Krystle Alarcon

Filipino community elects new leadership

Approximately 150 people swarmed into a small room Sunday evening to cast their votes for a new board of directors for the Canadian-Filipino Association of the Yukon.

Mount Sima decision coming closer

The fate of Mount Sima will be determined next Monday. Yesterday, council examined the costs of three different scenarios for the ski hill: bail out the non-profit group that operates it, temporarily close it, or shut it down for good.

Cameron calls on city to hire more local companies

Kirk Cameron says that the City of Whitehorse doesn't spend enough of its money on hiring local companies.

Breast cancer survivor gives back with wigs

Cynthia Theberge keenly remembers how the loss of her hair, lashes and eyebrows affected her on a daily basis. The day she shaved her head, she told her husband to take their two sons out so she can have “a moment to recover” before they came back.

Mt. Sima’s future looking grim

It might be the end of the run for Mt. Sima. Whitehorse city council discussed either a temporary or permanent closure of the ski hill’s operations on Wednesday evening, after councillors panned the Great Northern Ski Society’s new business plan.

Whitehorse sets priorities for council term

The City of Whitehorse has released its strategic plan, which spells out some of city council's top priorities during their three-year term.

Castle Rock alleges tender tomfoolery

A local company is crying foul over the city's decision to award its competitor around $867,000 to pave the Klondike Highway.

Asian diversity celebrated through digital means

Having the birds and bees conversations with your kids does not happen often in the Philippines, as Yvonne Clarke knows. It took a lot of guts to publicly share how her lack of sex education affected her life.

Inmate attempts escape through ceiling

A man in the segregation unit of Whitehorse Correctional Centre made a failed attempt to escape by climbing up to the ceiling through an electrical shaft on Wednesday evening.

Whitehorse cyclists form advocacy group

Concerned cyclists have formed a new group to respond to the City of Whitehorse's changing bike bylaws. Jonathan Heaton, an avid cyclist, started the group over Facebook after hearing that the city was looking for a group to work with.

Housing crisis improving, but big gaps remain

Yukon's lack of supportive housing and emergency shelters continues to affect vulnerable Yukoners.

Don’t lump all roadside hunting together, says hunters’ group

The forthcoming review of roadside hunting will ruffle a few feathers, predicts the executive director of the Yukon Fish and Game Association.

Ross River comes together after two floods

When residents recovered from the flood that hit Ross River in mid-May, they were barely ready for the next flood only two weeks later. But residents banded together to help with the cleanup.

Pair rescued from Kluane park

Kluane National Park staff rescued two women mountaineers by helicopter on Sunday. The pair encountered had difficulties with high waters at Bullion Creek and spent a cold, wet night waiting to be rescued.

Relay for Life celebrates 10 years

Saturday's Relay for Life marks the 10th year the event has taken place in Whitehorse. The Yukon Canadian Cancer Society hopes to raise more funds and celebrate local survivors' struggles.

Whitehorse man fined for wasted moose meat

A Whitehorse man has been fined $8,625 under the Wildlife Act for leaving a moose behind near Faro after shooting it.

Local restaurant workers apply to join union

Kitchen, bar and restaurant workers at The Deck and Morel's in Coast High Country Inn will vote next week on whether to unionize.

Listenin’, learnin’ and swayin’ to the high lonesome sounds

A physiotherapist, an environmental consultant, a school teacher, a business consultant and a retiree seemingly had nothing in common. But because of the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, they now do.

Kluane woman meets paramedics who saved her life

It was a day that paramedics, witnesses and loved ones described as one when the planets aligned just right, despite the near-death experience of a Kluane First Nation woman. Oct. 22, 2012 seemed like a normal Monday for Robin Bradasch, but her life changed at around noon.