Year: 2012

Court to rule on humane society spat today
After months of turmoil, the Humane Society Yukon's legal troubles made it to the Supreme Court on Thursday. Fred Pretorius, registrar of societies, wants the court to order the society to grant memberships to six individuals.

Meagan Gillmore / December 14, 2012

Play fair with the Peel
Play fair with the Peel Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski: When I heard Resources Minister Brad Cathers recently state in the legislature, "Our position on the Peel was very clear before the election," I was filled with outrage. During the CBC's e

Yukon News / December 14, 2012

Free people exercise the right to protest
Free people exercise the right to protest Open letter to David Laxton, speaker of the house: Did I really hear the CBC radio news correctly this morning, Mr. Laxton? Did you really send a letter home to the parents of young people, chastising them for

Yukon News / December 14, 2012

Heated legislative sitting ends
As the fall sitting of the 2012 legislative assembly wrapped up Thursday, around 70 protesters sat in the gallery wearing "Protect the Peel, democracy, the plan" shirts in a mostly silent show of dissatisfaction.

jacqueline Ronson / December 14, 2012

Old Crow winter road cancelled
No one will be driving to Old Crow this winter. The remote community is the only one in the Yukon without full-time road access.

Jesse Winter / December 14, 2012

Company plans to expand Kotaneelee
A new company has controlling interest in the Kotaneelee gas fields of southeast Yukon, but so far they've stayed mostly quiet about their plans for the area. A July release announced the acquisition by EFL Overseas Inc.

jacqueline Ronson / December 14, 2012

Christmas quiz separates ravens from bowerbirds
Shopping done? Cookies baked? Good. Now for one last little challenge for 201.2 It should be a snap if you've been paying attention to Your Yukon columns all year.

Patricia Robertson / December 14, 2012

Will land claims never end?
Premier Darrell Pasloski has been taking a lot of flack lately on many First Nation related issues. I would like to thank him for standing up for the rights of other Yukon people. I was born here and feel that many of my inherent rights have been infringe

Yukon News / December 14, 2012

Rachel Pettitt skates to fourth in Canada
Whitehorse Arctic Edge skater Rachel Pettitt had the season-long goal of qualifying for the Skate Canada Challenge. That being the case, her result was some serious icing on the cake.

tom Patrick / December 14, 2012

Public pans Porter Creek D
The only thing that's harder than finding housing in Whitehorse may be planning to build more. "It's an issue that we try to address," Coun. John Streicker told a crowd that filled council chambers Wednesday night.

Meagan Gillmore / December 14, 2012

Time to truly listen
Time to truly listen "We want to hear from you," say the Yukon government's ads for its Peel consultations. You already have heard from us. You, our current government, created a previous decision making process, though not perfect, that many of us were

Yukon News / December 14, 2012

Early Yukon politics were pretty darn nasty
At the time of writing this column, there is a case before the Supreme Court of Canada. Notoriously known as the "robocall" affair, it includes alleged fraudulent election activities in the Yukon during the last federal election.

Michael Gates / December 14, 2012

Dawson housing project lauded
A sustainable housing pilot project in Dawson that was completed years ago is getting some high praise from the Conference Board of Canada.

Jesse Winter / December 14, 2012

Scoffin heading to Alberta championships
The road to the nationals is longer in Alberta than it is in the Yukon. Whitehorse curler Thomas Scoffin is making the prolonged journey, so far unimpeded.

tom Patrick / December 14, 2012

Story confused nominees with representatives
Story confused nominees with representatives Re: "Planning council criticizes territory's Peel plans," Yukon News, Dec. 12. While reporting on the Yukon Land Use Planning Council's board meeting of Dec. 7, the Yukon News stated that member Emile Stehelin

Yukon News / December 14, 2012

a season to rediscover compassion
A visit earlier this week with a Yukon elder spending a few days in Whitehorse General Hospital reminded me just how much we owe the generations preceding our own.

Michael Dougherty / December 14, 2012

A guide in need of a rescue
A guide in need of a rescue My moment of greatest dread as a guide came this summer on the last bend of the Wind River. Our camp was aglow in evening light, dinner was ready and I was talking via satellite phone with a physician friend who was confirming

Yukon News / December 14, 2012

The future is now in Dawson City
Latitude Wireless hooked up Dawson City with 3G wireless service this week. It didn't take long for Dawsonites to embrace the new technology, said Mayor Wayne Potoroka.

Josh Kerr / December 14, 2012