Josh Kerr

Let the phone competition begin

The Yukon has a new landline phone company. Iristel, a Toronto-based telco, officially opened for business in the North this week. Right now, it's only offering local numbers in Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Inuvik.

Condo controversy continues

Construction of an apartment building beside the Falcon Ridge condo complex will be allowed to continue. At least for now.

Wrongful death case dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against several members of the RCMP has been tossed out after a judge ruled that the daughter of the deceased waited too long to file suit.

The future is now in Dawson City

Latitude Wireless hooked up Dawson City with 3G wireless service this week. It didn't take long for Dawsonites to embrace the new technology, said Mayor Wayne Potoroka.

Parliamentary report touts Yukon’s resource riches

The Yukon gets top marks for its management of natural resources in a new parliamentary report.

Territory unveils poverty fighting plan

The poverty-reduction strategy includes six key principles to guide government policy decisions and help poor and socially-isolated Yukoners access services, said Health Minister Doug Graham.

The CRTC wants to hear from you

The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission wants to hear what northerners think about NorthwesTel. It's all part of the commission's ongoing review of the telco's $273-million modernization plan.

High court fells hopes for Yukon sawmill owners

South Yukon Forest Corp. will not be getting another day in court. Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the owners of a defunct Watson Lake sawmill, with costs.

Hidden Valley’s gift to the world’s needy kids

Most people lionize soccer players, but not Peter Harms. His hero is the guy making the soccer balls - specifically Tim Jahnigen, who invented, manufactures and distributes a virtually indestructible soccer ball to needy children.

Protester contests defamation suit

A woman being sued by the chief and economic development officer of the Liard First Nation is defending her actions in court.

Condo owners move to block apartments

A developer currently working on two apartment buildings near the Logan subdivision is in hot water with the condo corporation that controls the property.

Superstore sued for broken knee

Superstore sued for broken knee Loblaws Inc. has been ordered to pay about $26,000 to a Pelly Crossing woman who fell in the Whitehorse Real Canadian Superstore six years ago.

Hospital to get MRI

Whitehorse General Hospital is getting its own Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner. It will be the first hospital North of 60 to get an MRI. The scanner doesn't come cheap.

Taking another crack at The Nutcracker

With the holiday season approaching, the city is stringing up Christmas lights, stores are stocking up on Christmas goodies and the Northern Lights School of Dance is getting ready to once again stage its rendition of Tchaikovsky's iconic ballet, The Nutcracker.

  • Dec 5, 2012

Marsh Lake looks to manage growth

The bedroom community of about 600 people spread out along 40 kilometers of the Alaska Highway is in the process of creating a local area plan to guide future development.

NWTel must explain its pricey data rates

NorthwesTel is going to have to have to justify the rates it charges competitors for access to its fibre-optic network.

Sexual harassment case appealed

Both sides of a Yukon sexual harassment case are appealing the decision.

Housing prices pick up

After two quarters of declines, housing prices have started to rebound. The average single house in Whitehorse was $442,400 in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest numbers from the Yukon Bureau of Statistics.

Embracing the holiday blues

It's always a white Christmas in the Yukon, but for many people it can be blue. Sadness seems to be more intense during the holidays, said Rev. Beverly Brazier.

Yukoner’s viral video still contagious

When Gabriel Rivest posted a video online of him and some friends playing hockey on a snow-free but ice-covered lake, he didn't think many people would see it. But he was wrong.