Sharon Nadeem

Life lines: Te Wehi Preston brings Māori tattooing to the Yukon

‘Tā moko is not a tattoo for our people. It is a way of life’

Rain fails to dampen fun at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival

‘This is one of the top folk music festivals in the country’

Traditional watercraft take to Yukon River

‘Our ancestor’s stories are going to be our stories now. We’re going to make legends’

Yukon health and safety board increases assessment rates

Employers gradully paying more of full cost of workers’ comp rates

News in brief, June 21

A Whitehorse Mountie faces sexual assault charges, Yukon gets new child care funding

‘Aggressive’ fire closes down Dempster Highway

Three other fires broke out in Yukon June 19.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation launches first community safety officer, land steward program

New officers will act as a bridge between community and police

Kwanlin Dün First Nation launches first community safety officer, land steward program

Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill, along with territorial justice minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced the launch of the First Nation’s community safety officers program June 23.

Whitehorse RCMP officer to face sexual assault charge

A male RCMP officer faces a charge of sexual assault after allegedly touching a female RCMP employee without consent. The alleged assault took place Jan. 4 at RCMP headquarters in Whitehorse.

Champagne and Aishihik scholar lands prestigious scholarship

Jocelyn Joe-Strack was sitting on her desk, writing up the working land use plan for her First Nation’s land when she was struck with an idea.

Whitehorse council bans motorized vehicles on Whistle Bend trail

Whitehorse city council banned the use of motorized vehicles on the Whistle Bend perimeter trail at the urging of some of its residents June 12.

Dog days of summer: Yukon Kennel Club hosts 46th annual dog show

Janine Starink has a hair dryer in one hand and a brush in the other. She softly hums to the music playing on her portable speaker as she gets ready to carefully brush. But it’s not her hair she’s doing. Today isn’t about her. It’s all about Manny.

Yukon firefighters battle 2,100 hectare fire northeast of Watson Lake

The Yukon has its first major forest fire of the season.

Clotheslined: Dawson City laundromat closes following water rate hike

The Monte Carlo Laundromat in Dawson City shut its doors May 31 after the latest increase in water and sewer tax rates by the city.

Whitehorse residents pitch ideas during planning session

Urban planners and city staff hosted plan-a-thon sessions on June 7 to highlight key planning ideas as part of the second phase of the downtown and Marwell planning process.

Yukon to celebrate National Aboriginal Day as stat holiday for first time

National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated across the Yukon June 21, with Yukoners getting the day off to participate in the festivities.

Local business shuts down off sales amid public concern

Heavenly Bite Liquor Depot, a Whitehorse cafe and liquor store, made its last alcohol sale June 15, less than two months after it starting selling off-sales.

Four wildfires reported over hot weekend in Yukon

Firefighters in the Yukon are battling four forest fires that started over the unusually warm weekend.

Mural festival to transform Whitehorse into one big art gallery

Turn onto Ogilvie Street and you’re greeted by the smell of burgers and hotdogs. Kids stand around a barbecue, listening to a rap song that just dropped and discuss their latest project.

Woman dead in crash on Robert Campbell Highway

A 40-year-old woman died in a single vehicle car crash May 31 on the Robert Campbell Highway, RCMP said June 5.