News / December 19, 2012

Peel protectors are misinformed
Peel protectors are misinformed I find all this Peel River protection planning very offensive. It is threatening to steal an estimated 10 per cent of the Yukon from everyone who lives here and will ever live here! I've listened to the "Save the Planet"

Yukon News / December 19, 2012

Private sector may fill Parks Canada vacuum
A former tour guide at the S.S. Klondike is throwing his weight behind a tourism industry plea to find a private contractor to run public tours at the historic ship and Dawson's Dredge No. 4.

Jesse Winter / December 19, 2012

Students give us hope
Students give us hope Open letter to F. H. Collins Secondary students regarding the letter they received from the speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly: The Yukon Teachers' Association would like to express our pride and support for your decision to

Yukon News / December 19, 2012

Nishikawa siblings give breakout performances at World Cup
Graham and Emily Nishikawa were born six years apart, but the Whitehorse siblings gave their best performances yet on the same day. The Nishikawas produced their strongest world cup showing on Sunday in Canmore, Alta.

tom Patrick / December 19, 2012

Yukon First Nations largely unaffected by transparency act
Yukon First Nations will be largely unaffected by one of the most contentious changes to the Indian Act contained in the recently passed First Nations Financial Transparency Act. Bill C-27 was passed Nov.

Jesse Winter / December 19, 2012

Olympian to direct Whitehorse basketball camp
Basketball Yukon is looking ahead. The sports administration body is laying the foundation for a bright future with the Future Stars All Girls Territorial Basketball Camp in Whitehorse from Dec. 21-23.

tom Patrick / December 19, 2012

Is democracy disappearing in the Yukon?
Is democracy disappearing in the Yukon? Is our Canadian electoral system broken? I believe the main problem with the Canadian electoral system is that many leaders who become prime ministers and premiers act like despot dictators and believe that once t

Yukon News / December 19, 2012

Let the phone competition begin
The Yukon has a new landline phone company. Iristel, a Toronto-based telco, officially opened for business in the North this week. Right now, it's only offering local numbers in Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Inuvik.

Josh Kerr / December 19, 2012

Yukon Special Olympics director honoured
Serge Michaud was wondering why the Yukon's commissioner and media were present at the Special Olympics Yukon's annual Christmas party at the Yukon Inn on Thursday.

tom Patrick / December 19, 2012