Year: 2012

College gets kudos from Parliament
With Canada poised to take over as chair of the Arctic Council, Yukon College is getting some important attention from the council and Canada's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Jesse Winter / December 14, 2012

Cabbie charged with drunk driving
The recent arrest of a Whitehorse taxi driver for drunk driving has raised concerns about what can be done to keep impaired cab drivers off the road.

Meagan Gillmore / December 12, 2012

City offers free Wi Fi
Free wireless Internet service will be available in city buildings until Jan. 7, said Mike Stevely, manager of business and information technology.

Meagan Gillmore / December 12, 2012

Roads are the bane of the wilderness
The forces of nature have been at work through the ages in the Peel watershed and created a magnificent mountain landscape with sparkling lakes, clear flowing rivers and all the wildlife species which embody a healthy northern ecosystem.

Jannik Schou / December 12, 2012

Don’t leave us gymless
Don't leave us gymless Recently I have discovered that the school I am attending will not have a gym for two-and-a-half years. As a Grade 8 student I do not want to miss out on all the great things a gym offers. School gymnasiums hold endless possibilit

Yukon News / December 12, 2012

Peel mismanagement bodes ill for our future
Peel mismanagement bodes ill for our future The final recommended Peel watershed regional land use plan is one of the finest examples of Yukon land claims implementation that we have. The land-use planning model in the Umbrella Final Agreement is a sup

Yukon News / December 12, 2012

Trick or treaty
Trick or treaty Whenever First Nations people enter into written agreements with government, I call it a treaty. A treaty seeks the greatest good for the greatest number and bears peace, reconciliation, mutual integrity, honour and respect. For our Yukon

Yukon News / December 12, 2012

Avalanche gets a win at WarPath VIII
Whitehorse's Ryley Johnson isn't choked up about his fight on Saturday. That was his opponent's job. The 16-year-old fighter from Whitehorse's Avalanche MMA twice got his opponent in chokeholds en route to winning at WarPath VIII.

tom Patrick / December 12, 2012

Committee supports whistleblower protection
An all-party committee has tabled recommendations for new legislation that would protect whistleblowers. Opposition parties have accused the government of stalling on the issue for years.

jacqueline Ronson / December 12, 2012

A real Yukoner responds
A real Yukoner responds Re: Leave the Peel for Real Yukoners (Nov. 30) I was glad to read that Karen Simon considers the use of fossil fuels when planning a wilderness trip. I think about that, too, when going for a hike. I have big country to walk thro

Yukon News / December 12, 2012

Please stand by consultation promise
Please stand by consultation promise Open letter to Resources Minister Brad Cathers: Much has been said in the legislature about oil and gas during this sitting. You have often spoken of the Yukon Conservation Society and included YCS in your government

Yukon News / December 12, 2012

Territory unveils poverty fighting plan
The poverty-reduction strategy includes six key principles to guide government policy decisions and help poor and socially-isolated Yukoners access services, said Health Minister Doug Graham.

Josh Kerr / December 12, 2012

Nishikawas golden as World Cup approaches
Whitehorse skiers won four medals at the Haywood NorAm in Vernon, B.C. Medalists Graham Nishikawa, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty and David Greer can now go into their biggest races so far this season brimming with confidence.

tom Patrick / December 12, 2012

Tank farm cleanup gets green light
After heated debates earlier this fall, city council decided to allow temporary quarrying at the tank farm on Monday night.

Meagan Gillmore / December 12, 2012