Year: 2013

Longest nights from long ago

Christmas and New Year’s may be the headline events around this time of year, but for many northerners, winter solstice is a major event too.

Elaine Corden / December 20, 2013

More details on fatal crash

The Transportation Safety Board has released more facts about the plane crash earlier this year that killed two Yukoners.

Ashley Joannou / December 20, 2013

Yukoners will soon owe $400 million

 Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski, Energy minister Scott Kent, Yukon Development Corp. chair Joanne Fairlee and Yukon Energy chair Piers McDonald: The Yukon Party government has been in power for over 10 years a

Yukon News / December 20, 2013

Ta’an backs out of LNG partnership

Ta'an Kwach'an Council has abandoned plans to partner with Yukon Energy to burn liquefied natural gas in Whitehorse.

jacqueline Ronson / December 20, 2013

Legislature wraps up for Christmas

The Yukon Legislative Assembly has closed another sitting. Thursday was the final day until proceedings resume in the spring.

jacqueline Ronson / December 20, 2013

CRTC could force Internet prices down

The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission could force NorthwesTel to lower retail Internet prices.

jacqueline Ronson / December 20, 2013

Gross inequality is a fact of Canadian life

I would like to take some time to reflect on my connection to my mother's birth nation of South Africa. My mother's family fled apartheid when she was 11 years old. I have been back once, when I was 17, 10 ye

Yukon News / December 20, 2013

Women’s groups commit to working with Morris

The Liard Aboriginal Women's Society says it will work with the newly elected chief of the Liard First Nation, Daniel Morris. Morris won his seat on Monday night by 23 votes over runner-up George Morgan.

Jesse Winter / December 20, 2013

Gov’t missed mark with new hospitals

The Yukon government spent $54.8 million on two new hospitals that it didn't need. On Thursday, the government released a health-care needs assessment report.

Jesse Winter / December 20, 2013

The art of the non apology

In the December 2012 issue of Psychology Today, psychoanalyst Joseph Burgo discusses the art of the apology. He lays out some simple rules, starting with "genuine apologies never contain the words 'if' or 'but'.

Al Pope / December 20, 2013

Selection begins for Yukon’s Dene games team

The selection process for Yukon's Dene games team that will compete in Fairbanks, Alaska, got underway with trials at Takhini Elementary School on Sunday.

tom Patrick / December 20, 2013

Pasloski and crew make a mess of civil society

Pasloski and crew make a mess of civil society Open Letter to Liz Hanson: There are many metrics for measuring democracy. Seats in a legislature is one, and the most abused. In the last election the Yukon Party won just 40.6 per cent of the vote; most Y

Yukon News / December 20, 2013

A furry friend in a time of need

Emergency situations are, by their very nature, stressful ones. Calling an ambulance means lights, sirens and strangers invading your world at a time of pain or, at the very least, anxiety.

Ashley Joannou / December 20, 2013

Sport highlights galore in 2013

Another year of Yukon sports is almost in the books. There were enough accomplishments to fill a book. Watson Lake cyclist Zach Bell won the Canadian road race championships.

tom Patrick / December 20, 2013

Food bank gets cash to buy its building

The Whitehorse Food Bank is planning to purchase its own building after a one-time funding announcement by the territorial government. 

John Thompson / December 20, 2013