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RCMP seize salvaged bomber

An Alberta couple's attempt to salvage a piece of Second World War aviation history has been cut short by Yukon authorities.

Union fixes neglected First Nation water supply

After years of boil-water advisories, a group of volunteer auto workers has brought potable water to the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

Well greased machine

When a high school produces Grease, the terrain is well-lubricated. Grease is the 10th most-produced high school musical in North America, reported the Ohio-based Educational Theatre Association.

Tougher Canadian drug legislation to repeat US mistakes

Get caught passing a joint to a 17-year-old and you'll spend two years in the slammer, says a federal bill only weeks from becoming law.

Desperate Alaskans vow to illegally catch Canada bound chinook

Salmon-starved Alaskan villages are rejecting new chinook-preservation measures along the Yukon River, which means fewer salmon will reach Canadian spawning grounds.

Sweeping carbon under the soil

Yukon farmer Garret Gillespie places more value on what he puts into the soil than what he harvests from it. For years, as cars and power plants spewed carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Gillespie's Tagish-based Wild Blue Yonder Farms has been stowing it away.

Broke Raven taps government coffers

After 20 years of financial independence, a cash-strapped Raven Recycling is opting for government support. On Thursday, the centre accepted a $320,000 grant from the Yukon government.

Get Out!

The works of Ted Harrison already adorn coasters and commemorative plates in the Yukon. So why shouldn't they grace the walls of the Yukon Arts Centre public art gallery?

Forest fire hits downtown Whitehorse

Teams of firefighters doused a small blaze along the city's clay cliffs on Monday. Wildland Fire officials noticed smoke coming from the cliffs in the afternoon and immediately dispatched their crews and city firefighters.

New Capital defies dithering politicians and overwhelming renovations

The joists rotted, and the floorboards dangerously sagged, a mysterious sandwich of rotting carpets and plywood is all that really kept Capital Hotel patrons from plummeting into the basement.

Feds stimulate Yukon College

Yukon College campuses in Dawson City and Pelly Crossing will get a makeover thanks to $2 million in federal money, announced Friday. Officials making the announcement clapped when it was made.

Seniors, families get bulk of $60 million housing boost

A host of outdated apartments and social housing units are soon to be bulldozed thanks to a $60-million housing boost from both the federal and territorial governments.

“Paud” O’Donoghue dead at 87

Padraig "Paud" (pronounced "Podge") O'Donoghue, principal architect of the modern Yukon legal system, died on May 17. He was 87. In 1967, the Yukon was just starting to experiment with self-government.

Garbage burning is safe, says report

Billowing smoke from burning batteries and TVs may look and smell bad, but it's safe, says an emissions study commissioned by the Yukon government.

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Potlucks always taste better when your fellow potluckers have at least a few decades of cooking experience. It only takes a few all-Kraft-Dinner potlucks in college before an elder's cooking skill is truly appreciated.

Season’s first forest fire hits Haines Junction

The forest fire season is off to a late start, but the coming summer could still get hot and smoky. On Monday, the first blaze of 2009 erupted 40 kilometres northwest of Haines Junction.

Disease fears stop ‘wildlife’ imports

Domesticted elk, bison or musk-oxen will no longer be allowed to cross over the Yukon border due to concerns about the spread of animal disease.

Mad Trapper’s corpse gets television debut

There's nothing pretty about an 80-year-old corpse. "Nobody was really 'hot' in favour of exhuming him, certainly not people beyond a certain age," said Carrie Gour, producer of the Discovery Channel's Hunt for the Mad Trapper.

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Every year, the men who moil for gold converge on Dawson City to socialize, network and reflect on how a shiny element has sustained an otherwise illogical northern community for more than a century.

Body of beloved Dawson area prospector revealed by receding flood

Receding floodwaters on Bonanza Creek have revealed the body of Jerry Bryde, 57, a beloved local prospector. Bryde had been missing since May 1, when he was seen leaving his home on a red ATV.