Yukon News

Carbon pricing: the premier responds

No one needs to remind anyone in Yukon or the North that climate change is real — it has changed our day-to-day lives more than anywhere in Canada.

Whistle Bend facility design lacking

Presentations on July 26 and 27 by the territorial government will provide an opportunity for you the taxpayer to provide feedback on the proposed Whistle Bend Continuing Care Centre.

Kudos to firefighters

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An open letter to the landlords of Whitehorse

Have you ever slept in your car? Maybe you were on a long road trip and, rather than fall asleep and end up in the ditch you just pulled over and had a power nap.

Fossil fuelling Yukon’s economy is a bad idea

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce and the Yukon government have embarked on aggressive yet friendly-seeming marketing campaigns promoting a Yukon oil-and-gas industry.

Thanks to Air North for getting us to the show on time

As a member of The Grascals, I recently had the privilege of playing The Kluane Bluegrass Festival in Haines Junction. Though I’ve travelled Canada extensively, this was my first time in the Yukon.

The fight against discrimination is ongoing

On June 12, people around the world woke up to the tragic news that a lone gunman had killed 49 people and injured many more in a brutal and senseless act of violence at an Orlando nightclub.

A patient’s perspective on the hospital bed shortage

A patient's perspective on the hospital bed shortage I would like to share my perspective as a recent patient at the Whitehorse General Hospital. Having lived here for almost three decades, I consider myself to be a long time Yukoner. Fortunately, up unt

New workplace mental health program on its way

New workplace mental health program on its way The board of the Mental Health Association of Yukon thanks everyone who attended our annual dinner and general meeting on June 9. Our guest speaker, Michael Pietrus from the Mental Health Commission of Cana

Dignity 2016 offers lessons about domestic violence

Dignity 2016 offers lessons about domestic violence A dozen employees from Yukon women's organizations recently attended the conference Dignity 2016. It was an opportunity to look at violence from a response-based approach and how social responses affect

Men need to be involved in the conversation about consent

For a sixth consecutive year, the Yukon Consent Crew is hitting the streets of Whitehorse and the summer music festivals.

Whitehorse willing to host 2020 Arctic Winter Games

The City of Whitehorse will consider hosting the Arctic Winter Games in 2020, at the request of the Yukon government.

Pay attention to the words of the opposition when it comes to the Peel

Perhaps I am reading too much into it, or is it a slip that gives us an insight into the Yukon Liberal political apparatchik?

Minding the miners

Lewis Rifkind In the old days, back during the original Klondike Gold Rush, it is said that the only ones who got rich were those who mined the miners. Inn-owners, barkeepers and the like all did pretty well for themselves while the poor Stampeders tried

News reporter wins Cross Country Canada media award

Continual coverage of Whitehorse cross-country skiers in this paper didn't go unnoticed by the sport's governing body over the season.

In defence of the publicly funded Catholic school system

Marlon Davis It appears the arguments to stop funding Catholic schools are getting weaker and weaker. While I am not surprised that there are those who want to end public funding of Catholic schools (there always will be), I was perplexed that our territ

Yukon needs to do more to help those with FASD

Yukon needs to do more to help those with FASD Re: "Substance abuse is cutting Yukoners' lives short: Hanley" (The News, May 20) It was interesting to me that this article about the ravages of alcohol use by Yukoners does not mention the brain damage cau

Goldcorp: double speak and double standards

Tory Russell Diodora Hernandez and Brent Bergeron have two very different stories to tell about Goldcorp's operations, its relationships and partnerships with First Nations, and its operating "culture." Diodora Hernandez is of the Maya-Mam peoples of nor