Lawrie Crawford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kluane Adamek sits in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek has suggested the appointment of Mary Simon could signify a country-wide shift. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Mary Simon sets stage for shift prioritizing Indigenous ways: Yukon leaders

Indigenous leaders are making space to bridge differences

Kluane Adamek sits in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek has suggested the appointment of Mary Simon could signify a country-wide shift. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
A heat dome from central North America extends over north Yukon. (Screengrab/Courtesy Cameron Beccario)

‘The world needs to take serious and immediate action’: Old Crow temperatures sound alarm on climate change

High temperatures, low water levels contine to imperile ecosytem and way of life for Vuntut Gwitchen

A heat dome from central North America extends over north Yukon. (Screengrab/Courtesy Cameron Beccario)
Barricades challenge access for fishers, bikers and walkers in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Barricades challenge access for fishers, bikers and walkers in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Ryker James holds up his painting of himself riding his bike with his cousin around Carcross. Ryker explains that one of the most important things is biking around Carcross with his cousin, because "before my uncle passed he took us out fishing. Today, me and my cousin bike around every summer. Biking is fun and important for your mental health."  Anna Crawford (submitted),

How We Walk with the Land and Water bridges nations and generations

How We Walk with the Land and Water is all about relationships

Ryker James holds up his painting of himself riding his bike with his cousin around Carcross. Ryker explains that one of the most important things is biking around Carcross with his cousin, because "before my uncle passed he took us out fishing. Today, me and my cousin bike around every summer. Biking is fun and important for your mental health."  Anna Crawford (submitted),
Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues report, released June 28, 2021.

Yukon’s complexity requires a new approach for climate change and disaster response: expert

Expert calls for multi-level solutions inclusive of local knowledge

Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues report, released June 28, 2021.
Paul Birckel holds copies of a land claim agreement signed in 1993. (Courtesy/Champagne and Aishihik First Nations)
Paul Birckel holds copies of a land claim agreement signed in 1993. (Courtesy/Champagne and Aishihik First Nations)
Chinook salmon runs at a low ebb. (Sonny Parker/Yukon News)

Yukon salmon runs facing difficulty again

Salmon harvesting has been halted in the face of low population

Chinook salmon runs at a low ebb. (Sonny Parker/Yukon News)
Submerged boat launch by Alaska Highway bridge near M'Clintock River. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Marsh Lake surpasses record water levels

Marsh Lake officially reached 2007 flood levels on Sunday morning, six weeks…

Submerged boat launch by Alaska Highway bridge near M'Clintock River. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Residents gathered at the Marsh Lake Recreation Centre on June 29 for a meeting with Yukon government officials, who warned that evacuations are possible this summer due to flooding. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Residents of lakefront properties on Marsh Lake prepare for long, tiring summer

Driven by snow melt — water levels reach record high

Residents gathered at the Marsh Lake Recreation Centre on June 29 for a meeting with Yukon government officials, who warned that evacuations are possible this summer due to flooding. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Festival goers as seen in Dawson 2010. The festival was cancelled for 2021. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)

Dawson City Music Festival postponed

Postponement puts new date for Dawson City Music Festival up in the air

Festival goers as seen in Dawson 2010. The festival was cancelled for 2021. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
Water levels are seen rising at the Carcross rail bridge on June 29. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Water levels are seen rising at the Carcross rail bridge on June 29. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

War on drugs is blowing up in our faces, expert warns

Why do people sell drugs? In a variation of the old question, Eugene Oscapella pauses in front of his audience gathered at the Harm Reduction…