Dave Croft

Reporter, CBC North

Dave Croft is a reporter in the CBC Yukon newsroom in Whitehorse. He has been been covering Yukon stories since 1990.

Latest from Dave Croft

Whitehorse McDonald's offers rent subsidies to lure workers north

Owner Mike Thorpe says the high cost of accommodation in Yukon is a barrier to hiring southern workers.

Order of Yukon medal unveiled by Commissioner in Whitehorse

The territory is the last jurisdiction in Canada to establish the award. It is Yukon's highest honour.

Federal gov't puts up $15M for agriculture projects in North

Federal agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the funding is meant to increase food security in northern Canada.

Yukon gov't wants teacher with multiple sclerosis to pay back thousands of dollars

Melanie Bonar is getting paid again after the Yukon Teachers' Association filed an injunction in Yukon Supreme Court last week.

Whitehorse 'crime spree' sees dozens of parking meters destroyed

Fifty-two Whitehorse parking meters have been stolen or damaged for the money inside.

Yukon government says it has a plan to eliminate 'dump shopping'

Community Services Minister John Streicker says fines for illegal dumping will also rise dramatically.

Whitehorse pushes prevention at home as forest fire season begins

City staff say residents can participate in fire prevention by removing combustible materials from around their homes.

2 Yukon schools getting fleet of mountain bikes from U.S. foundation

Takhini Elementary in Whitehorse and Eliza Van Bibber Elementary in Pelly Crossing will also have a chance to take part in an ongoing study of the effects of cycling on academic performance and attendance.

Float plane owners want action on Whitehorse dock shortage

The city says more docks can't be added without more parking along the narrow Schwatka Lake shoreline.

Whitehorse council mulls proposal for local preference in awarding city contracts

One local garden centre lost a contract to a B.C. competitor earlier this year, over a $250 difference in bids.

Yukon's first private pot shop could open next week

A Whitehorse couple's plans to open a store cleared another hurdle on Monday, when Whitehorse city council passed bylaws to allow retail sales of cannabis in parts of the downtown area. 

'You can see the light in their eyes': Yukon parents praise skating program

The Arctic Edge Skating Club put on two performances of The Wizard of Oz in Whitehorse Saturday.

Whitehorse tech startup gets 'big deal' business mentorship in Toronto

A Whitehorse startup company has been chosen as one of 10 companies to participate in Techstars Toronto Accelerator — a business mentorship program that also equips companies with $120,000.

Yukon hospital workers hold strike vote, union says workload is main issue

Yukon Employees Union president Steve Geick says employees are burning out as their workload increases. 300 unionized hospital staff will vote Thursday on a strike mandate.

Sexual assault charge against taxi driver dismissed in Yukon Supreme Court

Jaspal Singh Tamber was working as a cab driver in Whitehorse when he was charged in 2017. On Tuesday, his accuser did not appear in court to testify.