Larissa Robyn Johnston

Gold goes missing at Skky Hotel

A Skky Hotel customer is probably wishing he had the Midas Touch after his $39,000 worth of gold nuggets were stolen. The customer had been displaying his gold to prospective business partners.

New regulations, new tasks for nurses

The 11 nursing students who graduated from Yukon College this month are all employed and "even more useful now," said Brenda Wale, spokesperson for Community Services.

Breakdancers hope to hit the road and the screen

A reality show starring six breakdancers from Whitehorse trying to make it big in Toronto may not be what critics expect to be TV's next big hit. But that's what dance crew Groundwork Sessions is hoping for.

  • Jun 30, 2010

War torn memories

War veteran Bill Ford points to the handsome man in the middle of a photo from the Second World War. "The good-looking one" is him, he says, laughing.

Marwell tar pit remediation plan to begin immediately

The Marwell tar pit cleanup is going ahead, but precisely what nasties are being removed from the area isn't clear.

‘Great missionary’ Father Guilbaud passes away at 95

Father Joseph Guilbaud always said that, when he goes to heaven, the first thing he wants to see is his father's face. After a stroke and a month-long hospital stay, Father Jim Bleackley asked him, "Joseph, is it time to go and see your father?

Creating a community by doing it yourself

Julie Enman adopts unwanted stuffed animals and dresses them with papier-mache clothing or items she transforms from the free store. But the 29-year-old isn't reliving her childhood through these homemade puppets.

Ceased cell service a mystery

As of press-time this morning, Northwestel had no information on a cellphone service outage in Whitehorse that began Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m.

New lift and Handy Bus for city

Councillor Florence Roberts said she is "too vain to use a cane," but is thrilled the city hall installed an accessible lift to all levels of the building.

New place, same name

Although the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival is migrating to Whitehorse from Haines Junction, the name won't change. Nor will the atmosphere of the festival, said Harvey Jessup, one of the directors.

CGC practises the three Rs

Reduce, reuse, recycle: that's how the Canada Games Centre is powering its expanded waste-heat recovery system. City council approved the project, which is expected to begin this summer if the consultants are available, said Matthew Grant, executive assistant to the city manager.

Sanktuary peace disturbed

Thieves stole the metal straight out from under the Yukon metal band Sanktuary. While touring from Whitehorse to Halifax, the members woke up one day in Toronto to find their van and $10,000 worth of instruments and gear had been stolen.

Forensics study evokes fairy tale

RCMP have opened an investigation into three little pigs and a wolf lying dead at the landfill. At the scene, the four animals lie on their backs with their mouths wide open.

Lang rails against bilingual bill

Bilingualism isn't something Senator Dan Lang will be ordering a la carte anytime soon. After Bill C-232 was passed requiring justices of the Supreme Court to be bilingual, Lang spoke out against the bill.

Airport unveils new expansion

The official opening of the airport’s expansion was marked by speeches and the cutting of a ribbon on Friday morning. “When you come to this airport, the first thing you’re going to walk into is this terminal. And what an impression it will make,” said Yukon Senator Dan Lang.

Challenge building may get overhaul

Rick Goodfellow, the executive director of Challenge, sits in his wheelchair and confesses he wants to tear down the building where he assists people with disabilities.

Capstone to move employees back to Minto

Capstone employees will return to the Minto mine today. Although the fire burns only six kilometres from the site, conditions are safe enough to continue operations, according to Capstone's website.

Atlin residents oppose weir

Yukon Energy's proposal to build a weir on Atlin Lake has angered Atlin, BC, residents. Many expressed strong disapproval of the proposed project to Yukon Energy representatives at an open meeting on June 1.

Yukon government introduces wage subsidy program

A new wage subsidy program will bring Yukoners into the labour market. The program is geared toward people who are unemployed and having trouble finding employment.

Whitehorse celebrates six decades as a city

Whitehorse may be known as a 19th century stop for gold seekers, but it's time to fill the city with yellow diamonds, the traditional 60th anniversary gift. Yukon's capital is celebrating six decades as a city.