Roxanne Stasyszyn

Staking a capital juggling act

The City of Whitehorse had very little say in the mineral staking ban that now covers three-quarters of its land. Last week's decision to ban new quartz mining claims in the capital, except in two parcels west of Crestview and McRae, came from the territory.

Carcross/Tagish Ottawa battle continues

The federal government says it wants to reach an interim funding agreement with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.

Carmacks leads front for chinook

Eddie Skookum wants to save the chinook. The chief of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation has called a meeting between all salmon fishermen today, in hopes of finding a way.

Inquest called in Rusk/McNamee tragedy

The territory’s chief coroner has called an inquest into the deaths of five people who were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in their Porter Creek home this past winter.

Selwyn signs deal with Kaska

The company, which joined with a Chinese backer in 2010 to form the Selwyn Chihong Mining joint venture, is hoping to develop a lead-zinc mine in eastern Yukon.

Golden Predator forges deal with Tr’ondek Hwech’in

The Tr'ondek Hwech'in will soon own part of a mining company working in its traditional territory.

Teslin Tlingit Council selects new leader

Carl Sidney is the new chief executive officer of the Teslin Tlingit Council. But the community feast on Wednesday felt more like a celebration for Peter Johnston, their former leader, who lost by five votes to Sidney on Tuesday.

Staking banned in parts of Whitehorse

The territory has temporarily banned mineral staking on about three-quarters of the land within Whitehorse. Land west of Crestview, Copper Ridge and Wolf Creek is still open to hard-rock miners.

CTFN calls in Chretien campaigner

Ottawa continues to turn down the Carcross/Tagish First Nation's calls to negotiate a financial transfer agreement. With concerns that it will be broke by the fall, the self-governing Tlingit group looked to its citizenry for help.

A new meaning to trash talk

Haines Junction wants to change the way it deals with its garbage. The mayor, George Nassiopoulos, has been touting for years a gadget that, if it works as promised, will gobble up garbage while producing few nasty emissions.

Mining road approved, despite assessors’ objections

The Yukon government has gone against the recommendations of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board and approved a new road off the North Canol.

Peel schedule proves slippery

The final round of talks for the Peel Watershed land-use plan have been delayed. More than two months ago, Premier Darrell Pasloski promised the final round of consultations would happen “soon.”

Chief responds to protests

Chief Liard McMillan won't bow to critics' calls for his resignation. The Liard First Nation leader faced another round of protests at the band office in Watson Lake last week.

Tragic death shouldn’t be in vain, says father

Paul Amann didn't think twice when his wife was late coming home last Wednesday. Tara Hicks had taken their kids to a play date with some friends in Watson Lake. Then a truck pulled into the family's yard.

Pilot in helicopter crash identified

Pilot in helicopter crash identified The pilot who died when his helicopter crashed near Carcross on Tuesday has been identified as 56-year-old Paul Rosset, from Yellowknife.

Budget consultations off to early start

Yukoners have three weeks to have their say about the federal budget for 2013-14. The August 3 deadline to give input into the 2013 budget is "fast-approaching," MP Ryan Leef announced in a release yesterday.

Helicopter crash kills pilot

A pilot is dead after his helicopter went down in the Southern Lakes region yesterday afternoon. Carcross RCMP received a call from one of the helicopter's passengers at about 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

Yukon appoints new coroner

The territory has a new chief coroner. Kirsten Macdonald took over the top spot after her predecessor, Sharon Hanley, retired after 13 years earlier this month.

Government buries Tombstone mine

Canadian United Minerals wanted to use helicopters to carry supplies and ore between the Dempster Highway and its Horn claims, near the Upper Blackstone River in the Ogilvie Mountains.

Skyline tenant evicted

Two weeks after speaking to the News about the disrepair, raising rent and unhealthy environment at the Skyline Apartments, Kristina Rough's "biggest fear" came true. "It was on Saturday at 3:45," she said.