Maura Forrest

NDP promises free tuition for incoming Yukon College students

The NDP says, if elected, it will make tuition free for all first-year Yukon College students who are Yukon residents.

Parties unveil plans to fight climate change

The Yukon NDP says it will create a $50-million green energy investment fund if it forms the next government.

Liberals promise to improve government procurement

The Yukon Liberals are promising to improve procurement practices if elected, to make it easier for Yukon companies to compete for government contracts.

Canadian anthropologist to tell Yukoners about discovery of new human ancestor

In November 2013, Marina Elliott squeezed through an 18-centimetre-wide vertical passage into an underground chamber in South Africa and began to excavate the bones of what turned out to be a new species of hominid

Oncologists likely to stop visiting Yukon within a year

Yukon will likely stop receiving visiting oncologists next summer as telehealth services replace face-to-face encounters, according to the BC Cancer Agency.

Anne Tayler to replace Bud McCue for NDP in Lake Laberge

Anne Tayler is the new Yukon NDP candidate in Lake Laberge for the coming territorial election, replacing Bud McCue.

Liberals promise tax cuts for businesses, revamped YDC mandate

The Yukon Liberals say they will cut taxes for businesses in the territory if they form the next government.

Currie Dixon named Yukon Party campaign chair

The Yukon Party has named Copperbelt North MLA Currie Dixon as chair of its election campaign.

Workers laid off from Minto mine

A Whitehorse contractor has had to lay off most of its workforce at Capstone’s Minto mine, after open-pit mining wrapped up at the end of September.

Pasloski calls territorial election for Nov. 7

Premier Darrell Pasloski called Yukon’s 38th general election on Friday morning before a crowd of Yukon Party candidates, staff and onlookers at Bigway Foods in Whitehorse.

For the love of peat: Miners and conservationists study best ways to restore wetlands

You might not think much of bogs. They’re wet and buggy, sure, and they don’t always smell very nice.

Residents move in to new rooms at Thomson Centre

Residents are moving into 10 new continuing care beds at the Thomson Centre in Whitehorse this week.

Yukon government insists territory can still win exemption from carbon pricing

The Yukon government insists the hammer hasn’t dropped on a carbon price for the North, despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Monday that all Canadian jurisdictions will have a carbon price of at least $10 per tonne by 2018, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022.

Electoral reform could mean few changes for the North

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says it’s possible nothing will change for Yukon and the other territories if the federal government changes the Canadian voting system.

Hogan withdraws in Pelly Nisutlin

Blair Hogan has withdrawn his name from the Liberal nomination race in Pelly-Nisutlin ahead of the coming territorial election, leaving former Teslin Tlingit chief Carl Sidney as the sole potential candidate.

Mapping the hazards of climate change

It’s no secret that many Yukon homes are built on permafrost. And it’s not news that as the climate warms, pockets of permafrost are starting to thaw, causing roads and foundations to settle unevenly.

Pasloski says severance doesn’t factor into election planning, royals do

Premier Darrell Pasloski says severance pay for MLAs is “absolutely not a consideration” when it comes to deciding when to hold a territorial election.

Leaders offer platform tidbits during First Nations chamber luncheons

Yukon’s three major political leaders have rolled out commitments to Yukon First Nations during a luncheon series that has been heavy in rhetoric and light on substance.

Barbs fly over carbon tax as election call looms

The Yukon Liberals say a national carbon tax will not hurt Yukoners already struggling to get by if a territorial Liberal government is elected.

Second Syrian refugee family arrives in Whitehorse

A second family of Syrian refugees arrived in Whitehorse Thursday night, after nearly a year of waiting and preparations.