Year: 2015

Second Whitehorse disc golf course wiped out

Someone in Whitehorse really hates the sport of disc golf. For the second time in as many months, an entire disc golf course has been rendered unusable following theft of its “tonals."

tom Patrick / November 30, 2015

New bishop appointed to Whitehorse

Pope Francis has appointed Father Hector Vila as the new bishop of Whitehorse. Vila, 53, will succeed Bishop Gary Gordon, who left for Victoria, B.C. last year.

Myles Dolphin / November 30, 2015

Climb Yukon hosts the final competition at F.H. Collins

Yukon climbers turned out en masse for one last competition at F.H. Collins Secondary School on Thursday. About 30 rock climbers chalked up their hands for the Yukon Open Cold Finger Snap.

tom Patrick / November 30, 2015

Mark Lange ruled a dangerous offender

Mark Lange, the Whitehorse man convicted of the brutal beating of a man outside the Salvation Army in 2014, could stay in prison for the rest of his life.

Ashley Joannou / November 30, 2015

Return of the caribou
After a two-year absence the Porcupine caribou herd returned to their traditional wintering grounds along the Dempster Highway this year. Whitehorse photographer Peter Mather spent two weeks documenting the hunt by the Gwich'in people.

Wire Service / November 27, 2015

Thanks for your support

Thanks for your support In order to bring closure to my political life, it seems appropriate to thank my supporters of 32 years. It's not possible or wise to name specific people who have played a significant role over such along period of time. However,

Yukon News / November 27, 2015

Report shows renewables could replace new hydro

Small-scale renewable power could supply the Yukon's energy demand at roughly the same cost as a next generation hydro project, according to a new report prepared for the Yukon Development Corporation.

Maura Forrest / November 27, 2015

New Yukon climate report promised on eve of Paris talks

Environment Minister Wade Istchenko has promised that a progress report on the Yukon's 2009 climate change action plan will be ready in time for the Paris climate talks beginning on Monday.

Maura Forrest / November 27, 2015

Fahmy brings message of perseverance to Whitehorse

Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian reporter whose imprisonment in Egypt sparked a global campaign for his release, was in Whitehorse last night to speak to business leaders at their annual awards banquet.

Myles Dolphin / November 27, 2015

Return of the caribou

A pair of golden caribou antlers poke above the snowy horizon. A group of 20 caribou saunter past with confused yet quizzical looks in my direction. 

Peter Mather / November 27, 2015

Having the Internet for breakfast

The Klondike Gold Rush would have been a lot more convenient if Amazon had been around. Instead of starving out on the creeks, miners could have just placed an order at

Keith Halliday / November 27, 2015

New book remembers the squatters of Whitehorse

A new book was launched at the MacBride Museum last evening, which focuses on the history of Whitehorse. Titled The Squatters of Downtown Whitehorse, it was written by Pat Ellis and friends. 

Michael Gates / November 27, 2015

Housing is at the heart of a healthy community

Bill Thomas & Kristina Craig This past Sunday was National Housing Day in Canada, so now is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of housing in our lives. It is also a chance to think about and question our approach to housing and homelessness

Yukon News / November 27, 2015

Lone Yukon Graylings swimmer represents in Vancouver

The Yukon Graylings Masters Swim Club was represented by one swimmer, in just one event, at the UBC Masters Swim Meet in Vancouver on Sunday. With the one swim the club went undefeated.

tom Patrick / November 27, 2015

Selwyn is committed to doing mining right

Selwyn is committed to doing mining right This letter is in response to the Nov. 18 commentary by the Yukon Conservation Society's mining analyst, Lewis Rifkind, titled "A mine that environmentalists like." In his commentary, Mr. Rifkind concluded that

Yukon News / November 27, 2015