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Ice jam knocks Aishihik hydro plant offline

An ice blockage knocked the Aishihik hydroelectric plant offline Jan. 17, causing brief power outages throughout the territory.

BBQ duck, roasted pork: Whitehorse’s newest Chinese restaurant opens up

There’s more to Chinese cuisine than chow mein and ginger beef and that’s exactly what Whitehorse’s newest Chinese restaurant wants to show Yukoners.

Royals cost Yukon $429,000

The Yukon government released the cost for September’s royal visit on Jan. 12, detailing expenses totalling more than $457,000.

Whitehorse Glacier Bears sue top swimmer’s family

The Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club is suing the family of one of its top swimmers, claiming a little under $5,000 in unpaid fees, volunteer hours and “fundraising commitments.”

A new exhibition examines the rituals that rule our lives

Rituals, traditions and customs govern much of our lives, sometimes unbeknownst to us.

Crown seeks jail time in ‘serious’ poaching case

A Yukon territorial court judge will decide whether to send a Yukon poacher to jail for illegally hunting seven different animal species in the territory.

Alternatives to civil trials can save money, grief, judge says

Going to court for civil matters doesn’t have to be the adversarial, costly, complicated process people think it is.

Fibre optic redundancy, more training needed to boost IT sector, company says

The Yukon can have a strong information technology sector if it reduces barriers that prevent the sector from growing, a local IT firm says.

Yukon woman ordered to pay $235,000 over unpaid taxes

A Yukon woman who filed for bankruptcy in 2015 will still have to repay $235,000 in unpaid taxes, a judge ruled.

Yukon government to decide on auxiliary constable funding

The year is starting with good news for the Yukon: the return of the RCMP auxiliary constable program.

Repeat sex offender designated dangerous offender

A Yukon judge has found that a man guilty of repeated sexual assaults and violent offences should be declared a dangerous offender, sending him to a federal penitentiary for 50 months.

Better late than never? LFN chief calls election meeting

The Liard First Nation election saga continues. It is set to have a special community meeting next Feb. 4 to start its election process, two months after the deadline for the regularly scheduled election came and went.

Many local organizations will be looking for support in 2017

As the year’s end brings much fun and delicacies, it’s also a good time to reflect on the contributions made by many associations and organizations in the territory.

Scientists, artists team up with Indigenous communities in fight against climate change

Forty years ago, Margaret Ireland’s father noticed something only the trained eye could see: the shapes of pine needles around the community of Jean Marie River in the Northwest Territories were changing.

B.C. developing remediation plan for Tulsequah Chief mine

The B.C. government is making good on its pledge to take responsibility for an abandoned mine that has been leaking acidic water into nearby rivers for the past 50 years.

Yukon senator turns back on pledge to retire after 8 years

Lang is backing away from his December 2008 pledge to stay on as a senator for only eight years. He formally took office Jan. 2, 2009.

INAC accused of interfering with Liard First Nation election

The Liard First Nation’s chief and council have missed the deadline to hold a regularly scheduled election and there is now no telling when when a vote will take place.

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging YG reprisal

Yukon Supreme Court dismissed a case involving a former Yukon government employee alleging she was fired because she raised safety concerns at work.

Tagish shelter operator ordered to pay $3,600 for giving away dog

Yukon territorial court has settled yet another dog dispute, ordering the owner of an animal rescue to pay $3,600 for giving away a dog that wasn’t hers.

Police looking for art thief

Whitehorse RCMP are on the lookout for a man who made off with $800 worth of prints taken from the Yukon Inn on Dec. 6.