Year: 2013

Skiing, God and Father Mouchet

I'm at 1,900 metres on a British Columbia mountain when I find out Father Mouchet has died. Part of me feels gutted, but another part feels a deep building joy.

Pavlina Sudrich / December 6, 2013

Make F.H. Collins a historic site

Make F.H. Collins a historic site I am writing to express both my disgust and my dismay over the handling of the F.H. Collins High School "project." I use the word project lightly. After all, wasn't the original tender submission date passed and then sub

Yukon News / December 6, 2013

Paramedic program flatlines

A Yukon College program, trumpeted as an opportunity for paramedics to be trained locally, has been cancelled.

Ashley Joannou / December 6, 2013

Wyatt’s seal cartoon was an abomination

 Re: the "political cartoon" by Wyatt (Yukon News, Dec. 4). To put it lightly, the "character and script" of the submission was gross, wrong, and completely unacceptable. It showed clear ignorance of an issue of

Yukon News / December 6, 2013

Yukon MP Ryan Leef stands up for Santa

 In an amusing spat over Arctic sovereignty rhetoric on Thursday, Yukon MP Ryan Leef criticized Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for not caring enough about Canada's Arctic borders.

Jesse Winter / December 6, 2013

Silver questions economic priorities

Interim Liberal Leader Sandy Silver says the failure of the Yukon Party to diversify the economy has resulted in a shrinking private sector and a growing public sector.

jacqueline Ronson / December 5, 2013

Legislature marks college anniversary

Members of the legislative assembly spoke at length this week to honour the 50th anniversary of Yukon College.

jacqueline Ronson / December 5, 2013

A frosty festival
Whitehorse braved chilly temperatures to celebrate the Christmas spirit during the Winterval parade on November 30.

Wire Service / December 4, 2013

Vanier tops two Warrior teams to win junior gold

Vanier's junior boys team cut through two doses of black and gold to win the Pepsi Volleyball Yukon Championships at Porter Creek Secondary on Saturday. After defeating the F.H.

tom Patrick / December 4, 2013

Old World brass in Old Town

Yukoners use their sagging detached garages to indulge their passions. In Old Town, Whitehorse that can be tinkering with trucks, building projects, and most often storing their treasures that can’t fit into the small houses.

Roxanne Livingstone / December 4, 2013

Mayor hops on a bus

Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis says he's really enjoying taking the bus to work every morning. Earlier this week he was getting off at the stop across from city hall downtown when he thanked the driver.

Ashley Joannou / December 4, 2013

Fire destroys Riverdale home’s second floor

Fire destroys Riverdale home's second floor Fast-acting firefighters are being credited with saving a family home from complete destruction after a fire earlier this week.

Ashley Joannou / December 4, 2013

Canada’s economic health check

The International Monetary Fund just completed Canada's annual economic health check. The IMF is perhaps best known for its crisis lending to debt-challenged governments in places like Greece, Portugal or Ukraine.

Keith Halliday / December 4, 2013

Cat Women scratch out win at jamboree

They say a cat in gloves catches no mice. How about hockey gloves? The Cat Women team fought back from a goal down to win the final of the fifth annual Women's Hockey Jamboree on Friday and Saturday at Takhini Arena.

tom Patrick / December 4, 2013

Film exposes harsh realities of residential schools

Film exposes harsh realities of residential schools The Yukon Human Rights Commission will screen a film this week to raise awareness of the continued impacts of the residential school system on aboriginal communities.

jacqueline Ronson / December 4, 2013

Chinook numbers continue to plummet

This year's Yukon chinook salmon run could have been the worst on record, despite stricter restrictions on fishing on both sides of the border.

jacqueline Ronson / December 4, 2013

Crusaders hang on for junior girls title

The Vanier Crusaders watched a sizable lead dwindle to nothing in the junior girls final of the Pepsi Volleyball Yukon Championships.

tom Patrick / December 4, 2013

Honour a loved one at Lights of Life

Honour a loved one at Lights of Life Hospice Yukon would like to invite all Yukoners to the opening ceremony of the 23rd annual Lights of Life event on Thursday, Dec. 12. The ceremony begins at 12:15 p.m. in the foyer of the Elijah Smith Building. We wil

Yukon News / December 4, 2013