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Canada's glacial melting 'outside the scope of normal'

Scientists in Canada have warned that massive glaciers in the Yukon Territory are shrinking even faster than would be expected from climate change – and bringing dramatic changes to the region and a warning to the planet.

Canadian gov't announces funding for northern Internet loop

The Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon and Northwestel, a local exchange and long distance carrier in the North, have announced total investments of "up to $79 million" to build a fibre line to connect Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Yukon bar's signature ingredient for 'Sourtoe Cocktail' stolen

Dawson City - A bar in Canada is up-in-arms after a customer made off with the secret recipe for the establishment's signature drink. The Downtown Hotel located in Dawson City, Yukon, is known for its “Sourtoe Cocktail” but the toe used in the drink is gone.

Yukon's startup scene to get a boost with new partnership

Whitehorse - The Yukon may not be the first place one thinks of when it comes to startup scenes, but the partnership between YuKonstruct Makerspace Society and Startup Canada should help boost the arctic region's nascent scene.

Yukon fossil bones provide DNA, shakeup camel family tree

Ice age camel bones, discovered in the Yukon, are rearranging the camel family tree. Until their extinction around 13,000, western camels were quite common in western North America.

Canadian woman returns to find her cabin stolen by thieves

Whitehorse - Having your home burglarized can be a devastating experience that leaves victims feeling violated and vulnerable, so one can only imagine the shock and horror one woman felt when she found her entire home had been stolen.

Review: The eerie Skagway Gold Rush Cemetery and 'Soapy' Smith’s story Special

Skagway - The Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway, Alaska, contains the remains of many ill-fated gold-seekers who lost their lives in search of wealth. It also holds the remains of a town’s hero and the tomb of one of the most infamous con men of the American West.

The Yukon Territory's last great gold rush

The Klondike gold rush of 1896-1899 was the last of the great gold discoveries of the Old West. It was forever embedded in our culture, through stories, poems, songs and movies. The photography of that time heavily influenced how we view that period.

From plastic to oil: Making waves with a machine and a vision Special

Vancouver - Upgyres, a Vancouver organization, is looking to use the famous Blest machine that converts plastic into oil as a tool to clean up the North Pacifc plastic garbage patch. My interview with its director sheds light on this enterprise.

Yukon bar needs a new toe

Dawson City - Last week a Dawson City patron at the Sourtoe Cocktail Club swallowed a human toe in his whiskey – intentionally. He paid the $500 fine and walked out, leaving the bar with only one toe for its famed cocktail.

American man fined for swallowing toe in Canadian bar

Dawson City - An American man was fined $500 Saturday, August 24 after he swallowed a human toe belonging to the Yukon, a Canadian bar.

Parks Canada gives rare view of wildlife in Ivvavik National Park

Parks Canada has given the public a unique view into the natural movement of wildlife in a remote section of the Arctic, in Ivvavik National Park. The agency placed cameras in the park to gather images and data.

Newfoundland, Yukon voters give Tories majority governments

Whitehorse - Voters in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the territory of Yukon have re-elected their incumbent conservative parties to majority governments for the third straight election year.

Lethal Yukon mine collapses, one dead

One man is dead after a lethal mine collapse in the Yukon this morning. A mine shaft collapsed on him and two other workers at Yukon Zinc Corp's Wolverine mine site in central Yukon.

Tot found safe after being lost for 25 hours in Yukon

A family camping expedition in Canada's Yukon went horribly wrong when their two year old tot wandered off and couldn't be found again. To everyone's relief the little guy was found safe and sound Friday.
 

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View of Dawson City  Klondike  c1899. Yukon River to the left and Klondike River at upper right.
View of Dawson City, Klondike, c1899. Yukon River to the left and Klondike River at upper right.
Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941
An aerial shot of Kluane National Park s glaciers  icefields  and small mountains taken on August 16...
An aerial shot of Kluane National Park's glaciers, icefields, and small mountains taken on August 16, 2015.
Yanjipy
An aerial view of the ice canyon that now carries meltwater from the Kaskawulsh Glacier  seen here o...
An aerial view of the ice canyon that now carries meltwater from the Kaskawulsh Glacier, seen here on the right, away from the Slims River and toward the Kaskawulsh River.
Dan Shugar/University of Washington News
The Slims River and Kaskawulsh River are located in the top right corner in which the Kaskawulsh Gla...
The Slims River and Kaskawulsh River are located in the top right corner in which the Kaskawulsh Glacier drains into. (Source: From the archrives of the U.S.G.S. Glacier Studies Project).
Canadian Glacier Inventory Project/McMasters University
Sections of the newly exposed bed of Kluane Lake contain small pinnacles. Wind has eroded sediments ...
Sections of the newly exposed bed of Kluane Lake contain small pinnacles. Wind has eroded sediments with a harder layer on top that forms a protective cap as the wind erodes softer and sandier sediment below. These pinnacles, just a few centimeters high, are small-scale versions of what are sometimes termed “hoodoos.”
Jim Best/University of Illinois
The askawulsh Glacier seen from lower slopes of Vulcan Mountain. June 1992. Kluane National Park  Yu...
The askawulsh Glacier seen from lower slopes of Vulcan Mountain. June 1992. Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada.
Ron Clausen (CC BY-SA 4.0)
kaskawulsh glacier junction from air on August 29  2914.
kaskawulsh glacier junction from air on August 29, 2914.
Gstest
Dawson City on the Yukon River.
Dawson City on the Yukon River.
Phil Grondin
Gold mining dredges were left in their tailing ponds once it became financially ineffective to use t...
Gold mining dredges were left in their tailing ponds once it became financially ineffective to use these specialised "boats".
Douglas Evans
Steamer EXCELCIOR leaving San Francisco for the Klondike  July 28  1897. Excelcior was the first ste...
Steamer EXCELCIOR leaving San Francisco for the Klondike, July 28, 1897. Excelcior was the first steamer to carry pasengers to the Klondike after news of the discovery of gold in the Klondike was received. She was laden with 350 passengers and 800 tons of supplies. Photo taken: 28 July 1897
Partridge, Sam C. (date of death unknown)
The YuKonstruct space in Whitehorse
The YuKonstruct space in Whitehorse
YuKonstruct/Facebook
Mount Logan is the tallest mountain in Canada. This view is from the southeast.  March 16  2007.
Mount Logan is the tallest mountain in Canada. This view is from the southeast. March 16, 2007.
Gerald Holdsworth
The Grizzly Bear  also known as the Kodiak Bear  Brown Bear  Aklaq. This grizzy mother and her cub a...
The Grizzly Bear, also known as the Kodiak Bear, Brown Bear, Aklaq. This grizzy mother and her cub are obviously well fed.
Eric Bonnett
Klondikers carrying supplies ascending the Chilkoot Pass  1898
Picture taken in March or April of 18...
Klondikers carrying supplies ascending the Chilkoot Pass, 1898 Picture taken in March or April of 1898.
Cantwell, George G.
The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City  Yukon Territory  Canada.
The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Adam Jones, Ph.D.

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