- Slow Going On Old Crow Road
- Yukon College Survey
- Alleged Assault In Porter Creek
- Missing Men Found
- New Mayor In Faro
Despite the lack of snow in southern Yukon, there is no-such-issue to our far north, which is helping those who are traversing the Old Crow winter road.
The convoys of flatbeds are moving everything from 50,000 litre fuel-drums to pre-fabricated buildings slowly on the 260 kilometer stretch of the road from Eagle Plains to Old Crow.
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Joe Linklater says the primary issue is the sheer weight of the rigs doing the hauling.
Linklater says, the new multi-plex is a big piece of what's coming up to Old Crow in-pieces, as its a three year project, so some of the accompanying industrial supports are large and extremely heavy.
Linklater adds, the first series of rigs in the initial convoy, took 45 hours to...Read More
Yukon College is all smiles after a recent student survey.
The survey found 97 percent of students thought the institution provided a good learning environment.
Also, 90 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of instruction and course content.
Vice President Academic and Student Services Dr. Deb Bartlette says the College is pleased with the results but they want to keep up the solid showing.
Bartlette says the College wants to make sure they have the latest and best teaching methods, and pay attention to what students are saying.
272 students were questioned in the survey.Read More
Whitehorse RCMP are investigating an alleged assault on a youth in Porter Creek.
Reports indicate a 13-year old boy was walking back to Jack Hulland Elementary School on Monday afternoon to get a ride after missing the bus, when he was approached by three other youths who sprayed him with a body spray.
It is alleged a lighter was produced, and the boy's arm was set on fire.
The victim jumped into a snowbank to put out the flames.
Constable Dean Hoogland says police are investigating.
He says he cannot confirm or deny any facts as the investigation is in the early stages.
Hoogland says the accused are all 12 and 13 years of age.
He says if the investigation determines, assault charges could be...Read More
Two men who were reported missing east of Old Crow this week have been found, and are ok.
RCMP got the call on Monday morning, two hunter's aged 55 and 56 had gone missing 150 kilometres east of Old Crow.
The men were making their way from Fort McPherson to Old Crow, and when they were overdue, a search was launched.
Both are experienced outdoorsmen and used to long durations in wilderness near a cabin at Mount Millen, which is 65 kilometres west of Fort McPherson.
The two were found safe and sound at the cabin near Mount Millen late Monday afternoon.
They say after experiencing mechanical problems with their snowmobile they were able to make their way back to the cabin to await assistance
RCMP want to use...Read More
The Town of Faro now has a full council.
There were two vacancies after Mayor Heather Campbell, and Councillor Mel Smith resigned for personal reasons in January.
Councillor Deb Carreau was acclaimed as Mayor in a recent byelection.
Diana Rogerson took the Councillor position, while Peter Kazda fills the seat at the Council table vacated by Carreau.
Heather Grantham, and Mike McMahon round out Faro Tow Council.Read More