Jane Sponagle

Jane Sponagle is a reporter for CBC North based in Whitehorse. Jane started her CBC career with The World This Hour in Toronto before heading to the North. After a few months in Yellowknife, Jane moved to Iqaluit where she spent six years reporting on politics, food security and housing. She has also reported with CBC in Halifax.

Latest from Jane Sponagle

Whitehorse's Canada Games Centre to reopen next month

The Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse will gradually reopen next month, but exactly what day that will start is still unknown. The City of Whitehorse’s plan was approved by the Chief Medical Officer of Health on Friday

Yukon says travellers through territory to stick to approved routes

Travellers heading to Alaska via the Yukon may only stop at a list of mandated gas stations and hotels, and must not turn off main highways.

Newly-elected chief of the Selkirk First Nation aims to bring housing, jobs to citizens

Darin Isaac was elected on Wednesday as the new chief of the Selkirk First Nation in Yukon. Isaac also held the position for two terms from 2005 to 2011. He has also served as a councillor for three terms.

Yukon had 1,154 non-residents travel through territory in past 2 weeks

More than 1.000 non-residents have travelled through Yukon since a travel restriction was put into place on April 17, according to a spokesperson for Yukon’s emergency co-ordination centre. 

15 people turned back at B.C.-Yukon border in past 10 days

Fifteen people have been turned away at the Yukon-B.C. border since the Yukon government banned non-essential travel into the territory on April 17, says a government spokesperson. 

What is a 'recovered' COVID-19 case in the North? Depends on the region

All five COVID-19 cases in the Northwest Territories and eight cases in Yukon have recovered. But what criteria is each territory using to measure a recovered case?

Sourdough baking sees rise in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

Sourdough has become popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for Ione Christensen, sourdough is not a new trend. The 86-year-old Whitehorse woman has baked with sourdough for most of her life.

'Our mission to help': Whitehorse RV park opens early for Yukoners self-isolating

An RV park in Whitehorse has opened two weeks early as a spot for Yukoners returning to the territory to self-isolate.

Whitehorse needle exchange, outreach van operating through COVID-19 pandemic

Blood Ties Four Directions is still offering its services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but with extra precautions to protect clients and staff. 
Reporter's Notebook

Here's a Spotify playlist I made after a long, long week

It's been a long week. So here are some of CBC Yukon's favourite tunes so you can have a dance party in your kitchen.

Some Whitehorse churches consider live streaming services due to COVID-19

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Whitehorse will continue to hold masses, while Riverdale Baptist Church is suspending services.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation election going ahead, with extra precautions

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation election will go ahead Wednesday, but with safety precautions amid COVID-19 concerns, according to the chief returning officer.

'I never win anything!': Land lottery shows continued demand in Whitehorse

A lottery for new lots in a Whitehorse neighbourhood on Monday showed the ongoing demand for residential land.

Behind the scenes of the rescue of the last solo climber on Mount Logan

In May 2018, Monique Richard was the first woman to reach Mount Logan's summit solo. She could also be its last solo climber.

Traditional ceremony sends off Yukon First Nations firefighters to Australia

Chad Thomas and Jordan Profeit are Yukon First Nations Wildfire firefighters who are heading to New South Wales, Australia Wednesday to help fight the bush fires that are devastating the country.