- Father of post-apartheid South Africa Nelson Mandela dies
- Moose Hunter's World Record confirmed
- Opposition Leader presses Yukon Government on Senate reform
- Kelowna Delegation promotes Okanagan with Yukon businesses
- Banner year for the Festival of Trees
South African president Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela has died at home. He made the announcement in a broadcast to the nation.
The anti-apartheid fighter became president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. A chief architect of the nation's 1994 transition from white domination to multi-cultural democracy, Mandela was revered by tens of millions both in his homeland and abroad.
As a peace-keeper, he gained attention for not seeking political revenge on his captors when his release after 27 years in apartheid jails brought him to the forefront of the South African political spectrum.
Mandela passed away after a months-long struggle with repeated lung infections.
Mandela was 95.Read More
It's a world record moose for Dawson Hunter Heinz Naef..
About 30 people gathered in Dawson on Tuesday, to watch the measuring of the moose antlers Naef brought home in September.
The measurement, which was conducted by Whitehorse's Clint Walker, came in at 263 and one-eighth points, which is one and a half points better than the old mark set in 1994.
Naef shot the approximately 13-hundred pound Alaska-Yukon moose September 25th with a 303 British rifle, but had to wait two months for the antlers to settle before an official measurement could be taken.
Naef says the rack will now head to Nevada to be officially judged by a panel from the hunter organization Boone and Crockett Club. Their news of the story is linked...Read More
Yukon's NDP want to get the Yukon Party Government talking about abolishing the senate.
Leader Liz Hanson was set to bring a motion to support getting rid of the upper chamber during Wednesday's Opposition Private Members Day.
However, the Government spent over two hours talking out a motion on when the date of the next Yukon Forum would be.
Hanson says she wants to hear what the Government has to say since Yukon didn't make a submission to the Supreme Court of Canada on Senate Reform.
Hanson plans to bring back the motion when the next opposition members day comes up in two weeks.Read More
A delegation from Kelowna is in Whitehorse to promote the Okanagan with Yukon businesses.
The group, which includes the local tourism association, Big White Ski Resort, and other tourism businesses, have been walking the streets introducing themselves to downtown businesses.
Kelowna Airport Marketing Manager Jenelle Hynes says this trip gives the chance for those who haven't been to Yukon before to see what the north is all about.
The Okanagan delegation wrap up a busy day by attending the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, and taking in the Northern Lights.Read More
The final tally is not quite complete for the Northwestel Festival of Trees as the final few dollars continue to trickle in.
The Festival had a banner year raising in excess of $500,000.
President of the Yukon Hospital Foundation Krista Prochazka says Yukoners' generosity was exceptional this year.
Prochazka adds the target for this year was $400,000 so the final tally will be exceptional.
Proceeds from the event are directed towards medical equipment identified by doctor's and nurses that will improve patient safety, comfort and care at Yukon Hospitals.Read More