Elaine Schiman

Yukon’s commissioner keeps busy all year round

Shortly after the Commissioner of Yukon, Geraldine Van Bibber, was sworn in, she was asked a question that stings a little to this day.

Commissioner’s team essential to her work

By Elaine Schiman Special to the News This past spring, Yukon Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber said goodbye to one of her most trusted assistants.

Commissioner plays role in recognizing bravery and public service

By Elaine Schiman On July 1st, hundreds of Yukoners and visitors gathered in Shipyards Park in Whitehorse for Canada Day festivities.

Doug Bell recalls days as Yukon’s commissioner

By Elaine Schiman Yukon newspaper readers will recognize Doug Bell’s name from his weekly column Rambling in the Yukon News, and they’ll…

Former commissioner faced challenges in changing times

These days former commissioner of Yukon Jim Smith lives a quiet life. He and his wife Dorothy live comfortably in their Alsek Road home, purchased…

Solar power a success on Yukon placer mine

Anyone who has visited one of the Yukon’s placer mines knows they can be noisy places. On any given day, one might hear the sounds of…