Josh Kerr

Dawson, territory reach deal on landfill

The Yukon government is going to start helping Dawson City take out the trash. The territory and the municipality have signed a landmark agreement that makes the Quigley Waste Management Centre into a shared-use regional facility.

Bell Mobility to fight 911 court ruling

Bell Mobility is making plans to appeal a recent court ruling that found the company liable for charging its northern customers for 911 services that didn't exist.

New RCMP unit targets domestic, sexual abuse

The Yukon RCMP now has a specialized response unit set up to deal specifically with cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and child welfare.

Making a better climate map

Like a modern day William Ogilvie, one of the first men to improve on the crude fur trading maps of the Yukon, Philip Bonnaventure is building a better map of the territory.

The Klondike loses Steve Kormendy

A flip of a coin brought Steve Kormendy to the Yukon more than six decades ago. After being discharged from the Canadian Forces in 1945, Kormendy and a friend decided to try their hand at mining.

Seniors frustrated by mental illness

Residents at Greenwood Place say one of their neighbours is mentally ill and isn't getting the help she needs. The woman in question moved in almost a year ago and has been causing problems ever since.

Feds bolster Yukon search and rescue

The Yukon’s search-and-rescue volunteers are getting a $768,000 cash injection from the federal government. The money will be used to turn some oversized sea containers into temporary equipment sheds for the volunteer organizations.

A challenging spring for Yukon mining

Heavy snowfall and a late spring aren’t making life easy for Yukon’s placer miners. And volatility in the commodity markets aren’t making it any easier for the rest of the mining industry, either.

Asp’s mother takes the stand

Jessie Asp denied having anything to do with the death of Gordon Seybold. Two days on the witness stand ended with her being accused by defence lawyer Ray Dieno of murdering Seybold. She denied the charge.

Ross River’s land claim case heads back to court

The Court of Appeal for Yukon is sending a land claim dispute between the Ross River Dena Council and the federal government back to the Yukon Supreme Court for another trial.

Poachers face $35,000 in fines,10 year hunting bans

Two Yukoners and a pair of their relatives were handed more than $35,000 dollars in fines and 10-year hunting bans Monday.

Watson Lake considers energy business

Watson Lake is considering changing the way it does business. The town is working towards creating its own development corporation.

New rules aim to thwart chronic wasting disease

There’s never been a case of chronic wasting disease in the Yukon, and the territorial government wants to keep it that way. The disease, also known as CWD, is a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Victim’s friend takes the stand

Laurent Brault knew about the marijuana grow-op on Gordon Seybold's property, but he insists that he wasn't involved in the business. Brault described Seybold as having been his best friend.

Border runner to be sentenced

An Anchorage man who took police on a high-speed chase after blowing through the Beaver Creek border crossing last fall will be sentenced next week.

Beaver Creek’s Westmark Inn to be shuttered

Holland America is closing its hotel in Beaver Creek next year. The move is driven by slumping customer demand, said Erik Elvejord, the cruise line's public relations director.

A different kind of electric heat

Wind energy expert J.P. Pinard is hoping to use new technology to popularize an old concept here in the Yukon. It’s called Electric Thermal Storage. The technology has been around since the 1940s, but the idea is actually much older than that, said Pinard.

Exploring Southern Lakes energy options

A committee of Southern Lakes land owners is holding a series of public meetings about the changes that Yukon Energy wants to make to its water licence. The utility is considering asking for permission to raise its full supply level by 30 centimetres.

Larue’s lawyer questions former Mountie’s integrity

Norman Larue might face a first-degree murder charge for the 2008 death of Gordon Seybold, but it was forensic investigators who faced the third degree over the last several days. Retired RCMP Staff-Sgt.

Government threatens to sue Whistle Bend blogger

A blogger has removed some comments from a website after the Yukon government threatened legal action. The site, www.whistlebendfiles.