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

Trust, hope and pride: Selkirk First Nation has its own security officers

Yukon's Selkirk First Nation employs local people to identify problems and sometimes intervene in situations before they turn bad.

Taku River Tlingit want to sell hydroelectric power to Yukon

The Taku River First Nation in Atlin, B.C. says its planned hydro plant expansion could help supplement Yukon's power supply.

Rents set to rise for rural Yukon government employees

The Yukon government is changing its long time policy for employees who rent or lease government housing in rural communities, setting new policies and raising rents.

'The healing journey begins' as work starts on traditional dugout canoe in Carcross

A 450-year-old red cedar log will be made into a seaworthy vessel, and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation hopes it will help bring the community together.

Yukon helicopter pilot and wildlife crew have close call, then another

Environment Yukon workers were out collaring caribou recently when a piece of weighted net they shot from a net gun came in contact with the helicopter's main rotor blade. It happened again a couple weeks later.

Yukon's Eagle Gold mine site gets energized

Victoria Gold's Eagle gold mine near Mayo is now connected to Yukon Energy's power grid. The mine is expected to be in operation later this year.

Midnight Sun Hotel to rise again in Dawson City

The Tr'ochëk Limited Partnership and Northern Vision Development have bought the Midnight Sun Hotel along with the historic Caley Building. Both buildings have sat vacant in recent years.

Whitehorse developing local Airbnb regulations

The goal is to have a new bylaw in place by this fall. Currently, short-term rentals in Whitehorse don't require a business licence, and there aren't regulations.

New high-altitude rescue helicopter ready to save lives in Yukon

Most helicopters don't have the power to climb in the lower-density air found at higher altitudes. But a new high-tech helicopter is up to the challenge.

Shovels, sweat and determination: Yukoners go to firefighting bootcamp

The 'Beat the Heat Bootcamp' is a nine-day training course that was designed a few years ago to provide training opportunities for First Nations citizens.

Older oil tanks can be major liability for homeowners

'If you're selling a property, chances are that real estate will want you to replace the tank as part of the deal,' says Peter Kennedy, a burner mechanic for Griffiths Heating & Sheet Metal in Whitehorse.

Restored 1950s helicopter on display in Yukon, decades after crash

'You can see it must have a story to tell,' says aviation historian Bob Cameron, who spent hundreds of hours putting the machine back together.

Carcross/Tagish First Nation ponders what to do with residential school site

It was a school reunion in Carcross this week — but not the celebratory kind. 

Yukon First Nations anticipate windfall from land claim loan forgiveness and reimbursement

This week's federal budget proposed funding of $1.4 billion over 7 years to forgive all outstanding land claim negotiation loans, and re-imburse First Nations that have already repaid.

Yukon looks for bidders to manage rural dumpsites

The territorial government is moving to a business model, rather than relying on volunteers and non-profits.