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Historic lodge gets new owners, new life
A piece of Yukon history has been reborn, thanks to Sandy and Frank Ruether. That was a big part of why the couple bought the Johnson's Crossing Lodge, said Sandy. They re-opened the highway stop last spring.
Federal NDP push for Nutrition North review
N.W.T. MP Dennis Bevington introduced a motion in Parliament yesterday calling for a full review of the Nutrition North program in partnership with participating communities. The food subsidy program has been controversial since its introduction in 2011.
Bill S 6 likely to pass next week
Controversial federal amendments to Yukon’s environmental assessment laws are set to pass next week. Bill S-6 passed the report stage in Parliament on Wednesday, after Conservative MPs voted to limit the debate on the bill.
Aboriginal title must challenge our ideas of property and ownership, says lawyer
Aboriginal title to Canadian lands is real and its consequences must be grappled with, according to a prominent lawyer and surveyor who is visiting the Yukon next week.
First Nations continue to call for chinook conservation
This year “is undoubtedly going to be another challenging year for Yukon River fishermen,” said Stephanie Schmidt, a fisheries manager with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, in the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association’s first teleconference of the season on Tuesday.
‘My happiness is my revenge’
About a hundred Yukoners gathered in the lobby of the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Tuesday morning to witness live footage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's closing events in Ottawa.
Leef votes for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women
Yukon MP Ryan Leef was the lone Conservative to vote in favour of an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in Parliament last week.
Cantung mine sheds workers
Cantung mine sheds workers North American Tungsten has announced temporary layoffs for approximately 80 employees at the Cantung mine.
Yukon firefighters show their stuff at fitness competition
Yukon’s firefighters picked up a pocketful of medals at a regional fitness competition last month. The Whitehorse Fire Department and the Yukon Fire Marshall’s Office each sent a team to the FireFit event in Vancouver, B.C.
That’s a wrap
As far legislative sittings go, this one was fairly routine. Questions were asked. Bills were passed.
Snowshoe builders bring business, tradition back to Teslin
Teslin We're inside Teslin's old canoe factory building, and Elmer David Jackson is beaming. He has reason to be proud.
Planning council wants in on Peel case action
The Yukon Land Use Planning Council says it could help the territory avoid future conflicts like the one over the Peel watershed if its role as a mediator of disputes is clarified and formalized.
NDP question value of unbridled tributes
NDP question value of unbridled tributes The Yukon Legislative Assembly has a bit of an odd tradition.
Teslin residents thirst for swimming pool
Teslin is a community with a plan. Last month the Village of Teslin and the Teslin Tlingit Council published their joint community development, which outlines capital and infrastructure projects for the next decade.
Vuntut Gwitchin join Peel appeal
The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has joined the Tr'ondek Hwech'in, the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun and conservation groups in their legal battle with the Yukon government over the fate of the Peel watershed.
Casino mega mine plan receives incomplete grade from assessors
The Casino mine proposal still has a long way to go before it will be fit to enter the territory's environmental review process, assessors announced this week.
Job numbers rose as Yukon economy shrunk
The Yukon's economy has shrunk over the past two years, but the number of jobs has continued to grow.
Shell’s Arctic oil plan threatens Yukon: Bagnell
Federal Liberal candidate Larry Bagnell says Yukoners need to be aware of the threat that Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic poses to Canada.
Highway widening plans too car centric: city, cyclists
The Yukon government's plan to widen the Alaska Highway to four lanes through much of Whitehorse is out of sync with the city's transportation goals, says Mayor Dan Curtis.
Video puts a face on Yukon homelessness
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition hopes a new video production will open minds and change perspectives on homelessness in the territory.