Sam Riches

Yukon’s television boom

Benefiting from its isolation, its natural beauty and the mystery and aura that surrounds it, the Yukon has a natural commercial pull.

Yukon artist grant funding doubles

The Yukon Advanced Artist Award is receiving its most significant funding increase to date. The award, which was established in 1983, is getting a $70,000 boost, jumping from $80,000 to $150,000.

Food bank receives much needed boost

About 20 shoppers filed into the Real Canadian Superstore in Whitehorse on Saturday morning, loading their carts with items destined for the Whitehorse Food Bank.

Animal advocacy group grieves dead beaver family

A family of five beavers that for several years called Meadow Lakes Golf Resort home have been killed. One beaver remains on the loose and Environment Yukon has removed the traps that were used to catch the other family members.

The Roadhouse reaches the end of the line

Longtime local watering hole, The Roadhouse, has met its demise. A front end loader could be spotted on Wednesday tearing down the walls and leaving piles of splintered wood and jagged spires of metal in its wake.

Housing First approach gets federal boost

Housing First, an approach to homelessness that was originally met with skepticism and dismissal by the Yukon government, is now being pushed forward at a federal level.

Riverdale sees spate of car thefts

Riverdale sees spate of car thefts In less than two weeks, four vehicles have been reported missing or stolen in Whitehorse. Three of the reports came from Riverdale.

Four bicycles recovered in Cadence Cycle theft

Four bikes have been recovered from the break-in and theft at Cadence Cycle that occurred earlier this month.

$45,000 in fines levied for illegal hunts

A tip from the public has led to a former Whitehorse resident being levied a $31,500 fine and a 20-year hunting ban.

Help on the way for Whitehorse Food Bank

The Whitehorse Food Bank is receiving some much-needed support from the local community. The Yukon Employees Union Local Y010 has promised a $700 donation, and challenged other Locals to donate what they can.

Cash strapped NGOs turn to crowdfunding

While the Yukon government trumpets its fiscal responsibility, local organizations are turning to innovative fundraising methods to stay afloat.

Dawson City Music Festival slows down

A week after a well-attended Atlin Arts and Music Festival, it was quiet weekend in Dawson City, relatively speaking.

Clawback of $600K reconsidered

The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board has lost some momentum in its fight to recover nearly $600,000 it says was fraudulently claimed.

Burst main briefly floods Dawson intersection

A busted water main at Church and Fifth in Dawson City gave music festival attendees an extra obstacle to avoid en route to the main grounds on Saturday evening.

Argentine clowns tour territory

After four years on the road and more than 50,000 kilometres tacked onto their van, two Argentine clowns are now traversing the territory, bringing their performance to the communities.

Third candidate enters race for Liberal nomination

Tamara Goeppel has joined the race to be the Yukon's next Liberal MP. Goeppel announced her candidacy Thursday afternoon, on the banks of the Yukon River.

Government stonewalls family with polluted well

A Watson Lake family continues to seek answers about how its well became contaminated. But the Yukon government is refusing to share what it knows, on the grounds that it may end up embroiled in a lawsuit over the matter.

Whitehorse Food Bank supplies running low

Visitors to the Whitehorse Food Bank are heading home with lighter baskets. The local organization is struggling to meet demand as donations have waned in the last few months.

Atlin volunteers come out in historic numbers

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival was propped up this year by its largest-ever volunteer contingent.

Yukon government sued for Watson Lake environment woes

The Town of Watson Lake and the Liard First Nation have filed a lawsuit against the Yukon government for environmental abuses.