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Bike thief pulls off big heist

The front door of Cadence Cycle hung open on Monday afternoon, the door tied in placed with a deflated bike tube, the window pane missing.

Festival brings international talent together

During the three days of the Atlin festival the small town becomes, however briefly, a temporary home for many.

City near new deal with firefighters

Whitehorse firefighters are close to getting a raise.

Blown fuse to blame for lost phone service

Cellphone and long distance telephone service across southern Yukon were disrupted on Wednesday afternoon due to a blown fuse, says NorthwesTel.

Salmon subcommittee speaks to challenging times

On Thursday afternoon at the Whitehorse Fish Ladder, Dennis Zimmerman, executive director of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, addressed managing the north's dwindling chinook salmon population.

Whitehorse loses a leader with passing of Don Knutson

Don Knutson, a tireless volunteer and integral member of the Whitehorse community, died on Sunday. He was 78. His death, at Whitehorse General Hospital, followed a brief illness and a heart attack.

Yukon temporary foreign worker program scrapped

The Yukon's stand-alone temporary foreign worker program is on its way out the door. The one-year pilot project will not be renewed by the federal government.

Riding for reading

A small bike company in Portland, Oregon, is helping the Yukon Literacy Coalition deliver books to the communities.

Heavy rain on the way

Heavy rain on the way Yukoners in the southeast of the territory should brace for continued inclement weather this weekend.

NHL all star shares story of overcoming addiction, abuse

On Wednesday night in Whitehorse, Theo Fleury walked onto the stage at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre and delivered a message of hope and perseverance.

Betty Irwin takes over as manager of animal shelter

Betty Irwin takes over as manager of animal shelter Betty Irwin is the new manager of the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter in Whitehorse.

Water and sewer fees set to climb higher in 2015

Whitehorse residents should be bracing for a higher than expected hike to their water and sewer bills next year.

City council approves final lots in Whistle Bend

Whitehorse city council is moving forward with its development plans for Whistle Bend.

Water and sewer fees set to climb higher in 2015

Water and sewer fees set to climb higher in 2015 Whitehorse residents should be bracing for a higher than expected hike to their water and sewer bills next year.

Whitehorse housing prices continue to slip

The numbers vary on the source but the trend is the same: housing prices in Whitehorse are on their way down.

Don’t call them pirates

Joachim Kreuzer and Manfred Schroter are back in Whitehorse, one year after they tried to row and sail a replica York boat from Whitehorse to the Bering Sea.

NHL star headlines hockey camp

An NHL legend will be carving up Whitehorse ice next week. Theoren Fleury is coming to town as a member of NorthwesTel's Summit Hockey School.

Yukon still leads nation in alcohol consumption

Yukon still leads nation in alcohol consumption In 2013, residents of Whitehorse, and those traveling through, drank enough beer, wine, and spirits to fill the main pool at the Canada Games Centre two and a half times.

Yukon senior athletes prepare for the largest +55 Games ever

The Yukon's largest-ever contingent of senior athletes are preparing to compete at the 55+ Games this August in Strathcona County, Alta. In the past, the Yukon has typically been one of the smallest contingents at the Games.

Thieves nab camping gear from Skookum Jim

An estimated $13,000 of equipment has been stolen from a storage locker belonging to the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.