Graeme McElheran

Gold Rush changes hands

Veteran Whitehorse hotelier Doug Thomas sold the Gold Rush Inn on Thursday to a consortium of business interests headed by former Yukon premier Piers…

Federal funding kicks in for Watson Lake roads

The federal and Yukon governments are keeping a promise in Watson Lake. For years, members of the Liard First Nation have been waiting for roads to…

First Nation goes to court to stop development on traditional land

The Yukon government is embroiled in yet another land dispute, this time with the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

First Nations approve hydro line proposal

The Yukon Energy Corporation has a new memorandum of understanding with Yukon First Nations to build a hydroelectric transmission line between…

Government’s job unfinished as legislature closes

The Yukon Party government has a lot of unfinished business on its plate as it approaches the end of its mandate.

Who’s in?

It’s a safe bet that the leaders of the Yukon’s three political parties will face off in an election this year.

Ombudsman report repeats privacy concerns

The Yukon’s privacy legislation is outdated and ineffective, says privacy commissioner Hank Moorlag.

Outfitter policy unfair

The Yukon government’s new land tenure policy for big game outfitters is unfair, says former Yukon premier Pat Duncan.

Alford challenges Fentie at meeting

Tuesday, Renee Alford finally got the chance to buttonhole politicians about her son’s dismissal from government.

Outfitter appointed to fish and wildlife board

The Yukon government has made two appointments to the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board. Letter of invitation have gone to Craig Yakiwchuk…

Secret letter haunts Lang

Archie Lang has a self-declared conflict of interest when it comes to the outfitting industry. But that hasn’t stopped him from discussing…

Logging proposal shocks conservationists

Karen Baltgailis is appalled at the Yukon government and Champagne/Aishihik First Nations’ plan for logging in the territory’s southwest…

Assessment board denies land application

This week, Bill Drury made history. His land application is the first to be refused by the new Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment…

Sierra Club report rips Yukon’s forest management

When it comes to managing forests, the Yukon government is a failure, according to the Sierra Club of Canada.

Yukon women in politics

Pat Duncan struggled to control her emotions Thursday as she spoke about the role of women in politics.

Laundry day at legislature turns nasty

Gary McRobb stood bewildered, his large hands raised in helplessness, clearly unhappy. Why? Well, the former New Democrat turned Liberal was about…

Promises prompt budget bulges

The Yukon government has tagged millions of additional expenses onto its 2006-07 budget, tabled in March.

Federal budget neglects North, First Nations

Tuesday’s federal budget did not confirm Yukon MP Larry Bagnell’s worst fears about the new Conservative government in Ottawa.

Fentie supports Juneau road

remier Dennis Fentie has thrown the Yukon’s support behind a controversial proposal to build a road linking Juneau and Skagway.

Dawson bailout doesn’t cover the bill

Premier Dennis Fentie announced a $3.43-million bailout package for Dawson City on Friday. The package is fine, but it does little to solve the…