Maura Forrest

At Herschel Island, history is eroding

Herschel Island has seen a lot of people come and go. The Inuvialuit have used the place, known as Qikiqtaruk in Inuvialuktun, for at least 1,000 years.

New research finds that humans may have lived in the Yukon 24,000 years ago

William Josie’s grandparents used to tell him stories about animals that don’t exist today.

Northern Tutchone artist says Yukon First Nations art isn’t what it used to be

You know about totem poles. You’ve seen the ravens, bears and thunderbirds on drums and button blankets. You’ve seen them depicted in red, black and blue-green, always using those rounded, bulging, oval-rectangular shapes called ovoids.

Researchers using drones to map changing Beaufort Sea coastline

There’s a little island off the coast of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories that might be gone a few decades from now.

Mapping the powder: New guide outlines ski routes in the Haines Pass

Claude Vallier was born in the mountains. He began skiing the French Alps when he was a year and a half old, and he’s been drawn to the slopes — in Europe and North America — ever since.

Yukon fossil helps scientists pinpoint when bison arrived in North America

Scientists have discovered that an unprepossessing fossil found near Old Crow likely belonged to one of the earliest bison that lived in North America.

Polio survivor throws his hat into the Liberal ring

Another name has been added to the growing list of potential Liberal candidates in this year's territorial election.

Liberal government releases first cabinet mandate letters

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver has issued mandate letters to his ministers in advance of the one-day legislative sitting scheduled for Jan. 12.

NDP promises $15/hour minimum wage

The Yukon NDP says it will increase the territory’s minimum wage to $15 an hour within its first mandate if it forms the next government.

Bringing the Yukon Quest to the small screen

When Normand Casavant was young, his father wouldn't let him have a dog. He asked, but his dad just wasn't interested. "When you're older," his father told him, "you can have as many dogs as you want.

Yukoners gather for vigil after Quebec mosque shooting

Exactly one year after the arrival of Whitehorse’s first Syrian refugee family, about 200 Yukoners gathered at the Wharf in downtown Whitehorse to mourn the deaths of six men killed at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday.

Yukon College welcomes Syrian refugee student

Tareef Jaamour found out he was moving to Whitehorse from Jordan five days before he had to leave. He left his job, said goodbye to his parents and his siblings and got on a plane bound for Paris.

Canadian Forces in town for training exercise rescue three stranded paddlers

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed in the Yukon for a military training exercise this week were unexpectedly called out on a real search-and-rescue mission Tuesday morning.

YESAB approves Stewart Keno City transmission line, but funding is elusive

Yukon's assessment board has recommended giving Yukon Energy the green light to build a new, $86-million transmission line from Stewart Crossing to Keno City.

No, you’re not paying more for gas because of Alberta’s carbon tax

Gasoline prices in Whitehorse were hovering around $1.20 per litre as of Friday morning, up from about $1.12 on Dec. 21, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics.

From northern lights to nuclear bombs

We in the North like to brag about our northern lights. When the daylight fades and the cold sets in, we look to the skies for those shifting curtains of green and purple light that make this part of the world so special.

First Nation youths get up close and personal with the Peel watershed

How deeply can you care about a place you've never seen? How badly will you fight to protect mountains you've never climbed and rivers you've never paddled?

Federal budget includes increase to Northern Residents Deduction, funding for affordable housing

An increase to the Northern Residents Deduction and an extension of the mineral exploration tax credit are among the elements of this week's federal budget that will have a direct impact on the Yukon.

Clear your arteries – the burgers have arrived

Good afternoon, Whitehorse. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves the consumption of novelty burgers at several restaurants around town, and the ingestion of more calories than you’ll care to admit.

Tracking languages with eagles and arrows

The story goes that the rock monster eagle used to swoop down and carry people off to feed to his children in a nest on top of a tall rock. One day, the monster slayer decided to kill the eagle.