Year: 2015

2015 in pictures
Some of our favourite images published throughout the past year.

Wire Service / December 31, 2015

A true story of a refugee

Minh Le To escape the hard-line communist regime, many Vietnamese people left their home country in pursuit for freedom from 1975-1995. I left Vietnam in the summer of 1979 by boat. I was supposed to leave with my dad, but the plan did not go well, so I

Yukon News / December 30, 2015

Peel decision needs to be appealed

Peel decision needs to be appealed. I would like to thank the panel presenting the Peel appeal trial update at the Beringia Centre on the evening of Dec. 15 for changing my mind. With the muddled and seemingly inconclusive result of the Yukon Court of A

Yukon News / December 30, 2015

Dawson City placer mining proposal withdrawn

A recent application for a 10-year permit to mine placer claims on the east side of the Dome Road in Dawson City has been discontinued - for now.

Maura Forrest / December 30, 2015

Why don’t we build a community owned non profit cinema?

Why don't we build a community-owned non-profit cinema? Once upon a time Whitehorse was going to have a brand new cinema built in time to see Return of the King. Safe to say, we missed that deadline. No offense to Landmark Cinemas, you have served us w

Yukon News / December 30, 2015

Salvation Army surpasses fundraising goal

Yukoners were imbued with the spirit of goodwill this holiday season as the Salvation Army in Whitehorse easily exceeded its fundraising goal of $75,000.

Myles Dolphin / December 30, 2015

Snow fences and permafrost don’t mix

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. In the early 1980s, highway maintenance people in the Northwest Territories put up a stretch of snow fence along a drift-prone bit of the Dempster Highway.

Claire Eamer / December 30, 2015

The refugee crisis gives us a chance to demonstrate our better selves

The refugee crisis gives us a chance to demonstrate our better selves A response to Lillian Nakamura Maguire's commentary Invest in Canada's Future is long overdue. It appeared in the News earlier this December and laid out, in such a personal and power

Yukon News / December 30, 2015

Memories of Christmas in Moosehide

The smell of percolating coffee wafted through the air as Angie Joseph-Rear pushed open the doors to the old dance hall in Moosehide.

Myles Dolphin / December 23, 2015