Eva Holland

Yukon News nominated for 10 Ma Murrays

The Yukon News is a finalist in 10 categories at this year's BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association's Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards.

Dawson comes alive for the Quest

Canadian Rangers Sgt. John "Mitch" Mitchell sits at a table in a small, crowded room on the second floor of the Dawson City visitor information centre.

Hopkins celebrates third as Quest wraps up

Twenty two years after his rookie run in the Yukon Quest, Tagish resident Ed Hopkins has achieved a new personal best in the race: a third-place finish. His best previous placing was eighth, in 2005.

City moves to write off property tax deadbeats

A handful of “uncollectable” debts owed to the city moved closer to being written off on Monday night.

Yukon News wins big at Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

The Yukon News finished on top in six categories at the annual Canadian Community Newspaper Awards this week - double the first-place finishes of any other newspaper.

Yukon art featured at U.K.’s Canada House

The work of five Yukoners is front and centre in the Canada's newly redecorated diplomatic home in the United Kingdom.

Inmates offered First Nation heritage classes

The first session of a new First Nations heritage program has just wrapped up at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, and the lead instructor calls it a big success. "It went really, really well," said Susan Moorhead Mooney.

CRTC orders NorthwesTel to drop some Internet rates

NorthwesTel must drop its DSL Internet rates, reduce the overage charges for users who exceed their bandwidth, and give up its practice of charging an extra fee to customers who purchase Internet service but no phone line.

What it takes to be a wildland firefighter

Eva Holland Special for the News The standardized fitness test for Canada's wildland firefighters is as much a game of strategy as it is a feat of raw strength and endurance. I learn that quickly, but not soon enough.

Biologist offers tips to keep bears at bay

A veteran wildlife biologist spoke to a small crowd last night in Whitehorse about how to reduce urban conflicts between humans and bears.

Dawson music fest lineup revealed

Dawson music fest lineup revealed The Dawson City Music Festival has announced its 2014 lineup of performers. This year's festival, the 36th, will feature a typically eclectic mix of music, with an emphasis on folk and country.

Conservation group raises red flags over future hydro dam

The Yukon Conservation Society is not happy about Yukon Energy's plans to build a big, new hydro-electric dam.

Nishikawa top Canadian woman at XC ski worlds

Yukon skier Emily Nishikawa was the fastest Canadian in the women’s 10-kilometre skate ski race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, this week.

City names new fire chief

After a search that spanned fire departments across North America, the City of Whitehorse has selected a new fire chief – and as it turns out, he’s a Yukoner.

Making Yukon’s roadkill count

Dr. Jane Harms hoists a rigid coyote carcass onto a sterile metal countertop. She turns it over slowly, pointing out the grit and abrasions on its side and haunches, the blood congealed on its teeth and muzzle.

Teen driver charged in crash that killed two

Teen driver charged in crash that killed two Whitehorse RCMP have charged the driver of a car that was involved in a deadly collision on the Alaska Highway in August.

Boating groups seek space on Schwatka Lake

Representatives from two Yukon water sports groups presented their vision of a recreation hub on Schwatka Lake to Whitehorse's city council on Monday night.

Haines borough seeks to quell fish flap

The borough assembly of Haines, Alaska is calling on a state legislator to withdraw a bill that would prevent Yukoners from purchasing fishing licences and chinook salmon tags at the same price as Alaskans.

Hospital to prepare home for new MRI machine

Hospital to prepare home for new MRI machine Geotechnical work was performed at Whitehorse General Hospital last week to prepare for a planned hospital expansion.

Yukon’s Filipino community organizes typhoon relief

Madelyn De Leon has been waiting for days now to hear from family members who were caught in the path of Typhoon Haiyan. The massive storm struck her native Philippines over the weekend.