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

Plans for Alaska Highway work in Whitehorse flawed, says resident

A longtime resident of Whitehorse's Hillcrest neighbourhood says the Yukon government should postpone its Alaska Highway reconstruction project near the airport.

Spring forward, fall back survey sets Yukon record

A Yukon government online survey on whether to end seasonal time changes in the territory gets biggest response ever to one of its public engagements.

Minecraft video game set to become staple of Yukon classrooms

Yukon educators have been asking to use the version of Minecraft adapted for education purposes. They're getting their wish.

How Yukon kids scored new gear ahead of Hockey Day in Canada

Former NHL players Mike Gartner and Chris Campoli came to Faro in December to present $20,000 worth of hockey gear to local kids.

Whitehorse man struggles to get past injury suffered during hiking fall

Lundberg is well-known in Yukon for documenting his adventures in the backcountry on The ExploreNorth Blog, but his outdoor adventures have come to an end for now because of a brain injury, he said.

Whitehorse working on forest fire defence this winter

A crew is clearing a 50-metre-wide corridor along the Copper Haul Road in Whitehorse, to strengthen the city's defences against forest fires.

Yukon firefighters say work-caused cancers need to be compensated

Firefighters say Yukon is falling behind on recognizing which cancers are caused by their jobs.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce blames utilities board for part of power rate hike

If the board was a business, 'it would be out of business,' says a director of the Chamber of Commerce.

Commission seeks public input for Dawson land use plan

Yukon's Dawson Regional Planning Commission has been gathering information to draft a land use plan for the 39,854 square kilometre region.

Yukon mineral exploration plummets even as mines open

The number of active mineral exploration projects this year is down by almost half from last year sparking concerns.

Nurse practitioner breaks new ground in Yukon health care

Lee Holliday is nearing the half-way point of a trial project at the health centre in Mayo, Yukon.

Yukon government outlines plans to reduce problems at emergency shelter

There have been more than 700 paramedic calls to the shelter since May. The RCMP receives close to 50 calls each week, some related to violence.

New streaming service showcases Yukon-made films

A streaming service, Available Light on Demand, is now online. It's devoted to outstanding and award-winning Yukon-made films.

Loss of Vuntut Gwitchin elder Joel Peter 'insurmountable'

Joel Peter, a Vuntut Gwitchin elder who died last week, was known for his mastery of bushcraft and work on Gwich'in heritage projects.

Yukoner Darryl Tait marks life changing event with thanks giving

Tait says community support has helped him fulfil a vow to ride again and remain active after losing use of his legs.