Jesse Winter

Heavy snow creates mobility hardships

It was certainly a white Christmas, perhaps whiter than anyone in Whitehorse would have predicted. Almost double the normal amount of snow fell on the city in the month of December, , according to Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist. “Normally we get about 26 centimetres of snow in the month of December. This year we had about 55 cm of snow, more than twice the normal amount that we’d get.”

WCB joins queue for hospital contractor debts

The general contractor and one of the subcontractors on the new Dawson City hospital project owe a combined $30,000 to the Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board.

Yukon bolsters animal health laws

The Yukon government has imposed some tougher rules on itself for dealing with animal diseases. The new Animal Health Act, which came into affect on Wednesday, lays out careful guidelines.

More time for Peel ban

The Yukon government bought itself three more weeks to finish its Peel watershed plan.

Liard First Nation being audited

The Liard First Nation is being audited by the federal government. Erica Meekes, a spokeswoman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, said the First Nation was notified of the audit in July.

Women’s groups commit to working with Morris

The Liard Aboriginal Women's Society says it will work with the newly elected chief of the Liard First Nation, Daniel Morris. Morris won his seat on Monday night by 23 votes over runner-up George Morgan.

Gov’t missed mark with new hospitals

The Yukon government spent $54.8 million on two new hospitals that it didn't need. On Thursday, the government released a health-care needs assessment report.

Illegal weapons maker gets 16 months

A man who helped make illegal firearms in Whitehorse was sentenced to 16 months in jail last Wednesday.

Government seeks input on rental regulations

The new Residential Landlord and Tenant Act has already been passed in the legislature, but before it can be brought into force it must go through a round of public feedback.

Illegal weapons maker gets 16 months

Illegal-weapons maker gets 16 months A man who helped make illegal firearms in Whitehorse was sentenced to 16 months in jail last Wednesday.

Morgan may appeal LFN election results

The runner up in Monday's election for chief of the Liard First Nation says he may go to Federal Court to overturn the results. Former LFN chief Daniel Morris won the right to reclaim the title Monday night, with 125 votes.

Christmas lights faulted for Friday fire

Christmas lights faulted for Friday fire Overheated Christmas lights are being blamed for a fire at Clippers Barber Shop in Whitehorse on Friday night. Whitehorse firefighters responded to an alarm ringing in the multi-unit building on 4th Ave.

City changes its mind on services building

The city's plan to consolidate all of its services into one municipal building has been fractured.

LFN voters re enfranchised

Eleven eligible voters who were barred from casting ballots in the Liard First Nation election advanced poll earlier this month will be allowed to vote in the regular poll on Monday.

Housing fund helps Carcross

Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizens are one step closer to getting bank mortgages that many Canadians take for granted.

LFN chief candidates weigh in on oil and gas

George Morgan wouldn't totally rule out future fracking in Kaska traditional territory if he is elected chief on Monday.

Carcross author opens up about FASD

When most people think of Yukon stories, images of a frost-gripped land sparkling in poetry often spring to mind. But Carcross author Eleanor Millard has lived a less storybook life more common to the realities of today’s world North of 60.

Magun runs for chief amid labour dispute

Based on the platforms of the candidates running to be chief, the Liard First Nation is a sorely divided community. Candidates all have their own views on how best to heal what are becoming historic rifts among the Kaska people.

Council approves industrial caretaker suite

City council made the surprising move Monday night to approve a live-in caretaker suite in the McCrae industrial area despite city administration advising against it.

Yukon Brewing unveils its berry liqueur

The brewmasters at Yukon Brewing have been known to put all manner of things into their beers, from pureed ginger and stinging nettle to hand-peeled grapefruit and espresso coffee.