Roxanne Stasyszyn

Watson Lake child dies from falling soccer net

A five-year-old girl in Watson Lake was killed on Wednesday evening when the town's high school soccer net fell over, hitting her in the back of the head.

Don’t fall for fake NorthwesTel emails

Florian Lemphers is pretty sure NorthwesTel doesn't have any offices in Russia.

Smith wins regional chief’s seat

Mike Smith is the Yukon's new regional chief for the national Assembly of First Nations. The job marks a return for the aboriginal political veteran. After nearly four decades in politics, Smith virtually disappeared when he finished his third term as chief of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation in March 2011.

Alexander Street retrofit unlikely

The dream of turning 207 Alexander Street into an assisted-living complex may never become reality. It's been a year since the Department of Health and Social Services moved elderly residents from the retirement home.

Assessors give magnetite miner green light

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has approved Eagle Industrial Minerals' plan to comb the tailings of the old Whitehorse Copper mine for iron-rich magnetite.

Whitehorse ‘slums’ raise rent

The smell assaults you. Wafts of cat urine and cigarette smoke flow from the ripped and stained carpet in the hallways of the Skyline Apartments in Riverdale.

Yukon’s biggest murder trial wraps up

Christina Asp sat, fingers laced together on her lap, as lawyers in her trial made their final arguments to the jury. The 34-year-old is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Gordon Seybold.

Sternwheeler condo conversion leaves residents with few options

More than 50 Yukon families found out this week they could be homeless by the end of the summer. Residents of the Sternwheeler Village apartments in Riverdale met with their new landlord on Monday.

Territory sidesteps blast fallout

Territory sidesteps blast fallout The Yukon government should not be held responsible for a blast that showered beachball-size rocks onto people's homes four years ago.

A modest memorial

There was no big banner nor huge crowd to ring in the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation on Monday. Instead, a small circle of elders and residential school survivors sat at the Kwanlin Dun First Nation's health centre eating lunch.

Government reviews Landlord and Tenant Act, again

On June 8, Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor announced the territory would conduct a survey on the law, which hasn’t seen substantial changes since the ‘70s.

Pasloski and Parnell talk power

Premier Darrell Pasloski met with Alaskan governor Sean Parnell this week. The purpose was to renew an accord between the neighbouring regions, but the conversation quickly turned to energy, said Pasloski.

Rents ratchet up

Ciara Stick came home from her Las Vegas vacation last week to find a notice from her landlord. In September, her rent is going up by $450 a month.

White Pass may chug back into Whitehorse

Chuck Eaton has pushed the issue to a head with his hopes of bringing the White Pass and Yukon Route freight cars back to Whitehorse, or at least Carcross.

Trucker charged for possessing child porn

An American truck driver has been arrested and charged by the Yukon's RCMP for having, making and importing child pornography.

Unsigned First Nation brings claims back to court

The Ross River Dena Council and the Yukon government are squaring off before a panel of three Court of Appeal judges this week. At issue is mineral staking.

Miner tries to mollify nervous neighbours

Chuck Eaton wants to run a mine all day, every day, near Isabelle Gagnon's home. "We're quite surprised the city is letting that mine run 24/7," said Gagnon, whose house sits 500 metres away from the site.

House fire doused, but homeowner still under heat

Monday's house fire in Porter Creek is being blamed on poorly installed insulation placed near the building's new chimney. The homeowner, meanwhile, faces more trouble than the damage done by the blaze.

Airline deal hits a snag

Air North plans to strike a luggage transfer agreement with WestJet by July, says president Joe Sparling. The agreement would allow the northern airline to compete more evenly with Air Canada.

Bear swats Junction man

At about 8:30 a.m., in a subdivision about 10 kilometres outside the Junction, the man’s four “good-sized” dogs began chasing and barking at an adult black bear, said conservation officer Kris Gustafson.