Jesse Winter

Watson Lake mulls hydro potential

The Liard First Nation is teaming up with the Town of Watson Lake and the Yukon Electrical Company to study the potential of hydropower generation within Kaska traditional territory in south Yukon.

  • Dec 9, 2013

Morris seeks to reclaim LFN chief’s seat

Daniel Morris wants to be chief of the Liard First Nation again, but he may seem like a long shot. Morris was chief once before, but he was removed from office in disgrace in 2003.

  • Dec 6, 2013

Leef critical of fellow MP’s Reform Act

Conservative backbench MP Mike Chong's proposed so-called Reform Act bill is stirring quite the debate in Ottawa.

  • Dec 6, 2013

F.H. Collins project questioned

The Yukon government fended off more questions about the F.H. Collins reconstruction project in the legislature this week, though not all of them were well researched.

  • Dec 6, 2013

Yukon MP Ryan Leef stands up for Santa

 In an amusing spat over Arctic sovereignty rhetoric on Thursday, Yukon MP Ryan Leef criticized Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for not caring enough about Canada's Arctic borders.

  • Dec 6, 2013

Cross country skiing priest remembered

For Father Jean-Marie Mouchet, skiing wasn't just a winter recreation. For him, it was an act of faith. "He was never on or off, he was always just 100 per cent a ski coach and a priest.

  • Dec 4, 2013

Dawson wastewater contractor fined over mould cleanup

Corix Water Systems is facing a fine from the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board for failing to properly clean up mould contamination at the Dawson City Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  • Dec 2, 2013

Government plans for new hydro

When it comes to questions in the Yukon legislature, the territory's three political parties don't often agree on much. Except, it seems, the need for more hydropower.

  • Nov 29, 2013

Disenfranchised Kaska voters speak out

Ten residents of Lower Post, B.C., are accusing the Liard First Nation elections committee of tampering with the registered voters list in the race to elect a new chief and council.

  • Nov 29, 2013

Leef defends cyberbullying bill

Yukon MP Ryan Leef is defending the federal government's new anti-cyberbullying law just as the country's privacy commissioner is raising questions about it.

  • Nov 29, 2013

Mall cops targeting First Nations: elder

A local First Nation elder says the security guards at the Qwanlin Mall are treating him and his people unfairly.

  • Nov 27, 2013

City to test home water meters

Whitehorse residents use up to13.9 million litres of water every day. That's roughly five and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools or 29.5 million large coffees flowing through the city’s water mains.

  • Nov 27, 2013

Dog suffers ‘bite and run’ in Hillcrest

When Darol Stuart was walking home with his dogs from last night’s Grey Cup final at a friend’s house, the last thing he expected was to end up in a veterinarian’s emergency room.

  • Nov 25, 2013

Another contender enters ring to be LFN chief

Georgina Lutz-McKay wants to heal her people. The daughter of hereditary LFN chief Dixon Lutz is the latest contender to join the Liard First Nation's race to elect a new chief.

  • Nov 22, 2013

TEDx returns to Whitehorse

The day-long series of inspirational talks is taking place tomorrow at the Yukon Arts Centre, and after last year’s inaugural event was such a success, organizer Nigel Allen is excited about this weekend’s prospects.

  • Nov 22, 2013

Acting city manager no longer ‘acting’

Acting city manager no longer 'acting' Acting city manager Brian Crist won't be 'acting' much longer. A proposed bylaw brought before city council on Monday would see Crist appointed as interim city manager.

  • Nov 20, 2013

School project tenders delayed a month

Two weeks after the latest iteration of the F.H. Collins school replacement project was put out to tender, the government has issued a 119-page addendum and pushed back the closing date by a month.

  • Nov 20, 2013

City bylaw looks to cut the fat

The City of Whitehorse is considering tougher rules for getting rid of cooking oils and grease for restaurants and homeowners. A proposed sewer and storm utility bylaw seeks to decrease the amount of grease.

  • Nov 20, 2013

Mayor commits to meeting about controversial land sale

A city plan to sell two lots on Ogilvie Street in downtown Whitehorse sparked some unexpected questioning of the city's bylaw process on Tuesday night. The plan would see the sale of two lots near the clay cliffs.

  • Nov 15, 2013

Ottawa funds permafrost research in Yukon

It was a busy week in Whitehorse for Yukon MP Ryan Leef. The territory's representative in Ottawa held a string of press conferences in the city to announce $7.4 million in funding for two local initiatives.

  • Nov 15, 2013