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Human Rights Hearing UnderwayTue, May 21st 2013, 16:40
A Yukon Human Rights Hearing is now underway in Whitehorse.
The Hearing is looking into complaints of harassment launched by two young women from Haines Junction.
The women who cannot be identified allege they were harassed by their former boss Sid Queneville in May of 2011.
Queneville was the restaurant manager at the Alcan Motor Hotel.
They say his behaviour lead to them quitting their jobs after just a month.
Queneville does not live in the Yukon anymore and was to...Read More
Skagway Border DelaysTue, May 21st 2013, 16:38
A lot of Yukoners traveling to Skagway over the May long weekend got an unexpected surprise at the border.
Many had to wait anywhere from one to two hours to cross into the United States.
Frank Falcon with U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the long waits can be chalked up to a larger than normal number of visitors.
Falcon says the border patrol office had extra staff on for the long weekend.
Meanwhile, people at the Skagway Visitors Centre say they hope this is not a...Read More
Whitehorse Drug BustTue, May 21st 2013, 11:52
Three men from Vernon, BC face trafficking charges after a search at a downtown Whitehorse hotel on Friday.
The search of a hotel room connected to the trio allegedly turned up both Canadian and American cash and 60 grams of cocaine.
Two of the men are 21-years old, while the other is 18.
One of the men also faces a breech of probation charge.
The three are in custody pending a court appearance .
Two of the three appears in court on Thursday , while the other goes...Read More
Dawson Landfill AgreementTue, May 21st 2013, 11:50
The Yukon Government will help Dawson with its landfill for at least the next three years.
The two signed an agreement late Friday afternoon in Dawson Council Chambers.
The Quigley Waste Management Centre is now a formal regional waste management centre serving Dawson, and outlying areas.
The government is contributing up to $400,000 in support of a 10-year operational plan, site assessment, and future capital upgrades.
YTG will also put up $50,000 per year for operating...Read More
Hanson On Spring SittingTue, May 21st 2013, 11:48
The leader of Yukon's Opposition NDP calls the spring session of the Yukon Legislature a long and difficult sitting.
Liz Hanson says the Yukon Party Government showed a consistent lack of accountability, and an unwillingness to listen to Yukoners.
She says this was particularly evident with the Peel Land Use Planning process.
Meantime, Hanson says some positive legislation came from the sitting.
She says Oil-Fired Appliance Legislation a good first step, but says Yukoners...Read More
Metro Soccer Gets GoingTue, May 21st 2013, 11:46
More players, and a more competitive league.
Those are just some of the goals for new executive of the Whitehorse Metro Soccer League.
According to board member Alejandro Pulido interest in the league has been waning and that's been affecting the quality of play.
The league's executive will be able to gage interest Wednesday evening.
That's when a drop in game will take place at Porter Creek Secondary School.
Teams and players interested in joining a team can register...Read More
2 Climbers Rescued in KluaneTue, May 21st 2013, 06:55
Two climbers are recovering after a harrowing incident in Kluane National Park over the weekend.
Paul Knott from New Zealand and Derek Buckle from England had to be rescued from Mount Eaton after getting stranded on Wednesday.
They had radioed for assistance at that time but had to wait for a break in the weather before rescue crews could arrive on Sunday.
Anne Morin speaks for Parks Canada in the Yukon.
She says despite the long wait, the response by the department's...Read More
Sima Summit Part OneFri, May 17th 2013, 13:50
Those with a vested interest in Mount Sima in Whitehorse now know the financial state of the Great Northern Ski Society.
The first phase of a Sima Summit held Thursday night, attracted over 30 stakeholders to hear about the hill's history and operations.
Board Director Patti Balsillie says the meeting heard from Kevin Grogan who runs the year-round Vista Ridge Ski Hill in Fort McMurray, and has ran similar operations across Canada.
Grogan told the meeting, 42-percent of small...Read More
Premier On Spring SittingFri, May 17th 2013, 13:13
Yukon's Premier says it was a good spring sitting of the Yukon Legislature.
The sitting wrapped up Thursday afternoon, with the passage of the 2013/14 Territorial Budget.
Darrell Pasloski says there was some good legislation passed during the sitting, including a Bill which will mandate the usage of Carbon Monoxide Detectors in homes with Oil Fired Appliances.
Pasloski's Government also established an All-Party Select Committee to look at Hydraulic Fracturing.
Fracking has...Read More
Whitehorse Eagle HatchesFri, May 17th 2013, 13:09
Whitehorse's eagles' nest is a little more full this long weekend.
One of the three eggs resting in the Millennium Trail nest hatched this morning.
The mom is keeping the little one warm amongst the rest of the eggs.
Yukon Electrical has set up a camera at the nest which you can view on their website.Read More