Myles Dolphin

Miles Canyon bridge to reopen this spring

Repairs to the Miles Canyon suspension bridge are ahead of schedule and the popular tourist attraction should be re-opened by the beginning of May, rather than this summer.

Talks underway to keep popular Yukon job site open

The Yukon government and the Yukon Work Information Network, better known as YuWin, are discussing a proposed funding agreement that would allow the website to continue serving the territory's job seekers.

Just call him the cannabis counsellor

For years, Michael Dobson has navigated the smoky waters of Canada's medical marijuana system.

Backcountry skiers survive White Pass avalanche

Paul Goulet recalls how he slid over 200 metres down Log Cabin mountain in a giant river of ice and snow, after being hit by two successive avalanches. "It felt like you were coming over the top of a rollercoaster," he said.

City council approves new dock regulations at Schwatka Lake

Whitehorse city council agreed last night to allow for more dock sites on Schwatka Lake's western shore.

City council passes 2016 operating budget

 Whitehorse city council passed its 2016 operating budget at last night's meeting. That means a typical Whitehorse homeowner will pay another $39 in property taxes this year, for a total of $2,304.

Whitehorse city council approves mayor’s travel to Edmonton and China

Whitehorse mayor Dan Curtis's upcoming all-expenses-paid trip to China came under scrutiny at last night's council meeting. City council was set to vote on approving two trips for Curtis.

City council to vote on new dock regulations at Schwatka Lake

The City of Whitehorse will be voting on whether it wants to remove restrictions to allow for more dock sites on Schwatka Lake’s western shore.

This year’s Out North Film Festival takes a transgender focus

Fiona Griffin and Debbie Thomas never set out to beat any kind of drum when they organized the Yukon's first queer film festival in 2012. "We don't have a political mandate or anything like that," Thomas said.

Whitehorse city councillors who called for lower taxes satisfied with operating budget

Two Whitehorse city councillors who called for more fiscal responsibility during their election campaigns last year say they're satisfied with the proposed operating budget set to be voted on next Tuesday.

Hot springs residents still steamed over condo plans

Yet another public meeting about development plans at the Takhini Hot Springs site descended into heated exchanges this week.

YukomiCon postponed until 2017

The weak Canadian dollar has claimed another victim, and this time it's YukomiCon. This year's event has been postponed, organizers say, because they simply can't raise enough money.

Whitehorse gardeners push for urban beekeeping

About 40,000 bees could be buzzing around the corner of Seventh Avenue and Ray Street in Whitehorse if a group of gardeners have their way.

Whitehorse’s Dave Muir remembered

Dave Muir, a dedicated City of Whitehorse employee whose quick wit, loyalty and leadership skills earned him respect from everyone he worked with, passed away from cancer on Monday. He was 54.

Yukon communities get infrastructure funding boost

Several Yukon communities are getting a bump in infrastructure funding this year to cover sewage and road upgrades.

Burwash Landing takes on stray dog issue

Burwash Landing residents are taking more responsibility for their dogs, following an attack on a community member and others fearing for their safety late last year.

Highway grub worth pulling over for

The Alaska Highway can be one of the worst places for impromptu hunger pangs to hit. Options for food between Watson Lake and Whitehorse are limited to a handful of restaurants.

British adventurer conquers Yukon Quest trail on foot

A British adventurer overcame frostbite on his fingers and a few broken ribs to walk the entire distance of the Yukon Quest trail. Mark Hines, 37, started the 1,600-kilometre trek on Feb. 1 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce calls for freeze on municipal taxes

The president of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce says he doesn't believe the City of Whitehorse can justify its proposed property tax increase for 2016.

Force of nature: new exhibit displays destruction and resiliency in Yukon

Back in Dawson City's early years, it wasn't uncommon for calamitous fires to sweep through town. Houses were built of wood and canvas, heated using wood stoves and lit with candles and oil lamps.