Life

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.

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          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.

          Why we shouldn’t be afraid of ISIS

          Don't panic. The terrorists are not coming to get us. That's the simple message at the heart of Gwynne Dyer's latest book, Don't Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East.

          Whitehorse principal earns national recognition

          When an American high school student made national headlines in 2014 for posing with his cat for his senior yearbook portrait, it gave Ryan Sikkes an idea.

          Rick Griffiths remembered

          Rick Griffiths, a longtime Whitehorse resident whose advocacy helped spur changes to the safety rules governing Yukon's oil-burning furnaces, passed away from cancer on Tuesday morning at the age of 86.