Year: 2013

New meaning to low standards

The Liard First Nation has sent a clear message: being convicted of a monstrous act of violence against women is no impediment to holding its highest office.

John Thompson / December 20, 2013

Government seeks input on rental regulations

The new Residential Landlord and Tenant Act has already been passed in the legislature, but before it can be brought into force it must go through a round of public feedback.

Jesse Winter / December 18, 2013

Deadline looms on Ross River case

The Yukon government insists it can make a December 27 deadline to meet the requirements of a Yukon Court of Appeal decision that will affect mining across the territory.

jacqueline Ronson / December 18, 2013

Canada’s elite lack honour

Canada's elite lack honour On November 27 the nation of Latvia suffered a tragedy when 54 people died when the roof of the Maxima Supermarket collapsed. The prime minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis, resigned. New elections are to be held October 2014

Yukon News / December 18, 2013

Illegal weapons maker gets 16 months

Illegal-weapons maker gets 16 months A man who helped make illegal firearms in Whitehorse was sentenced to 16 months in jail last Wednesday.

Jesse Winter / December 18, 2013

Lawyers push for more support for FASD

The Yukon branch of the Canadian Bar Association wants the territory to become the first jurisdiction in the country to write human rights language directly into the Corrections Act.

Ashley Joannou / December 18, 2013

Busing is better

Busing is better Open letter to Whitehorse mayor and council, I write to thank the mayor and council of the City of Whitehorse as well as the staff at Whitehorse Transit for making decisions that have resulted in a more convenient transit system. I was

Yukon News / December 18, 2013

Chihong commits $56M to Selwyn project in 2014

Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd. plans to spend $56 million in 2014 towards developing the Selwyn lead-zinc project in the Howard's Pass region in eastern Yukon. The company bought the project from Selwyn Resources Ltd.

jacqueline Ronson / December 18, 2013

Tennis Yukon testing the waters for indoor facility

Does the sport of tennis have enough support in Yukon for an indoor facility? Would there be enough players willing to pay for memberships at a year-round facility? Tennis Yukon has begun the process of finding the answers to tho

tom Patrick / December 18, 2013

Morgan may appeal LFN election results

The runner up in Monday's election for chief of the Liard First Nation says he may go to Federal Court to overturn the results. Former LFN chief Daniel Morris won the right to reclaim the title Monday night, with 125 votes.

Jesse Winter / December 18, 2013

The Grand Ole Northern Opry returns

It's a long way between Nashville and Whitehorse. The two capital cities are separated by 5,354 kilometres of Rockies, Great Plains and Appalachians.

Elaine Corden / December 18, 2013

Christmas lights faulted for Friday fire

Christmas lights faulted for Friday fire Overheated Christmas lights are being blamed for a fire at Clippers Barber Shop in Whitehorse on Friday night. Whitehorse firefighters responded to an alarm ringing in the multi-unit building on 4th Ave.

Jesse Winter / December 18, 2013

Pasloski wary of pension reform

Premier Darrell Pasloski did not attend a meeting of provincial and territorial finance ministers this week to discuss the future of the Canada Pension Plan.

jacqueline Ronson / December 18, 2013

A good balance sheet

An exchange between Mr. Fox, leader of the opposition, and Prime Minister Pitt from The Madness of King George: Fox: Do you enjoy all this flummery, Mr. Pitt? Pitt: No, Mr.

Keith Halliday / December 18, 2013

Sad about the bulbs

Sad about the bulbs It's too bad that the incandescent light bulb is on its way out. Yes, they're inefficient, but all of the energy that they use which isn't turned into light is turned into heat. So it means you're heating your home with electricity,

Yukon News / December 18, 2013