Highlights/Yukon

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Mysterious old iron safe, and mysterious contents in the Canadian north

Treasure?  Gold?  A possible Gold Rush era safe dug up in Yukon Workers in Dawson City, Yukon were digging into a site in the town centre when the excavator shovel hit a large metal object with a loud clang. A» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

“Fresh” contribution for the Yukon mummified toe drink

“Sourtoe” cocktail to get new British toes in reserve A competitor in this year’s Yukon marathon has said he’ll contribute his three amputated toes to the Dawson City bar, the Downtown Hotel which offers the shrivelled toe drink. The name “sourtoe”» 

International, Society

Yukon Quest- man and dog against time and the Arctic cold

It is one of the world’s greatest annual endurance challenges for man and dog. The annual Yukon Quest dog sled race  is now roughly at the half-way point in the annual 1,600km race which stretches from Fairbanks Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Booze warning label experiment abruptly ends

Industry pushes back against warning labels The idea was to test the effects of warning labels on the habits of excessive alcohol consumption. The experiment, a Canadian first, and in some senses a world first, was to have large bright» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Supreme Court rules in favour of Yukon First Nations in Peel watershed dispute

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of Yukon First Nations in their fight to protect a large area of almost pristine sub-Arctic wilderness from resource development. The unanimous ruling released Friday ends a five-year legal battle between the Yukon» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Yukon cancer warning labels on alcohol

A world first? Several countries around the world, including the U.K., U.S.A., Sweden and France among others have varying sizes, styles, and degrees of obligatory and voluntary warning labels on alcohol products. These often warn of the dangers of drinking» 

Society

Is hunting with drones ethical? Canada’s Yukon territory says ‘no’

The issue of drones and hunting has become an increasingly hot-button issue in many areas of rural Canada, but at least one of Canada’s northern territories has nixed the practice once and for all with new regulations that came into» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Climate change: beavers on the move north

Scientists have been noticing this for a few years now, as have residents in Canada’s far north and Arctic: global warming is changing things. A variety of plants , animals , and marine creatures have been moving north into Arctic» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Chinese lawsuit alleges multi-million dollar Canadian immigration scam

A case of alleged immigration fraud is now headed to the Yukon Territory Supreme Court in Whitehorse. The plaintiffs are Chinese companies, Ningbo Zhelun Overseas Immigration Service Co. Ltd., and Mega International Labour and Immigration Services Inc. (Mega) Eleven defendants» 

Society

Argentine climber rescued from Canada’s highest mountain

An Argentine climber stranded on Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak in Kluane National Park and Reserve in Yukon, has been rescued according to a blog post by her partner. Natalia Martínez, 37, was attempting a solo traverse of Mount Logan»