Year: 2013

Consider a vegan diet

Consider a vegan diet Re: "Consider the mobile abattoir" by Al Pope (the News, Nov. 22). First, I applaud the paper for publishing the image of truth of the slaughtered dead pig. Your columnist, Al Pope, makes light and finds it amusing when writing abou

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Magun runs for chief amid labour dispute

Based on the platforms of the candidates running to be chief, the Liard First Nation is a sorely divided community. Candidates all have their own views on how best to heal what are becoming historic rifts among the Kaska people.

Jesse Winter / December 11, 2013

Lil’s is closing its doors

Lil's is closing its doors After an amazing six years, Lil's Place will be closing its doors for the last time on December 21, 2013. I would really like to express my gratitude to the residents of Whitehorse for embracing my quirky idea of opening a 1950

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Visiting teams steal the show at Mustangs Night

Back-to-back weekends packed with hockey may have taken a toll on two Mustangs teams. The Norcope Bantam Mustangs and the Peewee B Mustangs Whitehorse rep teams...

tom Patrick / December 11, 2013

In praise of local veggies

In praise of local veggies I would like to congratulate all those Yukon farmers who have produced food this year. The carrots, parsnips, beets and turnips are still available to eat and taste far better than any of the imported vegetables. I haven't had

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Yukon figure skaters selected for Arctic Games

Eight young ladies have skated onto Team Yukon for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games this March. Yukon’s figure skating team for the Games was announced following the Yukon Gold Nugget Interclub Competition.

tom Patrick / December 11, 2013

Council approves industrial caretaker suite

City council made the surprising move Monday night to approve a live-in caretaker suite in the McCrae industrial area despite city administration advising against it.

Jesse Winter / December 11, 2013

Fix the housing crunch

Fix the housing crunch Dawson City's council is joining the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' new national campaign to fix Canada's housing crunch. We're joining communities across Canada who are passing council resolutions and writing to members of

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Pasloski attends Mandela memorial

Pasloski attends Mandela memorial Premier Darrell Pasloski is in South Africa this week to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

jacqueline Ronson / December 11, 2013

Yukon Brewing unveils its berry liqueur

The brewmasters at Yukon Brewing have been known to put all manner of things into their beers, from pureed ginger and stinging nettle to hand-peeled grapefruit and espresso coffee.

Jesse Winter / December 11, 2013

Whitehorse Community Choir seeks Yukon songs

The Whitehorse Community Choir, with the help of Yukon's arts fund, is underway with a project to develop a full concert program of new and original compositions that reflect the lives, history, diverse cultur

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Team Scoffin cruises into Alberta provincials

Whitehorse's Thomas Scoffin and his University of Alberta Junior Golden Bears earned a spot at Alberta's Junior Provincial Curling Championships with ease over the weekend.

tom Patrick / December 11, 2013

Just say no to goats

Just say no to goats There have been a number of ads and information in the media lately about gifts for the underprivileged. The message is often to give a gift to a needy person rather than something tangible for someone who has everything. But please,

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Thanks for supporting Athletics Yukon

With the end of 2013 quickly approaching, it is time to give thanks to everyone who contributed to an exceptional year for Athletics Yukon. From our local sponsors to our volunteers, our community pitches in to put o

Yukon News / December 11, 2013

Whitehorse’s Troy Henry bound for Olympic trials

Whitehorse speedskater Troy Henry is getting a shot at Sochi. The 24-year-old long-track skater has qualified for the Team Canada's Olympic trials, Speed Skating Canada announced last week.

tom Patrick / December 11, 2013

Public meeting on LNG planned

The Yukon Environment and Socio-economic Assessment Board will host a public meeting next week on Yukon Energy’s plan to burn liquefied natural gas in the territory.

jacqueline Ronson / December 10, 2013

Watson Lake mulls hydro potential

The Liard First Nation is teaming up with the Town of Watson Lake and the Yukon Electrical Company to study the potential of hydropower generation within Kaska traditional territory in south Yukon.

Jesse Winter / December 9, 2013