Carmen Merrifield

Current affairs producer for The National

Carmen Merrifield is a producer with CBC's The National. She has produced news, current affairs and documentaries for CBC throughout Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Afghanistan and Europe.

Latest from Carmen Merrifield

Yukon researcher looking for help collecting bear poop

A researcher in Yukon is looking for help to collect samples of bear scat to help her come up with population estimates of black bears and grizzly bears in a few areas of the territory.

Some Yukon COVID-19 test results took 20-plus days to arrive, early into pandemic

It took weeks for some Yukoners tested for COVID-19 in February and March to get their results.

Some Whitehorse businesses getting ready to reopen following new guidelines

Reopening guidelines for personal service establishments, such as salons and tattoo shops, are getting a warm welcoming among some business representatives.

Whitehorse skate park closing for 6 months for $3.5M replacement job

Gone will be the crumbling masonry, metal bolts sticking out of the pavement and other safety hazards skaters have been talking about for years, and enter much better access for skateboards, bikes, scooters, wheelchairs and spectators.

Whitehorse teacher using 'driveway visits' to check in on students amid pandemic

Unable to see them in the usual setting, a teacher in Whitehorse is checking in on students and their families with what she calls “driveway visits.”

Working from home, COVID-19, and other reasons Yukoners may have higher power bills

People in Yukon may have noticed a jump in their electricity bills recently, and ATCO Electric Yukon says there are several reasons for that.

Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall staying closed due to pandemic - at least for now

A major tourist attraction in Dawson City, Yukon, won't be opening as planned on May 8 but the association that runs Diamond Tooth Gerties is optimistic it will open at some point this summer.

B.C. man charged in Whitehorse stabbing, arrested in Riverdale say police

A man was arrested in Whitehorse’s Riverdale neighbourhood on Friday and charged with aggravated assault in relation to a stabbing, Yukon RCMP said in a press release Saturday.

Whitehorse collective welcomes sidewalk audience for live art-making

Members of an art co-operative in Whitehorse are planning to create works before a sidewalk audience — anyone who wants to come by to watch — over the next several weeks.

Hand sanitizer giveaway and fundraiser nets $8K for Whitehorse Food Bank

Yukon Brewing says it literally netted thousands of dollars in donations for the Whitehorse Food Bank in a drive-thru fundraiser that involved giving out bottles of hand sanitizer on Saturday.

RCMP delivering groceries for people self-isolating in Old Crow

People who are self-isolating in Old Crow, Yukon, and need groceries can have them delivered by police.

Yukon to provide free cellphones to women in vulnerable situations amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Yukon government is going to provide 325 cellphones with four-month service plans for free to women in vulnerable situations starting Monday.

Please self-isolate yourself if you're supposed to, urges Whitehorse grocery store manager

A Whitehorse grocery store manager says she wants customers to respect what health officials are urging amid rising numbers of COVID-19 infections: self-isolate yourself if you're supposed to.

Whitehorse businesses close, adjust operations over COVID-19 concerns

Several businesses in Whitehorse have either closed down indefinitely or implemented new measures in response to concerns around the spread of COVID-19.

Team Yukon parties, parades to mark Arctic Winter Games that never were

With mixed emotions, hundreds of people paraded and then danced in a street party in Whitehorse on Sunday to mark the Arctic Winter Games that never were.