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

Whitehorse greenhouse keeps stores stocked with local produce

A Whitehorse greenhouse is in full swing, growing and selling fresh, pesticide-free vegetables to local supermarkets.

Some businesses booming as Yukoners adjust to pandemic life

In Whitehorse, local garden centres, recreational sports stores and building supply stores are doing brisk business as people adjust to life during a pandemic.

Whitehorse food bank receives $100K donation from mining company

The Whitehorse Food Bank has just received a big cash donation — $100,000 from the Victoria Gold Corp.

Yukon has a new Indigenous commercial pilot

Shadunjen van Kampen, a 21-year-old member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations in Yukon, recently completed her written exams and flight test. She plans to be a commercial bush pilot. 

Kegs pile up at Yukon brewery as draft sales fall flat during pandemic

Bars are closed in Yukon during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means kegs are piled up at Yukon Brewing and approaching their "best before" date.

Carcross teachers go door-to-door to ensure students without internet access aren't left out

For many students, learning from home is hard enough. But for those without access to the internet, it's even more challenging. 

'Kind of left on their own': Yukon mom calls for more support for homeschooling son

Learning from home has been an adjustment for Marion Primozic and her son Tristen Primozic.

The pandemic spoiled their anniversary plans, until a flight crew came to the rescue

Sharon Shorty and Derek Yap of Yukon planned to celebrate their 15th anniversary early last month by renewing their vows aboard a Caribbean cruise. Instead, it happened in the air.

Longtime owner of Yukon helicopter company calls it a day

Delmar Washington has just sold the business that over the years offered him a bird's-eye view of the Yukon. It's been an unforgettable experience, he says.

Design for cleaner, quieter snowmobile wins Yukon Innovation Prize

A Whitehorse aeronautical engineer who designed an innovative hydrogen fuel cell snowmobile is the big winner of this year's Yukon Innovation Prize.

'Window visits' at long term care home keep Whitehorse family connected

Long term care homes in Yukon are closed to visitors right now, but one family is still staying connected from opposite sides of glass.

Put mining on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, say Yukon First Nations

Some Yukon First Nations want the territorial government to put a stop to any mining or staking in the territory during the pandemic. 

Yukon First Nations help citizens make ends meet during COVID-19 pandemic

Yukon First Nation governments are ensuring their citizens have some financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yukon truck drivers running in overdrive to keep shelves stocked

The demand for groceries, toilet paper, and supplies in Yukon is keeping truckers busy, as they do their best to continue to restock empty shelves across the territory.

Yukon Brewing shifts from spirits to hand sanitizer

Whitehorse-based Yukon Brewing has won awards for its craft beer and spirits. But the COVID-19 pandemic means it is now brewing something very different — hand sanitizer.