Meagan Gillmore

Busy weekend for Dawson City police

Dawson City RCMP received 38 calls for service. Eighteen people were arrested, and two were taken to Whitehorse for future court appearances.

Couple safe after homemade raft sinks

A man and woman are safe after their homemade raft sank in the Yukon River north of Stewart Island.

Weapons seized from trailer

Weapons seized from trailer Two Whitehorse men have been charged with possessing a prohibited weapon and manufacturing a firearm after police searched a residence in Northland Mobile Home Park.

Copper Ridge residents hung up on proposed cellphone tower

The possible construction of a cellphone tower in Copper Ridge is getting mixed reception from neighbourhood residents.

Project to keep bears out of garbage begins this week

Nicole Tattum is a garbage lady, but not in the way you might expect. She’s spent the past few weeks being “the crazy person” going up and down Finch Crescent in Copper Ridge with a garbage cart talking to people.

Klondike inspired science fiction novel takes flight

Dawson City has inspired more than one writer named Robert. In the summer of 2007, science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer, along with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink, travelled to the Klondike from Ontario.

Copper Ridge residents oppose cellphone tower

Copper Ridge residents like cellphones. They just don't want a cellphone tower in their neighbourhood. "Is this something that you would want in your backyard?" resident Tracey Twa asked city council Monday night.

Group aims to break silence on digestive health

Jennifer Massie plans trips around one thing: toilets. "I have an entire toilet GPS of all of Whitehorse programmed into my brain," she said.

Council to consider changing name of First Avenue

Whitehorse's waterfront could see another change. City administration is recommending changing the name of First Avenue to Front Street. A bylaw to change the street's name could pass first and second reading next week.

Citizens concerned by cemetery’s condition

People in Whitehorse are letting their dogs use grave sites for toilets, and they don't even know it. That was the message Grant Lundy brought to Whitehorse City Council Monday night.

Council nixes $100K contract for centre landscaping

A plan to plant new trees at the Canada Games Centre has been postponed. On Monday night, Whitehorse City Council unanimously decided not to give Adorna Landscaping a nearly $100,000 contract for the project.

Territory to promote Whitehorse tourism

Mayor Dan Curtis and Minister of Tourism Mike Nixon signed a memorandum of understanding Monday morning at the Yukon Visitor Information Centre.

Workers’ memorial coming to Shipyards Park

A statue to honour fallen workers will be installed in Shipyards Park. Bela Simo, who made the “Thinker” statue in the park and the “Reborn” statue outside of Yukon Arts Centre will make the work.

Council nixes new trailers

There will be no new trailers allowed at the Prospector Mobile Home Park. On Monday night, Whitehorse City Council defeated a bylaw that would allow seven new trailer pads to be installed at the park.

City council meetings to start two hours earlier

Whitehorse City Council meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 5.

Government still deciding if it will appeal court’s decision to stop mining

The Yukon government will decide in the next few weeks if it will appeal the Supreme Court of Yukon's recent decision to forbid an exploration company from doing further work in White River First Nation's traditional territor

Metal siding may be installed on Dawson hospital

The new Dawson City hospital could have metal siding. At a special meeting last week, city council unanimously approved a recommendation from the heritage advisory committee.

Yukon River claims Whitehorse teen

Yukon River claims Whitehorse teen A Whitehorse man drowned in the Yukon River Thursday evening. Nicholas Close-Silverfox was 19 years old. 

Paddling to the past

Forget the Klondike Gold Rush. Put down those pictures of sternwheelers. As you read this, a watercraft from another era is travelling the Yukon River en route to the Bering Sea.

Mount Sima seeks new solutions

The Great Northern Ski Society is hosting a public meeting on July 17 at the hill’s ski chalet. The aim is to allow interested people to discuss solutions to the hill’s problems, says Lee Vincent, the society’s secretary.