Dawson City

Dawson City city staff are asking residents for their input on a possible new recreation facility. (Yukon News file)

Rec centre consultation gets underway

As the City of Dawson looks at building a new recreation facility…

 

The Yukon government says it is working towards finding a solution for Dawson area miners who may be impacted by City of Dawson plans and regulations. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Miner expresses frustration over town plan

Designation of claims changed to future planning

 

A view of Dawson City from West Dawson. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in government is planning to build a youth transition house in the city. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Youth shelter for Dawson City in preliminary planning stages

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have put out a call for public feedback on the project

 

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a chilly Feb. 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Frigid temperatures arrive in Yukon

Golden Horn Elementary students head back to class after heating issue fixed

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a chilly Feb. 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A Yukon survey querying transportation between communities has already seen hundreds of participants and is the latest review highlighting the territory’s gap in accessibility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Multiple reports, survey decry lack of transportation between Yukon communities

A Community Travel survey is the latest in a slew of initiatives pointing to poor accessibility

A Yukon survey querying transportation between communities has already seen hundreds of participants and is the latest review highlighting the territory’s gap in accessibility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Signage near the newly opened Dawson City ice bridge. (Sandy Silver/Facebook)

Dawson City ice bridge opens

The Dawson ice bridge has opened. In a Jan. 6 social media…

Signage near the newly opened Dawson City ice bridge. (Sandy Silver/Facebook)
Dawson Mayor Wayne Potoroka admits there have been some minor issues in the two months since the town has taken over waste collection, but says overall the transition has been fairly successful. (Maura Forrest/Yukon News file)
Dawson Mayor Wayne Potoroka admits there have been some minor issues in the two months since the town has taken over waste collection, but says overall the transition has been fairly successful. (Maura Forrest/Yukon News file)
<em>Encounters of the Yukon</em>, a series of six 20-minute dramas, were broadcast twice a week from CFYT 106.9 FM, the community-owned radio station in Dawson City. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Dawson radio dramas bring theatre to the airwaves during COVID-19

The show goes on for the Friends of the Palace Grand Society

<em>Encounters of the Yukon</em>, a series of six 20-minute dramas, were broadcast twice a week from CFYT 106.9 FM, the community-owned radio station in Dawson City. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
In 1909, Joseph Kavetzki took over Brown’s Harness Shop, depicted here, reconstructed, 90 years later. Third Avenue in Dawson, south of Princess Street, was the heart of the blue collar industrial section of gold rush Dawson. (Michael Gates/Yukon News)

History Hunter: The Yukon is rich in hidden history

I had worked for a few months in my new position as…

In 1909, Joseph Kavetzki took over Brown’s Harness Shop, depicted here, reconstructed, 90 years later. Third Avenue in Dawson, south of Princess Street, was the heart of the blue collar industrial section of gold rush Dawson. (Michael Gates/Yukon News)
Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)

Dawson-area farm using placer miner partnership to raise pigs on leased land

“Who in their right mind is going to do agriculture at a mining claim? But this made sense.”

Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)
RCMP are investigating after a break-in and robbery at the Dawson City Humane Society that occurred sometime between the night of Nov. 10 and the morning of Nov. 11. (Black Press file)

RCMP investigating after break-in and robbery at Dawson City Humane Society

No animals were harmed, but hundreds of dollars were stolen

RCMP are investigating after a break-in and robbery at the Dawson City Humane Society that occurred sometime between the night of Nov. 10 and the morning of Nov. 11. (Black Press file)
Dawson Mayor Wayne Potoroka stands for a portrait by the Yukon River. (Maura Forest/Yukon News file)

Dawson unable to negotiate deal on garbage pickup

Municipality scrambles to begin its own service

Dawson Mayor Wayne Potoroka stands for a portrait by the Yukon River. (Maura Forest/Yukon News file)
Dawson City as scene from West Dawson. Art Webster, the vice-chair of the Dawson Regional Planning Commission resigned last month over the Yukon governments unwillingness to pause speculative staking. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Vice-chair resigns from Dawson land-use planning commission

NDP warns that not pausing mining activity is the road to a second Peel decision

Dawson City as scene from West Dawson. Art Webster, the vice-chair of the Dawson Regional Planning Commission resigned last month over the Yukon governments unwillingness to pause speculative staking. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Kon’ gu (fireweed) artwork by Julaine Debogorski, an artist originally from the Northwest Territories who now lives in Dawson. <em>Plant Encounters</em> is an online-accessible project that focuses on the Ninth Avenue Trail and explores relationships to plants and place through dance, visual art and writing. (Submitted/Devon Berquist)

Dawson-based artist collective launches artistic field guide that explores Yukon plants

Plant Encounters includes visual art, dance, writing and poetry and is entirely accessible online

Kon’ gu (fireweed) artwork by Julaine Debogorski, an artist originally from the Northwest Territories who now lives in Dawson. <em>Plant Encounters</em> is an online-accessible project that focuses on the Ninth Avenue Trail and explores relationships to plants and place through dance, visual art and writing. (Submitted/Devon Berquist)

Dawson ferry making last trip of the season Oct. 22

The George Black Ferry that connects Dawson City to West Dawson will…

Walkway, signs planned for West Dawson paddlewheel graveyard

Unofficial attraction may get 135-m walkway and interpretive signs, if YESAB application approved

Cancan show to return to Gerties

The Klondike Visitors Association announced in a press release on July 29…

Test your your luck at Dawson City’s Diamond Tooth Gerties

Dawson City visitors can add another to-do to their travel itinerary with…

Diamond Tooth Gerties to reopen

The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) announced in a press release on June…

Yukon Energy investigates employee’s action

“We reject racism and discrimination of any kind in the strongest terms”