Cheryl Kawaja is a CBC North reporter based in Whitehorse.
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Yukon hits peak puppy as demand for canine companions outstrips supply
Both the Yukon Animal Rescue Network and the Humane Society Yukon report increased demand for pet adoption.
'Kind of incredible': Researchers reveal details of mummified ice age wolf pup found in Yukon
A perfectly preserved ancient wolf pup found in Yukon in 2016 was likely seven weeks old when it died in its den 57,000 years ago and ate fish for its last meal, scientists who studied the rare find said as they shared some of their findings for the first time.
Yukon gov't, First Nations agree to roadmap on government relations
The Yukon government and First Nations in the territory have agreed to a plan, detailing how they will work together on common issues, including justice, heritage, health and social services.
Visitors flocking to Yukon's Tombstone Territorial Park
The number of visitors to Yukon's Tombstone Territorial Park continues to rise — staff at the park's visitor centre say they've welcomed thousands more people this summer compared to last.
Sales of abandoned properties in Faro better than expected, says councillor
The Town of Faro, Yukon, has sold 11 of the community's 37 abandoned properties — buildings that have sat vacant since the nearby Faro mine closed two decades ago.
Yukon outfitters want to know: will the B.C. grizzly bear trophy ban come north?
Yukon outfitters says hunting regulations should be based what's sustainable, not politics, but NDP leader Liz Hanson says Yukon should at least look at the issue.
More flights, more lineups at Whitehorse airport
More flight activity at the Whitehorse airport this summer means some passengers are waiting in line longer than usual for check-in and security, prompting one airline to warn its customers to arrive early.
First Nations teaching farm in Dawson City expands, adds animals
A teaching farm run by the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation outside Dawson City is expanding this summer. The program will include more students, and is also adding animals and a year-round greenhouse.
Hungry? Food trucks getting ready for Whitehorse summer
So far, five food trucks have been allocated spots in the downtown. Some popular vendors are returning, and new ones will be starting up.
Climbers flock to Canada's highest mountain for spring season
Mount Logan will see twice as many climbers as usual this spring, says Parks Canada. One party has already been rescued.
Whitehorse testing new wildfire prevention strategy: burn stuff
The city of Whitehorse is working with Yukon's Wildland Fire crews to do a controlled burn along the Long Lake Road in Whitehorse. It's a pilot project to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire, by removing fuel.
Dawson City waits and watches for spring breakup
After a winter of precarious ice conditions on the Yukon River at Dawson City, breakup looms. But when?
Arctic Gallery at Canadian Museum of Nature prepares for June opening
The new, permanent gallery will include a space where Northern communities can curate and present their own exhibitions. 'The big picture is to get people to really understand the Arctic.'
Scammed: young 1st-time renter loses $1K over fake Whitehorse apartment ad
A 20-year-old Whitehorse woman said she paid $1,000 before realizing an apartment rental ad online was a fraud. She is now warning others to be vigilant.
Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week
The case will mark the end of a five-year legal battle over Yukon's vast and pristine Peel watershed, and determine what happens when a government fails in its obligations under a modern First Nations treaty.