Jesse Winter

Yukon Party mum on advisor’s abrupt departure

Yule Schmidt is no longer an advisor to Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski, according to several sources familiar with the matter.

Hillcrest speed limits drop to 40km/h

Hillcrest drivers will soon have to dial back their speed in the neighbourhood.

Atlantic Yukoners get new club to rant and roar

The Yukon East Coast Cultural Association is newly formed, and will hold its first public event today – on St. Patrick’s Day – at the Town and Mountain pub, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Research that stinks: using bacteria to clean up old mines

As Guillaume Nielsen peels back the plastic seal on a glass jar, a powerful stench wafts free. It smells like a combination of rotten eggs and a mouldy coffee cup that's been left unwashed for far too long. “It’s good,” Nielsen says, laughing. “When it smells bad, it means the bacteria is working.”

Mactung gets green light from assessors

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has issued its final recommendations on North American Tungsten's Mactung mine project.

Mulcair brings platform speech to Whitehorse

The leader of Canada's official opposition was in Whitehorse this week, testing out his campaign speech for the 2015 federal election. Tom Mulcair gave a public lecture at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Tuesday night before a crowd of hundreds, and he brought some former parliamentary backup.

Fix Canada’s democracy: former PBO

Canada's democracy is broken, and it will likely require a Royal Commission to set things right, according to the former Parliamentary Budget Officer. Kevin Page spoke on Tuesday at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in an event with federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. He outlined his past role as watchdog of the government coffers...

Finishline heroics plentiful at Yukon XC champs

Ski racing fans and athletes always love a good sprint finish. On Saturday at the Yukon cross-country ski championships, they got two for the price of one. After a hard-fought comeback in the midget girls 5-km freestyle race, Amanda Thomson charged the finish line...

Carcross dunes development green lit by assessors

The Carcross-Tagish First Nation’s plan for a housing development along Bennett Lake has the go-ahead from the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.

Native women’s leader looks to rock the vote

The Native Women's Association of Canada is gearing up to fight its political opponents on their own turf: at the ballot box.

Watson Lake soup kitchen serving record numbers

With the Liard First Nation government layoffs in Watson Lake showing no sign of ending, the soup kitchen and food bank are helping record numbers of families. 

“Incredible” pool instructor remembered

Friends of a long-time Whitehorse swim instructor are campaigning to have the city’s pool named in her honour.

Negotiations never end under land claims: Coates

When it comes to negotiating with First Nations, the "honour of the Crown" is just as important as the letter of final agreements, according to an expert on aboriginal law.

Yukoner gets green light to broadcast homemade porn

A Yukon man now has a government-approved plan to sell user-generated videos to cable companies, including everything from cat videos to pornography.

Mulcair to visit Whitehorse

Mulcair to visit Whitehorse Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will be in Whitehorse next week for a series of events, including a public talk with former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page.

Anti poverty group urges feedback on housing regs

The deadline for public feedback on the territory's proposed new Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is looming, and the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition wants to make sure that vulnerable Yukoners' voices are heard.

Commentary by premier’s advisor raises eyebrows

The honour of the Crown shouldn't hamstring the government when negotiating with First Nations, according to one of Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski's top political advisors.

Whitehorse hires new city manager

Christine Smith will take over for acting city manager Brian Crist in April, leaving behind her current post as the director of community affairs for the Yukon government.

Yukon knocked from top 10 for mining

The Yukon has lost its top-10 score in the Fraser Institute's annual ranking of worldwide mining jurisdictions.

A case of art imitating politics

The Average Hardworking Canadian stands waist-deep in pamphlets, donut and coffee in hand, with a great big bull's-eye for a head. Carved out of wood and about two feet tall, he is Linda Leon’s artistic rendering.

  • Feb 19, 2014