Life

Dawson comes alive for the Quest

Canadian Rangers Sgt. John "Mitch" Mitchell sits at a table in a small, crowded room on the second floor of the Dawson City visitor information centre.

Isaac fought for Canada, and the Tr’ondek

Joy Isaac Special to the News DAWSON CITY Charlie Isaac was born November 25, 1912, in Moosehide Village, a short distance downstream of Dawson City. He was the son of the beloved Chief Isaac and his wife Eliza.

Harvest swoon: The lean years of Yukon farming

Between 1901 and 1911 the Yukon’s population fell from 27,000 to 8,500, but as the population shrank, the demand for local produce increased and farmers could make a profit. As the local food supply increased new technologies developed.

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Dawson City's four-day arts and culture celebration kicked off yesterday, marking the 11th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, presented by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).

New native language book published

As the Northern Tutchone specialist at the Yukon Native Language Centre, Anne Ranigler brings a lifetime of speaking and learning about her language…

An explosive line of work

It was on a Saturday afternoon back in 2001 that Cpl. Wayne Gork found himself in a bomb disposal suit handling a case of unstable dynamite.

Last of the woodcutters

At first glance, Phyllis Simpson could look like any ordinary grandmother. Her house is filled with graduation pictures of her grandchildren, a warm…

School’s out for good for Yukon’s Kumon students

Ron Campbell bounces around the crowd of cupcake- and punch-fuelled students ensuring they have what they need. But time is running out.

Trendy tanning beds under the spotlight

People have come a long way from the days when they would lather themselves with lead and arsenic in an effort to whiten their skin.

From bone broth to brain ravioli: new cookbook marries contemporary and traditional caribou recipes

Skinning and cooking a caribou head might seem like a daunting task, even for experienced cooks. After all, how often do Yukoners have a chance to eat morel mushroom caribou brain ravioli?

Crossing the ocean, coming to roost

'I miss the heat, all the different shades of green in the vegetation, the lushness, and I really miss the beach," Amanda King says wistfully. "Its summer time at home right now." Home is New Zealand, where

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May 14 is the wrap-up event for the Yukon Women in Music Moon Song series at the Copper Moon Gallery. The afternoon concert will feature 11 Yukon women performing their music.

Unique bread and three legged dogs bring this Yukoner home

Eileen Melnychuk is a returnee. She was born in the Yukon, but is coming home after many busy and exciting years away. She brings with her a formidable resume of talent and accomplishment.

College students win kudos and cash

Collyn Lovelace knows a thing or two about hard work. The 30-year-old single mother is pursuing a degree in social work at Yukon College, and juggling life as a mom and a full-time student definitely has its challenges.

Dr. Jim Zheng remembered

Yukoners have no shortage of fond stories about Dr. Jim Zheng, who spent more than two decades practising traditional Chinese medicine in the territory.

Whitehorse nurse wins Diamond Jubilee medal

It took Heather Johnson two degrees and years of globetrotting before she realized she wanted to become a nurse. Now, 13 years after graduating from nursing school in Kamloops, B.C...

Youth carve out careers by learning to carve birds and beasts

Like sculptors through centuries, eight budding local artists released forms caught in raw chunks of cedar — masks, plaques, paddles and bowls.

Traditional dancing in the streets

Tyrell Jim and four of his friends spend hours after school practicing the songs and steps for traditional Native American dances.

Generous ‘Momma Susan’ lived life to the fullest

Susan Thompson was many things: biologist, athlete, wildlife advocate, soccer coach, Yukoner and friend. But to the people of Kakamega, Kenya, she was something more. She was "Momma Susan.

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Paddle the annual Chili and Bean Downriver Canoe and Kayak race. Push out from Rotary Park and paddle like mad for 18.5 kilometres until you hit the Takhini Bridge.