- Homeless Initiatives Get Funding
- Good Samaritans Help Woman
- Amazing Race Coming Back
- Animal Advocacy Group Wants To Help
- Big Purse For 2015 Yukon Quest
A Yukon driver is safe thanks to a group of tourists.
Mayo RCMP responded to a call late Monday morning of a vehicle that had gone off the Klondike Highway and was on it's roof down an embankment near Moose Creek.
Police and ambulance arrived to find the vehicle upside down with water halfway up its door with nobody inside.
RCMP found out the 46-year old female driver had been helped out of the vehicle by tourists from a passing Holland America Tour bus and was at the Moose Lodge two KM's away.
The woman was treated on scene and early indications says she will be fine.Read More
Yukon will once again be featured on a national scale.
As announced on Tuesday night's episode of The Amazing Race Canada the race is coming back up north.
Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said last season's race helped to increase awareness of the territory.
YTG worked with CTV and the show's producers to feature Yukon in this season.
The episode will air August 5th.Read More
A national animal advocacy group is offering to protect Yukon beavers.
In an open letter to the Yukon Highway and Public Works Department, the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals is offering the government an alternative to trapping and killing beavers.
Spokesman Michael Howie said the association is offering to come in at no cost to the government and install a Flow Device.
Howie said the government has nothing to lose and they should give it a shot.
He said the association heard the department was planning on removing a family of beavers from the Meadow Lakes Golf Course through an article in the Globe and Mail and immediately wanted to offer an...Read More
Yukon Quest made some big announcements Wednesday
The 2015 race has its head officials, that include four time Race Marshal Doug Grilliot, Dr. Cristina Hansen as Head Veterinarian and Alex Olesen as Race Manager for the third year in a row.
The Quest has also released the winning purse for 2015 of 127,110$.
The includes the guaranteed 115,00$ from the Board of Directors plus the remaining 12,110$ from the 2014 race.
That left over money was not paid out because less than 15 racers finished.
Registration for the 2015 race starts on Saturday in Whitehorse and Fairbanks.
The 2015 Yukon Quest leaves Whitehorse on February 7th.Read More