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Whitehorse man dies after falling 16 storeys

A 25-year-old former Whitehorse resident and expectant father fell to his death in Edmonton, Alberta, on the weekend.

RCMP violated charter rights

A territorial court judge has excluded several pieces of evidence from a high-profile grow-op investigation conducted in 2005.

Watson Lake bullies charged after burning youth

Four children between the ages of eight and 11 suffered minor burns after two 13-year-old males burnt them with matches.

Film follows tiny plots of forgotten lore

It was a better prize than any rub-on tattoo or secret decoder ring. In the 1950s, the Quaker Oats company offered kids deeds to their own little…

Conservatives won’t say ‘sorry’ for residential school

Federal Liberals are puzzled over the Conservatives’ refusal to apologize to residential school survivors.

Creating community solutions to community problems

If Canada’s court system is a square peg, some northern communities are a round hole. “It’s not very useful to put people in a…

Government policy forces local business to close

Art Melange’s owner Mariana Giaccaglia took one of her final orders for a specially made pair of stone earrings on Wednesday afternoon.

YEU, YTG reach agreement

After five months of bargaining, the Yukon Employees’ Union and the Yukon government reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday.

Drug fueled crime frightens northerners

A few years ago northerners felt they didn’t have to lock their doors. Now, even during the day, some elders rarely leave their homes for fear…

Scam artists target local computer business

Kiosk Computer owner Rob Knorr is wiping his brow after narrowly avoiding being duped by a pair of suspected scammers.

Sex offender relocates to Whitehorse

Thirty-eight-year-old convicted sex offender Louis Phillipe Myre will be released from a corrections facility and plans to live in Whitehorse.

One in three northerners a felon

Does the character to your left look suspicious? How about the one on the right? If both are upstanding citizens then there’s a high chance…

Surrey man charged with trafficking

After finding 95 rocks of crack cocaine in his possession, Whitehorse RCMP charged 22-year-old Darnell Avinash Naiker with one count of possession…

Suspected coffee shop thief faces three charges

Early last Thursday morning local RCMP received a report of a donation box stolen from the Tim Hortons coffee shop.

Court decides RCMP sting operation entrapped accused dealers

Crown lawyers dropped 12 of the 17 drug trafficking charges laid through a $70,000 RCMP undercover operation in Yukon communities last summer after…

Dagoo a go after a rough ride to the starting line

On the eve of the Dagoo 340’s race day, organizer Daryl Sheepway was feeling the pressure of co-ordinating the large event.

Outreach van rolls on new wheels

Nancy McInnis does a lot in a five-hour shift. As a counsellor on the No Fixed Address outreach van, McInnis and an attending nurse have patched up…

Winged migrants get new deluxe loft accommodations

A new apartment was erected on a prime, riverfront location in downtown Whitehorse on Thursday afternoon.

Injuries are up, rates are ‘alarming’

Broken bones are expensive. Cuts and burns cost money. A spinal cord injury could cost the system more than $1 million in medical bills and lost…

Some community justice workers issued pink slips

Several community justice programs remain in limbo as the fiscal year end comes to a close. While the territory stepped up with bridge funding for…