Yukon Territory

10 Terrifying, Scary Hiking Stories

Reading scary hiking stories is fun, unless you’re the one sharing your own experience. Have you ever been walking in the wilderness and encountered …

Horror

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest — an aftershock of the first.<p>A …

Northern Canada

Prospectors on the Summit of the Chilkoot Pass during the Klondike Gold Rush.

MLA Format<p>The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Prospectors on …

Genealogy

3 territorial capitals have highest percentage of recent pot users, says StatsCan

With the legalization of marijuana only two months away, new Statistics Canada data shows urban northerners smoke pot more frequently than their …

Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Employers’ assessment rates in for some changes

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>Mark Pike<p>The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board’s assessment rates will change moderately in 2019, the board …

Canadian News

Northern Canadian territory's tourism on pace for another record-setting year

Canada’s northern Yukon territory could be in for another year of high tourism numbers, according to people in the industry.<p>“It appears that the …

Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Judge to rule on man’s parole eligibility

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale<p>A 26-year-old Watson Lake man who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder could be …

Canadian News

Whitehorse Daily Star: Reception centre greets 15 displaced fire victims

Photo by Vince Fedoroff<p>HERE TO ASSIST – The reception centre for those affected by the northern B.C. wildfire is seen Friday. The centre, based at …

Canadian News

This Yukon family ate 100% local for a year

"We did it!" Suzanne Crocker rejoiced.<p>For 365 days, Crocker and her family ate every meal and snack from food either grown, hunted, or foraged in and …

Northern Canada

Paddling the Yukon River

18 Duration: Days<p>Regions: Klondike, Whitehorse Region<p>Communities: Carmacks, Dawson City, Whitehorse<p>Themes: Activities<p>Categories: Camping, Kayaking, …

Northern Canada

Touring - Dempster Highway

The Dempster Highway is unpaved and passes right through breathtaking wilderness and wildlife habitat. For summer road trippers with an adventurous …

Hiking

When it comes to food, Dawson City businesses are going local

Two Yukon businesses are making a push to offer locally-sourced food alternatives from the North, for the North.<p>BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie and …

Northern Canada

Art project that ponders the worth of a book nets Dawson City student $7,500

An artist who studied in Dawson City has been recognized for transforming some "trash" into art.<p>Chris Dufour's sculptural piece was recognized this …

Northern Canada

Grandpa's Favourite RV Hotspots in the North

×<p>1 of 3<p>Credit: courtesy of the Government of Yukon<p>Conrad Campground<p>The views from the new Conrad campground are spectacular<p>×<p>2 of 3<p>Credit: Doug …

RVs

ADVENTURE AWAITS: BACKPACKING THE CHILKOOT TRAIL WITH A TODDLER

Heather Helzer is a Hike it Baby mom who is backpacking a 4-day trip with her son. We got a chance to interview her before she left for the …

Hiking

Wedding Tale: Couple charters historic Yukon train for wedding ceremony beside picturesque northern lake

As soon as they were engaged, Kieran O’Donovan and Natalie Nikkel knew they wanted to get married in the Yukon.It is, after all, where the couple …

Weddings

Yukoners flash their goldpanning skills in Slovakia

Eight Yukoners are hoping to hit pay dirt in Slovakia.<p>They're competing in the World Goldpanning Championships at the ski resort in …

Northern Canada

Yukon supports Telegraph Creek

Friday, August 10th, 2018 2:55pm<p>The Alkali Lake Fire near Telegraph Creek this week. Photo: BC Wildfire Service.<p>As the weather helps firefighters in …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Pronovosts return from whitewater champions with lots of hardware

Photo by Photo Submitted<p>TEAM WORK – Luanda and Mael Pronovost won three medals paddling together at this week’s 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak …

Canadian News

'First Lady of the Yukon' recognized with bust in Whitehorse

The second woman to serve as a member of Parliament in Canada has become the latest Yukoner honoured with a bust on a Whitehorse street.<p>Martha Louise …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Whitehorse residents win $1 million

Photo by Photo Submitted<p>IN CELEBRATION MODE – Financially nourished by their $1-million lottery windfall, Laura and Edwin Vanderkley plan to pay off …

Canadian News

Whitehorse high school made into centre for Telegraph Creek fire evacuees

Whitehorse has opened an evacuation centre for those displaced by the Telegraph Creek fire.<p>Evacuees are able to find refuge at Vanier Catholic …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Public meeting set for proposed quarry

Photo by Vince Fedoroff<p>GRAVEL SOURCE SOUGHT – The Da Daghay Development Corp. is proposing to use this parcel of land just off the Alaska Highway …

Canadian News

Whitehorse Daily Star: Reigning three-time Quest champion is signed up for 2019 race

Photo by Chuck Tobin<p>WINNING LOOK – Muriel Sevcik and Maggie-Mae, a seven-month-old Corgie-cross rescued from Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, took top …

Canadian News

Marathon-Crashing Grizzlies Cost Race Leader the Win

“Well, it’s a wilderness race. There are bears.”<p>When running a trail race, you know there’s a chance of running into some of the wildlife that calls the area home. Depending on your location, that could mean snakes, deer, or even mountain lions. But if you’re in Whitehorse, Canada, that means bears.<p>…

Wildlife

New B.C. wildfires prompt evacuation orders as weather shifts | The Star

The number of potentially dangerous wildfires continues to mount across British Columbia and forecasts of lower temperatures ahead could end up being …

Canadian News

Cooking with moose meat

<b>When preparing to cook any wild game meat, try to remove as much of the fat as possible as this is where the game taste lingers. To reduce the game</b> …

Food (Canada)

Track wild tigers in Siberia on this safari tour

Siberian tigers are one of the world’s most endangered animals, and the natural habitat in which they live wild has shrunk significantly. Tracking and observing their movements is a key part in preserving the species, and thanks to this safari tour adventurous tourists can participate in it as well.<p>…

Wildlife

Yukon's 'vibrant' tourism industry to get long-term direction this fall

"Bold" long-term goals for Yukon's tourism industry could be coming this fall.<p>The Tourism Development Strategy Steering Committee has finished its …

Tourism

Whitehorse Daily Star: Paddlers, chili and beans just go together, like bacon and eggs

It could be described as a race to dinner.<p>It’s not like racing your sister or brother to the kitchen table.<p>In this quest to see who dines first, you …

Canadian News