Beth Mulloy, the executive director of the Yukon Literacy Coalition, works in the learning garden the coalition has developed outside its literacy centre at Shipyards Park. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Learning garden established in Shipyards Park

The garden is operated by the Yukon Literacy Coalition

A Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum), one of the Yukon’s 33 species of dragonflies and damselflies. This individual was captured near Kelowna, British Columbia on Aug. 6. (Cameron Eckert/Submitted)

Here be dragons: Finding and IDing Yukon dragonflies

Here be dragons: Finding and identifying the Yukon’s 33 dragonfly species

Researchers looking into the Peel watershed’s excellent geological record of earth’s paleozoic era walk along a cliff at the water’s edge. (Submitted)

Yukon’s Peel River offers extraordinary record of ancient ocean floor

Researchers scanned Yukon’s Peel River for clues to earth’s ancient past

WildWise Yukon staff lead a bear awareness hike with YCS. It is among the popular specialty hikes offered by the YCS at Kwanlin/Miles Canyon during the summer. (YCS/Submitted)

YCS offers guided hike focused on wild edibles

The hike is scheduled for July 10 at 10 a.m.

WildWise Yukon staff lead a bear awareness hike with YCS. It is among the popular specialty hikes offered by the YCS at Kwanlin/Miles Canyon during the summer. (YCS/Submitted)
Murray Arsenault sits in the drivers seat of his 1975 Bricklin SV1 in Whitehorse on June 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Bringing the 1975 Bricklin north

Murray Arsenault remembers his dad’s Bricklin, while now driving his own

Murray Arsenault sits in the drivers seat of his 1975 Bricklin SV1 in Whitehorse on June 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Yukon paleontologists Grant Zazula (left) and Elizabeth Hall (right) examine mammoth fossils in Whitehorse on June 10. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Mammoth bones discovered at Dawson mine site

“So this is just a start, hopefully, we’re going to be learning a lot.”

Yukon paleontologists Grant Zazula (left) and Elizabeth Hall (right) examine mammoth fossils in Whitehorse on June 10. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Artist Meshell Melvin examines her work mounted in the Yukon Arts Centre on June 7. The show includes over 1,000 individual portraits. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Double portrait show at the Yukon Arts Centre features art that looks back

“I hope they’ve been looked at fondly, and I’m hoping that fun looking comes back.”

Artist Meshell Melvin examines her work mounted in the Yukon Arts Centre on June 7. The show includes over 1,000 individual portraits. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
PROOF CEO Ben Sanders is seen with the PROOF team in Whitehorse. (Submitted)

Proof and Yukon Soaps listed as semifinalists for national award

The two companies were shortlisted from more than 400 nominated

PROOF CEO Ben Sanders is seen with the PROOF team in Whitehorse. (Submitted)
Jim Elliot/ Yukon News
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.

Jim Elliot/ Yukon News
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.
Submitted/Julius Csotonyi
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

Submitted/Julius Csotonyi
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.
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

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

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)
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)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
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
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
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)