Chris Windeyer

After 14 years in power, time for the Yukon Party to reflect

If you’re a Yukon Party supporter, Monday night probably was not a great experience. Watching your caucus get cut in half, your leader lose his own seat and a 14-year run of power come to an end cannot be easy.

Golden night for Silver

Sandy Silver will be Yukon’s next premier. The Liberal leader easily won his own seat in Klondike, and watched as Liberals elsewhere in the territory knocked off incumbent MLAs left and right.

RCMP investigate suspicious death in Pelly Crossing

The Yukon RCMP’s major crime unit is investigating after an 18-year old man died in Pelly Crossing Friday.

Election 2016 live blog

Election night results and observations from the Yukon News editorial team.

Throw your talking points in the garbage where they belong

Yukon’s election campaign draws to a merciful end over the weekend and while formally it’s only been going for a month or so, the reality is that the parties have been campaigning since the summer, if not earlier.

One solid climate change platform split between three parties

Today marks the approximate halfway point of Yukon’s territorial election campaign. And while it’s not hard to improve upon the horrific gong show that is the U.S. presidential election, Yukon’s political parties are due a small amount of credit.

Horse races: Some ridings to watch in the Yukon election

What happens when Yukoners go to the polls Nov. 7 is anyone’s guess.

RCMP investigate fatal Porter Creek shooting

Whitehorse RCMP are treating a Friday night shooting in Porter Creek as a homicide.

The Yukon Party’s clever carbon tax gambit

One suspects that Premier Darrell Pasloski is more than content to waltz into an election campaign against two left-leaning, vote-splitting parties who are talking about how to implement a carbon tax.

Yukon College, utilities hope new research chair sparks energy innovation

Michael Ross’ new job is simple: find energy solutions for the three territories. Easy, right?

Yukon’s labour market services a mixed bag, study finds

Yukon does a relatively good job providing employment services, but could do more to involve the private sector in training programs, says a report released Monday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Poker Creek border crossing closure date announced

The Poker Creek border crossing on the Top of the World Highway will close for the season Sept. 25, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.

On electoral reform, beware the vested interests

The ongoing debate over changes to Canada’s electoral system — highlighted this week by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef’s tour of the northern capitals...

Officials ID man pulled from Teslin River

Yukon’s chief coroner on Friday released the name of the man whose body was pulled from the Teslin River last week.

Yukon’s pre election purgatory drags on

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if that cold, creepy feeling is just the season changing to fall or the grey, chilling presence of the impending territorial election.

Marsh Lake plans Tragically Hip viewing party

The Tragically Hip, Canada’s favourite rock band, will wrap up their farewell tour with a final show from their hometown of Kingston, Ont., Saturday and Marsh Lake’s community centre is throwing a viewing party.

Reviewing Whitehorse’s arts policy does not spell cultural doom

Anxiety appears to dominate on all sides of the Whitehorse City Council debate over arts funding.

Redundancy is well and good, but Yukon needs real telco competition

By all means, hurl your tomatoes at the contractor who, through either ignorance or carelessness, severed the fibre optic cable leading from British Columbia to Yukon earlier this week.

Like it or not, the North’s carbon tax reckoning will come

It’s a good thing for Premier Darrell Pasloski that Canada does not yet, as the Trudeau government has promised, have a nationwide tax on carbon emissions.

Feds announce new housing money for Yukon

Yukon will get $13.6 million in funding for affordable housing over the next two years, the federal and territorial governments announced Thursday.