Topic: yukon

Whitehorse woman says Tinder 'wiped their hands clean' of identity theft

Sarah Frey says stolen photos of her were linked to a fake Tinder profile, but the company told her it's not their problem.
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Prosecution loses appeal in Yukon resisting arrest acquittal

Harry Kolasch was found not guilty of resisting arrest when the judge ruled his 2016 arrest was illegal and the force used by the police officer was excessive.

Sled dog could have been removed from race before dying: Yukon Quest vet

The death of a sled dog named Boppy in this year's Yukon Quest race has put a spotlight on the system used to monitor the health and safety of animals.

Yukon's Frostbite Festival not doing so hot

The long-running music festival returned this year and organizers had high hopes for the revival. Now they're in the red.

Farmers of feathers flock together at Whitehorse chicken workshop

The thought of raising chickens shouldn’t ruffle your feathers. That’s the message from the Yukon Agricultural Association.

Yukon Quest bars past champ Hugh Neff, cites 'lack of dog care'

Neff's dog Boppy died on the trail this year, and race officials have learned it had a number of health issues. 'We needed to take action,' says the chair of the rules committee.

'Distraught' man in custody after police secure Whitehorse neighbourhood

More than a dozen officers, including the force's Emergency Response Team, were in the Arkell neighbourhood from Monday evening until Tuesday morning trying to make contact with the man.

City of Whitehorse takes over downtown campground, plans makeover

The Robert Service Campground will see improvements to its office and washrooms, and eventually the construction of a new building for events.

'There needs to be action' on Yukon child protection, says former Youth Advocate

Andy Nieman, Yukon's Child and Youth Advocate for 6 years, is doubtful that a review by his successor will lead to any significant change.

'Idiotic' amount of paperwork for grants, say Yukon First Nation development corps.

A panel of Indigenous-owned development corporations in Yukon recently spoke in Watson Lake and found common ground in one complaint: financial reporting rules create a mountain of redundant paperwork.

I've hit rock bottom, says convicted killer Darryl Sheepway at sentencing hearing

'Not one day has gone by where I haven't wished I could go back and change things,' Sheepway said in court, reading from a prepared statement.

First Nation plans homecoming canoe journey down the Taku River

The Taku River First Nation is planning a historic canoe trip from the Canadian border of the Taku River to Juneau Alaska. The three-day canoe trip is to coincide with the opening of Celebration 2018. Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of Alaska and Yukon Native traditional dancers. It is put on every two years in Juneau Alaska.

Yukoner making waves in synchronized swimming

His venture into the world of synchronized swimming started innocently enough. "I wanted to go into a sport one year, but I forgot to sign up," said Camron. With both of his sisters already in synchronized swimming, he decided to give it a shot. He was immediately hooked.

Seattle-area pizzeria claims 120-year-old Klondike sourdough

A U.S pizza place says it's keeping a Klondike tradition alive — literally maintaining a sourdough starter which lives and multiplies. The owner says the family heirloom has been alive for 120 years.
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Yukon's Knute Johnsgaard retires from competitive skiing

Knute Johnsgaard competed in three events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. His best finish was 9th in the Men’s 4x10 km relay. On Friday, he announced his retirement from competitive skiing.