Meagan Gillmore

Curling club lease slides forward

The Whitehorse Curling Club could be closer to signing a lease with the city. A proposed nine-year lease to let the club rent space from Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre passed first and second reading Monday night.

Whitehorse non profits spared tax hike

Whitehorse not-for-profits have been given a reprieve. City council unanimously agreed on Monday to continue to give these groups ongoing grants to help pay property taxes and utilities fees.

Court quashes exploration permit

The Supreme Court of Yukon has overturned a Yukon government decision to allow a mineral exploration company to do further work in the White River First Nation's traditional territory near Beaver Creek.

Eclectic folk quartet returns to Whitehorse

Jack Garton knows where he wants to go when he comes to Whitehorse later this month: The 98. But he doesn't want to go just for drinks. He wants to see some familiar faces.

Rolf Hougen proposes plan to keep Sima afloat

Rolf Hougen has a plan to save Mount Sima. And it includes you. The Whitehorse businessman is proposing the city raise taxes by one per cent to help fund the ski hill.

Blind cyclists set sights on Alaska

Christiana Bruchok didn't learn how to ride a bike solo until she'd already travelled on one from Argentina to British Columbia. "I felt like I was 10 years old," Bruchok, 32, said of her first circles and figure eights.

Friends and foes of highway hunting face off

The legacy of the blonde grizzly shot along the Tagish Road in May lives on. The female grizzly was shot legally, but its death has spurred a conversation about the ethics of the territory's laws that allow roadside hunting.

From broken guitars to Brazilian greats

When Paul Lucas takes the stage with his guitar at the Old Fire Hall tomorrow, "it'll be like coming home," he says. The England-born, Vancouver-raised jazz musician may reside in Phoenix, Ariz.

Grant reduction could give museum a shaky future

It's not easy being a not-for-profit in Whitehorse these days. Just ask the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. “It’s been tougher sledding this season,” Keith Halliday, chair of the museum’s board, told Whitehorse City Council Tuesday.

New lease, old concerns for curling club

The Whitehorse Curling Club is expressing familiar concerns about its proposed new lease with the city: it's just too expensive. The club rents space from the city's Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre.

Artists’ market comes to Dawson

Dawson City has a reputation for inspiring art and nurturing artists. “There’s a number of artists in the community who would like to be more proactive in selling their work, but just don’t know where to do it,” explains Elaine Corden, marketing co-ordinator with KIAC.

Mayo RCMP may be closer to identifying firebug

Mayo RCMP may be closer to identifying firebug Mayo RCMP may be closer to discovering who is responsible for starting several small fires around the village. The police have interviewed a man who was seen at some of the most recent fires, Cpl.

Restaurant manager hit with $10K fine for sexual harassment

The Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication has ordered a former supervisor at Alcan Motor Inn Restaurant & Lodge in Haines Junction to pay over $10,000 for sexual harassment.

Hot springs drowning ruled accidental

Yukon's chief coroner has ruled the February death of a Japanese tourist at the Takhini Hot Springs was an accidental drowning. Chief coroner Kirsten Macdonald released her final report into the incident this week.

Siding crumbles off Dawson’s new hospital

The problems continue for the construction of the new hospital in Dawson City. Much of the cement siding installed on the building has fallen off, Val Pike spokesperson for the Yukon Hospital Corporation said Tuesday morning.

Search continues for missing canoeist

Search continues for missing canoeist Dawson City police are continuing to search for a missing canoeist. Michael Ludwig was last seen on June 10 at Brittannia/Canadian Creek on the Yukon River.

Mount Sima’s ride ends

The Great Northern Ski Society, the not-for-profit that runs the city-owned hill, has decided to fold. The hill will close on July 2, leaving six to eight summer students working at the WildPlay adventure park without jobs.

New meeting time decided after lengthy debate

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

Police rescue mountain biker

A mountain biker is safe after spending an evening on Grey Mountain. A man called Whitehorse RCMP Monday night to say his friend had gotten lost on the mountain.

Fix Nutrition North: federal NDP

Fix Nutrition North: federal NDP Concerns about the federal government's Nutrition North Program have been brought to Ottawa. Dennis Bevington, NDP MP for the Western Arctic riding in the N.W.