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Mixed emotions at the 2023 Yukon Quest sign-up Barkfest

At the top of the world, in the Yukon wilderness, an epic winter sports event takes place every February: the Yukon Quest sled dog races.For Illana Kingsley, watching the race became a family tradition."I've...

Record number of people run this year's Yukon River Trail Marathon

Despite the rainy cool weather over the weekend, a record number of people took part in Sunday's Yukon River Trail Marathon.More than 300 people ran in the event. That's the most registered participants in the...

Yukon seniors preparing to compete in Canada 55+ Games

At 89-year-old, Nesta Leduc is the oldest team member in the Elder Active dragon boat program in Whitehorse.She is living proof it's never too late to learn something new."I've done quite a bit of...

Lost luggage 'put a small damper' on Ontario family's Yukon vacation

From wildlife encounters to scenic road trips, the Yukon has much to offer to those who are curious enough to travel to the territory.That's what Darren Krafczek, his wife, Fleur, and his 15-year-old son...

'A very fringe sport': Roller derby is making a comeback on TikTok — and in the Yukon

During the pandemic in-person events and contact sports were not allowed; which made roller derby almost disappear in the Yukon.Roller derby is a fast-paced, full-contact sport in quad roller skates."What was kind of heart...

'I provide a new canvas': Dorothy Grant teaches Yukon First Nations traditional hat making

Reconnecting with culture and tradition looks different for everyone. For Dorothy Grant, it's about merging traditional Haida craft practices with innovative fashion techniques. "Tradition versus innovation is something that I have been practising and doing for the...

Technical difficulties blamed for delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payment

Technical difficulties with the Yukon government's information management system is being blamed for a delay in payments to low-income seniors.Financial assistance from the Yukon Senior Income Supplement (YSIS) is usually deposited on the 15th...

Whitehorse hospital running at limited capacity, not linked to COVID-19

The Whitehorse General Hospital appears to be nearly at capacity,The hospital inpatient bed availability tracker is in the "red zone" for both the general intake and the ICU, meaning the bed availability is extremely...

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