Year: 2015

Peel staking ban extended

The Yukon government has once again extended its staking ban in the Peel watershed. According to an order in council signed Wednesday, the ban, which was supposed to end Jan. 1, 2016, has been bumped up another two years.

Ashley Joannou / December 18, 2015

Teen pleads guilty to killing Brandy Vittrekwa

Just over a year since Brandy Vittrekwa's body was found on a walking trail in Whitehorse, a teenaged boy has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in her death.

Ashley Joannou / December 18, 2015

Smart use of technology can help our environment

Smart use of technology can help our environment Since the COP 21 Paris Climate Conference, the environment and our impact on it has again been thrown into the limelight. Too often, this discussion turns very political and partisan, pitting "greenies" ag

Yukon News / December 18, 2015

Yukon judokas clean up in Yellowknife

Judo Yukon sent four athletes to compete at the first-ever Arctic Open last weekend and none left empty-handed. 

tom Patrick / December 18, 2015

There is no planet B

There is no planet B An appropriate question to ask at this time of the year is, "Where are we going?" In the days following the COP21 Conference on Climate Change and Premier Darrell Pasloski's vague comments voicing concern for poorer nations, we should

Yukon News / December 18, 2015

Zach Bell still with plenty on the go

Watson Lake's Zach Bell may have retired from racing, but he hasn't left the world of competitive cycling. He'll still be on the racecourse, but now he'll be in a car - a team car.

tom Patrick / December 18, 2015

Protect our wild places

Protect our wild places The campaign to protect the Peel, like so many campaigns for wilderness protection, has been a long and arduous one, and we aren't done yet! From my perch along-side my co-panelists at the Beringia Centre during Tuesday's What's Ne

Yukon News / December 18, 2015

Kwanlin Dun creates tip line to improve safety

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Northwestel have created a new phone line to help people report suspected crimes and other safety concerns without having to give their names.

Maura Forrest / December 18, 2015

Psychiatry has done more harm than good

Psychiatry has done more harm than good How many psychiatrists does it take to hang a light bulb? That's easy. None! You don't need a psychiatrist to do that. You probably don't need a psychiatrist for anything. When I read the Dec. 9 article saying the

Yukon News / December 16, 2015