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Remembering Yukon's sternwheelers, with a 92-year-old former purser

Ronald Finlayson choked up a bit when asked what it was like to see his one-time workplace — the iconic SS Klondike sternwheeler — sitting proudly on the riverbank in Whitehorse."Oh, it brought back many memories," he said...

Her body was found in a Whitehorse dump 55 years ago. The family still wants answers

The last time Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie was seen alive, as far as anybody knows, was on March 17, 1967, when she was released from the Whitehorse jail.  Nine weeks later, her body was found by a...

Keno City's waste transfer station set to close by end of September

The waste transfer system in one Yukon community is quickly coming to an end.Keno City, Yukon, which is made up of about 24 people, is to be one of four unincorporated communities slated to lose its waste transfer...

Lack of teachers will mean 'tough decisions' this year, says Yukon education official

Students in Yukon head back to class in just over a week — some even sooner — and the department of Education is still desperately hoping to fill more than two dozen vacant teaching...

Beach volleyball is so big, 1st Yukon women's team is at the Canada Summer Games

Paige Poelman says she's sometimes met by surprised reactions when she tells people at the Canada Summer Games that she's on the Yukon's beach volleyball team."People are like, 'How does that work? Does Yukon have...

Whitehorse fish ladder sees 'heartbreaking' low of just 13 chinook salmon

Dozens gathered at the Whitehorse fish ladder on Wednesday for "salmon appreciation night," but the mood was dampened this year by staggeringly low numbers of chinook salmon.Only 10 salmon had passed through the fish ladder,...

Defamation lawsuit over Facebook post accusing Whitehorse student of sexual assault settled

A defamation lawsuit over sexual assault allegations levelled against an F. H. Collins Secondary School student on Facebook has been settled before going to trial, with the poster to issue a public apology. The family...

'I'm truly disgusted': N.W.T. hockey board members, parents react to Hockey Canada scandal

Parents, board members, and hockey associations in the North are voicing their concerns amid Hockey Canada's ongoing scandal regarding the organization's mishandling of sexual assault allegations.Frank Walsh, a father of two children that play in...

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