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Wolverine mine crumbles alongside Yukon Zinc’s finances

The underground workings of Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mine are slowly filling with water because the company can no longer afford to operate the pumps and ventilation equipment.

NDP caucus completes community tour

Drug and alcohol issues were among the top concerns of residents of Yukon communities during a recent series of meetings hosted by NDP caucus members.

Kluane First Nation eyes mineral prospects in hope of a bright future

Economic development is no longer a dirty word for the Kluane First Nation. Geordan Clark is the executive director of Kluane Dana Shaw Co., the First Nation's development corporation and business arm.

Training the territory’s future techies

The Yukon government wants to beef up the territory's tech industry, and they've hooked up with a slick Vancouver training program to help.

Yukon Zinc granted creditor protection

Yukon Zinc has received protection from its creditors on $646 million of debt. The Chinese-owned company owns the Wolverine zinc mine, located in southeast Yukon.

Yukoner’s compost cleaning machine earns U.S. patent

Garret Gillespie is out to revolutionize the industrial composting industry. This week, with a U.S. patent in hand, he’s one step closer to that goal. A Canadian patent is expected to follow.

Tahltan nation shares success story

There's nothing terribly daunting or complicated about solving entrenched poverty and social issues in First Nations communities, if you ask Jerry Asp.

Government plans Whitehorse highway upgrades

The Yukon government is seeking public feedback on a $200-million plan to widen the Alaska Highway to four lanes from Macrae to Crestview.

Yukon government replaces Peel watershed legal team

The Yukon government has hired a new legal team for the Peel watershed case.

Peer mentoring program for aboriginal women seeks participants

The Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's Circle is launching a new mentorship program for aboriginal women. The Leading the Way program kicks off at a weekend-long symposium next weekend, from March 20-.

Telling ourselves stories in order to live

Four actors stand on stage. They move towards each other, and apart. They engage, and disengage.

Feds push assessment changes ahead

Federal Bill S-6, which includes controversial amendments to Yukon's environmental assessment regime, passed second reading in Parliament on Wednesday.

Alaskan telco announces fibre optic line to Skagway

Yukon's quest to see a second telecommunications link to Outside has seen a boost this week thanks to news out of Alaska.

Government’s draft fracking response leaks

The Yukon government's planned response to the recent legislative report on fracking has been mistakenly made public. A CBC journalist received copies of a PowerPoint presentation and draft ministerial speaking notes.

Don’t hold your breath for Alaska pipeline

Don't hold your breath for Alaska pipeline Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says a pipeline to Alaska through the Yukon has the territorial government's support. But the plan is missing a crucial ingredient - a company that wants to build it.

Rendezvous snow carving competition kicks off

Ready, set, sculpt! Yukon's 12th annual International Snow Carving Competition is underway in Shipyards Park as part of the Rendezvous festival. Artists from around the world gather in Whitehorse for this event.

Pasloski blasts Trudeau’s climate change commitment

Yukon's premier has come out swinging against federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's promise to put a price on carbon pollution.

Whistle Bend residents to eat costs of Mountain View Golf Club bail out

When the Yukon government bailed out the Mountain View Golf Club in 2011 for $750,000, it left the bill for future residents of Whistle Bend.

Chinese association invites Yukoners to celebrate the new year

The Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon welcomes you to the Year of the Sheep. The association’s third annual Chinese New Year celebration will be held Saturday at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

Firefighter calendar nets $21,000 for animal shelter

Firefighters plus puppies turned out to be a winning combination for the Whitehorse Firefighter Association’s charity calendar fundraiser.