Year: 2014

Does the Yukon need a wake up call?

Rich Thompson This time of the year it sometimes pays to be reflective. I pen these reflections not in my capacity as chairman of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, nor as CEO of Northern Vision Development LP. Not even as a concerned Yukoner, as despite spe

Yukon News / December 19, 2014

Air quality upgrades overdue at Closeleigh Manor

Upgrades to Closeleigh Manor's ventilation system are almost two months behind schedule but nearing completion, according to the Yukon Housing Corporation.

Myles Dolphin / December 19, 2014

Yukon buys two new ambulances

Yukon buys two new ambulances The Yukon government has spent $310,000 on two new ambulances for Whitehorse. They are "state of the art" and optimized for use in harsh winter conditions, according to a government news release.

jacqueline Ronson / December 19, 2014

More supports needed for autistic children

More supports needed for autistic children Re: Whitehorse parent pleas for more support for autistic daughter (The News, Dec. 1): I am glad to see this issue come forward. I have a five-year-old daughter with autism spectrum disorder who also experience

Yukon News / December 17, 2014

Time to live up to the spirit of treaties

In recent weeks Yukon First Nation leaders have met with the Yukon's premier, our member of Parliament and the federal minister of aboriginal affairs, and none have expressed any intent or interest in working with Yukon Fi

Yukon News / December 17, 2014

Resurrected Huskies team looking for AA success

When the Whitehorse Huskies senior men's hockey club scrubbed their 2010/2011 season, former owner Clayton Thomas said it was simply too expensive to have a AAA team in Whitehorse.

tom Patrick / December 17, 2014

Fracking committee gets an extension

Fracking committee gets an extension The Yukon Legislative Assembly's fracking committee has asked for another extension.

jacqueline Ronson / December 17, 2014

Trans man pushes for human rights changes

Chase Blodgett of Whitehorse calls it the pronoun dance. There are all sorts of varieties. "It's my absolute favourite dance, though," he said.

Ashley Joannou / December 17, 2014

You may be eligible to get energy saving gadgets

You may be eligible to get energy-saving gadgets Yukon Energy and ATCO Electric have begun a promotion for their "in charge" energy management and efficiency program. With this promotion they are offering "free products" to customers on a limited quantit

Yukon News / December 17, 2014

Time for reconciliation

Time for reconciliation Last week we were on a cloud, so happy with all the news. It has been a long time since we've felt such hope. After hearing of the Peel watershed case we felt an overwhelming sense of appreciation. We want to thank the thousands o

Yukon News / December 17, 2014

Tourism association supports Peel decision

Tourism association supports Peel decision The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon has voiced its support for the recent court ruling on the land-use plan for the Peel watershed.

jacqueline Ronson / December 17, 2014

Enough is enough

Enough is enough When is enough enough? How many more court battles will the Pasloski government try to lose? When will this government play to the democratic rules set in Canada's Constitution, set in the Umbrella Final Agreement signed with Yukon's Fir

Yukon News / December 17, 2014

Yukon may revisit protections for mobile home owners

The Yukon government is willing to reconsider protections for mobile home owners under the Landlord and Tenant Act, says Brad Cathers, the minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation.

jacqueline Ronson / December 17, 2014