Tim Querengesser

Are we ready for the Minto challenge?

The toxic tailing pond left behind when the Faro lead-zinc mine went bankrupt in 1998 is being cleaned up with federal money.

Board tells YEC to hold a rate hearing

The Yukon Utilities Board is recommending the territorial government consider holding hearings on the proposed $31-million Carmacks to Stewart…

Fraser’s looming report raises questions about Stecyk’s dismissal

Last week’s sacking of Highways and Public Works deputy minister John Stecyk came just three weeks before the release of an audit by federal…

Critics say ‘win win’ power deal could create a loser

Dig through the legalese of the proposed power deal between Yukon Energy and Sherwood Copper and you find kilowatts, copper and barges of cash.

Rebate for energy efficient washers launched

If you live in Beaver Creek, Burwash, Destruction Bay, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Upper Liard or Watson Lake, you may now qualify for $125 from the…

White River wants reserve status

Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice is sending an emissary to the Yukon in a bid to resume settling outstanding land claims with three Yukon First…

Dawson mayor demands territorial smoking ban

Dawson City mayor John Steins wants the former Wild West town to progress into the modern age and butt out.

High mileage ratchets up cost of recycling

When it’s finally recycled, that Pepsi can you threw away at Raven Recycling will have more kilometres on it than the rusty 1977 Oldsmobile…

Timing of power deal suspicious, say critics

The Yukon Energy Corporation appears to be manoeuvring the government into accepting a sweetheart power deal for the Minto copper mine, says watchdog…

Mystery remains about First Nations passport requirements

Come January 23, all Canadians entering the United States by air will have to produce a passport to prove their citizenship.

Northern Vision banks on waterfront

Northern Vision Development has snapped up another prominent Whitehorse property. Last Friday, the real estate company acquired the Yukon Centre…

Todd Hardy update

Build a cancer lodge in the Yukon and patients will come — and be healthier as a result, says NDP leader Todd Hardy.

Buy nothing and make something this Christmas

My mom is a radical Christmas activist who doesn’t even know it. Unlike most post-modern moms, she usually doesn’t buy her Christmas…

Proposed Senate changes leads to worry about Yukon’s vacant seat

‘We try to act as a backup for our MPs, to take up the slack; we’re more hands on.” With that, outgoing Yukon senator Ione…

Territory doing well on climate change – for its size, says Environment’s new DM

Kelvin Leary is relishing the challenges he faces as the Environment department’s new deputy minister.

Bonnet Plume cabins one step closer to being razed

The Yukon government has honoured its promise to seek a court order to raze several apparently illegal cabins on the Bonnet Plume River.

Elderly like the village, but won’t endorse it — at least not yet

They like it, but the Yukon Council on Aging isn’t endorsing the athletes’ village as senior housing yet, adding more unknowns to a…

Navigo portable broadband is a go

Navigo Broadband is shouldering its way into the increasingly crowded mobile digital internet market in Whitehorse with a rather novel mix of…

It’s a wrap…

The recent 12-day sitting of the Yukon legislature was never going to produce much. Fittingly, most of the Yukon Party government’s work is…

Outfitters surprised by cabin controversy

Today is the deadline for Bonnet Plume Outfitters to prove it had authorization to build a lodge and several cabins on the Bonnet Plume River.