Steve Silva

Video journalist

Steve Silva is a video journalist for CBC News based in Whitehorse. He has journalism degrees from Ryerson University and Columbia University. So far, he has filed reports from five provinces and two territories in Canada. He can be reached at:

Latest from Steve Silva

More than 750 people matched, 1K waiting as Yukon's family doctor program heads into year 2

One year into the launch of the Yukon government’s find a family doctor program, about 43 per cent of people who signed up have been matched so far.

Break-in at Dawson City animal shelter sees hundreds of dollars stolen, society says

The Humane Society Dawson animal shelter was broken into, and hundreds of dollars were stolen this week, according to the shelter’s coordinator.

Yukon gov't won't get its $2.6M back for cancelled Arctic Winter Games

The Yukon government has no plans to try to recoup the more than $2.6 million paid for a major sporting event that never happened.

What it's been like holding elections in Yukon during the COVID-19 pandemic

While many people have been focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things in the U.S. presidential election this week and B.C.'s provincial election last month, many Yukoners have already adapted to similar changes after voting in several pandemic-era elections.

Skagway man with COVID-19 makes his name public to speed up contact tracing

A man with COVID-19 in a small Alaska community near Yukon said he let the government publicly identify him in order to make contact tracing more efficient.

Union suspects cleaning products making teachers, students sick at Yukon schools

Yukon's teachers union says it suspects that sanitizing products being used in schools are making teachers and students sick, after hearing complaints from staff at several schools.

Veterans will be remembered 'a little bit differently' in Yukon this year, amid COVID-19 restrictions

Remembrance Day will be scaled back this year, in order to follow territorial health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the president of Royal Canadian Legion branch in Whitehorse.

'Never seen anything like that': Yukoner's dashcam captures brighter-than-usual meteor

A woman from Mount Lorne, Yukon, recorded a video of what one space science expert says appears to be a meteor travelling across part of the sky.

Yukon Arctic Ultra cancelled for 2021, organizer considering alternative races

The “toughest ultra race in the world” isn’t tough enough to withstand the impacts of travel restrictions in place because of COVID-19 pandemic: the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2021 has been cancelled.

Tourism assoc. wants Yukon gov't to provide more help for businesses

An association representing tourism business owners in Yukon says it wants the territorial government to offer owners more financial help, meet with the group more to come up with solutions, and, in order to allow in more tourists, look into possibly relaxing some self-isolation requirements.

Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Carleton University agree to work on research projects together

Representatives of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun and Ottawa’s Carleton University signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on research projects.

Yukon gov't employees taking fewer sick days during COVID-19 pandemic

The average number of sick days taken by Yukon government employees decreased during most of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, something its employees' union says is due, in part, to a disagreement in interpreting the collective agreement.

Yukon government plans for its 1st multiple stall, gender-inclusive washroom

The Yukon government plans to replace two washrooms at the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre with a gender-inclusive one that has multiple stalls — a first for a Yukon government building, it says.

Contractors clearing fire risks in Yukon forests can now keep wood

The Yukon government is aiming to make communities in the territory more resilient to wildfires, in part through fuel-reduction projects that it expects will have lower than usual monetary costs.

Grizzly killed in Marsh Lake after breaking into cabin with people inside

A grizzly bear was killed over the weekend after breaking into a cabin with people inside in Marsh Lake, Yukon, according to the territorial government.