- Johnson Sentenced Thursday
- Yukon Quest Field Contains Champs
- Pasloski Travels To South Africa
- Watson Lake Tests Waters On Hydro
- AK Highway Through Whitehorse Gets Plan
A Yukon judge is considering final arguments in sentencing Jessica Johnson.
The 23-year old Whitehorse woman plead guilty in September to charges in the robbery of a store safe, and shooting of a police officer in Haines Junction back in 2011.
In court Monday morning, the crown argued for a seven year sentence, saying since Johnson was the only other person in the getaway vehicle, that makes her an active participant in the crime.
Monday afternoon, the defense suggested a five year sentence minus time and a half served would be appropriate.
The defense argues the court should take into consideration factors such as her age, the fact she was inebriated, and her lack of prior convictions.
Judge Leigh Gower will...Read More
The field for the 2014 Yukon Quest is taking shape.
22 mushers have signed up so far for the one-thousand mile dog sled race, with three former champions in the field.
Two-time champ John Schandelmeier from Alaska is back in the race for the first time since 2007.
Fan Favorite Hugh Neff of Tok, Alaska, who won the race by the slimmest of margins in 2012, and finished second in the 2013 race is also back.
Current Champion Allen Moore of Two Rivers, Alaska will defend his title.
Yukoners in the race include Normand Cassavant of Whitehorse, and Brian Wilmshurst, and Jean-Denis Britten of Dawson.
The 31st Yukon Quest starts Saturday, February 1st, in Fairbanks.Read More
The town of Watson Lake is testing the viability of moving forward, with a hydro-electric project.
The three other partner's to the deal include: Liard First Nation and their Development Corporation, along with Yukon Electrical.
It's still in the preliminary stages, with no set of recommendations expected, until April 2014 and the only hard-money for what is really, a pre-feasibility study, is coming from the Federal Government by way of a $100,000 grant through ECCO-Energy for the Aboriginal and Northern Development Program.
Stick-handled by Larry Bagnell as the Chair of the Watson Lake Revitalization Commission, the landmark agreement, is a first between a First Nation, a Utility and a Municipality.Read More