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If you have a question about a government policy in this country, odds are fairly good that the government’s response will amount to: “Get bent.”
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna issued a discussion paper May 18 that offers the first detailed look at Ottawa’s plan to implement carbon pricing across the country by 2018. But the precise impact on Yukon consumers and businesses remains unclear.
A police helicopter flying to Lake Laberge to recover a body found by boaters inadvertantly found a second body near downtown Whitehorse May 7.
News’ staff photographer Joel Krahn took home two first-place awards at the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards held in Richmond, B.C., April 29.
The rental crisis, which has made headlines in places like Toronto and Vancouver, is alive and well in the the Yukon.
The Yukon News was named the best overall newspaper in the circulation category 4,000 to 6,499 at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards this week.
Sandy Silver’s government has now delivered two speeches from the throne and zero budgets.
Federal budgets, by their very nature, are mixed bags. Regions and interest groups lobby for their causes and win, lose or draw as fortune and politics dictate.
Brian Gillen is the Yukon Hospital Corporation’s new chair, the territorial government announced March 1.
It’s tempting to react with resignation to news that the estimated cost of a proposed fibre-optic line up the Dempster Highway has ballooned from around $32 million to upwards of $50 million.
It’s clear at this point that, unsupervised, Michael Nehass is a danger to himself and to society at large. But that’s no excuse for the seemingly endless legal labyrinth he has endured since his 2011 arrest.
Monday’s vigil in downtown Whitehorse for the victims of the terrorist attack on the Centre culturel islamique de Québec, that left six dead and 19 wounded, drew perhaps 200 shivering souls, huddled around flickering candles.
With any new government there is a period of adjustment for everyone associated with the political system.
To mark the end of 2016, we compiled the top five stories that made news this year.
Libtard. Dumbass. God damn idiot (sic). And those are the comments we didn’t delete. The coming of carbon pricing is not going down well among certain segments of the electorate.
Yukon’s chief medical officer is renewing warnings about the opiod drug fentanyl after two more deaths in the territory.
The Yukon government approved Dec. 19 a new open pit at the Minto copper mine near Pelly Crossing.
Probably the truest words spoken during last weekend’s swearing-in of Yukon’s new Liberal cabinet came from the mouth of Commissioner Doug Phillips, himself a former MLA.
For Yukon miners, last weekend’s Geoscience Forum & Trade Show must have been good cause for a party.
Miners are generally an optimistic bunch, but figures presented at the Yukon Geoscience Forum Monday may add some weight to the idea that brighter days are ahead for the territory’s mining industry.