We’ve followed the Yukon Quest over the internet for several years. When we came to Whitehorse a year ago, it was clear that we wanted to be part of this great race. We signed up as volunteers to experience this unique event up close, and we got... more
Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter
When Jolie Angelina McNabb was buried 16 years ago, Kwanlin Dün elders gave her the name, Blue Feather Eagle Woman. The Bluefeather Music Festival started in 2010 as a tribute concert to Jolie, who committed suicide. She had a dream, that she... more
Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music
It’s autumn and time for the thrift shop in Haines Junction to ramp up again for winter. Dozens and dozens of bags of used clothing and housewares have been dropped off in the last month at the back door of St. Christopher’s Church. Local women... more
Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction
“Once you hit homelessness your world crumbles. People don’t know that there’s people who care.” So says Kerry Nolan, who is speaking first hand. Now, she is the administrative coordinator at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in downtown... more
Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!
United Way Yukon is a charity that raises money to fund Yukon organizations. Its mandate is to fund programs that enhance the “physical, mental and social well-being” of Yukoners. So says Brian Bonia, who is United Way Yukon’s campaign cabinet... more
Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!
Kid Vicious, Starbuck's Revenge, Goat. No, not my favorite B-movies, but mountain bike trails christened by those who build and ride them. All of these routes, some gnarly and others more family-friendly, can be found up on Mount McIntyre, where... more
Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active
The ATCO technician was confused. Normally reading meters is the simple part of the job, but this one seemed to be running, well, backwards. Time to call in the supervisor. Now there were two of them scratching their heads, and it wasn't until... more
Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Mount Lorne
A small assembly of structures along Mountainview Drive has been quietly housing 45,000 young salmon each year for the past 25 or so years. The McIntyre Creek Salmon Incubation Facility is located midway between Range Road and Porter Creek. Now... more
Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education
France has the Tour de France. Italy has the Giro d’Italia. And here in the Yukon, we have the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. The relay sees cyclists ride the spectacular 238.3 km from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska... more
Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active
On January 12 back in 1996, the Mount Lorne fire hall opened it's doors for the first time. It all started with a 1977 Ford cabover truck with an 800-gallon tank and a 125 horsepower pump. Since then they’ve been upgrading, with the biggest... more
Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Mount Lorne
“It requires a lot of discipline to stay on the trail – not just the ski trail,” says Gary Bailie, “but the trail of life.” Skiing is definitely a way of life for Bailie, who has been running and coaching the Whitehorse-based youth cross country... more
Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People
A new trend in hairstyles is likely to emerge in workplaces across the country during the first week of June: helmet hair. From May 30th to June 5th, Canadians will be hitting the pavement and the trails on their bikes as part of Bike to Work Week... more
May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active
Born in 1950 in the Philippines, Socorro Alfonso travelled halfway around the world to live in the Yukon. Socorro was born on the tiny tropical island of Bacacay Albay southeast of Manila. Her mother named her for the Spanish word meaning “help”... more
Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People
Kudos to Mad Trapper Alleys. The generosity of this business has enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon to hold their annual fundraiser. Over the past few years Bowl for Kids Sake has become the biggest fundraiser for the organization. Bowl for... more
Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!
In January 2013 Daniel Adamson first travelled to the Philippines. It was the wish of his sick mother whom Adamson had been looking after for several years. After years of caring for her she wanted him to take a holiday. A Yukon wildland... more
Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!
Gabriella (Gaby) Sgaga is tired as the Quest Layover nears its end at the Visitors Information Centre (VIC) in Dawson City. She’s been holding down the reception desk pretty continuously ever since the teams started rolling in three days earlier... more
Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City
If you’re searching for a little inspiration this holiday season, then perhaps this story is for you. Many of us give to charity and volunteer our time here and there, but for Sarah Ott, it’s a way of life. At only 17 years of age, Sarah has... more
Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!
The Dawson Food Bank and the Dawson Women’s Shelter are busy organizing their annual Holiday Hamper Program and Food Drive. It’s designed to assist individuals and families in the community who might need a little boost to get them through the... more
Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City
The Yukon is full of amazing volunteers. Here are just a few people whose donation of their time and energy makes a difference in their communities more
Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!
There was a time in my life when my father called me a professional volunteer. Working for a handsome wage was much less of a priority in my youth. It started with summer camps, and continued to take me all over the world to share pieces of... more
Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!