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City of Whitehorse to keep McIntyre Creek road study on the table, for now | CBC News
McIntyre Creek is popular for its trails and wilderness. It’s also sandwiched between two major roads and some growing subdivisions.
After decades of dwindling runs, sockeye salmon return to Yukon fishing village in droves | CBC News
The number of sockeye returning to Klukshu, Yukon, to spawn began to drop off in the 1990s. This year, hundreds of the bright red fish line the small creek that winds through the village.
Yukon appeal court overturns decision to toss out lawsuit over Takhini elk herd | CBC News
A lawsuit over the Takhini elk herd has been given a second chance. A panel of Yukon Court of Appeal judges, in a ruling Sept. 15, overturned a lower court decision striking a statement of claim filed by ranchers Wayne and Alison Grove.
As Yukon River chinook disappear, so does a way of life
Yukon River chinook salmon runs have been steadily declining, with 2022 the smallest run on record. As the fish disappear, Yukon First Nations fear the cultures and traditions built around the salmon over countless generations will too.
Victoria Gold, Yukon Water Board argue in court over higher security payment | CBC News
In June, the board ordered the company to post a total of $105 million. That amount is roughly $74 million more than what Victoria Gold — behind the Eagle Gold mine near Mayo — had already put forward, an estimated $31 million.
Funding announced for Indigenous guardian programs in Carcross/Tagish – Yukon News
Cash will go to 80 programs across the country, including 3 in the north
Yukon man, company fined $30K for not cleaning up Whitehorse properties where bears fed on cooking oil | CBC News
Michele Palma and the Dawson Group of Companies Ltd. must pay $30,000 for failing to comply with orders that required the timely clean-up of cooking oil left outside at two Whitehorse properties that attracted bears to the area — three of which had to be euthanized.
Whitehorse fish ladder sees ‘heartbreaking’ low of just 13 chinook salmon | CBC News
Dozens gathered at the Whitehorse Fish Ladder on Wednesday for Salmon Appreciation Night, but the mood was dampened this year by staggeringly low numbers of chinook salmon.
Climate change affecting composition of Yukon forests, study finds | CBC News
Drought, wildfire and permafrost thaw are changing the makeup of Yukon forests. Coniferous trees, which dominate Yukon forests, seem to be fighting a losing battle against deciduous trees, such as aspen.