Year: 2013

Junior male soccer team getting set for Arctics

Intense training and preparation for last summer's Canada Games will carry over into this March's Arctic Winter Games for Yukon's junior male soccer team, says head coach Arnold Hedstrom.

tom Patrick / December 18, 2013

NorthwesTel must commit to investments: CRTC

NorthwesTel must make infrastructure upgrades regardless of its financial position, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission ruled today.

jacqueline Ronson / December 18, 2013

Man found after extensive search

A 78-year-old man with dementia was found and treated for hypothermia after an extensive search Friday evening. More than a dozen officers, along with concerned neighbours and friends, searched for hours.

Ashley Joannou / December 16, 2013

Governments plan for Carcross development

The Yukon government and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation plan to develop a number of cottage lots in the Southern Lakes region over the next year.

jacqueline Ronson / December 16, 2013

Small, seasoned speed skaters set for Games

"Small" is the word Yukon coach Phil Hoffman used to describe Yukon's speedskating team for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. Another word could be "experienced.

tom Patrick / December 13, 2013

Great coverage of Father Mouchet

Great coverage of Father Mouchet We would like to thank the Yukon News for your great coverage of Father J.M. Mouchet and of his many contributions to the Yukon. Father Mouchet was a close family friend, advisor, and guide to many people from northern B

Yukon News / December 13, 2013

Johnson sentenced to five years

Jessica Johnson has been sentenced to five years in a federal penitentiary for her role in a robbery and high-speed chase that ended with a shot being fired and an RCMP officer injured.

Ashley Joannou / December 13, 2013

Safety review contradicts coroner’s report

A patient safety review has found that it was an irregular heartbeat that caused the death of Teresa Ann Scheunert in Watson Lake Hospital.

jacqueline Ronson / December 13, 2013

Rouble unfit to be planning council chair

Imagine if a pilot who had crashed a plane in a spectacular, preventable fashion were later appointed to a body governing the aviation industry.

John Thompson / December 13, 2013

Sad to see Curves go

Sad to see Curves go I recently learned that Curves Ladies Gym, in the Horwood's Mall, is closing on Dec. 24. It will be a sad day for many members. Maureen Caron, the owner, has done a wonderful job of welcoming individuals to join a warm, friendly pla

Yukon News / December 13, 2013

LFN voters re enfranchised

Eleven eligible voters who were barred from casting ballots in the Liard First Nation election advanced poll earlier this month will be allowed to vote in the regular poll on Monday.

Jesse Winter / December 13, 2013

A terrorist for all seasons

Calgary West MP Rob Anders raised a few eyebrows this week when he refused to join the rest of Canada's parliamentarians in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.

Al Pope / December 13, 2013

High tech tools for precise surveying

The mining industry has a problem. How do you figure out exactly what is underground before you go to the trouble of digging it up? Icefield Tools Corp.

jacqueline Ronson / December 13, 2013

Babies are not adults

Babies are not adults Re: "Anti-sealing cartoon misses the mark" and "Wyatt's seal cartoon was an abomination" (the News, Dec. 6). It was clear to me that both Eldred Woodford, chairman of the Canadian Sealers Association, and Yukon MP Ryan Leef felt thr

Yukon News / December 13, 2013

Sawmill owners ordered to pay $12,000

The owners of a now-closed mill near Watson Lake have paid a $12,000 fine in territorial court. The South Yukon Forest Corp.

Ashley Joannou / December 13, 2013