Jesse Winter

Skagway ferry service cancelled after dock sinks

The terminal’s floating dock, which allows cars to board Alaska Marine Highway Ferries, mysteriously sunk early Thursday morning in the seaside town, much to the surprise of the highway service.

Yukon bison herd still too big

The bison-hunting season has closed for the season, and with 136 animals harvested, the herd is still estimated to be around 1,200 animals.

Many missing out on cheaper Internet

Thousands of NorthwesTel customers are still paying more than they need to for Internet service.

City looks to amend Hillcrest plan

The Hillcrest Neighbourhood Plan will come before council's final vote next week, but first the city administration wants to see some changes to it.

Catholic schools’ same sex policy clarified

Whitehorse's Catholic school councils won't be getting a separate policy covering sexual orientation for their schools.

City aims to cut traffic congestion

Whitehorse wants you to drive less. Last week the city adopted its 25-year Transportation Demand Management Plan.

Discussing the right to die

How do you want your life to end? It's a weighty question, but one that we all should answer sooner rather than later.

Farmers ask city for space

The Yukon Agricultural Association is asking the City of Whitehorse for farming space inside municipal boundaries. Mike Blumenschein, the president of the farmers’ association, spoke at city council on Monday night.

Bookkeeping was lacking at bankrupt ski society

The Great Northern Ski Society didn't keep careful enough records in the final years that it ran Mount Sima, according to a report released this week.

City considers keys to the city policy

It's a tradition that harkens back to the knights of old, when cities and castles were walled and guarded against armies of marauding enemies.

Blue bins expand beyond Riverdale

Yukon Blue Bins is growing. The recycling society, which was begun last year by brothers Graham and Fraser Lang as a way to get more people recycling conveniently, started as a pilot project in Riverdale.

In pursuit of prescription pot

When doctors told Lee Goodwin he had between three to five years left to live, he says he decided to dedicate the remainder of his life to easing the suffering of others. 

Gord Downie, the Sadies to play Atlin’s music fest

Gord Downie. The Sadies. Punk rock in Atlin, B.C. Let those words ruminate for a minute or two. You might not expect to see all three of those things on stage together.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Couple pushes for student visa health coverage

When Chris and Olivia Cox decided to move to Whitehorse together last October, the newlyweds got an unwelcome surprise: Olivia isn't eligible for Yukon medicare.

Casa Loma robbed

Two men entered the bar just after 11 p.m. and demanded the bartender empty the till. One of the culprits was wearing a balaclava, the other an ATV helmet.

Yukon aid worker’s legacy lives on

Susan Thompson may be gone, but the ripples of her legacy are still being felt both in the Yukon and half a world away, in Kakamega, Kenya.

River View Hotel staff push to unionize

Workers at the River View Hotel in Whitehorse have filed with Canada's Industrial Relations Board to join the United Association Local 310 union.

Former reporter claims Kwanlin Dun chief’s seat

Doris Bill is Kwanlin Dun's new chief. Bill won Wednesday's election with 152 votes, a narrow 13-vote margin over runner-up Jennifer Edzerza, who claimed 139.

Costs rise for new fire truck

The Whitehorse Fire Department is asking the city for a $65,000 increase to the budget for a new rescue pumper truck. The truck was originally budgeted in 2012 at a total of $675,000.

Yukon to see first ever comic con this August

With a nightmarish shriek, the Heldrake bursts through the clouds of flak and ash, belching fire hot enough to burn flesh and soul alike.