Jesse Winter

Justice ministers meet in Whitehorse

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay joined his provincial and territorial counterparts in Whitehorse this week for meetings to discuss a wide range of justice and public safety issues facing Canadians.

City seeks new area plan for Schwatka Lake

The City of Whitehorse wants your thoughts on the future of Schwatka Lake. It has been over a decade since the area plan for the popular lake was updated.

Poor economy leads to layoffs at Kareway Homes

A local developer who laid off eight employees this fall says the territory's sagging construction and real estate markets have hit him, and other contractors, particularly hard.

Ogilvie Street sale plan sparks mayor’s meeting

Ogilvie Street sale plan sparks mayor's meeting A City of Whitehorse plan to sell two lots on Ogilvie Street sparked heated debate at city council last night, not about the sale, but about the process to approve it.

Mayor tables ‘bare bones’ capital budget

Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis tabled his government's proposed capital spending plans for the next four years at a city council meeting last night. The budget is smaller than in recent years. It's also earlier.

LFN deputy chief seeks electoral promotion

Another candidate has joined the race to be chief of the Liard First Nation.

Yukon College gets more land

Yukon College is getting more land - about three times more land than it currently has. That's good news for the school, said Paul Flaherty, chair of the college's board of governors.

F.H. Collins project sees more scrutiny

The government fended off more questions about the F.H. Collins replacement project in the legislature this week.

Yukon companies owed $3.3M from hospital construction mess

Yukon businesses are owed $3.3 million in unsecured debt in the wake of the Watson Lake and Dawson City hospital construction controversies.

Yukon veterans protest service cuts

Military veterans in Whitehorse say they are frustrated with the federal government over the impending closure of at least nine veterans' affairs regional offices across the country.

Yukon government lays out plan to fix shaky schools

The Yukon schools in the territory's highest earthquake danger zone are the most likely to survive a major quake - ironically - because they're the oldest.

Lang sought leniency for Brazeau

The three embattled former Conservative senators at the centre of the spending scandal were tossed out of the red chamber Tuesday by a vote from their colleagues.

Mysterious Marsh Lake fire stumps homeowner

A mysterious fire destroyed a garage and took out power and telephone lines in Marsh Lake over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Don Sippel was working in his garage in the South McClintok subdivision.

Eight Faroites win $25 million

The eight lucky gamblers all work at the Faro mine reclamation project. On the weekend, they got the news that they’d won the recent $25-million Lotto Max prize.

McMillan to step aside in LFN election

Liard McMillan's decade-long reign as chief of the Liard First Nation is coming to an end. The First Nation is going to the polls on Dec. 2, but McMillan says he won't run again.

Cuthbert gets probation, ordered to pay $500

The former president of Humane Society Yukon was sentenced this morning to two years probation and ordered to pay a $500 donation to the society for failing to follow government orders.

New F.H. Collins excludes local contractors: NDP

Under fire from both opposition parties, Premier Darrell Pasloski defended his government's handling of the F.H.Collins school replacement.

City cyclists face new rules

Cyclists commuting to work in Whitehorse's winter darkness must now have a white headlight and red tail light on their bikes and can't ride on sidewalks anymore.

Council mulls larger animal shelter lease

City council is considering giving the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter more space for its guests, something the shelter says is needed to help fight overcrowding and disease outbreaks.

Yukon seeking affordable housing solutions

Yukon Housing is looking for ways to spend $13 million on affordable housing. The government released a request for qualifications on Wednesday.