Roxanne Stasyszyn

Watson Lake faces boil water advisory

The town of Watson Lake is under a boil-water advisory. There have been no illnesses reported, said Dr. Brendan Hanley, the territory's chief medical officer of health.

Pillai pulls out

Whitehorse city councillor Ranj Pillai will not be running in next month's municipal election. It's true - the man who brought Hockey Night in Canada to the capital will not be seeking re-election.

Concrete plant given OK

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has given its go-ahead for plans to build a concrete batch plant along the shore of McLean Lake.

Residential school survivor can’t remember, won’t forget

Malcolm Dawson describes his childhood at the Whitehorse Baptist Mission school as hell. But he can't remember many details. "I remember I used to dread August, because August was the last month before I had to go back to school."

LFN protester sued

A woman who organized protests outside the Liard First Nation's office in July is being sued for defamation.

Derby girls bring in high rollers

The Yukon Roller Girls are putting on a three-day boot camp this weekend with some of the sport's best. "The vision for the boot camp is really to give our whole league the ability to take the next step."

‘Mr. Conciliator’ seeks new term

Kirk Cameron will be running to retain his seat in Whitehorse's October municipal election. The management consultant feels his title as "Mr. Conciliator" is both apt and the skill is still needed for city council.

No records exist for deadly soccer net

If the soccer net that fell and killed five-year-old Jaedyn Amann was inspected by government workers during the three years that led up to the young Watson Lake girl's death in July, no record of this work exists.

Kluane Lake’s newest neighbour

A 60-metre-tall pole is being erected near the shore of Kluane Lake between Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay next week. It is not part of a wind turbine, but it is the beginning of a wind-energy project for the area.

Feds cut funding to aboriginal groups

The federal government is cutting back funding to 123 aboriginal organizations across Canada.

Policy wonks kickstart northern conversations

It's time the Canadian North stopped being told what to do and how to do it. So say the editors of the region's first public policy magazine.

Kaska cut off oil and gas

The Liard First Nation is closing off southeastern Yukon from any further oil and gas development.

Boulevard bumps to be fixed

Part of Whitehorse’s Hamilton Boulevard extension will be torn up and repaved before winter. This is the second time in two years the extension, which connects Copper Ridge to the Lobird Trailer Park roundabout, will be touched up.

Territory loses a great teacher

No two trees are the same, nor any two leaves. It may sound like a simple lesson, but have you ever stopped to look and appreciate that fact? Anyone who was lucky enough to have Josephine Sias in their life did.

Interpreting tourism in Tanzania

Brent Liddle of Haines Junction is about to set off for Tanzania to help build a world-class elephant interpretive centre. "Not that I know a lot about elephants," he said with a chuckle.

Time for territory to move on Peel: chiefs

The chief of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun is happy to hear the territory extend the ban on staking in the Peel watershed, but warns the issue is far from over.

Han elder wins literacy award

When Doris Roberts came home from residential school, she couldn't speak with her own mother. Most of her family, including her grandmother and uncles, couldn't speak English. And she could no longer speak Han.

Peel staking ban is just more stalling: opposition

Neither leader of the territory's opposition parties is applauding the Yukon government's extension of the Peel watershed's staking ban by another eight months.

Opposition sees holes in oil furnace report

The territory's two opposition parties are echoing each other in the wake of a report recommending changes to how the government regulates oil furnaces.

Small doesn’t mean little at Engineer mine

The better part of Engineer mine has been under water since 1928. Over the years, multiple miners have come to try their hand at finding its sunken treasure. None have been successful, until now.