Roxanne Stasyszyn

Silverfox inquest back in court

The coroner's inquest into Raymond Silverfox's death was unfair, biased and done improperly, argued the lawyer for Silverfox's family this week.

Leef fights for MMA bill

A priority for Yukon's MP Ryan Leef is to see mixed martial arts legitimized and regulated across Canada.

Christina Asp takes the stand

By the age of 12, Christina Marie Asp had experienced and endured things most parents wouldn't even want their kids to know about.

Tulsequah Chief may face more delays

Plans to build a mine from the tailings left at the Tulsequah Chief mine near Atlin B.C., have been pushed back once again.

John Graham’s appeal shot down

The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a Yukon First Nation man's sentence to life in prison without parole.

Selwyn halves plans, not hopes

Selwyn Resources plans to cut their Yukon project in half. But investors and workers in the territory needn't worry, says CEO Harlan Meade.

RCMP boat led to Potvin’s death

Immediately after Const. Michael Potvin drowned, Yukon RCMP stopped using the boat he was in before his death. It was an older boat, built in the mid-1980s, and had undergone several years of modifications and repairs.

Handouts make mean coyotes

A hint as to why a coyote bit a seven-year-old girl in front of the Canada Games Centre on Saturday was later discovered in the animal's stomach. It was a hardboiled egg - a telltale sign that the animal had been fed by people, said Mary VanderKop, the territory's chief veterinarian.

Varietease brings back burlesque

Before starting Varietease, Fiona Solon and Brian Fidler had never seen a burlesque show. But that didn't stop the pair from putting on what is currently the territory's only burlesque show.

Cresswell elected as Carcross/Tagish chief

Danny Cresswell, who was the Tlingit group’s deputy chief upon entering his campaign, took the top spot by a wide margin on May 25.

Leef passes the buck on cuts

Yukon MP Ryan Leef says to not blame him for job cuts being felt across the territory. Conservative members told federal officials how much to cut.

Re raising a house, re raising a culture

Few people get the chance to save something important before it's gone forever. But Marilyn Jensen is one of those people. The culture of Jensen's inland Tlingit clan is at a tipping point, she said.

Robocall court case is ‘frivolous’: Leef

Ryan Leef says he doesn't oppose the courts looking into alleged electoral fraud. He just doesn't agree with the particular case he's facing.

No end in sight for free entry fracas

Wade Carrell, who calls himself a "disgruntled ex-prospector," strapped mining stakes to lamp posts and trees from Rotary Park to the new Kwanlin Dun Culture Centre on May 18.

Youth charged for drunk driving

A 17-year-old man was arrested and charged for crashing a truck into a building, lamppost and street signs in downtown Whitehorse on Saturday.

Leef tries to kibosh robocall case

Ryan Leef is one of seven MPs trying to quash the court action against their victories in last year's federal election. The Conservative MPs filed their motions in the Federal Court on May 18.

Carmacks takes on pet problems

In only four days, a team of eight veterinarians spayed and neutered 75 pets in Carmacks. The municipality took matters into its own hands last summer, before someone was harmed by stray dogs, said Mayor Elaine Wyatt.

Industry vies for Beaufort oil and gas

The right to explore for oil and gas in a big swath of the Beaufort Sea off the Yukon's north coast has been put up for grabs by Ottawa. Six parcels are on offer, covering 905,900 hectares.

One pipeline’s pain is another’s gain

The Yukon government is starting to accept that the Alaska Highway Pipeline project is a dying dream.

eHealth hits Yukon

The Yukon government is hoping to digitize health records. It's not a new idea. The territory is one of the last regions in Canada to look into it.