A person on a one-wheel scooter board holds up a rainbow umbrella against the bright sun at the Pride parade in Whitehorse on Aug. 20, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Rainbows, sunshine and smiles mark Pride 2022 in Whitehorse

At least 100 people participated in march for 2SLGBTQIA+ community on Aug. 20

A person on a one-wheel scooter board holds up a rainbow umbrella against the bright sun at the Pride parade in Whitehorse on Aug. 20, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A truck decorated in Pride flags and a beaver leads the way for approximately 300 people at the annual Pride parade in Whitehorse in 2019. The parade will take place on Aug. 20 this year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse Pride Parade planned for Aug. 20

Pride marchers will be parading down Whitehorse’s Millennium Trail this weekend as…

A truck decorated in Pride flags and a beaver leads the way for approximately 300 people at the annual Pride parade in Whitehorse in 2019. The parade will take place on Aug. 20 this year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Aliya Grant, left, receives a Yukon outstanding youth acheivement award from Governor General Mary Simon and Yukon Comissioner Angélique Bernard. Bernard said Grant earned the award by always being present at events in her community and helping set up programs for youth. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Four Yukon youth granted achievement awards

Four Yukon youth are being awarded for their community contributions. The Yukon…

Aliya Grant, left, receives a Yukon outstanding youth acheivement award from Governor General Mary Simon and Yukon Comissioner Angélique Bernard. Bernard said Grant earned the award by always being present at events in her community and helping set up programs for youth. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A young Rita Smith is seen at the age of 10 practising her first jumps on Teaka at Lorrina Mitchell’s Pineland Stables. Many Whitehorse kids at the time learned to ride thanks to Teaka. (Submitted)

First full-breed Morgan horse born in the Yukon

Anyone who talks with Rita Smith about horses will quickly see the…

A young Rita Smith is seen at the age of 10 practising her first jumps on Teaka at Lorrina Mitchell’s Pineland Stables. Many Whitehorse kids at the time learned to ride thanks to Teaka. (Submitted)
The Dakhká Khwaán Dancers at Wondercrawl 2021. (Courtesy/Jona Barr)

Wonderhorse Festival returning to Yukon for third year

Festival launches new ‘pay it forward’ purchasing model

The Dakhká Khwaán Dancers at Wondercrawl 2021. (Courtesy/Jona Barr)
Bands performed all afternoon and night on the Keno main stage. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Keno City Music Festival rocks in rain and shine

The Keno City Music and Film Festival took place over the weekend.…

Bands performed all afternoon and night on the Keno main stage. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Bison is playing at the Local Bar on Aug. 12. (Courtesy/Stefan Alexander)

Vancouver-based Bison to crush Local audience

This month, the mighty Bison will be returning to the Yukon. Dark,…

Bison is playing at the Local Bar on Aug. 12. (Courtesy/Stefan Alexander)
The Keno City stage is in “great shape” for the festival, organizers say. (Facebook)
The Keno City stage is in “great shape” for the festival, organizers say. (Facebook)
Ezzie Bailey, 11, competes in the semi-finals of CypherFest’s block party battle on July 24. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Kids break out the dance moves at CypherFest

All eyes were on the youth breakdancing battle at the Heart of Riverdale on July 24

Ezzie Bailey, 11, competes in the semi-finals of CypherFest’s block party battle on July 24. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Josée Carbonneau holds up samples of fish skins she has tanned using tea and natural dyes by the SS Klondike on July 25. (Mira Alden-Hull/Yukon News)

This week, Whitehorse artists set up their studios en plein air along the banks of the Yukon River

En Plein Air is a chance for local artists to share their creative process with passersby

Josée Carbonneau holds up samples of fish skins she has tanned using tea and natural dyes by the SS Klondike on July 25. (Mira Alden-Hull/Yukon News)
Communications coordinator Megan MacLeod leads a tour of the depot on July 13. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Raven Recycling embraces uniqueness, carves space for creativity

Artist residencies, school tours and kids’ recycling club spark conversations about waste

Communications coordinator Megan MacLeod leads a tour of the depot on July 13. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Madeline deRepentigny, centre, leads the singing of the Happy Song during the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Moosehide Gathering closing ceremony in 2014. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)

Moosehide Gathering returns to Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in

The 2022 Moosehide Gathering will take place from July 28 to 31

Madeline deRepentigny, centre, leads the singing of the Happy Song during the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Moosehide Gathering closing ceremony in 2014. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)
Arctic ground squirrels were moved to a new burrow after their home was threatened by a highway project. (Yukon government Wildlife Viewing/Facebook)

Arctic ground squirrels relocated for construction on section of the Alaska Highway near Whitehorse

The Yukon Wildlife Department with the help of students moved the squirrels to a new burrow site

Arctic ground squirrels were moved to a new burrow after their home was threatened by a highway project. (Yukon government Wildlife Viewing/Facebook)
Pearle Harbour performs at the Old Fire Hall in February 2022. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)

Yukon Arts Centre celebrating 30 years

Amy Kenny Yukon Arts Centre Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

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Pearle Harbour performs at the Old Fire Hall in February 2022. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)
Nicole Bauberger experiments with plastic bird wings as part of her “Negotiations with the Wind” residency at Raven Recycling. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Nicole Bauberger is an artist of all trades

Whitehorse artist continues to dabble in multiple mediums and welcome the community into her process

Nicole Bauberger experiments with plastic bird wings as part of her “Negotiations with the Wind” residency at Raven Recycling. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Chris Bartsch, a resident of Whistle Bend Place, takes part in the July 8 parade. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Big fish bring great joy to Whitehorse continuing care homes

Nakai Theatre Ensemble performed musical puppet parades for residents at three facilites last week

Chris Bartsch, a resident of Whistle Bend Place, takes part in the July 8 parade. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Stonegate is the headlining band at Aftermath on July 9. (Submitted)

Arena show in Whitehorse headlining Stonegate, local rock

It’s no secret that live music has suffered over the course of…

Stonegate is the headlining band at Aftermath on July 9. (Submitted)
Leslie Walker holding his Cando award with Chief Steve Smith of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. (Courtesy/Sarah Fraser)

2 Whitehorse entrepreneurs win NACCA Indigenous Business Awards of Excellence

Kathline Isaac of Bearpaw Gifts won the Indigenous Woman Entrepreneur Award, and the Indigenous Business Award went to Leslie Walker of Walker Home Construction

Leslie Walker holding his Cando award with Chief Steve Smith of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. (Courtesy/Sarah Fraser)
ISÁK trio from Norway performs Sápmi music in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Longhouse. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Arctic Arts Summit dazzles delegates with Nuiharuq showcase

A plethera of performances took place Tuesday evening under the midnight sun

ISÁK trio from Norway performs Sápmi music in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Longhouse. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
A porcupine walks on its hind legs near Million Dollar Falls along the Haines Road in July 2018. (Ernst Weiss/Yukon News file)

Birds do it, bees do it, even…prickle pigs do it?

The prickly business of porcupine love-making

A porcupine walks on its hind legs near Million Dollar Falls along the Haines Road in July 2018. (Ernst Weiss/Yukon News file)