Karen McColl

News Presenter/Reporter

Karen works as a CBC reporter, news reader and web writer in Whitehorse, YT. She made a radio documentary for the CBC program Now or Never and does freelance work for magazines. You can follow her on Twitter @krmccoll.

Latest from Karen McColl

Judge Suzanne Duncan appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon

The Honourable Suzanne Duncan, a Yukon Supreme Court Judge since 2018, is the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon.

Want to have a bonfire in Whitehorse? It better be in a city-approved backyard fire pit

The Chadburn Lake Road is a tempting place to have a bonfire but it's both prohibited and dangerous, says Whitehorse's fire chief.

COVID-19 measures lead to drop in other infectious diseases, emergency visits in Yukon

The president of the Yukon Medical Association says the drop in emergency department visits isn't necessarily a good thing.

Bye-bye single-use plastics: new bylaw in effect in Dawson City

The bylaw prohibits businesses from providing a range of single-use plastics, including shopping and produce bags.
The COVID Economy

While Yukon businesses brace for lack of tourism, the pandemic's impact on mining is less clear

While Yukon's tourism sector faces a long, uncertain road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, industry experts say it's too early to know the impact of the outbreak on the mining sector.

Yukon pilot project aims to shift energy demand away from peak times, reduce diesel use

The Yukon Conservation Society plans to have electric thermal storage units installed in 40 homes in Whitehorse.

Rolling with it: Whitehorse bike shops get people out riding while taking COVID-19 precautions

This is typically the start of the busy season for Whitehorse's bike shops — but this is not a typical year. Still, the shops are doing what they can to maintain service and get people out riding.

Yukoners sew homemade cloth masks to meet high demand

People sewing masks in Whitehorse say the orders keep coming. This, as Canada's chief public health officer softens her stance on them.

Whitehorse businesses say they need financial help now, before it's too late

The federal government has promised to help small businesses, but the money isn't flowing yet.

Yukon makerspace producing face shields as 'Plan C' for COVID-19 pandemic

Machines at YuKonstruct in Whitehorse are busy churning out a product its hoped won't be needed in the territory — protective face shields for first responders.