Year: 2013

Housing fund helps Carcross

Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizens are one step closer to getting bank mortgages that many Canadians take for granted.

Jesse Winter / December 13, 2013

Early Klondike Christmases were rough affairs

Early yuletide celebrations in the Klondike were characterized by isolation, scarcity, extreme weather, and improvisation. The first Klondike Christmas was celebrated in December of 1896.

Michael Gates / December 13, 2013

Soccer team to run at second gold ulu

Yukon's junior female soccer team will have targets on their backs at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games this March in Fairbanks, Alaska.

tom Patrick / December 13, 2013

Juniors climb high at bouldering competition

Whitehorse's junior rock climbers are problem solvers. Members of the Yukon Youth Climbing Team claimed all but one podium spot at the Cold Snap Finger Climbing Competition, an indoor bouldering competition at F.H.

tom Patrick / December 13, 2013

It’s a baby seal slaughter

It's a baby seal slaughter Re: "Anti-sealing cartoon misses the mark" and "Wyatt's seal cartoon was an abomination" (the News, Dec. 6). The sealer Mr. Woodford and MP Ryan Leef have shared their misguided and learned ignorance on the seal ban along with

Yukon News / December 13, 2013

Police seek help to find missing man

Police seek help to find missing man Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing man. Robert Walter Schellenberg, 47, of Whitehorse was reported missing by his roommate on Dec. 10.

Ashley Joannou / December 13, 2013

Paramedic program resuscitated

The announcement on Wednesday comes just a week after the last-minute cancellation of the program that left seven students prepared for class with nowhere to go.

Ashley Joannou / December 13, 2013

Carcross author opens up about FASD

When most people think of Yukon stories, images of a frost-gripped land sparkling in poetry often spring to mind. But Carcross author Eleanor Millard has lived a less storybook life more common to the realities of today’s world North of 60.

Jesse Winter / December 13, 2013

Students bring concerns to legislature

A Grade 11 social studies class from F.H. Collins visited the legislature this week to ask what the government is doing for Yukon youth.

jacqueline Ronson / December 12, 2013

Government mum on Peel plan status

With less than a month before the staking ban for the Peel watershed expires, the government won’t say how work on the region’s land use plan is progressing.

jacqueline Ronson / December 12, 2013

First Nation partnership on LNG in question

Officials from the Yukon Energy Corporation and the Yukon Development Corporation appeared before the legislature Tuesday to answer questions.

jacqueline Ronson / December 11, 2013

The Yukon 300

Leonidas and his band of 300 Spartan warriors famously fought to the death at the pass of Thermopylae defending Greek civilization against the Persian tyrant Xerxes and his massive army. 

Keith Halliday / December 11, 2013

Could our government please grow up?

Could our government please grow up? Re: Yukon Forum Debate Sours (The News, Dec. 6) Gosh, I sure would hate to be married to a member of the Yukon Party caucus. Imagine this. My Yukon Party spouse says, "Let's plan a special family vacation," and then

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Johnson apologizes in court

A Yukon Supreme Court judge will wait until Thursday to sentence a 23-year-old woman for her role in a high-speed chase that ended with an injured RCMP officer.

Ashley Joannou / December 11, 2013

Assessment ordered before Cornell’s sentencing

Assessment ordered before Cornell's sentencing A Yukon Supreme Court judge has ordered that an assessment be completed on Christopher Cornell to determine if he should be labelled a long-term offender or dangerous offender.

Ashley Joannou / December 11, 2013

Future of Ross River bridge unclear

A second engineer's report has confirmed that demolishing the Ross River footbridge is the best option. But the government won’t say what it will do until it has had a chance to consult with the community.

jacqueline Ronson / December 11, 2013

Cellphones and driving do not mix

Cellphones and driving do not mix I would like to send out a friendly reminder to everyone to please obey the law regarding not using your cellphones while driving. I've almost been hit by people driving and talking on their phones and not paying attenti

Yukon News / December 11, 2013