Richard Maerov

Yukon calls to all young francophones

Young French-speakers are leaving the territory. But one group is working to make the Yukon a more hospitable place for them.

Old Town rezoning opposed by residents

Lori Austin wants to turn a former drug house into a daycare centre. She can’t believe how much resistance she’s been getting from her…

Canadian cities asked to back Kyoto

Whitehorse has been asked to join other cities in an effort to bolster Canadian support for the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

Traffic safety inspector to aid Whitehorse

A Vancouver traffic-safety expert will inspect Whitehorse’s deadliest intersections next week. The Yukon Highways department has hired…

Hidden Lake Park a mess, says developer

The Holly Street area of Hidden Lake Park in Porter Creek is a dump, says would-be developer Daryl Novakowski.

Marwell developer peeved about paving

Whitehorse is unfairly tarring a subdivision developer with paving costs in the Marwell industrial area, says the project manager.

Yukon youth ride on national radio waves

Who would have thought? It took a pack of rowdy Whitehorse teens to convince CBC Radio One to finally, for the first time, pick up a national show…

B ball star calls the shots at the Gold Rush

Dikran Zabunyan is known as Mr. Z. But not in Whitehorse. Not yet anyway. “It’s not appropriate in this town,” said the newly…

First Avenue delays continue

This year’s scheduled completion of the First Avenue-Motorways project is now in doubt. The deadline might have to be pushed to spring 2007,…

Raven’s Ridge one hop closer

A subdivision proposal under city review for almost two years has made it one step closer to development.

Historic building technique joins trees to people

Bruce Downie has wanted to build a house in the Yukon for almost 30 years. The environmental consultant’s dream was to create something that…

Referendum bylaw still in limbo

Jeff Luehmann’s plans are in the air. Literally.  A week after a 90-minute session with city staffers, Luehmann still doesn’t know…

Contractor handed extension

Whitehorse has granted a one-month extension to a contractor completing underground utilities work at the First Avenue-Motorways site.

New bylaw has developer guessing

Whitehorse has hit the first snag in its new greenspace bylaw, which passed last week through a referendum. And it’s a biggie.

A leaner, meaner French cuisine

Tuckered out, one of the hardest working restauranteur couples have packed it in. La Gourmandise Creperie & World Cuisine’s…

Residents don’t trust city planners

Whitehorse city officials have a “serious credibility problem” when it comes to development planning, according to residents of McLean…

Yukon First Nations don’t qualify for drinking water plan

Thirty-six per cent of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation wells are contaminated with E. coli and total coliform bacteria, according to the…

City admin slip up causes grief

Negligence on the part of the city’s senior administration has infuriated both city council and residents of McLean Lake.

City to approve controversial lots

City councillors are virtually unanimous in their approval of developer Jeff Luehmann’s bid to build 27 country residential lots on land zoned…

Locals grab national Games contract

Outcrop Communications beat out 14 competitors from across Canada to bag the $5-million 2007 Canada Winter Games national marketing campaign contract.