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Dawson residents implicated in alleged fraud ring
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is suing a pair of Yukon residents for insurance fraud. A civil lawsuit filed with BC Supreme Court on…
Sentencing postponed in Olson murder case
After Dean (Johns) Boucher took the blame for Robert Olson’s 2004 murder on Thursday, the court must now decide how it will treat Mark Lange.
Boucher admits guilt, attempts to exonerate Lange
Mark Lange smiled. For the first time since he began appearing in Yukon Supreme Court alongside Dean (Johns) Boucher for the 2004 murder of Carcross…
Minister Day offers crime prevention funds
Federal Public Safety minister Stockwell Day wants to deploy 1,000 new RCMP personnel across Canada. The deployment will cost $161 million over five…
Activists protest Juneau road
US forestry officials asked a team of protestors camped in the woods near Haines, Alaska, to move their operation on Tuesday.
Former premier won’t seek re election
Pat Duncan is quitting politics. The former premier and former Yukon Liberal Party leader sent a newsletter to her Porter Creek South constituents…
Edzerza quits Yukon Party to seek NDP nomination
Education and Justice minister John Edzerza resigned from the Yukon Party on Wednesday. After much speculation during recent months about his…
Fort Selkirk is closer than you think
To get to Fort Selkirk, most people have to paddle a canoe 50 kilometres or so down the Yukon River from a bend in the road on the North Klondike…
Mining boom trips on driller shortage
There aren’t enough drillers in the Yukon. The nebulous notion of a ‘skilled labour shortage’ across Canada has taken firm root in…
Cantung production continues despite government order
The Cantung Mine hasn’t stopped production despite an environmental crackdown by the federal government. North American Tungsten Ltd.
More candidates announce their election day intentions
Elaine Taylor became the fourth Yukon Party minister to formally seek re-election Tuesday at a Whitehorse West nomination meeting that she won…
Two Mile Hill gets the heaves
Every winter the silty material underneath Two Mile Hill freezes and then thaws in the spring, causing cracks in the asphalt.
Accused women jailed without conviction
Women in Yukon who fall into conflict with the law have nowhere to go but jail. Even if they’ve never been found guilty of a crime.
No bond against dog killer
There will be no legal reason for James Foesier to stay away from Aedes Scheer. Yukon Judge Heino Lilles did not find that Scheer is in…
Old claims bleed WCB
Longstanding compensation claims from injured workers are dragging the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board to the brink of…
Kelowna accord dead, but its spirit lives on
Despite the wishes of prominent Canadian aboriginal leaders, the Kelowna accord was not on the agenda at a meeting of Canada’s premiers in…
Fentie speaks up for pipeline
A push from Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski to cut Canada out of a deal to build the Alaska Highway pipeline won’t fly, says Premier Dennis…
Interim statement renews surplus deficit debate
Statistics Canada is wrong, says Premier Dennis Fentie. Contrary to recent Stats Canada data, Yukon finances are not in a deficit position, he said.
Local farmers winning battle of the fertilizers
“Know your farmer.” Heidi Marion squinted in the sunlight at rows of vegetables growing in a tilled field where, last summer, an…
Dustball dance begets violence, vandalism
By most accounts, last weekend’s Dustball tournament in Whitehorse was a grand slam. Roughly 1,000 softball players from Yukon, Alaska,…