Year: 2015

Yukon College’s difficult path to university status

Alex Usher Recently Yukon Education Minister Doug Graham announced that the territory was going to change the name of Yukon College to Yukon University. The college then proceeded to state that it would launch new degree programs and seek membership in U

Yukon News / December 9, 2015

Huskies name new captain on eve of season opener

Haines Junction's Evan Campbell has been promoted. The Nuway Crushing Whitehorse Huskies forward has been named captain as the team gets set to hit the ice for their season opener on Saturday in Whitehorse.

tom Patrick / December 9, 2015

Kwanlin Dun, Yukon Governnent 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 9, 2015

Cyclist Zach Bell retires from racing

After two Olympic Games, two world championship medals and multiple national titles, Watson Lake cyclist Zach Bell has decided to call it a career.

tom Patrick / December 9, 2015

How some small businesses stiff the taxman

If there was ever any doubt, after the last election we can certainly add "small business" to that list of sacred cows you just don't touch in Canadian politics, alongside such things as "public health care" and "the Charter.

Wire Service / December 9, 2015

Soccer teams fight for toonie supremacy

There was an abundance of tired legs by the end of the 2015 Whitehorse Minor Soccer Toonie Tournament at the Canada Games Centre over the weekend.

tom Patrick / December 9, 2015

Message from a forest

On a walk on her parents' farmland in rural Ontario, Guelph artist Annie Dunning came across a log that had been thoroughly pecked by a yellow-bellied sapsucker.

Meg Walker / December 9, 2015

Territory struggles with psychiatrist shortage

The president of the Yukon Medical Association says the number of Yukon psychiatrists has to double - from two to four - in order to handle all the needs in the territory.

Ashley Joannou / December 9, 2015

Smallwoods nab fourth mixed doubles curling title

Whitehorse’s Robert and Jody Smallwood are going to nationals … again. The husband and wife team won the Yukon Mixed Doubles Curling Championships a fourth year in a row on Sunday at the Whitehorse Curling Club.

tom Patrick / December 7, 2015