Harter’s son watches Yukon Vet in their Los Angeles home. (Courtesy/Allison Harter)

What I learned from a veterinarian about being human

Sheltering in place, Harter seeks refuge in television and Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

  • May 2, 2021
Swans seen at Swan Haven on Marsh Lake on April 18. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Swan Haven adapts activities to pandemic

The annual Celebration of Swans counted over 3,000 feathered visitors on the peak day

The Whitehorse Community Choir perform at a show in 2019. (Submitted/Bruce Barrett)

Whitehorse Community Choir’s spring concert set for April 30, May 1

It will be the first live concert since the pandemic began

From left to right, Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola departed for Kluane National Park on April 12. The duo is taking on the first all-woman expedition to Mt. Lucania. (Michael Schmidt/Icefield Discovery)

First all-woman team among mountaineers heading to Kluane National Park

One team will be exploring Mt. Logan while a second all-woman team aims for Mt. Lucania summit

Dawson the dog sits next to the Chariot Patrick Jackson has loaded and rigged up to walk the Dempster Highway from where it begins, off the North Klondike Highway, to the Arctic Circle. (Submitted)

Walking the Dempster

Patrick Jackson gets set for 405-kilometre journey

Dawson the dog sits next to the Chariot Patrick Jackson has loaded and rigged up to walk the Dempster Highway from where it begins, off the North Klondike Highway, to the Arctic Circle. (Submitted)
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Runners in the Yukon Arctic Ultra marathon race down the Yukon River near the Marwell industrial area in Whitehorse on Feb. 3, 2019.

Cold-weather exercise hard on the lungs

Amy Kenny Special to the Yukon News It might make you feel…

  • Apr 11, 2021
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Runners in the Yukon Arctic Ultra marathon race down the Yukon River near the Marwell industrial area in Whitehorse on Feb. 3, 2019.
Paragliders Russell Bamford, Sam Bamford and Trevor Mead-Robins approach the chairlift at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on February 13, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Wind chill: Yukon paragliders take to the winter skies

Short and sunny days make for easy flying at Mount Sima

Paragliders Russell Bamford, Sam Bamford and Trevor Mead-Robins approach the chairlift at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on February 13, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, sits in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek was named one of Canada’s most influential women for 2021. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Kluane Adamek named one of Canada’s most influential women for 2021

The AFN Regional Chief has been recognized for climate and youth leadership advocacy

Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, sits in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek was named one of Canada’s most influential women for 2021. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
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Arlin McFarlane takes a photo of the Dark Alice exhibit during the opening reception on March 13. The exhibit is an artistic take on Alice in Wonderland by Yukon artists. It is the inspiration behind YAC’s Down the Rabbit Hole week of activities March 21 to 27.

Travelling down the Rabbit Hole

A March break journey to the Yukon Arts Centre

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Arlin McFarlane takes a photo of the Dark Alice exhibit during the opening reception on March 13. The exhibit is an artistic take on Alice in Wonderland by Yukon artists. It is the inspiration behind YAC’s Down the Rabbit Hole week of activities March 21 to 27.
Tara Borin, author of <em>The Pit</em>, poses for a photo in Dawson CIty. (Andy Cunningham/Submitted)

Poetry collection celebrates the Yukon’s oldest and longest-running bar

Tara Borin draws on experience working at The Pit

  • Mar 19, 2021
Tara Borin, author of <em>The Pit</em>, poses for a photo in Dawson CIty. (Andy Cunningham/Submitted)
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Marko Marjanovic readies cans of Witch Craft for International Women’s Day at the Winterlong Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8.

Brewing up Witch Craft

Winterlong celebrates International Women’s Day

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Marko Marjanovic readies cans of Witch Craft for International Women’s Day at the Winterlong Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8.
Dr. Christine Schreyer, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, whose main academic research is on language documentation, has created realistic new languages for several Hollywood blockbusters. (Submitted)

Film uses Yukon Indigenous language as inspiration for prehistoric dialect

Dr. Christine Schreyer gave a virtual talk on March 4 about inventing a new language for film

Dr. Christine Schreyer, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, whose main academic research is on language documentation, has created realistic new languages for several Hollywood blockbusters. (Submitted)
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Calvin Delwisch poses for a photo inside his DIY sauna at Marsh Lake on Feb. 18.

Yukoners turning up the heat with unique DIY sauna builds

Do-it-yourselfers say a sauna built with salvaged materials is a great winter project

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Calvin Delwisch poses for a photo inside his DIY sauna at Marsh Lake on Feb. 18.
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Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone.
Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone. (Submitted)

Yukon kids express gratitude for nature, pets and friends in art campaign

More than 50 children submitted artwork featuring things they are grateful for

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Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone.
Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone. (Submitted)
The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can-Can dancers surprise bar patrons with a performance at The Town and Mountain Hotel in Whitehorse on Feb. 18, 2020. Rendezvous won’t be holding open auditions for the group this year. Rather, Rendezvous is looking for former members of the dance line interested in returning to be part of the 2021 line up. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Rendezvousing at a distance

Festival planned to go ahead while meeting COVID restrictions

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can-Can dancers surprise bar patrons with a performance at The Town and Mountain Hotel in Whitehorse on Feb. 18, 2020. Rendezvous won’t be holding open auditions for the group this year. Rather, Rendezvous is looking for former members of the dance line interested in returning to be part of the 2021 line up. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon chefs helping hungry locals with meal donations to Whitehorse food bank

The initiative is being powered by monetary donations on GoFundMe and food donations from suppliers

Distance, barriers reign under COVID-19

As measures to keep the spread of COVID-19 in the territory to…

Foxes and coyotes in the Wilderness City

There’s lots more research to be done on how wildlife adapts to urban environments, says biologist

  • Apr 2, 2020

Yukon parents, educators tackling learning at home amid a world pandemic

Yukon teachers will be assessing how to deliver education over the coming months

The freeze-and-thaw cycle of the Yukon’s wood frogs

The amphibians have the special ability to freeze solid without sustaining any damage to their cells

  • Mar 24, 2020