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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.

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Hospice campaign has no shortage of heart

There are days when the staff at Hospice Yukon come to work to find their mailbox stuffed with hearts. "Feelie hearts," that is - stuffed, hand-stitched fabric creations that are small enough to hold in the palm of your hand.

50 years later: remembering the Klondike Days controversy

It was 50 years ago this month that Edmonton city council approved spending $200,000 to set up a Klondike display at EXPO 67 in Montreal. And that's when all hell broke loose in the Yukon.

Old Crow’s annual ski loppet full of smiles and laughter

Knute Johnsgaard Special to the News Old Crow While people in Whitehorse were putting their skis in storage and dusting off their bikes the people of Old Crow were just getting prepared for the biggest ski event of their season.

Heritage planning for Lansing Post underway

A big-game hunter named James Bond visited the once-bustling site of Lansing Post in September 1947 and commented on the poor state of its structures.

Sweet reward for longtime Yukon beekeepers

Since the advent of mainstream cinema, Hollywood producers have become more and more skilled at using animals to prey on our darkest fears, whether it's birds, sharks or spiders. Bees haven't been spared, either.

Just call him the cannabis counsellor

For years, Michael Dobson has navigated the smoky waters of Canada's medical marijuana system.

Yukon climbers look for a new challenge

A group of Yukon climbers is looking for the best route to bring more climbing options indoors. A new board - an offshoot of Climb Yukon - has been formed with the goal of building an indoor climbing wall.

Force of nature: new exhibit displays destruction and resiliency in Yukon

Back in Dawson City's early years, it wasn't uncommon for calamitous fires to sweep through town. Houses were built of wood and canvas, heated using wood stoves and lit with candles and oil lamps.

A not so secret society opens its doors

If there's one thing you'd expect a secret society to do really well, it's to not have any open houses to share information about what they do.

Nine year old Dawson City student raises money for soccer balls in Nicaragua

On September 13, Teagan Ewing turned nine. She invited her friends over for a birthday party, but she told them not to bring her any presents. This was not a typical birthday.

Yukon Archives holds a treasure trove of territorial history

As a private records archivist at the Yukon Archives, Lesley Buchan's job is filled with surprises. On any given day she might be called on to find a wide range of historical records.

Katching Rendezvous krooks

At first glance, Val “Kinky Kopper” Graham and Lil “Little Kopper” Huston don’t seem all that threatening. But if you give them bobby hats and a couple of batons – well, you better watch out.

Meet Charlie, heavyweight champ of the one dog pull

Boxing has Ali. Basketball has Jordan. Hockey has Gretzky. And, in the Yukon during Rendezvous, we have Charlie. He is the four-time champion - the top dog, if you will - of Rendezvous’ one-dog pull.

Whitehorse man’s homemade zamboni keeps hockey rink alive

One of the best ice surfaces in the territory can be found on a small outdoor rink in the heart of the Hillcrest subdivision, far away from the road and nestled among spruce trees.

‘We’re so thankful to be here,’ says Whitehorse’s first Syrian refugee family

Last weekend, under a bright blue sky, the Aarafat family had their first taste of a time-honoured Canadian tradition.

Breaking trail for the Yukon Quest

With many of the Yukon Quest mushers checking in at Dawson over the past few days, the trails on the Canadian side of the course are starting to see their first bit of action.

McDiarmid recounts his fifth South Pole trek

While many of us gorged on delicious food on Christmas Day, Whitehorse's Devon McDiarmid was enjoying a modest meal more than 5,000 kilometres away from civilization.