Year: 2013

Alleged drug dealers evicted

Tenants in a downtown rental property have been evicted under the territory’s Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act.

Ashley Joannou / December 9, 2013

The trail ends for last Yukon Oblate

The long trail for Jean-Marie Mouchet, the last member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Yukon, ended on Monday, December 2.

Michael Dougherty / December 6, 2013

Free our MP: support the Reform Act

Yukon MP Ryan Leef has a chance to help repair our damaged political system. But he needs some prodding in order to do it.

John Thompson / December 6, 2013

Government forges ahead on Atlin Lake campground

Government forges ahead on Atlin Lake campground The Yukon government responded to a petition this week asking for the government to develop a campground at the Conrad historic site near Carcross instead of the planned location at Atlin Lake.

jacqueline Ronson / December 6, 2013

Anti sealing cartoon misses the mark

Anti-sealing cartoon misses the mark Re: Wyatt's World Cartoon (Yukon News, Dec. 4). You would expect misinformation on the Atlantic seal hunt to come from urban animal activists who are disconnected from nature, but coming from a Yukon newspaper? This

Yukon News / December 6, 2013

Morris seeks to reclaim LFN chief’s seat

Daniel Morris wants to be chief of the Liard First Nation again, but he may seem like a long shot. Morris was chief once before, but he was removed from office in disgrace in 2003.

Jesse Winter / December 6, 2013

Set my people free

There's great news for white Canadians this week. Correctional Investigator of Canada Howard Sapers released his annual report on Tuesday.

Al Pope / December 6, 2013

Hilderman gets the big cheque at cashspiel

Team Hilderman took in the gravy on Sunday. The Whitehorse rink took first to pocket a cheque for $1,800 at the Polar Eyes Cashspiel at the Whitehorse Curling Club on Sunday.

tom Patrick / December 6, 2013

Artists away from the noise

Artists, like everyone else, work better when they're well-fed. So say Jane Isakson and Jennifer Walden, two painters with solo exhibitions at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Meg Walker / December 6, 2013

Koltun rink grabs wins in Lloydminster

Whitehorse's Team Koltun grabbed two more wins on the World Curling Tour over the weekend as the rink turns its attention to a run at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

tom Patrick / December 6, 2013

Yukon Forum debate sours

Yukon's legislative assembly has little to show for a 3.5-hour debate on co-operation with First Nations.

jacqueline Ronson / December 6, 2013

Support the Reform Act

Support the Reform Act Canadian politics has been exciting lately, with lots of focus on spending scandals, PMO manipulation and crack-smoking mayors (all alleged, of course!). But even more exciting, to me and to the future of our country, is the Reform

Yukon News / December 6, 2013

Troy Henry skates to fifth at international competition

Speedskating outdoors can be a drag. Literally. Without the controlled conditions of indoors, the ice can be too soft or too hard, and dust and other particles trapped in the ice can cause friction.

tom Patrick / December 6, 2013

New book revisits the ‘Lost Patrol’

Here is a new northern book that was brought to my attention, just in time for Christmas. Death Wins in the Arctic, a book written by B.C.‘s Kerry Karram.

Michael Gates / December 6, 2013

Rein in our PM

Rein in our PM Open letter to MP Ryan Leef: Please support Conservative MP Michael Chong's private member's bill that would bring the prime minister and party leaders' roles back to where it ought to be. The prime minister should just be first amongst eq

Yukon News / December 6, 2013

What’s he saying? The truth about methadone

There's been a lot of talk lately by the minister of justice about methadone maintenance therapy and the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. The issue is the decision by the Justice Department in 2012 to stop methadone treatment for prisoners

Yukon News / December 6, 2013

F.H. Collins project questioned

The Yukon government fended off more questions about the F.H. Collins reconstruction project in the legislature this week, though not all of them were well researched.

Jesse Winter / December 6, 2013