Tim Querengesser

Millions in housing money go to FN communities

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation is home to dozens of aboriginal people whose numbers were ignored when a multimillion housing fund from Ottawa was…

Fraser’s audit disturbing

Highways and Public Works often has no idea the condition its roads and bridges are in, according to a scathing 35-page report from Canada’s…

Carvill attends Roundup

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Andy Carvill represented the territory’s chiefs at the annual Cordilleran Roundup in Vancouver this…

Fraser audit slams Highways and Public Works

As workers repaired the roof at the legislature Friday, Canada’s auditor general Sheila Fraser delivered a damning report on the…

Redfern floats an old idea

Redfern Resources wants to float minerals to Juneau, Alaska, rather than truck them to Skagway. The Vancouver-based exploration company, which owns…

Who knew? Fentie at North Slope

The Yukon Party government had several unexplained communication problems in the last five days. Staffers could not answer questions about the…

‘Why did it have to be a Wal Mart?’

Ezra Winton floors Rob Maguire with the news. “The manager of Wal-Mart was in the audience tonight,” he said, standing outside the…

Fentie a no show at mining roundup soiree

Premier Dennis Fentie is no Cinderella: he missed the ball completely. On Monday, about 350 mining executives gathered at the Empire Landmark Hotel…

New oil and gas regime opens the Yukon to industry, say critics

This year, to the delight of industry but the scorn of environmentalists, the Yukon government has dramatically increased the land base available for…

Critics fear Fentie dropped the ball on Mackenzie deal

The $21-million benefits deal between the Northwest Territories and gas companies for the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline has some challenging the…

The horrors of Sudan are happening next door

A woman on the scorched earth of Darfur and an aboriginal woman in Canada share a problem. Both are often subjected to rape, abuse and even murder…

WoW, those online gamers sure have gorged Navigo’s bandwidth!

Navigo is declaring war on World of Warcraft. The online game played globally by more than six million people is believed to be the source of speed…

The Man in Motion remains in motion

Rick Hansen, president of the Rick Hansen Foundation, convinces a lot of people to part with a lot of money.

Yukon Zinc hunts Wolverine

Yukon Zinc is confident its Wolverine zinc-copper-silver-lead deposit 135 kilometres southeast of Ross River can support a mine and make money.

Bagnell seeks Ottawa’s lost Northern focus

Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has shifted Ottawa’s attention, and funding, from the North, says Yukon MP Larry Bagnell.

Busy route extended in interests of safety

Hamilton Boulevard is to be extended, giving 8,000 residents in Copper Ridge, McIntyre and Granger a second escape route by 2009.

Axing rebate program will hurt, says tourism industry

New evidence suggests that losing the GST visitor-rebate program will cost Canada’s tourism industry hundreds of millions of dollars.

Burnt house leads to flames and one lost Coke machine

Yukon officials torched a small log house near Salmo Lake in late October that was formerly occupied by a colony of brown bats, a Coke machine and…

Fake press releases are a case of identity theft, says NDP

Stop the presses: that story quoting New Democratic Party faithful calling for leader Jack Layton’s head is a fraud.

White River doesn’t want the UFA

White River wants to talk land claims with Ottawa, but needs money to prepare and a commitment to creating an entirely new deal, says chief David…