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Former foe’s gruff voice triggers homesickness
I had worked for two and a half years as a reporter for the Yukon News, cutting my professional teeth in one of the wildest, most fascinating places on earth, where good stories were never hard to find.
YTG’s response to Peel plan a tough sell
Only one group sounded happy with the Yukon government's rejection of the recommended Peel Watershed land-use plan this week. The Yukon Chamber of Mines.
Bellekeno’s steep price spread among all customers
The Bellekeno mine is pushing up Yukon Energy's costs, and residential customers are footing part of the bill.
Canada Post leaves woman high and dry
Canada Post left a woman's Christmas package in plain sight, and then threatened to charge her with harassment if she kept asking them for help after its contents were stolen.
YTG conjures reasons to reject Peel plan
The Yukon government is rejecting the Peel Watershed land-use plan by citing sections of the Umbrella Final Agreement that don't exist. The Energy, Mines and Resources Department threw down the gauntlet on the Peel Watershed Planning Commission.
Downtown goes dark
One of the transformer’s breakers opened up at around 9 a.m., affecting around 200 customers north of Main Street, between First and Fourth Avenues, said Jay Massie, the spokesperson for Yukon Electrical Company Limited.
Peel land use plan too protective: YTG
The Yukon government is challenging the findings of the Peel Watershed Planning Commission, arguing that 80 per cent of the region doesn’t have to be protected from mining.
Bellekeno burns up diesel
Heavy power usage at the Bellekeno silver mine has forced the Yukon Energy Corporation to burn hundreds of thousands of litres of diesel to feed the Yukon's northern grid.
Constitution, not directive, prevented breathalyzer
A failure to collect a breathalyzer sample from a man who killed someone after driving recklessly had nothing to do with an order not to enforce new drunk driving laws, say Yukon RCMP.
In the consumerist rush to fill low self-esteem with material objects, people tend to forget what Christmas is really about - aliens! The annual Longest Night concert is bringing Christmas back to its roots by extraterrestrial life through music, theatre and puppets.
So diverse it’s like a double rainbow
From erhu to ukulele, from historical to avant-garde, the upcoming Frostbite Music Festival promises to be anything but tedious. The festival's lineup of Outside acts was confirmed last week.
Botched drunk driving cases not uncommon: expert
Canada's drunk driving laws allow those who kill people on the road to get away with it, says a legal expert on the subject. It's common for people like Jamie McBride, who killed a woman on the Alaska Highway in 2008 after driving on the wrong side of the road.
Liberals expected tighter race
The mood at the Kebabery went from festive to forlorn on the drop of a dime Monday evening. Liberal party faithful gathered there were ready for a win.
Graham convicted for 1976 murder
Yukoner John Graham was convicted of second-degree murder in a South Dakota court Friday. Graham, a member of the Champagne-Aishihik First Nation, was facing a first-degree murder conviction.
The man from Motown
Wilson Williams was one of the last performers to sing the Motown sound. His 1978 album Up the Downstairs was backed by the largely forgotten band of virtuosos known as the Funk Brothers.
Yukon may finally share position on Peel Watershed
The Yukon government is expected to release its position on the Peel Watershed land-use plan next Tuesday.
Trimming ambulance staff won’t decrease service: EMS
The Yukon's ambulance service has been blowing its budget for years, mostly because of staff overtime. The overtime is not always driven by emergencies. Rather, it's because some paramedics were sitting idle waiting for a call.
Is it time to Snark it?
The loudest instrument in Dean's Strings and Music Supplies is the wind chime hanging on the back of the front door. Every couple of minutes, another customer walks in, sending the chime into a frenzy of dings.
Under Ted Harrison’s wing
The people in Jude Griebel's paintings can't hide how they're feeling. Their inner lives are literally bursting out of their bodies - trees growing from their hips, ocean vistas opening up in their faces and windows glowing out of their chests.
A turning point for an FASD sufferer
Victoria Elias has more criminal charges than she does years in her life. The 29-year-old has beaten cops, slashed boyfriends and stabbed friends, usually in a drunken rage.