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Yukon buys two new ambulances

Yukon buys two new ambulances The Yukon government has spent $310,000 on two new ambulances for Whitehorse. They are "state of the art" and optimized for use in harsh winter conditions, according to a government news release.

Fracking committee gets an extension

Fracking committee gets an extension The Yukon Legislative Assembly's fracking committee has asked for another extension.

Tourism association supports Peel decision

Tourism association supports Peel decision The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon has voiced its support for the recent court ruling on the land-use plan for the Peel watershed.

Affordable housing money headed to home energy efficiency rebates

The Yukon government has another plan to spend money earmarked for affordable housing on other purposes. The territory received $17.5 million in 2006 from Canada.

Yukon may revisit protections for mobile home owners

The Yukon government is willing to reconsider protections for mobile home owners under the Landlord and Tenant Act, says Brad Cathers, the minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation.

Fracking committee requests extension

The committee has been charged with reviewing the risks and benefits of allowing hydraulic fracturing in the territory and making recommendations to the assembly.

Territory to share more details with contractors

The Yukon government is changing how it announces capital project plans, in hopes of getting better information to contractors sooner.

NDP fights for mobile home owner protections

NDP MLA Kate White is calling for stronger protection for mobile home owners. Uncontrolled pad rent increases and the possibility of evictions without cause hurt trailer owners.

Growing Yukon food for Yukon families

Mary and Rolland Girouard are old hands at farming in the Yukon. They acquired their little piece of paradise in 1983, and were one of the firsts to develop the now-abundant Takhini River Valley for agriculture.

Kent blames golf course bail out on NDP

Resources Minister Scott Kent has yet another new explanation for the 2011 $750,000 bail-out of the Mountain View Golf Club: It's the NDP's fault.

Sewage overflows Dawson City facility

A faulty valve caused a sewage backup in Dawson City on Monday, flooding the screening facility and prompting a boil-water advisory in the town. "It was a big mess," said Mayor Wayne Potoroka on Tuesday.

Dogs playing with matches started Mount Lorne fire

Dogs playing with matches started Mount Lorne fire Yukon's fire marshall has determined that a fire in Mount Lorne last month was likely started by the family dogs, who were playing with matches. A Yukon couple came home on Nov.

Mine’s cleanup money pays for roadwork

The Yukon government has seized $3 million from Veris Gold to pay for urgent repairs to the tailings facility at the former Ketza River mine.

Miners urge federal minister to compromise with First Nations

A second Yukon mining company is urging the Canadian government to rethink amendments to Yukon's environmental assessments laws to avoid further conflict with First Nations. Eira Thomas, president of Kaminak Gold Corp.

Yukon Energy plans wind power expansion

Yukon Energy is setting the turbines in motion on a plan that could see up to 10 megawatts of new wind power in the territory.

Men join women in fight against violence

A group of 12 or so Yukon men stood around a campfire on a dark and cold evening at Yukon College this week, talking about their feelings. The event was part of the 12 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign.

Ministers Cathers and Kent knew of Mountain View bail out last year

Over the past 10 days, Yukon ministers Brad Cathers and Scott Kent have deflected criticism over a secretive $750,000 bail-out of the Mountain View Golf Club.

Peel ruling is ‘fantastic’: former commission chair

This week's historic judgement on the fate of the Peel watershed confirms what Dave Loeks has been saying for a long time: The Yukon government did not play by the rules.

Casino urges compromise on environmental assessment changes

The president of Casino Mining Corp. has urged the government of Canada to compromise with First Nations over planned environmental assessment rule changes.

Pasloski was on Mountain View Golf Club’s board at time of secretive $750,000 bail out

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski sat on the board of the Mountain View Golf Club in February of 2011, when the society inked a secret $750,000 deal with the Yukon government that was made to look like a land purchase.