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Lucille Fressigne shows off one of the bear scat sampling kits at the centre of a citizen-science project she is coordinating on May. 26.

Project seeks to unlock the secrets of Yukon bear scat

Volunteers are needed to collect samples which will help with bear population estimates.

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Ancient horses crossed over the Bering Land Bridge in both directions between North America and Asia multiple times during the Pleistocene, represented in an illustration.

Links between ancient North American horses and modern species examined in new study

The genetic analysis could strengthen a campaign to consider the horse a native species

Yukon Gardens owner Lorne Metropolit seen on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

How to achieve gardening success in the Yukon

The more you put in the more you will get when it comes to your garden

Lorraine Netro (centre) is seen with Sophia Linklater Flather and Dana Tizya-Tramm (now chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) in 2017 when they travelled from Old Crow to Washington, D.C. to speak out about the potential drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Netro has been recognized for her years of work to protect ANWR, being awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Lorraine Netro awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize

The prize has been a five-year joint project between CPAWS and WWF-Canada

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

Swans seen at Swan Haven on Marsh Lake on April 18. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
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

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

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)
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