James Munson

Candidate’s girlfriend charges byelection debate

Liberal candidate Kirk Cameron’s partner accused New Democrat Leader Elizabeth Hanson of contributing to the death of a homeless man seven years ago.

Bears get a hair cut for biology

Biologists call it hair snagging. It requires making a triangular barbed-wire fence with enough room underneath for a grizzly bear to pass under.

Yukon wildfires heat up COP 16

The Yukon is lobbying to keep wildfire smoke off the carbon-emission list referenced in a global climate change deal, says one of the territory's two envoys in Cancun, Mexico.

Lack of evidence leads to botched drunk driving case

Jamie McBride is paying a $1,000 fine and spending a month under house arrest for killing someone with his car two years ago.

Phelps’ party in limbo

Yukoners won't know if they can vote for the United Citizens Party until the spring.

Off duty cop saves woman from spending night in the cold

Cpl. Dwayne Latham's delayed flights between Edmonton and Whitehorse led him to save a young woman's life. He woke at 5 a.

One man guilty in drug bust case

Crown prosecutors have dropped charges against three out of four people arrested in a drug bust last year in the Kwanlin Dun village. They've focused their attention on only one of the people arrested, Jerrid Hozack.

Faro’s eviction battle gets extended

Justice Ron Veale rushed through the civil court docket Tuesday afternoon before turning his attention to Faro's eviction battle against two town residents. "Now for the main event," he said.

No clear culprit in Monday outage

Yukon Energy employees flew over a faulty transmission line Tuesday afternoon to figure out what caused a power outage, but haven't found any answers.

Maps to the rescue

The next health report on the Yukon's placer industry is coming out soon. And it doesn't look good. Placer production isn't riding the global rise in gold prices like it should, said Carolyn Relf, director of the Yukon Geological Survey.

Chamber of Mines changes the guard

The Yukon Chamber of Mines has dropped the quaint placer miner from its logo and replaced him with a helmet-wearing underground miner with a pickaxe.

Money issues delay murder trial

A murder trial expected to be one of the most expensive in Yukon history has been delayed by money issues. Norman Larue and Christina Asp are charged with murdering Gordon Seybold in his Whitehorse-area home in March 2008.

Land claims not final word on consultation

The duty to consult cannot be trumped by obligations laid out in a land-claim agreement, according to a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision released last Friday.

First Nation languages go from elders to iPods

Sharon Shadow's childhood was full of sounds she can't hear anymore. She grew up in Haines Junction with her grandmother, whose own mother tongue was Southern Tutchone.

Rouble won’t explain why he snubbed chiefs

Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Patrick Rouble won't explain why he cancelled a meeting with two First Nation chiefs at the last minute last week.

Dances with horses

Don't expect to see any traditional First Nation dancing during this week's productions of Tono, says its director Sandra Laronde. Tono is a contemporary dance piece fusing indigenous elements from North America and Mongolia.

Woman dies in rollover

Slippery roads, alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt are considered factors in the death of a 31-year-old woman in a rollover Saturday afternoon. The woman was driving with two passengers in a Ford pickup truck along the Alaska Highway at around 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle.

Supreme Court of Canada sides with YTG

The Yukon government did not breach its duty to consult the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation over a farming lease in its traditional territory, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled this morning.

Feds bust North 60 for lazy oil cleanup

North 60 Petroleum Ltd. must build a cement wall in the Yukon River and pay $30,000 for allowing oil to leak into the waterway for the past 13 years, the territorial court ruled last Friday.

Liard First Nation takes YESAB to court over Selwyn Chihong

The Liard First Nation is trying to block a Chinese-backed exploration program in southeast Yukon over pollution concerns. "The environmental assessment failed to properly assess the impacts of the release of wastewater into Don Creek," said Chief Liard McMillan in a news conference Thursday morning, with two Kaska elders at his side.