Ashley Joannou

Yukon researchers use silicone oil to transport and preserve permafrost samples

Core samples of Yukon permafrost are on a 5,000-kilometre journey to Ottawa to be part of a permanent museum exhibit on the Arctic.

Police seek public’s help finding missing man

Officers are handing out posters around Whitehorse as part of their efforts to find David James Kunuk, 35.

Territorial officials in Ross River to talk housing

Territorial housing and health inspectors are expected to finish their assessment of homes in Ross River by the end of today.

Whitehorse man found dead near Riverdale

The coroner has identified a 60-year-old man whose body was found earlier this week in the Hidden Lakes/Heartbreak Hill trail system near Riverdale.

Pivot offers death, dancing and ‘speed friending’

There were times last year when Selene Vakharia felt like she was talking about death wherever she went. Some of it was her own doing.

  • Jan 6, 2017

Journal belonging to one of Yukon’s oldest settlers is uncovered

A journal recounting the travels of one of the Yukon’s earliest settlers has been discovered decades after it was thought to have been lost in a fire.

Watson Lake man facing a first degree murder charge

A 31-year-old Watson Lake man accused of first degree murder made a brief appearance in court this Wednesday.

Yukon artist’s work part of Canada 150 mosaic

Maya Rosenberg is very familiar with Kluane National Park. “My friends actually thought that I lived there for a while because I was there for so many weekends,” she said, laughing.

  • Dec 21, 2016

Garbage Truck Santa marks 25 years of Christmas cheer

Early in his career Wayne Henderson had to learn to be quick on his feet. One winter morning a young kid in Valleyview asked him a very important question: “Santa, how come you’re picking up garbage?”

In a town built for thousands, Faro’s 400 souls dream big

Faro was once a boom town. Most of the people are long gone, but the streets and houses remain.

Dawson City arena gets new ice system

Dawson City has installed new ice at its arena and curling rink in the hopes of extending the winter sports season.

Whitehorse council eyeing 1.2 per cent tax hike

Whitehorse homeowners and businesses can expect an increase of 1.2 per cent on their property taxes if the city passes its 2017 operations budget.

Bagnell’s FASD bill defeated

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell’s private member’s bill, aimed at helping people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder who are involved with the justice system, was defeated in the House of Commons Tuesday.

Whitehorse ensemble offers orchestral manoeuvres in the dark

Fifteen Yukon musicians will be celebrating the longest night of the year with some new music and a touch of Russian silent cinema.

Minto hopes to ring in the new year by mining new pit

Officials with Capstone’s Minto mine are hoping to know by the end of this week whether they’ll be able to hire back most of the people they had to let go earlier this year.

After overwhelming demand, more radon testing kits on the way

Yukoners snapped up radon testing kits so quickly last month that the Yukon Lung Association has already put in an order for hundreds more.

Crime Stoppers returns to the Yukon

After a five-year absence, Yukon once again has a Crime Stoppers program across the territory.

Bhangra comes to Whitehorse

The idea for the Yukon’s first bhangra dance show was born in a Whitehorse kitchen.

City staff raise concerns about old fuel tanks in Riverdale

Old underground fuel tanks in Riverdale have Whitehorse officials calling for better rules to protect the city’s drinking water.

Bagnell says his FASD bill is unlikely to become law

Larry Bagnell says it’s unlikely his bill making fetal alcohol spectrum disorder a mitigating factor across Canada when people are sentenced in court is going to pass, but Yukon’s MP hasn’t completely given up hope.