Eva Holland

Feds fund geothermal energy search

The federal government will contribute $126,000 over two years to support research into the Yukon's geothermal energy potential. The funding will come from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, or CanNor.

Teen driver charged in crash that killed two

Teen driver charged in crash that killed two Whitehorse RCMP have charged the driver of a car that was involved in a deadly collision on the Alaska Highway in August.

The Bennett Sun gets back to their roots

Whitehorse roots/folk quintet The Bennett Sun got its start thanks to a set of forgotten tent poles. Dana Jennejohn, a guitarist, was already ensconced at the annual bluegrass music camp in Kluane country.

CRTC orders NorthwesTel to drop some Internet rates

NorthwesTel must drop its DSL Internet rates, reduce the overage charges for users who exceed their bandwidth, and give up its practice of charging an extra fee to customers who purchase Internet service but no phone line.

Program to curb antipsychotic use sees early success with continuing care patients

An effort to cut the number of Yukon continuing care patients who are taking powerful antipsychotic drugs has seen promising results so far.

Conservation group raises red flags over future hydro dam

The Yukon Conservation Society is not happy about Yukon Energy's plans to build a big, new hydro-electric dam.

Yukon Energy mulls raising Southern Lakes water levels

Yukon Energy will decide by the end of this year whether or not to move ahead with a proposal to raise the limits on the water levels in the Southern Lakes.

Yukon art featured at U.K.’s Canada House

The work of five Yukoners is front and centre in the Canada's newly redecorated diplomatic home in the United Kingdom.

Nishikawa top Canadian woman at XC ski worlds

Yukon skier Emily Nishikawa was the fastest Canadian in the women’s 10-kilometre skate ski race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, this week.

Stop gap continuing care facility announced

The Yukon will have a new 10-bed continuing care facility by the end of this year. The territorial government announced this week it purchased the Oblate Centre, located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Whitehorse.

Kent emphasizes bright side of mining survey results

Kent emphasizes bright side of mining survey results Yukon Mines Minister Scott Kent says that the Yukon's falling rank in an annual global report on mining-friendly jurisdictions is "something that we take very seriously.

New avalanche forecasting season begins

"Low probability, high consequence." That's how a public avalanche forecaster describes the current avalanche risk in the White Pass.

Yukon News nominated for 10 Ma Murrays

The Yukon News is a finalist in 10 categories at this year's BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association's Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards.

Yukon drops in Fraser Institute’s mining rankings

The Yukon has slipped for the second consecutive year in the Fraser Institute's annual ranking of mining jurisdictions.

Hopkins celebrates third as Quest wraps up

Twenty two years after his rookie run in the Yukon Quest, Tagish resident Ed Hopkins has achieved a new personal best in the race: a third-place finish. His best previous placing was eighth, in 2005.

Boreale Ranch broadens horizons beyond biking

The Boreale Ranch is still a work in progress. They're still hanging art on the walls, Marsha Cameron says. Then she points outside, to the snowy yard ringed with trees.

What it takes to be a wildland firefighter

Eva Holland Special for the News The standardized fitness test for Canada's wildland firefighters is as much a game of strategy as it is a feat of raw strength and endurance. I learn that quickly, but not soon enough.

New funding fuels land based healing

The Yukon government announced last week that it will provide $1 million in funding to support land-based treatment programs at the Jackson Lake Healing Centre over the next three years. The territorial money supplements a $1.

Secrets of the snowpack

Matt Holmes can spot the seeds of an avalanche in a handful of snow. On a roped-off plot of snow in the trees below Fraser Peak, he pulls a small screen marked with a tight grid pattern out of his tool kit.

Biologist offers tips to keep bears at bay

A veteran wildlife biologist spoke to a small crowd last night in Whitehorse about how to reduce urban conflicts between humans and bears.