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Highway expansion won’t destroy Airport Chalet

The Airport Chalet will not be threatened by the proposed Alaska Highway expansion, a senior Highways and Public Works official has confirmed.

First Nations to lose out over income tax changes

First Nations were not consulted on reductions to territorial income taxes that will decrease their revenues. The government announced last week amendments to the Income Tax Act that amount to $5.

Society seeks to build assisted living complex for seniors

The government is keen on seeing a 75-unit independent living facility for seniors built in the territory, said Public Works Minister Scott Kent in the legislature yesterday.

First Nations promised a say on fracking

No fracking will be allowed in the Yukon without the support of affected First Nations, the Yukon government announced yesterday.

Carcoss family awaits liver transplant for young son

Baby Emmett Smith from Carcross, Yukon, is smiling and happy as he awaits a liver transplant in Edmonton, says his mom, Charlotte Francis.

Fracking pilot project plan is off the table: Kent

A pilot hydraulic fracturing project in southeast Yukon is no longer being considered by the Yukon government, Resources Minister Scott Kent confirmed this morning.

Premier boasts a ballooning budget

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski announced another record budget last week. The government plans to spend $1.367 billion over the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The premier wore new construction boots for the announcement.

Yukon firefighters put their fitness to the test

Some Yukon firefighters have taken up an extraordinary challenge. Called either Firefit or Firefighter Combat Challenge, it's a fitness competition designed to push firefighters to their limits.

Yukon senator’s expenses under scrutiny

Yukon senator's expenses under scrutiny Yukon Senator Dan Lang is staying mum on allegations that he has paid money for a flight he had questionably claimed as a Senate expense.

Premier gives businesses a budget sneak peak

Premier Pasloski spilled some of the 2015-budget-beans at a Yukon Chamber of Commerce lunch on Wednesday. He gave the business community a taste of the Yukon's largest capital budget ever.

City and territory scramble to aid of recyclers

A city-wide curbside program is still in the works, it's just taking a little longer than expected, says Shannon Clohosey, manager of environmental sustainability with the City of Whitehorse.

Yukon income taxes to fall

Yukon income taxes to fall The Yukon government has promised new income tax rates that it says will result in $5.5 million in savings for Yukoners annually.

Expanded Sally Ann shelter in the works

The Yukon government has announced $10.2 million toward the construction of a new, larger Salvation Army shelter.

Chiefs stand by promise to sue over S 6

Court action by First Nations is a “virtual absolute certainty” if the federal government pushes ahead with controversial changes to Yukon’s environmental assessment legislation.

Territory still waiting on promised oil furnace rules

In May of 2013, the Yukon government announced to great fanfare that it had become the first jurisdiction in Canada to require carbon monoxide detectors in all residences with an oil furnace or attached garage.

Food bank loses its longtime executive director

The face of the Whitehorse Food Bank has left his post as executive director. Stephen Dunbar-Edge has taken a job as a director with the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

Yukon Energy prepares study on electric cars

Yukon Energy prepares study on electric cars Yukon Energy is compiling research on electric cars in cold climates to see what the potential for the technology might be in the territory.

Yukoners launch epilepsy support group

Gabriel Hopkins, 11, is very matter-of-fact when he talks about epilepsy. His explanations are a mix of technical detail and helpful advice.

Government renews home electricity subsidy

The Yukon government has announced its intention to extend the interim electrical rebate until March 31, 2016. The rebate saves Yukoners up to $26.62 a month on residential power bills.