Year: 2015

Forestry branch wants you to check before you chop

As it comes time to pick a tree to decorate this season, the Department of Energy Mines and Resources is reminding the public that Christmas time doesn’t mean a tree cropping free-for-all.

Ashley Joannou / December 4, 2015

Block City peaks in volleyball league final

Block City became Winner Town on Wednesday. The yellow squad, Block City, downed the top-ranked All The Sets Are Off in the final of Volleyball Yukon's adult fall league at Porter Creek Secondary School.

tom Patrick / December 4, 2015

Yukon government strikes back on airport boondoggle

After first refusing to give information about problems with recent construction at the Whitehorse airport, the Yukon government is now speaking out - and is blaming the contractor.

Maura Forrest / December 4, 2015

We can help Syrians and fight Canadian poverty too

We can help Syrians and fight Canadian poverty too Suppose a woman steps over a homeless person on the street to pick up a starving kitten and nurture it. Some would say that her charity is misdirected, that she should be helping the homeless person inst

Yukon News / December 4, 2015

Police won’t divulge details about Kopper King incident

After warning the public to stay away from the Kopper King area because of a "potentially serious incident" that sent a man to hospital, RCMP now say they don't believe anything criminal actually happened.

Ashley Joannou / December 4, 2015

Government MLAs should practise active listening

Government MLAs should practise active listening Hello my name is Sofia Lang. I was born and raised in Whitehorse, and I'm 10 turning 11. I recently went to our legislative assembly with our Grade 5 class from Whitehorse Elementary School. I thought it wa

Yukon News / December 4, 2015

Yukon’s largest lake gets a thorough biophysical

When University of Alberta graduate student Ellorie McKnight began working on her biology master's thesis project, her primary research focus was: "How are large northern lakes being affected by climate change?" 

Erling Friis-Baastad / December 4, 2015

Northern Lights judokas clean up at championship

A home-mat advantage helped out the hosting club at the Northern Lights Judo Championships on Saturday at Ecole Emilie-Tremblay. The Northern Lights Judo Club (NLJ) came away with more medals than competitors.

tom Patrick / December 4, 2015

Shakespeare is back in town

Will Shakespeare is back in town and kicking off the Christmas season with an entertaining new production of Twelfth Night at the Guild. Twelfth Night has been a crowd pleaser since 160.

Keith Halliday / December 4, 2015

Rapids skaters all over the podium in Edmonton

Five members of the Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club hit the short track and produced a long list of accomplishments at the Edmonton Fall Classic over the weekend in Alberta. "It was pretty good. We got a few personal bests .

tom Patrick / December 4, 2015

Time to get serious about animal abuse

Time to get serious about animal abuse Dog abuse, dog neglect and dog killings are the norm in many northern communities. The Yukon News had already reported on this very issue: "Ross River's gone to the dogs" (the News, Aug. 2, 2008). Seven years later,

Yukon News / December 4, 2015

Alberta, Paris and the Yukon

Two out of three ain't bad, as the old saying goes. The Alberta NDP's new carbon tax and climate change plan gets two big things right, but makes one potentially big mistake that could store up plenty of trouble for the future.

Keith Halliday / December 4, 2015