Mike Rudyk

Reporter, CBC Yukon

Mike Rudyk has worked for CBC Yukon since 1999, as a reporter and videographer. He lives in Whitehorse.

Latest from Mike Rudyk

Yukon Quest 300 racecourse changed over COVID-19 restrictions

This year's race starts in Whitehorse and follows the Yukon Quest trail to Braeburn then it goes on to the north end of Madanna Lake. This checkpoint will serve as the halfway point turnaround.

The ice grizzlies of Yukon: Photographer captures stunning photos of bears in the wild

For the last two years, Peter Mather has been using remote camera traps, capturing photos of grizzlies fishing for salmon in the creeks that lead to Klukshu Lake in southwestern Yukon, right up to December.

'Matriarchs of the community': Teslin elders become Yukon's latest community officers

The community of Teslin, Yukon, is the latest First Nation to have Community Safety Officers. This will be the third safety program up and running in the Yukon.

Whitehorse airport's secondary runway to get extended and upgraded

The extension and upgrades will allow the secondary runway, which is mostly used for small planes now, to accommodate large passenger planes.

Air North announces new Whitehorse-Yellowknife-Toronto flight beginning in May

Yukon's Air North will offer a seasonal scheduled flight to Toronto from May to September, for passengers from Whitehorse and Yellowknife.

'It's in the core of who we are': Work underway on Tlingit canoe in Haines Junction

One master carver from Alaska and seven apprentices from Haines Junction will transform a 450-year old piece of red cedar into a traditional Tlingit dugout canoe. In the process, they're reconnecting with their culture and with one another.

Dawson City, Yukon will soon harness the midnight sun

The new solar array will generate 280-megawatt hours annually, enough to power upward of 25 households all year.

Debris washing down Yukon River disables Dawson City ferry

The George Black Ferry in Dawson City, Yukon, is out of service for a few days, thanks to some debris being washed down the swollen river.

Whitehorse Canada Day events cancelled, Adäka festival postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Yukon's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak means some big summer events are being cancelled or postponed again this year — including the Adäka Cultural Festival, and Canada Day festivities.

Education Directorate aims to turn things around for Yukon Indigenous students

The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate (YFNED) has been studying the successes and challenges of Indigenous students in the education system, and looking for ways to boost graduation rates.