Tristin Hopper

Foreign workers championed despite slowdown

With help wanted signs posted at KFC and local grocery stores, it's clear the Yukon still needs foreign workers.

Warmer Yukon River a harder slog for chinook

Disease and a warmer Yukon River are wiping out scores of chinook salmon before they ever reach spawning streams in the Yukon, say researchers.

Courting creativity in a squash court

A sullen graveyard of broken arcade games is all that's left in the long-abandoned squash courts at Riverdale's warehouse-like 38 Lewes Boulevard.

Yukon government launches Walking Dead Action Plan

The Yukon will be "undead ready" by 2012, according to a new $6-million Walking Dead Action Plan announced last week by the Yukon government.

Yukon perfect target for wildlife smugglers

Vast, wildlife-rich and staffed by only 13 in-the-field conservation officers, the Yukon is a perfect target for organized wildlife smuggling, says Michael O'Sullivan, director of the Humane Society of Canada.

Mr. Lattin, tear down your sign, says city

It may look like an abandoned lot, but the former location of Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters is an integral part of Whitehorse Pepsi history, says Whitehorse entrepreneur Con Lattin.

Begging your pardon

Tears have always sold newspapers, but in a post-reality-TV world the desire for visible feeling on the faces of public figures is stronger than ever, says visual artist Cathy Busby.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

Airport firefighting vehicles can withstand heavy fog, searing heat and offroad conditions, but it only took a patch of ice to severely damage one of the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport's firefighting fleet on

Redoubt re erupts

Explosive eruptions have occurred at Alaska's Mt. Redoubt volcano over the last week, cancelling dozens of flights and showering nearby Alaskan communities with ash.

Cheerful musician sings the blues

A rambling blues singer tends to remain in that state unless jarred out of it by an external force. So it is with Coming Your Way, the roam-obsessed debut CD by Whitehorse-based blues singer Ryan McNally.

Pranksters tap humanity’s dark side

John Keay certainly wasn't expecting to be woken at midnight in his Edgewater Hotel room.

Morality is a natural selection

A twisted, blood-spattered car wreck, an innocent pedestrian struck dead by a drunk driver or a Holocaust victim starved into the image of a corpse: these images are anathema to modern society.

Get Out!

When your season is engulfed in flames Victoria counts flowers. Toronto slogs through brown slush. We burn winter to ashes.

Paint the town blue

You may be green, but can you be blue? That's how water campaigners challenged Whitehorse politicians on Monday night.

This bill regulates everything

Anything from bottled water to roller blades could be banned overnight and without parliamentary approval, says a new consumer products bill introduced January in the federal House of Commons.

If a problem comes along, you should burn it

'Fire purges, fire has always purged," said Arlin McFarlane, organizer of Burning Away the Winter Blues.

  • Mar 20, 2009

Say goodbye, garbage cans

By mid-April, garbage cans will be a thing of the past, replaced by the city's new plastic garbage and composting carts. Collection will move out of alleys. Instead, residents will wheel their carts - provided free by the city - out front.

92.7 hectares along Old Livingstone Trail to be set aside for “future” gravel

City builders need a 28.2-hectare rock quarry to expand the sewage lagoons. Just to be sure, they're obtaining another 64.5 hectares to allow for "future development."

Arctic Winter Games to cost $6 million

The 2012 Arctic Winter Games will cost $6,105,000, says a bid package prepared by city officials. The city will pony up $400,000.

Street sweeper for sale, gently used

With a new "waterless-mode" street sweeper, city workers can clean the streets before the snow has melted. Normally, the Elgin Waterless unit runs $338,437.