Year: 2015

That’s one big honkin’ Christmas tree

Drivers coming in and out of Riverdale one day last month had a unique excuse for being delayed. The bridge was closed to make way for a whopper of a tree.

Ashley Joannou / December 23, 2015

Pro tips for preparing a holiday feast

Red Seal chef Gene Batten leans back into his office chair and considers the hypothetical challenge: prepare a Yukon moose roast for Christmas dinner.

Joel Krahn / December 23, 2015

Dangerous driving habits put everyone at risk

Whitehorse drivers are the worst. Well not really. Wherever you go in this country - be it Vancouver, or Ottawa, or Saskatoon - you will hear the same refrain.

Wire Service / December 23, 2015

Hynes repeats, Abbott regains Sumanik Cup

Yukon Ski Team's Natalie Hynes has been cranking out great results so far this season. This past weekend she did it at home for a change.

tom Patrick / December 23, 2015

Warming hands, heads and hearts

Jo Stewart has a slight addiction. But unlike cigarettes or potato chips, her obsession is actually quite healthy. "I knit every spare chance I get," says Stewart.

Joel Krahn / December 23, 2015

Brewing up a busy holiday season

The smell of pungent hops, alcohol and fruit fills the small space where Winterlong Brewery owner Marko Marjanovic and his only employee, Matt Waugh, are preparing for a busy holiday season.

Myles Dolphin / December 23, 2015

Yukon facing major federal funding shortfall

The Yukon is going to receive substantially less than expected in territorial transfer payments next year. The shortfall was caused by a change in the way the federal government calculates payments to all three territories.

Maura Forrest / December 23, 2015

For democracy

For democracy Do you want to help the federal government change the voting system to be more fair? Sign the Fair Vote Canada non-partisan petition. The petition is to the House of Commons for fair electoral representation to ensure Canadians have a fair

Yukon News / December 23, 2015

Whitehorse resident convicted for killing wolves

A Whitehorse resident has been convicted of violating the Wildlife Act when he shot and killed two wolves near his home in the Mount Sima subdivision in 2013.

Maura Forrest / December 23, 2015

Yukon Special Olympians tapped for national Games

A team of five athletes will represent Yukon at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, Special Olympics Yukon announced Monday. Some have competed at a previous national winter Games, others have not.

tom Patrick / December 23, 2015

Tail lights are critical this time of year

Tail lights are critical this time of year I am writing this to applaud the City of Whitehorse's light display this year. City Hall and all down 2nd Avenue and all the other facilities are really decked out and it's such a warm and inviting sight all over

Yukon News / December 23, 2015

Wallingham rink defends senior men’s title

Following a few close battles early on, Team Wallingham cruised to victory at the Yukon Senior Men’s Curling Championship over the weekend at the Whitehorse Curling Club.

tom Patrick / December 21, 2015

The Yukon celebrates a very northern Christmas

Christmas has always been a very special time of year for our family. Living in Dawson City and putting up Christmas lights at 30 below was especially challenging.

Michael Gates / December 18, 2015