Roxanne Stasyszyn

Robbing Peter to pay Ted

As the federal government shuts its Canadian Revenue Agency office in Whitehorse, stops guided tours of the SS Klondike and padlocks Dredge No. 4, it will simultaneously shell out more than $1 million this year on a new venture in the Yukon.

High school arrives in Old Crow

During the long weekend before school started this year, Tracy Rispin's daughter and husband went out on a caribou hunt in Old Crow. With Grade 12 fast approaching, this was a last chance for Rispin's daughter to get a caribou.

CYFN supports Kaska on oil and gas

The territory is breaking an agreement with First Nations over changes to oil and gas laws, the Council of Yukon First Nations asserts.

First Nations’ rights at risk with new China trade deal

A new trade deal between Canada and China could put the rights of investors above those of First Nation governments. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chinese President Hu Jintao signed the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

More child services deals could follow

The Yukon government wants to strike child services agreements with all Yukon First Nations, using its recent partnership with the Kwanlin Dun First Nation as a model.

Clean caribou, clean country

The Porcupine caribou herd can tell us a lot about the presence of contaminants like mercury and radioactivity in the Yukon. "They are our key indicator," said Mary Gamberg, a scientist with the federal northern contaminants program.

Fox killing defended

Results of a necropsy done on a fox killed at the Whitehorse airport last week show a single gunshot wound to the chest, along with blunt-force trauma to its chest and shoulder.

First Nations to lose veto over oil and gas

The Yukon government is moving to strip some First Nations of their veto power over oil and gas developments. These powers are currently held by the territory's three First Nations without land claim agreements.

Judge slams Silverfox inquest

A judge has quashed the results of a coroner's inquest into the death of Raymond Silverfox, who died in police custody in 2008. Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale concluded the 2010 inquest was flawed and unfair.

Fox kill spurs controversy

Government officials are denying allegations that a fox was kicked to death at the Whitehorse airport. Residents who helped spread the story, which became viral over social media, remain unconvinced.

Exposing equality, one photo at a time

Dana Bekk of Faro bought her first camera when she was 12 years old. "It was a Kodak EasyShare," she said. "It was a Kodak EasyShare," she said. "I always wanted a camera so I saved up for a long time and bought a little point-and-shoot.

Opposition parties respond to house call

Expect the fate of the Peel watershed and the shortage of affordable housing in the territory to dominate Opposition questions when the legislature sits later this month.

Aboriginal women’s summit returns

Aboriginal women from across the territory will be meeting in Whitehorse this weekend. This is the second Yukon Aboriginal Women's Summit ever held.

Fall sitting announced

The territory's politicians have been called back to work. In a press release Thursday, Premier Darrell Pasloski said the house will be back in session starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

This election, Mayo finds some zip

Seven candidates are vying for four council seats in Mayo this election, promising to wake the municipality from a long electoral slumber. Mayor and council have been acclaimed for several municipal elections.

Territory loses a political cowboy

Before he became one of the longest-serving speakers in Yukon politics, Don Taylor was a cowboy.

Ross River recognizes residential school survivors

Residential school survivors can't be forced to face the trauma they've endured. But the Ross River Dena Council is giving its people a place where they can start healing, when they are ready.

Skullduggery alleged in Dawson golf course deal

The territory doesn't want any family member of Bill Hakonson to be involved with his Top of the World Golf Course, according to his son, Greg. "It's one of the things that they've been pushing for some time," said Greg.

Chiefs critical of mine monitoring changes

Yukon First Nation chiefs are doubtful that protecting the environment is a priority for the Yukon government.

Landlord looks for council seat

Mike Tribes is at it again. The local landlord and computer consultant ran in the last territorial election under the New Democrats' banner. He also tried for the empty spot Doug Graham left on Whitehorse's city council.