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Yukon government approves quartz exploration near Tagish
A quartz exploration project near Tagish has been approved by the Yukon government, with several conditions to prevent disruption to the area’s caribou herd.
Chinook projection on par with recent years, below long term average
The first chinook salmon is expected to swim through the sonar station in Eagle, Alaska, any day now. It’s about a 28-day journey from the Pilot Station sonar system, 195 kilometres upstream from the mouth of the Yukon River.
Paolo Gallina vies for Liberal nomination in Porter Creek Centre
A longtime Yukoner who’s worked in sports, corporate sponsorship and tourism has thrown his hat in the ring for the Liberal nomination in Porter Creek Centre.
A breath of fresh air for Whitehorse’s hair scene
Tony Ciprani sits in a black leather salon chair, in front of his younger, bespectacled, cartoon likeness on the storefront window. “That’s when I used to have hair,” he says.
New child benefit won’t reduce families’ social assistance
The Yukon government will not claw back social assistance from families who receive the new federal child benefit, set to roll out next month.
Second bear killed on the Chilkoot trail after showing signs of habituation
A second black bear has been killed by Parks Canada staff at the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.
Whitehorse’s living wage calculated
The living wage in Whitehorse – what it costs to pay for basic needs like food and housing – is $19.12 an hour, according to a new report.
Bear killed, Chilkoot Trail remains closed
A bear believed to be the one that raided a Parks Canada cabin on Monday has been killed.
Groups meet to discuss Housing Action Plan on one year anniversary
The territory’s Housing Action Plan is one year old, but so far, it seems little progress has been made.
Habitat for Humanity Yukon celebrates new homes
Under a blue sky in Whistle Bend, 10-year-old Baelean Butler rode his bike down his family’s driveway, while his sister, Leandra, sat on the porch eating an orange freezie.
Canada and Yukon commit to water infrastructure and transit funding
The federal and territorial governments have signed a $69-million combined funding agreement for infrastructure projects across the territory.
Head of legal aid Nils Clarks seeks Liberal nomination in Riverdale North
Nils Clarke, the executive director of the Yukon Legal Services Society, is seeking the Liberal nomination in Riverdale North in the upcoming territorial election.
Chilkoot Trail closed after bear breaks into cabin
The Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site has been closed after a black bear broke into a Parks Canada cabin at Lindeman City.
Six new wildfires reported over the weekend
Over the hot and sunny weekend, six new fires were reported across the territory. All were caused by lightning.
Former city councillor wins Liberal nomination for Porter Creek South
Ranj Pillai has won the Liberal nomination for the riding of Porter Creek South in the upcoming territorial election.
Victim’s family thanks the officer who investigated her death
Tina Washpan was just 21 years old when she was killed. She wanted to be a teacher and, one day, have children. A member of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, Washpan was adopted and grew up in Saskatchewan.
Wake up and smell the spices
Step through the front door of Deborah Turner-Davis's home in downtown Whitehorse and the aroma of ginger wafts over to greet you. Two dehydrators full of the stuff sit on her kitchen counter.
Error results in missed payments for social assistance clients
The Yukon government will be issuing cheques for a total of up to $700,000 to social-assistance clients, payment for an income exemption it mistakenly didn't take into account over the past eight years.
College chancellor Geraldine Van Bibber runs in Porter Creek North
A well-known, born-and-raised Yukoner has announced she's seeking the Yukon Party nomination in the riding of Porter Creek North for this year's territorial election.
New report takes a look at Whitehorse’s homeless population
New data has provided a snapshot of the size of Whitehorse’s homeless population and the numbers are too high, according to local advocates.