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Cuteness alert: Yukon Wildlife Preserve home to a new generation of baby animals

Prepare yourself: the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is home to a whole new batch of tiny residents.

Food festival dishes out fresh northern fare

Now in its fourth year, the Yukon Culinary Festival will be highlighting the North’s gastronomy from Aug. 19 to 21 at venues in and around Whitehorse.

Indigenous youth return to the land at Kathleen Lake gathering

This week, indigenous youth from across the Yukon will gather at Kathleen Lake near Haines Junction to learn traditional skills, share stories and connect to the land.

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          A wet, hot Yukon summer

          Whitehorse residents will have noticed that it rained a lot over the past few months. In fact, both rainfall and temperatures have been well above average this summer.

          A taste of history

          Stand at the corner of Whitehorse’s Second Avenue and Main Street and cast your mind’s eye back nearly 90 years.

          Pokemon Goes to Whitehorse

          We headed into battle on a sunny evening in Riverdale, hurrying across Lewes Boulevard and ducking down a back alley near the pub.

          Dawson prepares to celebrate Pride

          Each year on July 14, the rainbow flag flies at the city hall in Dawson. The timing is a bit unusual, given that Pride celebrations are held around the world in June.

          Yukon firefighters fought Fort McMurray’s inferno

          Dan Adamson was on his way back to camp after a long day fighting the Fort McMurray fire when something caught his attention.

          In Ross River, students gain work and life experience

          If you ever took wood shop in high school, it's a fairly safe bet that your parents still own a collection of trinkets you proudly brought home for them - misshapen bowls and ashtrays, toy cars that don't roll quite right, and

          School’s out for good for Yukon’s Kumon students

          Ron Campbell bounces around the crowd of cupcake- and punch-fuelled students ensuring they have what they need. But time is running out.

          Rain fails to dampen spirits at Jack London Festival

          Michael Gates Special to the News This past weekend in Dawson City there was a celebration all about Jack London, the great American author, and his Yukon connection.

          Old Crow celebrates high school graduation successes

          Marion Schafer sits under a big top tent craning forward on a little plastic chair. She is waiting for the moment very soon when her grandson Nathaniel becomes the first person in her family to graduate.

          Globetrotting couple bound ‘Around Gaia’ cross through Yukon

          Have you ever wanted to quit your job, buy a motorcycle and just ride it indefinitely? Maybe you've had that thought.

          ‘This run can change your life’

          Jose Cortez lifts his pant leg up to reveal a swollen, pulsing shin dressed in a tensor bandage. The 68-year-old has embarked on an unconventional retirement endeavour.

          YuKonstruct’s Van Slam features skookum designs

          Over the last few months, you might have seen an ambulance hanging around Whitehorse that doesn't look quite right. It's got the same white body and orange stripes as a Yukon ambulance.

          In Old Crow, a new generation learns the old ways

          Dean Kapuschak was five years old when he shot his first caribou. He'd seen caribou for the first time a year earlier, and was hooked right away. He used to beg his father and grandfather, Stanley Njootli Jr.

          Porter Creek students launch weather balloon to the edge of space

          Students and staff at Porter Creek Secondary School are taking science to new heights these days - about 80,000 feet, to be exact. On April 28, they launched a high-altitude weather balloon outfitted with a small payload weighing 1,200 grams.

          Tariuq: Yukon’s ocean

          The wind is strong from the east. To my left a low line of hills rises from a beach littered with driftwood, to my right the Arctic Ocean ice extends infinitely into the sun.

          Yukon’s first underground miner: Janeane MacGillivray

          Yukon Women in Mining This week Yukoners will celebrate one of our most important sectors, where the riches go far beyond the minerals in the ground to the stories that shaped our history, culture and economy.

          New government campground boasts historic past

          Long before John Conrad's million-dollar investment turned a quiet area just south of Carcross into a booming town, ancestors of the Tagish Kwan people hunted, fished and camped in the area.