Yukon Territory

Whitehorse Daily Star: Frost cites ‘misappropriation’ in stalled project

A $2-million housing construction project in Ross River has had to “cease and desist” due to “misappropriation” on the part of its contractor, …

Canadian News

DVD Obscura: 'Personal Shopper,' 'Aquarius,' 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' and More Home Video Picks

What's new in the wonderful world of physical media? Here's a roundup of recent titles.<p><b>New Indie</b><p>As folks start prepping their “Best of 2017” lists, …

Helen Mirren

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EST

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal …

Leeann Tweeden

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling.<p>A budget measure approved by the …

Business

HUNTER BECOMES HUNTED: Yukon man tells story of survival after battle with enraged bison

WHITEHORSE — A Yukon hunter has a harrowing tale of survival after tangling with a bison, the largest land mammal in North America.<p>Todd Pilgrim, a …

Canadian News

2 Yukon staff members resign from MMIWG inquiry

<i>Shirley McLean</i> <i><br>APTN News</i> <br>Two Yukon staff members for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have resigned.<p>Lawyer …

Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Tribute’s absence was disrespectful: LFN citizen

A member of the Liard First Nation is calling out the Yukon government for failing to acknowledge Aboriginal Veterans Day on Nov. 8.<p>Melody Janz told …

Canadian News

Editorial counterpoint: How the PolyMet mine violates Minnesota regulations

Rather than “science-driven,” the permitting process ignores some of the state’s own rules.

Environment

Film Series in NYC This Week

<i>Our</i> <i>guide to</i> <i>film series and special screenings</i><i>.</i> <i>All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies</i><i>.</i><p><b>THE CONTENDERS</b> at the Museum of Modern Art (through Jan. 12). MoMA’s annual end-of-year showcase has always had a split identity. The programming combines previews of coming Oscar contenders (“Call …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: MP ‘pretty excited’ watching Bill C-17 pass

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>MP Larry Bagnell<p>Bill C-17 is headed for scrutiny in the Senate after passing third reading in the House of Commons this …

Canadian News

Whitehorse Daily Star: Government pressed on hospital beds shortage

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>Patti McLeod<p>Based on comments from its Health and Social Services minister, the Yukon government appears to be looking at …

Canadian News

Dawson City, where the roads could be made with gold mine tailings

The Yukon government is proposing to use piles of waste rock as construction material<p>Anybody who's been to Dawson City, Yukon, has likely seen them — …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Recycling fees stir business community worries

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>Rick Karp<p>Stakeholders in the Yukon tire and electronics sectors, local industry associations, and the official Opposition are …

Canadian News

Mangilaluk’s Highway

<i>This story deals with topics that may cause trauma invoked by memories of past abuse for survivors and intergenerational survivors of the residential</i> …

Great Books

Whitehorse Daily Star: YG not taking safety concerns seriously: YP

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>Geraldine Van Bibber<p>Yukon Party (YP) MLAs are raising concerns about road safety in their Lake Laberge, Porter Creek North …

Canadian News

Murder trial begins in Whitehorse for man accused of killing Christopher Brisson

Darryl Steven Sheepway is accused of killing Christopher Brisson in 2015<p>Christopher Brisson, 25, was reported missing on Aug. 29, 2015. His body was …

Crime

Critics Choice Documentary Winners

<b>by Nathaniel R</b><b></b><b>"Jane," now in theaters, took the top prize at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards</b>Perhaps if I'm too stay in the BFCA (home to the …

Award Shows

Top Picks: Music group Tank & the Bangas, the Smartify app, and more

In addition to labeling stars and planets, the Night Sky app also offers a tour of the sky, director Bill Morrison’s documentary 'Dawson City: Frozen …

Northern Canada

'Jane' Wins Top Prize at Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

Other winners at the second annual event included “Kedi,” “Cries From Syria,” “Ex Libris” and “The Vietnam War”<p>Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall …

Entertainment

Whitehorse Daily Star: Three curling rinks headed to national events

Photo by Photo Submitted<p>CARRYING THE BROOM ― Bob Smallwood’s rink will be headed to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships for the fifth …

Curling

Cinema Eye Announces its Honors for 2017 in Doc Feature

CINEMA EYE HONORS ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 11th ANNUAL AWARDS<p>Brimstone and Glory, City of Ghosts and Strong Island lead with 4 nominations each. The …

Documentaries

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards: Full Winners List

The honors were handed out Thursday night in Brooklyn.<p>Winners for the second annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards were announced Thursday by the …

Documentaries

Canada's Strangest Cocktail Comes With A Severed Human Toe — Seriously

We're gonna hurl.<p>"You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe." That's the rule at the Sourdough Saloon in Dawson …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Dawson runner wins B.C. cross-country gold

Photo by Photo Submitted<p>MAKING STRIDES — Sixteen-year-old Jack Amos from Dawson City won the men’s youth B.C. cross-country champion ships in …

Canadian News

Whitehorse Daily Star: Legendary musician remembered for kindly nature

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>TOP HONOURS – Al Oster receives the Commissioner’s Award from then-commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber on Canada Day, …

Canadian News

Sun Storm to Cause Stunning Auroras—Here’s How to Watch

A gust of solar wind is lashing Earth, possibly triggering glorious light shows in the coming nights.<p>Sky-watchers should keep their eyes turned toward the poles the next few nights, as an incoming solar tempest may trigger colorful displays of auroras.<p>This past weekend, a giant gaping hole opened …

Space

New video: 'Dawson City' is a must-see time capsule for cinephiles

<b>New on Blu-ray</b><p>“Dawson City: Frozen Time” (Kino Lorber DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $34.95)<p>In 1978, in a small town in the Canadian Yukon Territory, a construction worker unearthed a cache of long-forgotten early 20th century silent films, perfectly preserved during its decades in the frozen ground. Bill …

Northern Canada

2017 IDA Documentary Awards Best Feature and Shorts Nominees Announced

Exclusive: The 33rd edition of the annual ceremony will take place Saturday, December 9 at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles.<p>The International …

Award Shows

‘Breakdown’ Fans Owe It to Themselves to Check Out Our Pick of the Week

By Rob Hunter Plus 14 More New Releases to Watch This Week on Blu-ray/DVD!Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD …

Filmmaking

10 of Canada’s Best—and Most Uniquely Canadian—Restaurants

Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller, the duo behind Feast: An Edible Road Trip—a blog and forthcoming cookbook celebrating Canadian food and …

Canada