Sissi De Flaviis


Sissi De Flaviis is a Venezuelan-born reporter/editor for CBC News in Whitehorse, Yukon. She previously worked at CBC Ottawa. Contact her at

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Mixed emotions at the 2023 Yukon Quest sign-up Barkfest

Barkfest was back in Whitehorse over the weekend. The festival invites people to bring their dogs, and sign up for the annual Yukon Quest.

Record number of people run this year's Yukon River Trail Marathon

More than 300 people ran the Yukon River Trail Marathon on Sunday. That's the most registered participants in 23 years.

Whitehorse veterans commemorate U.N. peacekeepers

The Whitehorse Legion branch commemorated United Nations peacekeepers Sunday at the Veterans Square cenotaph outside of City Hall.

Yukon seniors preparing to compete in Canada 55+ Games

Yukon seniors are getting ready to participate in the Canada 55+ Games. While there isn't a lot of opportunity to practice in Yukon the team hasn't deterred from participating at the upcoming national competition.

Lost luggage 'put a small damper' on Ontario family's Yukon vacation

A family visiting the Yukon say their luggage never arrived. What started off as a simple case of lost baggage ended up as a week of miscommunication and frustration.

'A very fringe sport': Roller derby is making a comeback on TikTok — and in the Yukon

A group of Yukoners are trying to revive roller derby in the territory while making it more gender-inclusive.

'I provide a new canvas': Haute couture meets Haida culture in Yukon hat-making workshop

A group of Yukon First Nation women are connecting through traditional crafts as they participate in a week-long hat making workshop run by Haida designer Dorothy Grant.

Technical difficulties blamed for delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payment

Technical difficulties with the Yukon government’s information management system are being blamed for a delay in payments to low-income seniors.

Whitehorse hospital running at limited capacity, not linked to COVID-19

The hospital inpatient bed tracker is in the 'red zone' for both the general hospital and the ICU in Whitehorse, meaning the bed availability is extremely limited and in most areas full.

Canada and Iceland celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties with book exchange in Whitehorse

Canada and Iceland marked 75 years of diplomatic ties with book exchange and reading in Whitehorse.