Vivian Belik

Feral horses looking for a home

Concerns a group of feral horses may get sent to a slaughterhouse if they're not bought at auction are unfounded, says the Yukon's director of agriculture.

Teaching people more than just how to read and write

In the Kisowera parish in Uganda, the clothing on people's backs is oftentimes the only thing they own. "It's like nothing you've ever seen before," said Karen Smith, who travels there this week.

A room with a view for free

Peter Kijewski has a stunning view of white-capped mountains from his Scout Lake shack. But he doesn't pay a dime to live there, a fact that angers many of his neighbours.

Inquest called into detox death

An inquest will be held into the death of Robert Stone, coroner Sharon Hanley said Monday. The announcement came hours after Medicine Hat police cleared local RCMP in any wrongdoing associated with his death.

Something cooking at council

On Mondays, the city is considering urging you to ditch meat. City councillors are pondering whether to join a worldwide initiative to curb meat consumption.

Taking a ride with Canada’s search and rescue team

Stephen Bates looks out from his perch 900 metres over Marsh Lake. The master corporal kneels on the open maw of the lumbering C-130 Hercules aircraft and fiddles with a water pump cradled between his legs.

Cameron wins Liberal nomination

Kirk Cameron won the Liberal nomination for Whitehorse Centre, beating newcomer Patrick Singh. With 69 voters it was a tight race between the two candidates. But scrutineers wouldn't say exactly how close.

New housing initiative will provide a roof to city’s most down and out

Kate Mechan and Laird Herbert want to give Whitehorse's most hard-to-house population a place to live.

Judicial review of Silverfox case delayed

A court hearing to review a coroner's inquest into the death of Raymond Silverfox has been delayed. The hearing, which was supposed to happen last Friday, will now be heard on December 21.

Couple wants permanent ambulance base near Two Mile Hill

After Shandell McCarthy and Marco Paquet's 17-month-old son choked to death, they started knocking on doors as part of a neighbourhood lobbying effort to improve ambulance response times.

Jumping on a bus pays off

Michael Roschlau wants to see more buses put to work on city streets. Doing so would create more jobs and lower long-term health-care costs across the country, said the Canadian Urban Transit Association CEO.

Condor cuts back

In 2006 Condor Airlines threatened to cut its service to the Yukon if the territory didn’t expand its airport to accommodate German tourists flying on to Alaska.

Inspections a long time coming

It's taken almost a year for building inspectors to look into a Marsh Lake hotel not up to National Building Code standards.

To Whitehorse with love

Two weeks ago, John Mele biked into Whitehorse mad as hell. On the brink of losing his home, the Knoxville, Tennessee, architect decided to cycle north. Angry about an economic system that had failed him and millions of other Americans, Mele, 60, thought he'd rather hop on a bike than "suck it up" and start over again. It began as a joke.

Condor cuts back, Swiss swoop in

The Yukon is welcoming a Swiss airline at the same time as Condor Airlines cuts back its service to the territory. Last week, the German airline announced it will reduce the number of flights to the Yukon by half and shorten the season by five weeks.

Moving to the frenzied beat of technology

Dancing while being stuffed into a business suit isn't easy. Neither is connecting with people in an age fraught with texts, tweets and Facebook updates. People are hyperconnected on the internet and yet, they have no idea how to connect in real life, says dancer Shay Kuebler.

Residents vote for street improvements, whether they like it or not

Con Lattin didn't vote for sewer, water and road improvements on the street where he has his business. But according to the city, he did.

Cooking up a new city brand

The city has a plethora of slogans, but it wants to add one more. “The wilderness city.” “Striving for excellence,” “Our people our strength.”

Log cabin skyscraper may get a facelift

The charred remains of an iconic log cabin skyscraper on Lambert Street may be renovated with help from the city. Last February, the two-storey apartment building caught fire days before an antique store on the ground level was set to open.

HIV/AIDS still lives in the Yukon

There are many people in the Yukon who have HIV but don't talk about it, says Helen Tizya. Tizya was diagnosed with the virus when she was 16. Twenty years later, she's noticed the shame associated with HIV hasn't disappeared.