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

Yukon organization hopes to attract more users to Whitehorse respite house

Inclusion Yukon, which offers services to people with intellectual disabilities, says it wants more people to use its Whitehorse respite house.

Yukoners wait hours for flu shots, some turned away due to high demand

Hundreds more people got their flu shot so far this year in Yukon compared to this time last year, according to the territory's top doctor, and that higher demand has resulted in some people waiting hours for a shot or being turned away.

Yukon government targets 30% greenhouse gas reduction by 2030

A Yukon government draft strategy released Thursday to deal with the 'climate change emergency' suggests looking into a future with electric car rebates, electric buses, and nuclear power.

Near-final design of Alaska Highway upgrades near Whitehorse airport displayed

On Tuesday evening Whitehorse residents saw the nearly finished design of upgrades to a section of the Alaska Highway near the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.

Whitehorse students use jazz to help teach other students in Yukon village

Students from a school in Whitehorse spent part of the week using their jazz skills to help teach younger students at a school in Haines Junction.

Yukon town's hearse to be auctioned off: Some prefer pickups anyway

The decades-old hearse owned by Town of Watson Lake, Yukon, is going to be auctioned off next spring.

Pot store expected to open in Carmacks, Yukon, next month

It’s going to be a green Christmas this year in Carmacks, Yukon, after The Pot Hole cannabis store opens next month.

Rhinos once roamed Yukon, according to study based on chance fossil find

Millions of years ago, Yukon was home to rhinoceroses, turtles and tortoises, suggesting the climate was far different then than it is now, according to a co-author of a study released Thursday.

What happens to federal election campaign signs in Yukon post-election?

Most federal election campaign teams in Yukon are keeping their election signs in storage for now, but there are other potential fates for the signs.

No immediate plan to force staff to work at other Yukon hospitals: corporation

A letter sent to certain employees of the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) about the corporation’s right to force them to work at different facilities was simply for informational purposes, according to one of the letter’s authors.

Yukoners' health info to be easier to access, transfer in 2020, government says

Yukoners’ health information is moving to an updated online platform, and the rollout is planned to begin next year.

Yukon hospital staff may face relocation, states letter to employees

A letter sent last month by the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) to employees states that they may be forced to work at different facilities, and the corporation hasn't explained the letter's impetus.

Yukon First Nations aim to preserve, revitalize their languages through video

A project is underway to help preserve and revitalize Yukon First Nations languages, entailing the production of 280 videos recorded in the territory’s 14 First Nations.

Yukon Share program accepting wild meat donations for Whitehorse Food Bank

This is the third year of the Yukon Share program, which accepts donations of moose meat and bison and distributes it to the Whitehorse Food Bank.

Whitehorse's 'Garbage Truck Santa' fundraising $10K to fix up new truck

A Whitehorse man known as Garbage Truck Santa is fundraising to fix up his new truck in time his annual rounds in December.