Year: 2015

Meet the fortunate Bridget Mannion

Sometimes it can be difficult to create an historical picture of a person or event, because they often become shaded by misinformation or second-hand accounts.

Michael Gates / December 11, 2015

Downtown residents call for repairs to Sixth Avenue

Whitehorse's Sixth Avenue is "crumbling" according to members of the Downtown Residents Association, who say the city has been putting off repairs to the road for years.

Myles Dolphin / December 11, 2015

Roving truck damages ski trails

Vandals caused more than $600 in damage to three trails at the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club earlier this week.

Myles Dolphin / December 11, 2015

Invest in Canada’s future

Lillian Nakamura Maguire Canada is a culturally rich and diverse country, largely because it is made up of immigrants and refugees who have contributed to its development. Consider the Irish refugees who came in boatloads in the 1800s, many of whom died

Yukon News / December 11, 2015

Furlesque brings steamy show to chilly climes

A belly dancer appears on stage, performs her routine, and in the blink of an eye the lights turn to a bunch of actors already in a fairytale segment about gender politics.

Myles Dolphin / December 11, 2015

The $15 million hole in our budget

There is a $15,484,000 hole in the Yukon government budget. When the spring budget was tabled, finance officials expected $95.6 million in corporate and personal income tax revenues this fiscal year.

Keith Halliday / December 11, 2015

On the land at Coffee Creek

Angie Joseph-Rear has known about plants all her life. Growing up in the small village of Moosehide, outside Dawson City, the Tr'ondek Hwech'in elder spent a lot of time on the land.

Maura Forrest / December 11, 2015

Oil and Gas Act amendments passed

Amendments to Yukon's Oil and Gas Act were unanimously passed by the legislative assembly this week, but not before the government introduced changes to address concerns raised by Yukon First Nations.

Maura Forrest / December 11, 2015

Join us at Lights of Life

Join us at Lights of Life Hospice Yukon would like to invite all Yukoners to the opening ceremony of the 25th annual Lights of Life event on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The ceremony begins at 12:15 p.m. in the foyer of the Elijah Smith Building. We will be joined b

Yukon News / December 11, 2015

MLAs mull making National Aboriginal Day a holiday

The Yukon's MLAs have agreed to look into making National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday. The NDP had wanted the government to agree to make June 21 a holiday starting in 2016.

Ashley Joannou / December 11, 2015

Kwanlin Dun, Yukon government sign accord

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Yukon government have signed an intergovernmental accord to help them collaborate on health, training, land development and safety initiatives.

Maura Forrest / December 11, 2015

Thanks for the help

Thanks for the help This is to thank Megan Fullar, an employee of the Whitehorse Home Hardware store's plumbing sales department. She helped locate the parts I needed for my heating system, then on her own time rose at 4 a.m. to place a call to eastern C

Yukon News / December 11, 2015