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For the record

The concept, when you first hear it, is a bit weird. First you interview a whole bunch of people on a topic. Then you transcribe what they said, word for word, including the ums, ahs, likes, coughs and stutters.

Yukon to exempt log homes from energy efficiency rules

Yukon plans to amend energy efficiency building rules to make it easier for people who want to live in log homes in the territory. The government is working towards implementing the new National Building Code of Canada.

Major cabinet shuffle announced

Premier Darrell Pasloski has shuffled his cabinet, and just about everyone has a new job. The cabinet has grown by one member.

Assessors approve Kotaneelee reboot

Environmental assessors are recommending the approval of work to get the Kotaneelee gas field back into production. Natural gas production at the site, located in the southeast corner of Yukon, began in 1977.

Chamber of mines seeks to reconcile First Nations with government

The Yukon Chamber of Mines plans to spend this year improving the relationship between First Nations, industry and government, says Samson Hartland, the organization's executive director.

Council puts Yukon land use planning on hold

Land use planning is on ice while the Yukon government appeals the court decision over the fate of the Peel watershed. The Yukon Land Use Planning Council met Friday to discuss what to do while that case works its way through the courts.

Gold miners brace for another tough year

The outlook for Yukon's mining industry is not great for 2015, says John McConnell, president of Victoria Gold Corp.

Yukon seeks feedback on new condo rules

The Yukon government is nearing the end of a years-long process to modernize its Land Titles Act and Condominium Act. The territory is currently seeking feedback on draft legislation.

Carcross family of baby with cancer seeks help

A Carcross family is asking Yukoners for help after their seven-week-old son was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Emmett Smith is the son of Michael Smith and Charlotte Francis.

Ice climbing is for adrenaline junkies, and the rest of us

If climbing a sheer face of vertical ice doesn't seem like your idea of a good time, you're probably in good company. But that shouldn't stop you from getting in on the action.

Yukon businesses feel hopeful heading into 2015

Yukon businesses are hoping that the economy will turn around in 2015. After a few years of leading the country in growth, Yukon was the worst-performing jurisdiction in Canada in 2013.

Residential school survivors struggle to access education grant

More than a thousand Yukoners qualify for a $3,000 education grant for residential school survivors, but many are having a hard time accessing that money.

Yukon chamber responds to Peel appeal

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce hopes the outcome of the Peel watershed court case will bring certainty to business in the Yukon, whatever the outcome may be.

Residential school survivors struggle to access education grant

More than a thousand Yukoners qualify for a $3,000 education grant for residential school survivors, but many are having a hard time accessing that money.

NDP to request audit of golf course deal

The Yukon NDP plans to write to the Auditor General of Canada to request an investigation into the Yukon government’s $750,000 bail-out of the Mountain View Golf Club in 2011.

In Haiti, you don’t need a lot to give a lot for Christmas

Morgan Wienberg has a lot to celebrate this Christmas season. Just a few years ago, the 22-year-old Yukoner began rescuing Haitian children who were living in the streets or in abusive orphanages.

Gwich’in Tribal Council calls for action in wake of Yukon teen’s death

James Wilson, president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, has called on community leaders to start a discussion on how to address violence against women.

Aboriginal groups take on ending violence

Like a lot of people, Marian Horne remembers playing "Cowboys and Indians" when she was young. "Nobody wanted to be the Indian because we knew they were all killed all the time," she said.

Costs rise to rebuild F.H. Collins Secondary

The Yukon government isn't counting the cost of necessary renovations to the F.H. Collins tech and trades wing in its budget for the school reconstruction project.

It’s a wrap

The fall sitting of the legislative assembly ended in typical fashion this week: growing tensions in question period and debate were mercifully put to death by the so-called "guillotine clause."