Stephanie Waddell

Klondike Road Relay registration opens

Officials marking 40th edition of the Skagway to Whitehorse relay

Alex Oberg, who’s been designated the feature birder for the Yukon Bird Club’s annual birdathon, recently photographed this lesser scaup on a visit to Versluce Meadow, a birding “hotspot” in the Porter Creek neighbourhood. The birdathon will be held May 26 to 27. (Courtesy/Alex Oberg)

Yukon birders ready for annual sighting event

Featured birder hopes to find 70 species over 24 hour period

Alex Oberg, who’s been designated the feature birder for the Yukon Bird Club’s annual birdathon, recently photographed this lesser scaup on a visit to Versluce Meadow, a birding “hotspot” in the Porter Creek neighbourhood. The birdathon will be held May 26 to 27. (Courtesy/Alex Oberg)
A drone photo of the landslide that came down the Whitehorse escarpment onto Robert Service Way on April 8. Another landslide saw 500 cubic metres of material come down the escarpment on May 21. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

Another landslide comes down Whitehorse escarpment

City continues to work towards full reopening of Robert Service Way.

A drone photo of the landslide that came down the Whitehorse escarpment onto Robert Service Way on April 8. Another landslide saw 500 cubic metres of material come down the escarpment on May 21. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for May 19, 2023.

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Robert Service Way will be closed over the long weekend beginning May 19 at 7 p.m. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Robert Service Way will be closed over the long weekend

Response resources limited, City of Whitehorse says

Robert Service Way will be closed over the long weekend beginning May 19 at 7 p.m. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
An excavator is seen working on the escarpment overlooking the closed portion of Robert Service Way on May 9. The road will reopen with temporary hours on May 15. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Commuters can begin using Robert Service Way at 7 a.m. on May 15

City of Whitehorse confirms temporary hours will be in place

An excavator is seen working on the escarpment overlooking the closed portion of Robert Service Way on May 9. The road will reopen with temporary hours on May 15. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A map of the Minto Mine site. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Operations cease at Minto Mine

Yukon government takes over care and control

A map of the Minto Mine site. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
William Callahan (left) and Wade Sheaden, both of the Golden Horn Judo Club, compete at the Yukon Judo Championships May 6 at the Canada Games Centre. Callahan finished the championships in second place with Sheaden taking third in the U12 boys intermediate category. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Yukon Judo Championships draws 65 athletes to competition at Canada Games Centre

Judokas fight to take top spot in their divisions

William Callahan (left) and Wade Sheaden, both of the Golden Horn Judo Club, compete at the Yukon Judo Championships May 6 at the Canada Games Centre. Callahan finished the championships in second place with Sheaden taking third in the U12 boys intermediate category. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Lottery set for residential lots in Yukon communities

Three industrial properties also go out to tender in Dawson, Ross River

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Yukonomist: Connecting to the big grid

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Raven by Berlin’s still hungry is a contemporary circus that uses a mix of dance, acrobatics and words to focus on the tension and contradictions inherent in motherhood. It performs at the Yukon Arts Centre on May 6. (Courtesy/Andy Phillipson)

Circus show presents the many sides of motherhood

Raven by Berlin’s still hungry is a contemporary circus that mixes dance, acrobatics and words.

Raven by Berlin’s still hungry is a contemporary circus that uses a mix of dance, acrobatics and words to focus on the tension and contradictions inherent in motherhood. It performs at the Yukon Arts Centre on May 6. (Courtesy/Andy Phillipson)
Swimmers competing at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships gather ahead of the competition. (Courtesy/Whitehorse Glacier Bears)

Close to 90 swimmers compete in Yukon Invitational Swim Meet

Best times, smiles and team spirit evident over weekend event, club says

Swimmers competing at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships gather ahead of the competition. (Courtesy/Whitehorse Glacier Bears)
Elementary school students take to the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse on April 26 and 27 for the Badminton Smash tournament. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Elementary school students gather for Badminton Smash at the Canada Games Centre

Elementary school students take to the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse on…

Elementary school students take to the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse on April 26 and 27 for the Badminton Smash tournament. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The pool area at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse will be closed to the public for much of the weekend with the Yukon Yukon Invitation Swim Meet underway at the facility. (Yukon News file)

CGC pool will be closed to the public for much of the weekend

Other areas of the recreation complex will be open

The pool area at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse will be closed to the public for much of the weekend with the Yukon Yukon Invitation Swim Meet underway at the facility. (Yukon News file)
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for April 28, 2023.

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Compact flourescent light bulbs are among the household hazardous waste items the City of Whitehorse will be accepting on April 28 and 29 at its landfill off the Alaska Highway, south of Porter Creek. (Courtesy/Pexels)

City of Whitehorse gets set for household hazardous waste days

April 28 and 29 mark the days that Whitehorse residents can bring…

Compact flourescent light bulbs are among the household hazardous waste items the City of Whitehorse will be accepting on April 28 and 29 at its landfill off the Alaska Highway, south of Porter Creek. (Courtesy/Pexels)
The Whitehorse Community Choir’s largest choir is seen performing in December 2022. The choir will again take to the stage of the Yukon Arts Centre on April 28 and 29 for its spring concert that will also be performed in Atlin, British Columbia May 5. (Courtesy/Whitehorse Community Choir)

Singing in the spring at the Yukon Arts Centre

Whitehorse Community Choir readies for annual performance

The Whitehorse Community Choir’s largest choir is seen performing in December 2022. The choir will again take to the stage of the Yukon Arts Centre on April 28 and 29 for its spring concert that will also be performed in Atlin, British Columbia May 5. (Courtesy/Whitehorse Community Choir)
Equipment is seen at work at a placer mine in the Klondike region. Mining equipment will be among the 75 displays set to be featured at the 2023 Dawson City International Gold Show. (Yukon News file)

All that glitters at a Klondike trade show

Dawson City International Gold Show returns with full force

Equipment is seen at work at a placer mine in the Klondike region. Mining equipment will be among the 75 displays set to be featured at the 2023 Dawson City International Gold Show. (Yukon News file)
A city bus heads up Lazulite Drive in Copper Ridge. Route 5 will not be serving the neighbourhood as part of changes being made in light of the closure of Robert Service Way. (Yukon News file)

Whitehorse Transit Route 5 service temporarily reduced effective April 19

Bus route altered due to closure of Robert Service Way

A city bus heads up Lazulite Drive in Copper Ridge. Route 5 will not be serving the neighbourhood as part of changes being made in light of the closure of Robert Service Way. (Yukon News file)
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Solo racers from the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay head south on Haines Highway during the first leg of the race on June 15, 2019.

Team spots full in Kluane Chilkat bike relay

Solo registration continues until May 12

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Solo racers from the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay head south on Haines Highway during the first leg of the race on June 15, 2019.