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Little Gold port of entry re opens
The Canada Border Services Agency announced May 19 that the Little Gold port of entry had reopened.
Parts of Kluane National Park and Reserve closed off
Parks Canada has closed the Ä’äy Chú (Slims River) West trail, south of Bullion Plateau Trail and surrounding land areas in Kluane National Park and Reserve to visitors until further notice.
Owners sues city claiming firefighters’ negligence
The owner of trailer in Takhini is suing the City of Whitehorse over a fire that destroyed his property.
Judge disregarded First Nation man’s life circumstances, lawyer argues
Judge Donald Luther missed the mark when he disregarded an Indigenous offender’s traumatic upbringing, the Yukon Court of Appeal heard May 17.
Placer miner fined total of $20,000 for sluicing straight into creek
A placer mining operation that didn’t use a settling pond and let sediment flow directly into a stream received a $20,000 fine May 9.
Four bears die after getting used to human food
Environment Yukon is asking Yukoners to be responsible after four bears were shot after coming in contact with human food.
Violence, crime prevention top justice priorities
The Yukon government is asking the RCMP to focus on preventing and solving cases of violence against women in a list of priorities it released May 16.
Beets’ defence for setting pond on fire holds no water, judge rules
The star of a Discovery Channel mining show who let one of his employees set a pond on fire in the Klondike has been convicted of charges under the Water Act.
Prosecutor slams allegations of racism
Allegations that a Crown prosecutor tried to keep First Nation people off a jury are false and should be dismissed, the Yukon Court of Appeal heard May 15.
Carcross man sues RCMP, officers over 2015 assault
A Carcross man is suing the RCMP officer who assaulted him while handcuffed in the back of a police car back in May 2015.
Whitehorse library now offers unlimited internet
Library fans rejoice: the Whitehorse Public Library now offers free unlimited internet.
A journey of revitalization: film showcases Yukon First Nation artists
It’s a journey that brought dancers, carvers, fashion designer, sculptors, weavers and singers from all over the Yukon and even Alaska to one place: downtown Whitehorse.
Yukon government would own proposed fibre optic line
The Yukon government would own a much-awaited fibre optic line offering internet redundancy to the territory, the News has learned.
Tagish residents seek injunction to limit dogs at kennel
Tagish residents suing their neighbour over a dog kennel are asking Yukon Supreme Court to limit the number of dogs that can stay on the property.
Everywhere a Steins: Dawson artist showcases latest print, video work
Sporting a deep burgundy jacket, a checkered yellow and gray shirt and big black sunglasses, John Steins strikes a pose next to one of his pieces, entitled “Selfie.” The resemblance is uncanny.
School’s back in
All Yukon schools are safe and open, the Yukon government announced May 5.
YESAB releases ATAC road recommendations
The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board says the adverse effects of a proposed — and controversial — all-season road to a mineral deposit northwest of Keno City could be mitigated.
Smoke and mirrors: upstairs fire forces barber to close
Larissa Chippett was enjoying her day off May 4 when she got a call from her employee.
NDP leadership hopeful talks clean energy, affordable housing
Peter Julian, a candidate for the federal NDP leadership, was in town April 29-30 to talk climate change and economic transition.
Hot Springs residents claim YG breached court order
The Hotsprings Road residents association argues the Yukon government violated a court order by allowing construction in the subdivision to continue.