Graeme McElheran

NDP stalwarts plug riding holes

When the election is called and your team is in limbo, there’s only one thing for a diehard to do. Run.

Hardy proposes economic council

Todd Hardy wants to share the wealth. Thursday, the NDP leader outlined his vision for the territory’s economic future, pitching a radical…

Mitchell proposes $250 tax cut

Yukon Liberal Party leader Arthur Mitchell is promising a $250 tax credit for all Yukoners if he is elected premier.

NDP rally for absent Hardy

The chant was easy to memorize. “Who was calling for government employees to be treated fairly and with respect?” interim New Democratic…

Fentie calls for October 10 vote

Todd Hardy sat in his hospital bed in Vancouver on Friday, listening to Bob Dylan. His chemotherapy was going well.

Veteran director returns to Guild for third performance

All is not well in the state of Rolly and Stevie. The two small-time criminals, father and son, had a pretty simple job to do, and they botched it.

Web exclusive… Fentie calls October 10 election

The rain started falling in Whitehorse the moment Premier Dennis Fentie announced a general election for the territory on October 10, 2006.

Government releases thin climate change strategy

The Yukon government released a climate-change strategy on Tuesday. The 14-page document is not a climate-change plan.

Hikers witness fatal White Pass crash

When Darryl Froese and Julie Cossette saw the train coming, they did what any sane person would do: they got off the tracks and waited for it to pass.

Air North wins kudos from Whitehorse chamber

The Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce received four nominations from its membership for its 2005-2006 award for business or businessperson of the year.

Boucher and Lange sentenced

Dean (Johns) Boucher and Mark Lange were sentenced Thursday for the murder of Robert Olson. Both men were convicted of second-degree murder in June…

Mining expert slams government initiatives

Joan Kuyek talks about externalities. Hang on a moment — don’t flip the page. This is important.

Staffing shortage saps otherwise strong economy, says panel

Whitehorse businesses are suffering from the same problem. Staffing. “This staffing crisis is a major issue in Alberta, and we’re…

Energy ministers promise fewer energy sector rules

Federal and territorial officials are planning to tap industry to streamline energy-sector regulations.

Fanfare fades as mining kit scrutinized

Ottawa and industry groups spent $50,000 crafting the Mining Information Kit for Aboriginal Communities that, by itself, is useless.

NDP leader in fight mode, won’t step aside

If all goes well, Todd Hardy plans to return to the Yukon in October, in time for the coming territorial election.

Ignatieff courts Yukon Liberal votes

Some call him egghead. He’s an historian, a former war correspondent and a former Harvard University professor who returned to Canada in 2005…

NDP picks Edzerza over Lewis

Yukon New Democrats have chosen former Justice Minister John Edzerza to represent the party in McIntyre-Takhini in the upcoming territorial election.

Health minister announces pre election goodies

In the twilight of its mandate the Yukon Party government is making two commitments to bolster the territory’s health-care system.

Yukon farm forced to close — for now

Garret Gillespie and Heidi Marion knew they might be planting more seeds than they could hope to grow.