Year: 2014

Disability rights involve everyone

Colette Acheson Last week was Disability Awareness Week in the Yukon, tying into International Disability Awareness Day on Dec. 3 which is recognized in many countries around the world. Because of this, our office at the Yukon Association for Community L

Yukon News / December 10, 2014

City puts landfill contracts out for bids

City council went to bat for the private sector at Monday evening's meeting when it voted against extending two longstanding contracts at its landfill.

Myles Dolphin / December 10, 2014

Dedication pays off for traditional Tlingit dancers

Seven years ago Marilyn Jensen and five other dancers joined forces with the hopes of performing for tourists. They struggled to attract any attention, even in their own traditional territory of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.

Myles Dolphin / December 10, 2014

Boreale Ranch broadens horizons beyond biking

The Boreale Ranch is still a work in progress. They're still hanging art on the walls, Marsha Cameron says. Then she points outside, to the snowy yard ringed with trees.

Eva Holland / December 10, 2014

Dogs playing with matches started Mount Lorne fire

Dogs playing with matches started Mount Lorne fire Yukon's fire marshall has determined that a fire in Mount Lorne last month was likely started by the family dogs, who were playing with matches. A Yukon couple came home on Nov.

jacqueline Ronson / December 10, 2014

Mine’s cleanup money pays for roadwork

The Yukon government has seized $3 million from Veris Gold to pay for urgent repairs to the tailings facility at the former Ketza River mine.

jacqueline Ronson / December 10, 2014

Pettitt lands silver for Yukon record at Skate Canada Challenge

Rachel Pettitt has done it again. The Arctic Edge figure skater has set another high-water mark for Yukon on the national stage. Pettitt won silver in novice women at the Skate Canada Challenge on Thursday in Montreal.

tom Patrick / December 10, 2014

Atom Mustangs winless at home tournament

The Whitehorse Atom Mustangs have faced some tough competition so far this season and a home-ice advantage didn't help notch wins this past weekend.

tom Patrick / December 10, 2014

Big corporations should learn to share

Big corporations should learn to share I recently drove by the cardboard boxes left over from the affordable housing demonstration by the legislature which led me to think "outside the box" and wonder why we expect only government to provide "affordable

Yukon News / December 10, 2014

Liberals plan to push their own FASD bill

A federal Liberal MP is proposing a new bill related to FASD in the Canadian justice system. Well, it's sort of new. The bill is nearly identical to the one that was proposed by Yukon's MP Ryan Leef and later nixed.

Ashley Joannou / December 10, 2014

Bagnell did little as MP to help address FASD

Bagnell did little as MP to help address FASD I read with great surprise that Larry Bagnell has told Yukoners that he was working on "similar legislation" to my Bill C-583 before he left Parliament. Eleven years is a long time to be "working" on someth

Yukon News / December 10, 2014

City unveils 2015 operating budget

Your typical Whitehorse homeowner will pay another $29 in property taxes next year, provided that the city passes its 2015 operating budget.

Myles Dolphin / December 10, 2014

Arctic sport championships sees record turnout

Whitehorse's Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre was filled with high kicks and kneel jumps galore last week. The third annual Arctic Sport Inter-School Championships had its largest turnout to date with about 170 athletes taking part.

tom Patrick / December 10, 2014

Miners urge federal minister to compromise with First Nations

A second Yukon mining company is urging the Canadian government to rethink amendments to Yukon's environmental assessments laws to avoid further conflict with First Nations. Eira Thomas, president of Kaminak Gold Corp.

jacqueline Ronson / December 10, 2014

Yukon Energy plans wind power expansion

Yukon Energy is setting the turbines in motion on a plan that could see up to 10 megawatts of new wind power in the territory.

jacqueline Ronson / December 8, 2014