Sam Riches

Water contamination leaves Watson Lake family with few options

A family in Watson Lake whose private well has been contaminated with oil are continuing to search for answers.

Urban chicken coop OK’d by city

Whitehorse's newest residents are living in Kristina Calhoun's backyard pen. Calhoun became the first to get a permit to house backyard chickens after a new city bylaw was passed.

Preston Blackie crowned three time champ

When Preston Blackie won last year's Tour de Whitehorse, the victory was accompanied by an asterisk. Blackie was sitting in second place over the first two stages of the three stage event.

Michele Genest celebrates the bounty of the North with new book

Recently, while skate-skiing on Fish Lake, Michele Genest rested under a spruce tree and looked at the life around her.

Petition calls for more mental illness resources

Morgan Forry is tired of not being heard. The resident of Delta, B.C. The resident of Delta, B.C. recently visited Whitehorse armed with a petition demanding more funding for mental health.

Yukon’s bishop heads south

Reverend Gary Gordon is moving on. On Saturday the bishop of Whitehorse received word from Pope Francis, in an apostolic letter, that he had been appointed bishop of Victoria.

A living rainbow: Yukon’s pride parade marches on

Just past noon on Saturday, Stephanie Hammond and Kelly-Anne Malcomson gather in front of the United Church, pulling rainbow-colored leg warmers up over their feet.

Hawkings ekes out orienteering victory against rivals

The Yukon Orienteering Association continued its Yukon Championships on Wednesday night, with more than 50 athletes competing in the middle distance event at the Lewes Lake area.

Ben Sanders enters race for Liberal nomination

On Thursday evening at the Rah Rah Gallery, surrounded by friends and supporters, Ben Sanders announced his bid for the federal Liberal nomination for the Yukon.

Judge who investigated Pinochet visits Whitehorse

Juan Guzman, the man who spearheaded the investigation into the crimes of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is in Whitehorse as part of the Maddison Chair in Northern Justice series.

Whitehorse joins call for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Whitehorse city council didn't waste time on Monday night, throwing unanimous support behind a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Polarettes wrap up season with Yukon Championships

Yukon gymnasts were on the floor against a club from Juneau over the weekend in the annual Yukon Championships. The Polarettes Gymnastics Club put a wrap on their competitive season with the event.

Yukoners compete in first bodybuilding competition

Eleven Yukoners climbed into a bus and made the 18-hour drive to Fort St. John, B.C. this past weekend to flex their muscles.

Local artists capture subtle side of northern beauty

Elise Bousquet and Shelley MacDonald were first brought together by a local soccer team. Now, years later, they've been reunited by art.

Municipalities push for territory wide 911

Property assessments and an interim 911 service for Yukon communities were the hot topics at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Yukon Communities in Dawson City.

Development in Falcon Ridge delayed again

Development in Falcon Ridge delayed again Construction on a controversial plot of land in the Falcon Ridge development has been delayed. Work that was scheduled to begin May 30 has been put on hold at the request of the city.

Yukon Orienteering Championships underway

The first of three Yukon Orienteering Championships kicked off on Wednesday evening in Riverdale.

Superhero cancer fighters save the day

Superhero cancer fighters save the day A team of miniature superheroes have once again come to the rescue in Whitehorse's annual Relay for Life.

Black bear cub reunites with mother

A yearling black bear has been reunited with its mother after a Yukon couple mistakenly believed it to be abandoned.

Bluegrass set to return to the Junction

After a four-year absence the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival will be returning to Haines Junction in June 2015.

  • Jun 4, 2014