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CYFN joins Little Salmon case

The Council of Yukon First Nations is stepping in to support Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation. CYFN will seek intervener status, which will allow…

Graham loses extradition appeal

After three years of battle, former Yukoner John Graham lost his fight against extradition to the US. Three judges dismissed his appeal in BC…

Missing man’s dog found on riverbank

Robert Arthur King was supposed to pick up his friend, Paul Warner, in Carmacks last week, but he didn’t show.

Underground joint offers tasteful alternative

It started on the sly — a  little piece of Toronto’s Queen Street West snuck into Whitehorse and nestled into the basement of a…

Six year old killed in rollover

A six-year-old Whitehorse girl died after being thrown from a vehicle that rolled off highway 97 near Fort Nelson, BC, this weekend.

Stripes put centre on lockdown

After spending Sunday evening belting out tunes to a boisterous, beer-soaked crowd of 10,000 in Burnaby, BC, the White Stripes landed in Whitehorse…

Doctors demand hospital CEO’s resignation

Forty doctors have written a letter to Whitehorse General Hospital CEO Michael Aeberhardt demanding his resignation.

Government will appeal landmark land claim judgment

Legal experts suggest Justice Ron Veale may have “erred” in his recent judgment on an agricultural lease, said Premier Dennis Fentie…

Union ‘gravely worried’ about children’s home

Assault reports, inadequate staffing and indoor mould top a list of concerns Children’s Receiving Home staff have brought to the Yukon…

‘Substantial’ rent hike puts students on the hook

Michelle is a single mother and student at Yukon College. Over the past three years, she’s seen her monthly rent increase from $640 to $900…

Ethics dispute lands teacher in court

Turning the tables on the Yukon Teachers’ Association, a teacher is arguing the association’s ethics hearing simply isn’t ethical.

Large contracts shut out local business

The Yukon government has shut out local companies from large forestry contracts, according to one Whitehorse-based forest planner.

Locals squeezed out of lucrative contracts

Whitehorse firm Mega Reporting was squeezed out of a $980,000 Yukon government court-recording contract in 2004.

Crown to appeal grow op judgment

Crown lawyers will appeal a territorial court judgment that prevented some evidence collected on nine men allegedly involved in marijuana grow…

Local author takes kids on a wild ride to the frontier

Keith Halliday is a Yukon history buff. “In the modern world things are changing so fast, it’s important and interesting to know where…

Mould report puts two staff on leave

Two staffers at the Children’s Receiving Home have taken leave after a government investigation found four types of mould in the…

Carmacks serious about sewage

The verdict is in. The 400-person village of Carmacks is building a $5.5-million sewage treatment plant.

Little Salmon/Carmacks ‘ecstatic’

Eddie Skookum’s “ecstatic” with the Supreme Court’s ruling the Yukon failed to properly consult the Little Salmon/Carmacks…

Mould growing in children’s home

Four types of mould have been found in the walls of the Yukon’s Children’s Receiving Home that houses up to 15 in-care teens and employs…

Government did not consult First Nation

The Yukon government did not properly consult before approving a 65-hectare agricultural lease on First Nation traditional territory, Supreme Court…