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Mike Ivens runs for the Greens in Porter Creek North

Mike Ivens has thrown his hat in the ring for the Green Party in Porter Creek North for a second time.

Skeeter Wright to represent NDP in Vuntut Gwitchin

Whitehorse activist Skeeter Wright is running for the NDP in Vuntut Gwitchin in this year’s territorial election.

Kristina Calhoun makes second bid for Greens in Riverdale North

Kristina Calhoun is representing the Yukon Green Party in Riverdale North for the second time during this year’s territorial election.

A tale of two polls: one shows Liberals with large lead, the other shows dead heat with Yukon Party

One new poll shows the Yukon Liberals with a big lead over the Yukon Party. A second poll shows a dead heat. The NDP says both should be taken with a grain of salt.

Chinese energy company sells stake in Northern Cross

A Chinese company that was the majority shareholder of an oil-and-gas firm seeking to drill in Yukon’s Eagle Plain basin has sold its stake in the project.

Green Party’s Calhoun livens up mostly staid economic forum

Yukon’s four political parties met to discuss mining, tourism, local businesses and the economy at a forum at the Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse on Thursday.

Yukon Party releases full election platform

The Yukon Party has released its full platform ahead of the Nov. 7 territorial election, including promises for a new mineral exploration tax credit, improvements to medical travel and more.

Private sector largely views carbon tax with suspicion

There’s been a lot of rhetoric and posturing, this election campaign, about the likelihood of a carbon tax in the Yukon.

Yukon Party promises to axe markup on locally produced beer, spirits

The Yukon Party says it will allow local liquor manufacturers to sell directly to consumers, bar owners and offsales if it’s re-elected.

Liberals unveil complete election platform

Fixed election dates, increased access to information and a possible new school board are among the new commitments included in the Yukon Liberal platform, unveiled Tuesday.

NDP candidate giving out misinformation about fracking, Porter Creek resident says

A Porter Creek resident is raising concerns that his local NDP candidate may be giving constituents inaccurate information about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the territory.

Liberals, NDP unveil economic development plans

The Yukon Liberals say they will expand the small business investment tax credit if elected, to spur investment by Yukoners in local companies.

Liberals promise to invest in rural infrastructure

The Yukon Liberals say they will improve the relationship between the Yukon government and rural communities if elected.

Sandy Silver running for re election in Klondike

Sandy Silver was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the 2011 election and became leader of the Yukon Liberals in 2012.

John Streicker running for Liberals in Mount Lorne Southern Lakes

John Streicker was one of the Yukon Liberals’ first potential candidates to throw his hat in the ring, and has appeared to be Liberal Leader Sandy Silver’s right-hand man ever since.

NDP promises $15/hour minimum wage

The Yukon NDP says it will increase the territory’s minimum wage to $15 an hour within its first mandate if it forms the next government.

Parties keeping mum on deficit question

The first part of Yukon’s election campaign has been flush with spending announcements from all three major political parties.

Bringing Gold Rush history to life

There’s not a lot left of Canyon City. The remains of an old horse tramway, some depressions in the ground where buildings used to sit, and a few piles of old, rusted tin cans are some of the only indications that a thriving Gold Rush ...

Shades of green: Parties spar over environmental policies at debate

Candidates from Yukon’s four political parties met at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on Tuesday night to discuss environmental issues, including the Peel watershed land-use plan, oil and gas development, and carbon pricing.

Yukon Party promises to build outdoor sports complex in Whitehorse

The Yukon Party says it will build an outdoor sports complex in Whitehorse if it’s re-elected on Nov. 7.