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Caribou Legs faces defamation suit over domestic violence comments

Brad Firth, a Gwich’in runner known as Caribou Legs, is being sued for libel over accusations he made of domestic violence. In a lawsuit filed on Dec. 13 in Yukon Supreme Court, Raymond Gagnon claims Firth defamed him by implying he killed Firth’s sister.

Allan Waugh’s family seeks answers, justice and peace

A week away from Christmas, a Yukon family is asking for one thing: to know what happened to their father.

Man fined for environmental offences skips town

A Yukon territorial court judge has ordered a Yukon man to pay $36,000 to cover the cost of cleaning up an oil spill he caused in 2014, but it seems unlikely the government will get its money back.

Winter’s got nothing on us: new restaurant offers comfort food

Amidst the cold temperatures and near-perpetual darkness, good winter food represents one of humanity’s best ways of making it to the spring.

Police charge four with impaired driving during weekend crackdown

Police charged four people with impaired driving during a series of weekend check stops in Whitehorse and Teslin.

WCB to refund employers $10 million

For the second year in a row the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Board is giving back $10 million to Yukon employers, the board announced Thursday.

Beloved Whitehorse baker kneads some time for himself

In August 2015, Suat Tuzlak, then the owner of the Alpine Bakery, asked a couple he knew in Germany to post ads in local newspapers. He was looking to sell the very business he started 32 years ago.

Lawyers, judge concerned about RCMP’s handling of video evidence

A Yukon territorial judge has raised concerns over the RCMP’s handling of video evidence.

YG sues former employee over bad cheques

The Yukon government is suing a former employee for issuing over $44,000 in allegedly fraudulent cheques to a local skating club.

For Yukon RCMP’s new commanding officer, a lot has changed in 40 years

It’s been 40 years since Scott Sheppard walked down Main Street. Things have changed: new shops have appeared, some have gone out of business.

YG sues former employee over bad cheques

The Yukon government is suing a former employee for issuing over $44,000 in allegedly fraudulent cheques to a local skating club.

Police investigate bear spray incident

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for the person responsible for a bear spray attack last Wednesday near the Salvation Army shelter parking lot.

RCMP officer who assaulted man in handcuffs nears end of probation

A Yukon RCMP officer convicted of assault last year is on track to be finished with his probation order.

Yukon courts seek to streamline paperwork for civil cases

Yukon’s court system is trying to make the civil justice system less costly and time consuming for people.

CIBC sues Liard over unpaid debt

The Liard First Nation seems to be in an increasingly precarious situation, and is now being sued by a bank for allegedly failing to repay a line of credit.

Hearing without accused a miscarriage of justice: Yukon Supreme Court

A Yukon judge’s decision to go ahead with a trial without the accused present was a “miscarriage of justice,” the Yukon Supreme Court ruled.

Culture club: Whitehorse group extols benefits of fermented food

It can be bubbly, foamy, gooey, or syrupy. It probably sat on a counter for a while. And it’s alive. Welcome to the world of fermented food.

Nehass to be sent to Ontario

Three years after psychiatrists raised concerns over a Yukon man’s ability to take part in legal proceedings, a judge has ordered an assessment of Michael Nehass.

Roll up your sleeves: There’s a new tattoo artist in town

Steve Morin started small, tattooing a simple cross on his arm. Today he is the latest professional tattoo artist to open up shop in Whitehorse.

Crown seeks new psychiatric assessment for Nehass

A Crown prosecutor is concerned an application that could see a Yukon man locked up indefinitely could lead to an injustice because of the man’s mental health disorders.