People gather to play a loud and exciting game of Dene hand games outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Adäka Festival returns for 10th anniversary on June 29

2021 would have marked a decade of Adäka, but the pandemic put the party on pause

People gather to play a loud and exciting game of Dene hand games outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Musical colleagues of Nicole Edwards opened the celebration of life with a cover of her original song “Love, Serve and Uplift” as the audience sang along. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Joy Seeker Festival at Mt. Lorne Community Centre honours Nicole Edwards

Celebration of life and love took place Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.

  • Jun 26, 2022
Musical colleagues of Nicole Edwards opened the celebration of life with a cover of her original song “Love, Serve and Uplift” as the audience sang along. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Diyet van Lieshout is a traditional contemporary singer-songwriter from Kluane First Nation. Diyet is the co-artistic director and music director of Dreaming Roots. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)
Diyet van Lieshout is a traditional contemporary singer-songwriter from Kluane First Nation. Diyet is the co-artistic director and music director of Dreaming Roots. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)
From left, Rosalind Crump, Isabelle James Walker and Tyra Ashauntie perform a scene from “The Young Ones” by Yvette Nolan and the Sum Theatre Ensemble. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Gwaandak Theatre Society’s Indigenous Summer Play Readings tours message of hope to Yukon communities

Two new to the Yukon scripts by Indigenous playwrights tour Whitehorse, Dawson City, Tombstone Territorial Park and Tagish

  • Jun 22, 2022
From left, Rosalind Crump, Isabelle James Walker and Tyra Ashauntie perform a scene from “The Young Ones” by Yvette Nolan and the Sum Theatre Ensemble. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Sydney Oland and Kirsty Wells pose with a portrait sketched at the Riverside artists’ market on June 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Dawson City hosts Riverside Arts and Print & Publishing festivals

Many Yukon artists emerged from hibernation this past weekend to attend, teach…

Sydney Oland and Kirsty Wells pose with a portrait sketched at the Riverside artists’ market on June 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
This short-eared owl was rehabilitated at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. (Lori Fox/Yukon News)

Owl with two fractured legs rehabilitated at Yukon Wildlife Preserve

A charismatic (albeit rather grumpy) avian friend has received an unlikely new…

This short-eared owl was rehabilitated at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. (Lori Fox/Yukon News)
Jenny Trapnell and Bonnie Love use their binoculars to scan for birds along the millennium trail in Whitehorse on May 27. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon bird club hosts 24 hour birdathon fundraiser

Twenty-eight dedicated birders sighted a total of 146 bird species over 24 hours last weekend

Jenny Trapnell and Bonnie Love use their binoculars to scan for birds along the millennium trail in Whitehorse on May 27. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The workshop stage is seen at Arts in the Park. (Courtesy/Alistair Maitland Photography)

Finally, Arts in the Park returns live at LePage

This summer will see a long-time favourite Whitehorse event returning to its…

The workshop stage is seen at Arts in the Park. (Courtesy/Alistair Maitland Photography)
Employees of Outpost 31 Media: (from left) Sam Fleming, Kelly Lu, Annie Johnsgaard, and Ajoonagosh at Haa Shagoon in Carcross (missing is Elizabeth Plouffe). (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Employees of Outpost 31 Media: (from left) Sam Fleming, Kelly Lu, Annie Johnsgaard, and Ajoonagosh at Haa Shagoon in Carcross (missing is Elizabeth Plouffe). (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Two newborn bison have joined the herd at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. (Submitted)

Newborn bison join herd at Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Caribou calves expected later this summer.

Two newborn bison have joined the herd at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. (Submitted)
Laura Grizzlypaws performs her bear dance during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Laura Grizzlypaws performs her bear dance during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Open Pit Theatre’s production of Radio Silence runs at the Old Fire Hall May 12-15. (Submitted)

Whitehorse debut of Radio Silence a feast for the senses

Amy Kenny Yukon Arts Centre They say a picture’s worth a thousand…

  • May 13, 2022
Open Pit Theatre’s production of Radio Silence runs at the Old Fire Hall May 12-15. (Submitted)
Mary Caesar’s exhibition, <em>A Retrospective of My </em><em>Journey</em>, runs until May 28 in the Focus Gallery at Arts Underground. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Mary Caesar’s exhibition, <em>A Retrospective of My </em><em>Journey</em>, runs until May 28 in the Focus Gallery at Arts Underground. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Yukon First Nation Education Directorate knowledge keeper Andy Carlick teaches Grade 5 students at Jack Hulland Elementary School about fish during the school’s fish camp on May 5. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Yukon First Nation Education Directorate knowledge keeper Andy Carlick teaches Grade 5 students at Jack Hulland Elementary School about fish during the school’s fish camp on May 5. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Kathleen Lake. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Forty-year-old samples offer insight into Yukon kokanee salmon health

The fish in Kluane National Park are the northernmost population of the landlocked salmon in Canada

Kathleen Lake. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Christopher Wheeler is seen with a copy of his first book A Parade of Dreams. He’s currently working on a new book that would also feature his poetry and photography. (Christopher Wheeler/Submitted)

Finding poetry Within Walking Distance

Christopher Wheeler works towards next poetry, photography collection

Christopher Wheeler is seen with a copy of his first book A Parade of Dreams. He’s currently working on a new book that would also feature his poetry and photography. (Christopher Wheeler/Submitted)
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What caribou do, without you: Fortymile herd outfitted with cameras

If a caribou munches lichen in the woods, and no one’s around…

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An adult Dall’s sheep sniffs the spring breeze at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve April 10. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

The Yukon’s wild sheep and goats need space this spring

Lambing and kidding season is a vulnerable time for the animals. Read on for some areas to avoid.

An adult Dall’s sheep sniffs the spring breeze at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve April 10. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Vancouver Biennale’s Threads Through Time/Weaving Cultural Identities exhibit is on display at the Yukon Arts Centre until May 20. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)

Weaving stories at the Yukon Arts Centre

Amy Kenny Yukon Arts Centre The city of Vancouver grew up around…

  • Apr 23, 2022
Vancouver Biennale’s Threads Through Time/Weaving Cultural Identities exhibit is on display at the Yukon Arts Centre until May 20. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)
Mobb Diggity performs at The Local Bar in December 2021. (Courtesy/Isaac Pumphrey)

North Gold Entertainment champions new talent as Yukon’s first hip-hop label

Rarely does the phrase “necessity breeds invention” ring so true as in…

Mobb Diggity performs at The Local Bar in December 2021. (Courtesy/Isaac Pumphrey)