Philippe Morin

Philippe Morin is a reporter based in Whitehorse. Follow him on Twitter @YukonPhilippe.

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No injuries as daycare in Pelly Crossing, Yukon, destroyed by fire

The only daycare in Pelly Crossing has been destroyed by a fire. It happened early Saturday morning while no one was in the building.

Petition calls for new painted crosswalk in Whitehorse to represent racial identities

A Yukoner is calling for Whitehorse to paint more crosswalks with flags representing the LGTBTQ community as well as Black and Indigenous people and people of colour. Mayor Dan Curtis says he's on board.

Watson Lake resident captures 'first record' of ghost moth in Yukon

A longtime resident of Watson Lake, Yukon, has contributed to the world of science — simply by taking a picture.

Rainy summer weather a boon — and a barrier — for Yukon farmers

The wetter, cooler weather in Yukon is helping some farmers' crops thrive — but it can also mean rot and mould.

'I miss the sound:' Yukon music teachers move online during pandemic

Music teachers in Yukon and beyond have moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions. From technical hurdles, to no duets, musicians are making it work from Yukon to New Zealand.

Yukon charts course to increase local food production

Minister Ranj Pillai presented the Yukon government's new agriculture policy guide on Wednesday, saying the territory could aim to have 10 per cent of the territory's food produced locally.

Company promises $2.1M solar project in Yukon

Solvest Inc. is pledging to build Yukon's biggest solar project to date. The $2.1-million solar farm is to be built on private land outside Whitehorse.

Duo behind 'smart' home ventilation system win Yukon Innovation Prize

Cody Reaume and Thomas Jacquin of Whitehorse developed a prototype for a controller for heat recovery ventilation systems.

Youth spruce up Mount Sima to welcome mountain bikes

18 young people are working to transform the ski and snowboard hill into a destination for mountain biking.

Early count points to steady chinook salmon numbers in Yukon River

The first data is starting to come in assessing the strength of this year's Yukon River chinook salmon run — and so far the numbers are promising, says a U.S. biologist.

Haines Junction residents reassured as wind keeps wildfire at bay

Residents of Haines Junction, Yukon, say they feel safe despite a growing wildfire north of the village, and a visible column of smoke on the horizon.

New rules will let Yukon pharmacists deliver vaccines

Pharmacists in Yukon will soon be able to deliver flu shots and other vaccines. That's one of many changes made as the territory's Pharmacists Act is replaced. Regulating pharmacists under the Health Professions Act will also mean new requirements for pharmacists to maintain a licence.

Ontario students complete (main) course on new Yukon food tour

A group of students from the University of Guelph has concluded a Yukon tour that focused on food distribution, cost and local growing. The new Yukon Food Security in Northern Canada was offered this year to 22 undergraduate students.

Meat, fish and animal carcasses found near Dawson City

You could not invent more attractive bear bait if you tried: Moose meat, salmon fillets and a whole fox, beaver and wolf pup carcass. These were all dumped by a roadside outside Dawson City. The fragrant pile inevitably drew a bear close to town.

Community hears calls for peace and forgiveness at Whitehorse vigil for crash victims

A public vigil was held yesterday in Whitehorse. It was a moment for people to grieve for two teenagers who died this week in a collision. Community leaders and relatives also called for people to stop harassing and threatening the family of a man charged with impaired driving.

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