Year: 2013

First Nation council calls for staking ban

The Yukon government should implement a staking ban across the territory so that it has time to properly consult First Nations on changes to mining legislation, according to a December 2 letter signed by Ruth Massie, grand

jacqueline Ronson / December 4, 2013

Rams prevent Crusader sweep in senior girls final

Following a loss to the Vanier Crusaders in the Super Volley final, the Porter Creek Rams were itching for a high-stakes rematch against their cross-town rivals. Their wish came true.

tom Patrick / December 4, 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 4, 2013

Cross country skiing priest remembered

For Father Jean-Marie Mouchet, skiing wasn't just a winter recreation. For him, it was an act of faith. "He was never on or off, he was always just 100 per cent a ski coach and a priest.

Jesse Winter / December 4, 2013

Convicted hunting guide faces Yukon charges

An American man who pleaded guilty to wildlife charges in the U.S. is now facing accusations in Yukon court. Ronald Martin, 72, from Haines is charged with more than two dozen new wildlife-related offences.

Ashley Joannou / December 2, 2013

Gas bar worker hit with bear spray

Whitehorse RCMP have released the photo of the suspect in an attempted robbery over the weekend where a store clerk was hit with bear spray.

Ashley Joannou / December 2, 2013

Dawson wastewater contractor fined over mould cleanup

Corix Water Systems is facing a fine from the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board for failing to properly clean up mould contamination at the Dawson City Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Jesse Winter / December 2, 2013

Skiers named top athletes at awards night

In addition to Masson’s induction into the Sport Yukon Hall of Fame for his work as head coach for Cross Country Yukon, four cross-country skiers won the major individual athlete awards at the ceremony.

tom Patrick / December 2, 2013

The good news caribou

North Yukon regional biologist Mike Suitor is privileged to be the bearer of great tidings this fall.

Erling Friis-Baastad / November 29, 2013

Making Yukon’s roadkill count

Dr. Jane Harms hoists a rigid coyote carcass onto a sterile metal countertop. She turns it over slowly, pointing out the grit and abrasions on its side and haunches, the blood congealed on its teeth and muzzle.

Eva Holland / November 29, 2013

The Guild does it again with The Cripple of Inishmaan

We laughed. We cried. We cringed. The Guild’s new production of The Cripple of Inishmaan is an intense two-hour immersion in the camaraderie and viciousness of small-town life.

Keith Halliday / November 29, 2013

Thanks for supporting students at Envirothon

Thanks for supporting students at Envirothon In early August 2013, five Yukon high school students travelled to the 26th annual week-long North American Envirothon in Bozeman, Montana. We returned with newfound knowledge of environmental sustainability,

Yukon News / November 29, 2013

Yukon’s next power play

Energy Minister Scott Kent is right that now is a good time to begin planning the Yukon's next hydro-electric dam - if we're using "good" in the sense of "better late than never.

John Thompson / November 29, 2013

Yukon biathlete skis, shoots to bronze at Calforex Cup

There's a notion in biathlon: the better you shoot, the faster you ski. After cleaning house at the range, adrenaline kicks in and suddenly all the trails are downhill. "That's the case," confirms Whitehorse's Liam Adel.

tom Patrick / November 29, 2013

Unchecked growth is deadly

Unchecked growth is deadly I noticed the headline for one of the letters to the editor: We Will Need Mining to Sustain Our Lifestyle. (The News, Nov. 9.) Our current living arrangement with planet Earth, our "lifestyle," is actually unsustainable. We act

Yukon News / November 29, 2013