Ashley Joannou

North Yukon First Nations sign resource declaration

Three northern Yukon First Nations are reiterating their opposition to fracking in all forms and calling on the government to improve mining legislation.

Temporary tent slated to replace Harvey’s Hut this season

Cross-country skiers will have a temporary place to keep warm this winter while they wait for a permanent replacement to the beloved Harvey’s Hut.

City’s public budget session sparsely attended

If online comments were a measuring stick for how much Yukoners cared about a topic, you would have expected the latest Whitehorse City Council meeting to feature at least a few angry locals.

Yukon businesses hit by ransomware

The owner of a local IT company says more Yukoners are falling victim to ransomware than the RCMP are being told about.

Yukon communities lobby for infrastructure money

Yukon communities would benefit from a guaranteed base level of federal infrastructure funding, says the the president of the Association of Yukon Communities.

Bagnell makes plea to protect ANWR from drilling

Yukon’s MP wants Canada to do whatever it can to stop drilling from happening inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area that is critical to the Porcupine caribou herd.

Old time radio for all to see

Light and sound are critical to any well-produced play. But for most productions, those parts of the show are all done in the shadows.

City will need to borrow $18.8 million for operations building

As Whitehorse City Council gets closer to deciding whether to approve money for the new operations building, councillors now have a better sense of how the project will be funded.

Dawson miners lose fight to mine under Tr’ondek Hwech’in neighbourhood

The Yukon Surface Rights Board has rejected an application by placer miners in Dawson City who were trying to flatten homes in a Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation neighbourhood in order to mine the land underneath.

Reuse store at city dump officially shuttered

The City of Whitehorse has permanently shut down the reuse store at the city dump.

Kopper King wants the option to add a drive thru

The owners of the Kopper King want city council to approve a zoning amendment that would allow them to have a drive-thru.

City prepares to accept canned goods in lieu of cash for parking tickets

Next month the city will start its annual Food for Fines promotion.

Yukon Arts Centre’s Al Cushing ready to retire

Al Cushing arrived in Whitehorse to get away from the big-city bureaucracy of the South.

Plans for a new operations building take up lion’s share of city’s capital budget

The City of Whitehorse has earmarked $39.1 million in the 2017 capital budget for its new operations building.

CYFN grand chief welcomes new Liberal government

The grand chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations says he’s hopeful the election of a new Liberal government means relationships between First Nations and the territorial government will improve.

City considers shuttering free store at dump

Whitehorse city staff are recommending the reuse store at the city’s dump be shut down.

Peel case likely still bound for Supreme Court

Both sides involved in the Peel land use dispute are waiting to sort out what the new Liberal government means for the case that is scheduled for the Supreme Court of Canada.

Yukon Greens ‘pretty pumped’ following the election, leader says

Yukon’s Green Party interim leader said he’s proud of the work his small team did this territorial election.

Pasloski resigns as Yukon Party finds itself in opposition

As poll results came in Monday night, supporters at the Gold Rush Inn saw their party slip from a majority government to the territory’s official Opposition.

Chief electoral officer clears all parties of wrongdoing in Mountainview

The Yukon’s chief electoral officer has found no evidence that Elections Act offences were committed by any of the parties running in Whitehorse’s Mountainview riding this election.