Highlights / Yukon

Environment, Indigenous

Canada funds climate action by Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region

The Canadian government announced that they will be providing the Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region $250,000 through the Climate Action Fund according to a press release from Environment and Climate Change Canada. With the funding, the Assembly of First» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Northwest Territories now has 911 for emergency calls

Sometimes those of us who live in southern Canada forget how different life can be for our distant neighbours living in the country’s three northern territories: Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Some things we take for granted down here» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Rhinos and turtles once roamed Yukon lands

The Yukon, a territory located in northwestern Canada, was once home to ancient rhinos and turtles, a recent analysis of fossils discovered in 1973 shows. 8 to 9 million years ago, these rhinos were about two metres high and three» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Yukon: a very unusual reunion with the “sourtoe” cocktail

Nick Griffiths is a former British Royal Marine commando, a tough guy. He was also a former participant in the incredibly gruelling Yukon Ultra marathon in 2018 where he suffered frostbite that resulted in the amputation of three toes.  The» 

Environment, Society

Clean up your backyard as Yukon authorities warn against bear intrusions

As winter approaches, animals are preparing for it. This is the case for bears in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. The problem is that they tend to go into people’s backyards to find food, such as berries in bushes,» 

Environment, Society

Ancient hyenas used to roam Canadian Arctic: study

When we think of hyenas, we usually picture them in the savannah or in a dry environment surrounded by lions or elephants, but this has not always been the case. Thanks to new research, we now know with certainty that» 

Environment, Society

Mother and baby killed by grizzly bear in Yukon: coroner

A 37-year-old woman and her 10-month-old baby are dead after being mauled by a grizzly bear outside their remote cabin in Yukon, in northwestern Canada. The Yukon Coroner’s Service said Valerie Theoret and her baby girl, Adele Roesholt, were killed» 

Indigenous

Notable book recommendations from across northern Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The First Nations Book Fair (Kwahiatonhk: Salon du livre des Premières Nations) gets underway in the Canadian province of Quebec November 22-25 to promote Indigenous books and authors. Eye» 

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”»