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Home to one of only two self-sustaining rainbow trout populations in the Yukon, the area around McLean Lake is also prime territory for a concrete batch plant.

Hospital Corp. takes over Watson Lake shell

The Yukon government won't have to worry about converting a partially finished shell into a new hospital anymore. By April of next year, that's going to be the concern of the Yukon Hospital Corporation.

Trevor receives eight day reprieve

Trevor the dog will live at least another eight days, thanks to a court injunction issued Tuesday morning. Accused of biting three people, the former Mae Bachur adoptee was set to be destroyed today.

Wildland Fire Management reignites campfire kibosh

Once again, extreme wildfire conditions are prompting Wildland Fire Management to place an outright ban on open flames. The Yukon is hot and dry, and forecasts show that it will only get hotter and drier, said fire information officer George Maratos.

Alaska meets chinook obligations, for a change

Rather than shortchanging the Yukon by 10,000 chinook, it looks like Alaska may be sending a few thousand extra salmon over the border. The Yukon First Nations chinook fishery is now open, and the commercial, sport and domestic fisheries may not be far behind.

Ship’s whistle ‘haunts’ the Klondike … again

With the 1957 completion of the North Klondike Highway, the death knell of the Yukon paddlewheeler had been sounded. Trucks, not ships, now supplied Dawson City, and returned laden with ore.

Teslin’s Tlingit renaissance

When they moved from English to Tlingit, a noticeable pride entered the voices of leaders and elders. Thunderous drumming, clapping and cheers shook the Heritage Centre after each speaker at the opening ceremony of Ha Kus Teyea, a gathering of Tlingit from across Alaska, BC and the Yukon.

Dawson City gas stations ‘gouging’ customers

Dawson City’s gas stations are “unconscionably gouging” their customers, said Mayor John Steins. Gas in Dawson is selling for 23 cents more than in Whitehorse, making these the highest gas prices of any Yukon community.

A classic take on a rock festival

From the outset, Triple Forte felt like outcasts at the Dawson City Music festival. They were three classical music professors in a sea of folkies and indie rockers. "We were the most, how you say? .

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Starting last Wednesday, the tiny village of Teslin has exploded with Tlingit pride. Incorporating First Nations from across the Yukon, Alaska and BC, the Ha Kus Teyea Celebration brings Tlingit and non-Tlingit alike into a massive celebration of traditional food and culture.

Yukon tourists not coming cheap

Per capita, the Yukon spends more on tourism marketing than any other Canadian jurisdiction. And, per marketing dollar, Yukoners see the lowest returns on visitor spending.

safety ads a stronghold of ambiguity

When the government tries to tell Yukoners not to hurt themselves, clarity doesn't appear to be a priority.

No kitsch for hip hop maven

Like balsamic vinegar on vanilla ice cream, Jewish folk music and hip-hop seem an unlikely mix for a serious music act.

Our Mistake

Our mistake Out of the Void, an exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre, cost $20,000.

Shelter trying to retrieve Trevor

The Mae Bachur Animal Shelter is "baffled" by reports that a dog became aggressive within weeks of being adopted.

Not calling for backup

Five black men in a sea of bearded, 20-something festivalgoers -- the Persuasions were easily spotted in the crowds of the Dawson City Music Festival. On Thursday, the Persuasions played Dawson's Palace Grand Theatre.

Yukon tourism promotion a shot in the dark

The Yukon spends $5 million a year on tourism promotion and attracts 300,000 visitors a year. Prince Edward Island spends $6 million, and gets 1.2 million people. PEI marketers know who, where and how to market their visitors.

B 26 saga gets civil

Accused salvors of the Watson Lake B-26 aren't being taken to court anymore. Instead, they're being taken for a 'talk.' In early June, Alberta brothers Brian and John Jasman salvaged a Second World War-era bomber from the bottom of Watson Lake.

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Thirty one years and counting, the Dawson City Music Festival continues to assail the tiny community of Dawson with unbelievably good music. At one artist for every 59 spectators, statistically, there has to be something for everyone.