Meagan Gillmore

Expansion approved for Skagway’s port terminal

Big changes are coming to the ore terminal at Skagway's port. Last week, the board of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority approved a $7.5-million construction project.

More than fish decline with low chinook run

It's not just about the fish. Estimates for this year’s chinook salmon run are similar to last year’s numbers - meaning “very well below average”...

Peace returns to Humane Society Yukon

The Humane Society Yukon's latest draft financial statements were quietly presented last week. "All the controversy's died down," said president Hoby Irwin.

Citizens suggest new name for First Avenue

Going to the waterfront could have a whole new meaning in Whitehorse. City administration is recommending First Avenue's name be changed to Front Street.

Driver’s quick action saves girls from bear

Michael Fred wanted to run the bear over. On Sunday evening he was driving home after a family dinner when he saw an animal climb out of the ditch at the bottom of Mountainview Drive. At first, he thought it might be a dog.

Full time college students to receive bus passes

The letter F is now lucky for full-time students at Yukon College's Ayamdigut campus. The student ID cards they'll receive this coming school year have a large red F on them.

Group offers hope when the golden years turn dark

Grieving can begin long before bodies are laid in the grave. That's especially true when caring for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or dementia. "Because dementia is a degenerative brain disease, it's irreversible.

Burned truck found behind Porter Creek high school

Recent rains prevented a potential forest fire from starting in Porter Creek on Thursday. A burned SUV was discovered near Hidden Lake behind Porter Creek Secondary School early Thursday morning.

Woman dies following car accident near Ross River

A woman who was involved in a truck rollover near Ross River has died in a Vancouver hospital.

Whitehorse launches housing study

Whitehorse city staff will be spending the next several months studying housing needs in the city.

City manager’s return date still unknown

There’s been a bit of a shuffle at Whitehorse City Hall over the past few months.

Kluane chief seeks second term

She wasn't planning on it, but Math'ieya Alatini is seeking another three-year term as Kluane First Nation chief. Elections for the Burwash Landing-based First Nation are Aug. 9.

New traffic bylaw approved

The City of Whitehorse passed a new traffic bylaw on July 22. Council approved it unanimously, but not without some debate.

Two bear traps in Porter Creek will likely be removed today.

Environment Yukon set up two traps in the neighbourhood this week after a bear chased two young female cyclists who were travelling up Mountain View Drive on Sunday evening.

Murder charge laid for 2010 death

A British Columbia man has been charged with first-degree murder and arson in connection to the August 2010 death of a Whitehorse man. Alexander Dennis was arrested on Thursday in Agassiz, B.C. He is 21.

Council wants to hear from citizens about street name change

 The city could be changing the name of First Avenue. A bylaw to change First Avenue's name to Front Street passed first and second reading unanimously on Monday night. Coun.

National hall of fame recognizes hand cycling Yukoner

Ramesh Ferris doesn't return to his childhood home in Riverdale to track any changes, or to shoot the breeze with his neighbours, who are also his godparents. Instead, he comes to 41 Firth Rd. to reflect on an event.

Trip down Yukon River not a dream for German duo

Two Germans have rowed their handmade replica York boat to shore much earlier than planned. And while grateful to be alive, the story they're telling isn't what they expected.

Kluane First Nation chief candidate stresses education, job creation

An adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia is running for chief of Kluane First Nation. Alyce Johnson is one of three candidates vying for the top spot in the Burwash Landing-based First Nation.

Mount Lorne residents express views on lot sizes

Hamlet residents have recently completed a survey asking them how they would like to have their large lots subdivided for future development.