Krystle Alarcon

City approves first legal chicken coop

Kristina Calhoun didn't chicken out when the city told her she couldn't raise birds in her own backyard. She challenged city council in the winter of 2011 with a petition to allow her to do so.

Living on the edge: skilled migrant workers cram into apartments

They never washed a dish in India. Now they've washed hundreds at Tim Hortons. Richu Binu Vadath, a radiologist, and James Paul, a business management graduate, laughed over what little responsibilities they had in Kerala, India.

Yukon men step up to fight violence against women

The feminist community is flipping the conversation on violence against women. Too often, women are blamed for being raped, assaulted or abused, Ketsia Houde, the executive director of Les Essentielles said.

Carmacks fire still closely monitored

Carmacks fire still closely monitored Yukon Wildland Fire Management continues to fight a 16-square-kilometre fire caused by lightning that has burned in the Carmacks region beside the Robert Campbell Highway since late June.

Yukoner transforms museum experiences in Canada

A local entrepreneur is changing the way people tour museums - with one touch of a screen. Chris May owns Mid Arctic Technology Solutions.

Northern Vision buys Dawson City hotel

Northern Vision buys Dawson City hotel Northern Vision Development has added a fourth hotel to its portfolio - this time in Dawson City. The company announced yesterday that along with the Chief Isaac Corporation it had purchased the Downtown Hotel.

Yukon’s top judge denounces domestic violence

Supreme Court Judge Ron Veale sent a clear message to Yukoners last Friday: that domestic violence will not be taken lightly.

Former justice minister leads aboriginal women’s group

Marian Horne comes back to the limelight, this time not as a politician but the president of a non-profit aboriginal women’s group.

Wind and fire faulted for power outages

Strong winds and wildfires caused electricity outages in Whitehorse and many Yukon communities earlier this week.

Cougars sightings on the rise

Five cougar sightings have been reported to Yukon Environment over the past two to three weeks.

Yukon’s herbalist honcho launches field guide

Aptly named, the Aroma Borealis on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue smells like a spa - what with the soothing scents of wild roses and fire weed wafting through the air from Whitehorse's go-to herbal shop.

Roadhouse shuttered, booze seized

Sheriffs closed and seized all the liquor at the Roadhouse Bar and Grill and the adjacent off-sales store yesterday at 11 a.m. due to taxes the proprietor owes the Canada Revenue Agency.

Canada World Youth seeks host families

Canada World Youth is looking for nine families to host one Canadian and one Mozambican youth for their stay in Whitehorse from Oct. 2 to Dec. 17.

Father drowns while rescuing sons in B.C. lake

A Whitehorse man drowned near Kelowna last Wednesday after attempting to save his two sons and another boy. George Matthew Klein, 42, together with a large group of family members, had been enjoying an afternoon at Kokanee Beach Resort.

English tests affect employers and families

Local employers are complaining about English language requirements their foreign workers must pass to gain permanent residency in Canada.

Alleged drug traffickers evicted

Alleged drug traffickers evicted Tenants from two properties in downtown Whitehorse and Riverdale have been evicted from their homes for allegedly trafficking drugs out of their homes.

From construction workers to cellphone entrepreneurs

They have known each other since they were three years old, but never thought they would be pooling their life savings to turn their lives around. Ash Jordan was a former heavy equipment operator in the mining industry.

High Country restaurant workers unionize

Around 30 hotel restaurant workers voted to join a union. A vote was held in three sessions until 10 p.m. last Thursday for restaurant, kitchen and bar staff at The Deck and Morels, the two restaurants at the Coast High Country Inn.

All that jazz

Being raised in a small town in northern B.C., having five siblings and watching parents who always sang Christmas carols can do wonders. Whitehorse jazz singer Rebekah Bell cannot say exactly where she gets her vocal and instrumental talents from.

Gay pride parade returns

Whitehorse will see the return of its gay pride parade during Summer Solstice tomorrow. A parade, barbecue and party are all planned, under the banner of "24 Hours of Gaylight: Yukon Pride.