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Judge quashes Yukon government’s Peel plan

UPDATED In a decision released Tuesday morning, Justice Ron Veale sided with First Nations and ruled that the Yukon government strayed from the process when it introduced its own land use plan at a late stage.

Debate on environmental assessment changes begins in the House

Parliamentary debate on changes to Yukon’s environmental regime began in Ottawa today. Aboriginal Affairs Minster Bernard Valcourt introduced the bill.

Leef supports consultation on planned environmental assessment changes

Leef supports consultation on planned environmental assessment changes Yukon MP Ryan Leef is calling on a parliamentary committee to visit the Yukon and hear their views on planned changes to the environmental assessment regime.

Yukon mourns passing of Alex Van Bibber

The Yukon lost a legend this week. Alex Van Bibber passed away Wednesday at the age of 98 in a Calgary hospital, surrounded by dozens of friends and family members.

Yukon government hid $750K deal with golf course from public view

The Yukon government never wanted Yukoners to find out that it bailed out Mountain View Golf Club to the tune of $750,000 in 2011.

Auditor general slams Nutrition North

The federal government has no idea if the full value of the subsidy it gives to grocery stores in remote communities is being passed on to customers, Canada's auditor general has found.

The case of the missing contracts

This week the NDP's health critic, Jan Stick, discovered something curious. More than 100 contracts, worth a combined $8.2 million, had disappeared from the government's public contract registry.

Anti violence campaign kicks off

About 70 people came out for the launch of the 12 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign at Yukon College on Tuesday. The focus of this year's campaign is "call it what it is.

Problems persist at Dawson sewage plant

Residents of Dawson City are still waiting on a wastewater treatment plant that works the way it is supposed to. The new facility began operations in the fall of 2012, and the plan was to hand over the plan to the town a year later.

Contractor wins $11.5M bid for seniors’ housing

Contractor wins $.115M bid for seniors' housing The Yukon government has awarded a $11.5 million contract to build a 48-unit seniors' housing complex in Whitehorse.

Tony’s Pizza accused of sexist hiring practice

Facebook was atwitter Tuesday after the owner of Tony's Pizza posted on the group's page that the restaurant prefers to hire male pizza chefs.

Yukoners should have a say on YESAA: Grand Chief

Yukoners were surprised to learn at a forum last week the details of the federal government's plan to change environmental assessment laws, said Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Ruth Massie.

Ice jam shuts Whitehorse hydro plant

Scuba divers have been hard at work under the frigid Yukon River waters in recent days to remove ice blocking the intake to Whitehorse's hydro generators.

Yukon to reconsider Dempster fibre project

A fibre-optic telecommunications link up the highway to Inuvik is still on the table, confirmed Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon in the legislature last week.

Yukon still waiting on tenant protections

The Yukon government passed updated landlord and tenant rules two years ago, but without the necessary regulations in place, renters are still waiting on promised protections.

Yukon’s economy took a hit in 2013

Yukon's economy fared worse in 2013 than every other jurisdiction in Canada, according to the most recent Statistics Canada numbers. The territory's gross domestic product fell by 0.9 per cent.

$12.7M seniors’ housing complex opens

The Yukon government unveiled the new 34-unit Alexander St. seniors' residence this week. Rick Goodfellow sat on the accessibility committee that helped to design the suites with seniors' needs in mind.

Yukon artist journeys back to the land, back to another life

When Halin de Repentigny's first daughter was born, the young family made a bold choice. "We did a crazy thing. Something that people don't do anymore, that people probably won't do ever again.

Getting in bible college is a breeze: NDP

This week a friend of NDP MLA Kate White applied for a PhD program at the Newburgh Theological Seminary & College of the Bible.

First Nations urge public input on environmental assessment changes

Yukon First Nations are doubling down in opposition to planned changes to the territory's environmental assessment legislation. Bill S-6 has been tabled in Parliament, after recently clearing the Senate.