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NorthwesTel drops overage rates

NorthwesTel drops overage rates NorthwesTel has dropped its Internet overage fees for exceeding Internet data allowances by $0.50 per gigabyte. The change affects DSL and cable Internet packages for residential and small business customers.

Chamber of commerce calls for liquor law reform

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce wants the government to give Yukoners more options when it comes to purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages.

Law or no law, Kaska will get their say: Coates

The Yukon government continues to assert that the Kaska have no right to pass a resource law governing their traditional territory.

Staking ban in Ross River to continue to 2017

The Ross River staking ban has been extended for another two years.

Yukon Zinc sues mine contractor for defamation

Yukon Zinc has sued its main contractor at the Wolverine mine over a $18 million lien, alleging defamation, conspiracy and possible racism.

Bar owners cheer booze discount

The Yukon government announced in late January that bars, restaurants and off-sales agents will see about a 10 per cent discount on their purchases from the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

The new club on the block

In the parking lot behind the Ramada hotel on a recent Saturday night, you can hear the latin beats pumping from Whitehorse's newest night club.

Ross River students head back to class

Students in Ross River are back in school after an unplanned break of about two weeks. On Jan. 9, teachers sent children home after coming into work and discovering large cracks in the walls.

Hydro project shortlist announced

The Yukon Development Corporation has shortlisted 10 sites as possible locations for the territory's next hydro dam. The corporation has hired Midgard Consulting Inc.

Yukon Zinc owes $3M in mine security

Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mine has been out of compliance with its mining licence since October for failing to pay a security earmarked for mine reclamation and closure plans.

Government fined in horse wrangler’s death

The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board has fined the Yukon government $5,000 after the investigation into the death of Arnold Johnson.

Wolverine shutters as mining honchos hobnob in Vancouver

Yukon Zinc has announced a temporary shut-down of the Wolverine mine. “The metal prices in the past months have significantly affected our revenues.

Yukon bigwigs head to Roundup

Yukon’s self-governing First Nations have invited the mining industry to a meeting this week, to coincide with the Mineral Exploration Roundup conference in Vancouver.

Restaurants and bars to see cheaper booze

The Yukon government has announced new wholesale liquor prices for bars, restaurants and off-sale vendors.

Liard First Nation strained under third party management

The Liard First Nation may no longer be equipped to participate in environmental assessments that affect its traditional territory.

Yukon man sentenced for child luring

A young Yukon man has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for child luring and making sexually explicit material available to a child. Billy Callahan-Smith, 18, pleaded guilty to the charges.

Support for fracking does not equal consent: Dixon

The legislative assembly's fracking committee agrees that the government should have the support of affected First Nations before allowing fracking in the Yukon, but not that it must, according to one committee member.

Major cabinet shuffle will leave chaos in its wake: opposition

Opposition parties say they are shocked by the scale of last week's cabinet shuffle, which saw every cabinet minister except the premier assigned to at least one new portfolio.

Former leaders speak out against education management

A group of former leaders in Yukon's Department of Education are calling on the government to rebuild trust with teachers, parents, First Nations and school staff.

Fracking committee tables final report

The Yukon Legislative Assembly’s fracking committee has agreed that First Nations should have a veto over hydraulic fracturing projects in their traditional territory.