Richard Maerov

No new wells could mean dirty water

The city won’t dig any new water wells until the end of 2007. “This thing can afford to wait,” said mayor Ernie Bourassa at last…

Super skater kicks back at Second Heaven

Whitehorse’s skatepark is rather modest compared to some you’ll find in larger cities. In Vancouver, for instance, the $250,000…

And then there were four… Aasman pulls out of Games marketing bid, two local firms remain

Advertising giant DDB Canada, along with its Whitehorse-based partner Aasman Design Inc., have dropped out of the race for a massive 2007 Canada…

Mitchell refocuses Liberals on people who fall through the cracks

Arthur Mitchell isn’t your run-of-the-mill businessman/Liberal leader. In fact, talk to the guy over coffee for, say, an hour and you’ll…

New start date set for Games

An extra day has been added to the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games. The festivities now begin on February 23rd, one day earlier than previously…

Riverfront construction underway

Whitehorse is proceeding with Riverfront infrastructure work down First Avenue between Strickland and Ogilvie streets.

Bless the beasts

As Whitehorse United Church minister Keltie van Binsbergen stepped up to the pulpit to deliver her sermon, spontaneous barking, panting and sniffing…

Troublemaking teens shut down hangout

Foul-mouthed, drug-dealing teen vandals have forced the shutdown of a popular Riverdale gaming centre.

Peak wants to run Games facility

The city is mismanaging the Canada Games Centre’s fitness room, says Peak Fitness owner Lee Randell.

Kenyon pushes to delay border crossing crackdown

Yukoners must lobby to ensure a 17-month delay in requiring passports or other high-security documents for border crossing goes on the books, said…

Centre supervisor quits nine months before Games

Canada Games Centre supervisor Bernie Van Hooft threw in the towel Friday, submitting his resignation to city officials.

Inmates no better off as YP term comes to a close

After nearly four years of Yukon Party rule, Liberal MLA Pat Duncan wants to know whether conditions have improved at the notoriously rundown…

Dirty puppets debut at HomeGrown

The last two plays produced by Moira Sauer and Celia McBride were huge hits. Matt & Ben and Trout Stanley played to sellout crowds and put their…

Greenspace development put to referendum

It’s official — Whitehorse residents will be heading to the polls next month. City council unanimously decided Tuesday to put one of the…

Yukon Zinc stock bottoms

A devastating one-two punch has Yukon Zinc Corp. reeling, its directors scrambling to control the damage as its share price plummets.

Water engineer brings help to Horn of Africa

In May 1981, a new engineering consulting firm from Edmonton set up shop in Whitehorse with one engineer and a technologist.

New US border crossing laws could cut tourism to the territory

Stringent, new laws requiring passports or ID cards when crossing the Canada-US border will hurt the Yukon tourism industry, says Tourism branch…

Massive growth shocks vet

The dog owner was expecting puppies. You wouldn’t believe what she got. When veterinarians operated on her two-year-old husky, they found a…

Apartment shortage frustrates would be Whitehorse residents

While Mission: Impossible III is playing in local theatres, the real-life version is playing out on city streets.

Dawson residents flee flood

About 12 residents of Dawson City’s Rock Creek subdivision were evacuated on Saturday afternoon after the Klondike River surged over its banks.