Krystle Alarcon

Building a better sluice box

Mom-and-pop placer mines in the Yukon will soon receive some tips to improve the efficiency of their operations. Research that aims to boost gold production at such outfits by one to five per cent.

  • Sep 4, 2013

Dawson City hunter sentenced to house arrest

A Dawson City resident was sentenced on Aug. 20 to house arrest for 90 days for careless use of a firearm, contrary to the Wildlife Act.

  • Aug 30, 2013

Federal minister promotes pensions for small business

Federal minister promotes pensions for small business Kevin Sorenson, the federal minister of state for finance, visited Whitehorse on Monday to find out what local businesses need to succeed in the North.

  • Aug 30, 2013

First Filipina nanny helped community grow

The Yukon Filipino community's growth can be traced back to one nanny who set off a chain reaction by helping others arrive in the territory.

  • Aug 30, 2013

More Whistle Bend lots up for grabs

Over 150 lots in the second phase of the Whistle Bend subdivision will go on sale by lottery, starting Sept. 3. Although 71 lots remain up for sale from the first phase, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Aug 30, 2013

Strike in Ottawa prolongs residency for migrant workers

Around 150 foreign service workers walked off their jobs in Ottawa two weeks ago. That means longer wait times for permanent residency applications for temporary foreign workers.

  • Aug 30, 2013

Suspected drug dealers evicted downtown

Government investigators have evicted two suspected dealers of crack cocaine from a downtown apartment.

  • Aug 30, 2013

Safe haven for abused women opens

Women and children fleeing domestic violence now have another safe place to stay in Whitehorse: a new, 10-unit building, called Betty's Haven, opened its doors on Monday. 

  • Aug 28, 2013

British couple treks to Yukon in custom built bike

Once upon a time, a couple sold their house, quit their day-jobs, and travelled around the world on a beefed-up 1979 Italian motorcycle.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Little interest shown in temporary foreign labour

The territory's announcement of its new Temporary Foreign Worker Program was met with controversy last month as critics expressed concern that businesses would hire migrant workers over Yukoners.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Woman charged for running over cat

Whitehorse’s bylaw officers have charged a local woman after she allegedly ran over her cat with her truck. The woman, whose identity is not being disclosed by city officials, has been charged with three offenses under the territory’s Animal Protection Act.

  • Aug 26, 2013

First Nation opposes Atlin campground

A First Nation isn't cheering like happy campers over the proposed Atlin campground. Construction has not yet begun, but the campground will open May 2015, according to the Environment Department's website.

  • Aug 23, 2013

Yukoner leads Mounties in Saskatchewan

The new top cop in Saskatchewan hails from the Yukon. Brenda Butterworth-Carr, a member of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation, grew up in Dawson City. She joined the RCMP in 1987 as a native special constable.

  • Aug 23, 2013

Fraudsters target Whitehorse senior

Two German-speaking con artists duped a retired Whitehorse man into transferring $4,000 to them last week.

  • Aug 21, 2013

A First Nations woman’s lifelong fight for change

Eleven aboriginal women hung tobacco ties and a flower wreath on the fences of a Port Coquitlam farm one cloudy day in the spring of 2004.

  • Aug 21, 2013

Dawson City could see new apartment building

The Klondike Development Organization is working on a feasibility study to build a non-profit apartment building in Dawson City to help ease the town's housing shortage.

  • Aug 16, 2013

First Nation to hold sexual health conference

First Nation to hold sexual health conference Around 80 youth, most of whom are First Nations, will learn about sexual health this weekend. The Kwanlin Dun First Nation is holding the Choices! Youth Sexual Health Conference starting this evening at 6 p.

  • Aug 14, 2013

A grandfather of non profits recognized

As the old African proverb goes, it takes a village to raise a child. This has been George Green's mantra - except for him, it takes the whole of Whitehorse.

  • Aug 14, 2013

Strike in Ottawa prolongs residency for migrant workers

Around 150 foreign service workers walked off their jobs in Ottawa two weeks ago. That means longer wait times for permanent residency applications for temporary foreign workers.

  • Aug 14, 2013

Heat wave stokes wildfires

Firefighters are tackling three wildfires: one close to Michie Lake near Whitehorse, another near Mayo and a third near Watson Lake. Homes and cabins are 10.5 km away from the fire near Whitehorse.

  • Aug 14, 2013