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Cabbie appears complicit in crime

The burglar alarm went off at 4:30 in the morning, rousing Cam Koss from sleep. The Yukon government employee ran downstairs and saw a youth in dark clothes tearing down his Porter Creek driveway.

Lobbying for Cardiff

Ottawa lawyer Guy Giorno is picking up a torch left behind by the late Steve Cardiff. Giorno, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is passionate about lobbyist legislation. So was the NDP's Cardiff.

Yukon Party misses homelessness forum, plays catch up

Yukon Housing's waitlist has hit an all-time high - more than 180 people - and it still has upwards of 30 units sitting empty, says Laurie MacFeeters.

New taxi bylaw puts cabbies, customers and city at risk

Whitehorse's new taxi bylaw could land the city in court, says Gerry Manley. The Toronto transportation safety consultant couldn't believe the draft bylaw had no safety precautions in place for Yukon passengers or taxi drivers.

Get Out!

Saturday is Canada's Parks Day and there are free events taking place across the territory. In Whitehorse, there's live music, games, wildlife activities, storytelling, face painting and cake from noon to 5 p.m.

Tippy’s tower

On Tuesday, Tippy Mah cut the ribbon on what could become Whitehorse's first six-storey building. Called Mah's Point, the proposed condo development will tower over Second Avenue at Jarvis Street.

Constable Potvin’s legacy

A year ago today Const. Michael Potvin drowned while on duty in Mayo. Potvin was wearing soft body armour, a firearm, handcuffs, a baton and a duty belt when his boat capsized.

Caribou back into the cross hairs

Caribou back into the cross hairs The Porcupine caribou herd will be under increased fire this fall. This week, the Yukon government reversed harvest limits that have been in place since 2009.

Sloan takes on Pasloski

Dave Sloan will be running against Premier Darrell Pasloski in the next territorial election.

Yukon targeted by RCMP complaints commission

The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP is paying special attention to the Yukon. We've just become the only jurisdiction in Canada with our own public complaints commissioner.

A giant of a man with a double sized heart

Steve Cardiff was a big bear of a guy who wasn't afraid to cry. "Initially, I think he was embarrassed about it," said NDP Leader Liz Hanson. "But then he realized that's just who he was.

Cardiff killed in crash

Mount Lorne MLA Steve Cardiff died in a two-vehicle wreck at on the South Klondike Highway yesterday afternoon. The head-on collision, which took place at kilometre 130, just north of Lewes Lake Road, involved a southbound tractor trailer and a northbound 1998 S10 Chevy pickup, driven by Cardiff.

Woman fights off Riverdale attacker

A women was attacked in Riverdale early Monday morning. She was on a trail between Selkirk Elementary and Christ the King school when she was grabbed by a male and thrown to the ground, according to an RCMP release.

Back to Kabul

Kevin Rumsey is trading a desk job at the Elijah Smith Building for suicide bombers and bulletproof vests in Afghanistan. And lately, the local water sanitation expert has been having trouble sleeping.

Haines in post traumatic shock

It’s been almost a year since Carmacks Chief Eddie Skookum beat his girlfriend bloody and unconscious in a Haines hotel room. And the Alaskan fishing community is still reeling.

Bagnell burns the midnight oil

During canvassing on Tuesday night, Larry Bagnell's two main problems were the hockey game and Michael Ignatieff.

Putting special needs kids in cabs

Lorrie Thomas does not want her son to graduate from Grade 12. The 21-year-old special needs student feels safe at school and has friends there.

The River runs dry for Nakai

Nakai Theatre's production of The River is nothing like its namesake. Rivers are linear - they flow from one place to another. But Nakai's current production gets caught in back eddies.

Takhini Transport expelled by Education

The wheels fell off Takhini Transport's school bus business this week. After busing Yukon students to school for more than a decade, the local company's contract is not being renewed.

YEC doggedly pursues Gladstone and Atlin

The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations don't support Yukon Energy's Gladstone proposal.