Year: 2015

Throwback Thursday event at MacBride a big success

There was an excellent turnout at the MacBride Museum last Thursday night. In fact, it is a good thing that the museum decided to take the wall out where they once had a small meeting room beside the lobby, as about 135 people attended.

Michael Gates / December 4, 2015

Whitehorse cash spiel comes down to final rock

After a weekend of curling, a cheque for $1,500 hung in the balance when the final rock was thrown. Team Scoffin skip Wade Scoffin made the shot to pocket the dough at the Whitehorse Curling Club Cash Spiel on Sunday.

tom Patrick / December 4, 2015

Remembering Alex Van Bibber

Harvey Jessup It has been a year since my friend, Alex Van Bibber, one of Yukon's most well-known and legendary pioneers, passed away. I miss him every day. As unreasonable as it sounds, I wanted to believe Alex would be with us forever. He was pushing 1

Yukon News / December 4, 2015

Robbery and jail attack lands man 12 month sentence

A 23-year-old Vancouver man has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for his role in a downtown Whitehorse robbery and for later beating up a fellow inmate at the Whitehorse jail.

Ashley Joannou / December 4, 2015

Time for a new pact to protect the Porcupine caribou herd

Darius Elias Vadzaih yeendoo gweeheendaii geenjit -"Caribou in the future, they are going to live" When I was very young, living out on the Old Crow Flats in the spring, my late grandmother Mary Kassi would speak to the Raven in Gwich'in, asking when t

Yukon News / December 2, 2015

Norcope blames government for ‘failed’ airport project

A local contractor says the Yukon government knew about problems with the replacement of apron panels at the Whitehorse airport and chose to ignore them, a decision which could now cost millions to fix.

Maura Forrest / December 2, 2015

Let’s try to keep cash in our community

Most discussion about how to boost the Yukon's flagging economy focuses on exports. Rarely do we speak about how to reduce the amount of cash that we send Outside.

Wire Service / December 2, 2015

Whitehorse prepares bare bones capital budget

Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis tabled his government's proposed capital spending plans for the next four years at Monday evening's council meeting.

Myles Dolphin / December 2, 2015

Yukon skaters shine at Gold Nugget Championships

The sound of blades carving ice was drowned out by cheers at the Gold Nugget Championships - Yukon's figure skating championship - Saturday at the Canada Games Centre.

tom Patrick / December 2, 2015

Getting in the holiday spirits

When the folks at Yukon Brewing’s offshoot, Yukon Spirits, began considering the recipe for their newest foray into libation creation, everyone gathered around for a taste test - of tea.

Ashley Joannou / December 2, 2015

Oil production could be a boon for the Yukon

David Thompson Northern Cross (Yukon) Limited appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Nov. 25 commentary by Sebastian Jones of Yukon Conservation Society. Northern Cross welcomes a dialogue with all interested parties regarding its projects, our do

Yukon News / December 2, 2015

Biathletes hit trails that could lead to Greenland

Yukon biathletes took aim at trips to Greenland over the weekend. They waxed their skis and zeroed their rifles as Biathlon Yukon hosted team trials for the Arctic Winter Games taking place this March in Nuuk, Greenland.

tom Patrick / December 2, 2015

Become a parliamentary page

Become a parliamentary page I am writing to remind Yukon students of an excellent educational opportunity through the Parliamentary Page Programs in the Senate and House of Commons, which are currently recruiting for the 2016-2017 academic year. These pr

Yukon News / December 2, 2015