CBC North - Photo By Teddy Carter

A New Day
with Sandi Coleman

Call to test northern salmon

salmon1.jpgThe chinook salmon run is expected to drop to an all time low this year. Fishing restrictions have been enforced on both sides of the border. First Nations have been meeting to share information. Alexandra Morton is a B-C biologist. She's been studying the impact of Atlantic salmon farming on wild salmon in B-C. Morton says farms are spreading disease and fish up the northern coastline need to be tested as well. She joined guest host Roch Shannon Fraser on the phone from her home in B-C.

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Music Playlist April 7 - 11, 2014

  • Black Current - Rachel Sermanni
  • Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
  • Ten Thousand Horses - Corey Hart
  • A Feather's Not a Bird - Rosanne Cash
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Lifted - Alysha Brilla
  • Greyhound Bus - Oh Susanna
  • Rest of My Life - Sloan
  • Je Suis Devenue Lionne - Whitehorse
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
  • North Star - Rural Alberta Advantage
  • I Lost My Way - Matt Andersen
  • The Wolves - Ben Howard
  • Best You Can - Brandon Isaak
  • Touch on the Rainy Side - Jesse Winchester
  • Rudio En El Sistema - Alex Cuba
  • Forsaken Love - Pharis & Jason Romero
  • Babes in Arms - Mickey Rooney 

Natural Playgrounds..What Does That Really Mean?...

When you think of playgrounds, monkey bars and plastic slides come to mind.

But there's a company in town this week talking about the benefits 'natural' playgrounds.

Adam Bienenstock owns Bienenstock Playgrounds. He led a workshop yesterday for staff at the city of Whitehorse and the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon and others.

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Chinook Run Could Hit All time Low....

salmon_1[1].jpgBiologists are predicting another record low salmon run on the Yukon River this year. That's why 60 delegates from the Yukon went to Fairbanks last week.

First Nations, scientists and various levels of government met at the International Salmon Summit.

To discuss what they're seeing on both sides of the border, we reached Jill Klein, Executive Director of the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association. For more than 2 decades, the YRDFA has been advocating and working towards healthy wild fisheries all along the river.

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Dr. Hanley's Weekly Studio Call...

Lots of folks are still winding down from the Rotary Music festival.

We certainly miss having our live music in the studio this week.

Perhaps it got you wondering about signing your own youngster up for lessons ... but wondering whether sports would more beneficial healthwise.

Well ... Yukon's Chief Medical officer of health  Dr. Brendan Hanley. has been giving this some thought and has dropped by for his weekly studio call....


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Mount Lorne Putting Dent In E-waste

It's called "e-waste" -- electronic goods that end up at the dump.

photo (15).JPGIt's not just computers and phones but also vacuums, toasters, clock radios ... you name it. Our landfills and recycling depots are becoming as wired as our homes.

So how do we deal with this growing mountain of e-waste?

We recently visited the Mount Lorne transfer station, and spoke with manager Mike Bailie, and Dwayne Muckosky, director of community operations from the Yukon Government's department of Community Services.

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Watson Lake School Attendance Up...

Thumbnail image for Watson Lake 001.jpgThe high school in Watson Lake used to have one of the worst attendance records in Yukon ... not anymore. This year, students are attending classes at a rate of about 80%. That's 10 to 15% better than last year.

The school is trying a new approach. The courses are online, but the teachers are there to help.

Philippe Morin visited the school and brings us this report.

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Whitehorse Cross Country Ski club Rated #2 In Canada

The trails at the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski club have been groomed for the last time this season and operations are winding down.

It's been an amazing year for athletes who are part of the club and for those who have advanced after going through the club's programs.

Emily Nishikawa became the first Yukon athlete to go the the winter Olympics in more than two decades.

Brother Graham won a gold medal in the Paralympics competing as a guide with blind skier Brian Mckeever. Yukon Cross country skiers took their places on the podium in national and international competitions.

Following the 2014 Haywood Ski Nations the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski club was rated number 2 in Canada. Two well known skiers weigh in on why the club is so successful....

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Vocalists on the Rotary Music Festival CBC showcase

photo (13).JPGThe 46th annual Rotary Music Festival in Whitehorse wraps up on the Saturday with final concerts at the Yukon Arts Centre. Three vocalists, who participated in the festival, shared their songs with us on CBC A New Day.

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Is There Cause For Celebration on the Financial Side For Sima?

The snow was already settling on Mt Sima before down hill skiers and boarders were certain there would even be a ski season. Organizers and supporters managed to pull together the financing needed to operate. And the Whitehorse ski hill did open on time.

This is the last weekend for Mt Sima. It's going out with a big party .... Simapoloosa. Laurie Henderson is President of Friends of Mt. Sima society.

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