Vivian Belik

Shelter director quits after dog euthanized

A director at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter resigned last week, claiming the board unnecessarily euthanized one of its animals.

Bust and boom in Atlin

For two years, Gary Heisler had this town's restaurant market cornered. His burgers and crabcake sandwiches were the only dishes people could get here. It was a boon for Heisler, but it also meant visitors from Whitehorse and Skagway avoided Atlin because of the lack of options.

Loose dog threatened with poison

Christina Kerley is keeping a close watch on her two dogs after discovering a threatening message taped to her mailbox last week.

The gamble to find housing in Whitehorse

The McKenna family is feeling lucky. They were one of 158 people who put their name in a hat for a chance to win one of seven lots in Porter Creek.

Old Crow man drowns

The body of an Old Crow man washed ashore early Friday morning nearby his canoe. The drowned man has been identified as 34-year-old Geno Charlie. Charlie’s body was first spotted by a boater travelling down the Porcupine River shortly after midnight on Friday.

On the hunt for tasty fungi

North Americans are fungal phobic. We're less likely than Asians and Eastern Europeans to take a walk in the woods to forage for fungi.

Environmental board recommends no exploration in Tombstone Park

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board has rejected an application by Canadian United Minerals to explore for gold in the Tombstone Park.

Police review draws criticism from the community

The RCMP need better training, says Debbie Silverfox. She's the sister of the late Raymond Silverfox, who died after being held in a Whitehorse police drunk tank in 2008.

Third time’s a charm

Antoinette Oliphant is speeding up. The Whitehorse chef who used to hawk slow food on Second Ave and the Skky Hotel has opened a new joint on Fourth Avenue. It's her third home in just under two years. By 3 o'clock on Monday afternoon she's already out of breath and she's only half-way through her day.

Cameras start capturing transit riders

The next time you jump on a city bus, smile, you're on camera. Last week the city installed security cameras on all 12 of its buses in an effort to curb vandalism and maintain safety.

City proceeds with controversial infill sites

The city is turning a deaf ear to citizens opposed to potential infill sites in Riverdale, Porter Creek and McIntyre Creek.

Sick minds often find solace in a bottle

People struggling with depression or schizophrenia often turn to alcohol and drugs to self-medicate. “It’s a vicious cycle,” said mental health worker Rae-ann Dalgleish.

In Alaska, housing keeps addicts clean

Rosalie Nadeau compares addictions counselling to cancer treatment. When you can catch people in the early stages of alcoholism and drug use the cure rate is high,” she said. “If it’s later on, it’s real trouble.”

Government departments challenge claims in Tombstone

Gold exploration in Tombstone Park will negatively affect wildlife and tarnish tourists' image of the park, say the departments of environment and tourism.

Government departments challenge claims in Tombstone

Gold exploration in Tombstone Park will negatively affect wildlife and tarnish tourists' image of the park, say the departments of Environment and Tourism.

Slinky mine operates again against city’s orders

Town officials in Dawson aren't doing enough to stop a rogue placer miner from working his land, say frustrated citizens.

New land policy might bury contractors

The city wants to overhaul its land-sale policy to stop speculators who flip properties for profit. It's considering barring contractors from snapping up more than one piece of land in a two-year period.

Killing the long form census will cost Yukoners

The Conservative government's decision to scrap the mandatory long-form census is going to cost the Yukon more than $.15 million, says the territory's head statistician.

Tombstone deadline looms

Hundreds of letters of opposition have come forward following a local company's bid to explore for gold in Tombstone Park.

Residents frame houses as safety risk

The city's water supply could be at risk if new infill housing is put in Riverdale, says a local hydrogeologist. A cocktail of pesticides, fertilizers, sewage and oil could seep into the groundwater and contaminate the city's only drinking source, says John Miller.