Jackie Hong

Canada Post rotating strikes hit Whitehorse

Whitehorse postal workers went on strike the morning of Nov. 9

Ptarmigan are built to thrive in the winter

While some creatures struggle through long winters, ptarmigan are so good at it they gain weight

Red Feather Saloon break-in causes more than $10k in damage

More than 100 objects, including 31 originals, were destroyed or damaged

UPDATED: Telegraph Creek evacuees to begin returning home next week

“Life will never turn back to normal in Telegraph Creek … everything has changed so much”

Telegraph Creek evacuees to start returning home next week

Area residents, who evacuated in August due to wildfires, will be able to return starting Nov. 15

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 2

Yukon public accounts show $18.7 million surplus for 2017-2018

The non-consolidated surplus is almost triple what the Liberals had predicted

Scientists studying ancient bison horns hope to unlock ice-age mysteries

A team from Alaska recently worked on the Yukon’s collection of steppe bison horn sheaths

Yukon Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower dies

Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly Nils Clarke broke the news in the House Oct. 29.

CYFN begins project to properly archive historical records

The Council of Yukon First Nations has 1,782 boxes of material stored at the Yukon Archives

Shelley Cuthbert, defiant, prepared to spend winter with dogs at Tarfu Lake site

Cuthbert says she’s “100 per cent homeless” but that she values her dogs’ lives above all

Court order for inquest into Cynthia Blackjack death valid, Yukon Court of Appeal finds

The decision dismisses an appeal by the Yukon chief coroner claiming judge didn’t have jurisdiction

Truth is the defence to defamation, says lawyer

“It’s a matter of speaking the truth … Speaking the truth is an absolute defence to defamation”

Fired Yukon College instructor sues student over sex assault allegations

Charles Stuart is suing a former student over a Facebook post alleging he sexually assaulted her

Yukon producer Jeremy Parkin uses found sounds to create lo-fi beats

The 21-year-old is also part of upcoming hip-hop duo Local Boy

Mayo-area placer miners, Victoria Gold in dispute over road work

Kelly Benson and Joe Volf say Victoria Gold widened a road on their claims without consulting them

Clean-up of Marwell tar pit underway

Crews are using enhanced thermal conduction to remove contaminants from the dirt

EMR petitions for Shelley Cuthbert and her dogs to vacate from Tarfu Lake site

The owner of a dog rescue formerly located in Tagish has set up a camp off Atlin Road

Yukon justice department commits to ATIPP change after News complaint

The Yukon justice department has made changes to how it handles access-to-information requests

Yukon RCMP has about two-dozen officers trained in impaired driving detection, investigation

More officers to be trained in the new year, spokesperson Coralee Reid wrote in an email