Year: 2014

City delays talks on letting vehicles on footbridge

City delays talks on letting vehicles on footbridge A Whitehorse city council debate over whether to allow motorized vehicles on the Rotary Centennial Bridge has been pushed back until February.

Myles Dolphin / December 12, 2014

In the hole

For more than a decade, Vince Chudy has been managing his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with medication. 

Ashley Joannou / December 12, 2014

Walmart’s parking lot shouldn’t be an RV park

Walmart's parking lot shouldn't be an RV park I'm writing in regards to the summer problem of out-of-territory and international RV users parking at Walmart. I know that summer has been and gone, but it has left a bad taste in my mouth this year. I don'

Yukon News / December 12, 2014

The story of the riverboat Brainstorm

The most notable of the riverboats that plied the waters of the Yukon after the age of sternwheel steamboats ended was the Brainstorm, which regularly hauled supplies from Dawson City down the Yukon River.

Michael Gates / December 12, 2014

Growing Yukon food for Yukon families

Mary and Rolland Girouard are old hands at farming in the Yukon. They acquired their little piece of paradise in 1983, and were one of the firsts to develop the now-abundant Takhini River Valley for agriculture.

jacqueline Ronson / December 12, 2014

Bereaved parents can help one another

Bereaved parents can help one another The Compassionate Friends of Canada is starting a Yukon chapter but is in desperate need of bereaved parents first to help get it going. We're seeking both the newly bereaved and parents who have been on this painfu

Yukon News / December 12, 2014

Alicia Murphy out of jail for now

Alicia Murphy is out of jail. The 34-year-old walked out the door Wednesday after a judge sentenced her to time-served for two bail violations. Those were the only charges she was facing - for now.

Ashley Joannou / December 12, 2014

Police arrest suspect in 17 year old’s death

Police arrest suspect in 17-year-old's death Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of 17-year-old Brandy Vittrekwa, whose body was discovered in the McIntyre subdivision.

Myles Dolphin / December 12, 2014

Cabins near Liard Hot Springs should be saved

Cabins near Liard Hot Springs should be saved Every time I drive south from Watson Lake and coming back I see the two log cabins that were built by the Liard First Nation near the hot springs. It is hard to look at now, as it is being taken apart by pers

Yukon News / December 12, 2014

Municipal Act changes get tough on referendums

The public input period on amendments to the Yukon Municipal Act closed last week, and if the proposed changes go through, citizens will have a much tougher time initiating a binding referendum than before.

Myles Dolphin / December 12, 2014

Nishikawa cracks top 50 in Norway

As the races got longer, Emily Nishikawa's results got better. The Whitehorse Olympian posted improved results in a FIS World Cup mini tour event last week in Lillehammer, Norway.

tom Patrick / December 12, 2014

Kent blames golf course bail out on NDP

Resources Minister Scott Kent has yet another new explanation for the 2011 $750,000 bail-out of the Mountain View Golf Club: It's the NDP's fault.

jacqueline Ronson / December 12, 2014

Celebrating a real Yukon party

Celebrating a real Yukon party The recent Celebration of Yukon Land and Water was a real success! Thanks to a wonderful opening prayer circle around the fire and all the great performances by the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers, MCs Claire Ness and Victor Kisoun,

Yukon News / December 12, 2014

Don’t treat law abiding gun owners as criminals

Don't treat law-abiding gun owners as criminals The Common Sense Firearms Act, recently introduced in Parliament, is just that: common sense. Well, common sense to everyone but Justin Trudeau and the Liberal elites. The Liberals have sent out a fundra

Yukon News / December 10, 2014

Sewage overflows Dawson City facility

A faulty valve caused a sewage backup in Dawson City on Monday, flooding the screening facility and prompting a boil-water advisory in the town. "It was a big mess," said Mayor Wayne Potoroka on Tuesday.

jacqueline Ronson / December 10, 2014