Communications

Newspapers and magazines


  • L'Aurore boréale, a bi-monthly newspaper, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. The only Francophone newspaper in Yukon, it targets both Francophones and Francophiles and covers Francophone news as well as political issues and other matters of interest in the Canadian North.

  • Since 1984, Yukon News has published the weekly column Bonjour, which covers activities in the Francophone community.

Radio


  • The radio program Rencontres has been broadcasting since 1985 on the English language network of the CBC. It is produced by AFY's cultural sector with the help of volunteer staff from the community. All technical costs are covered by CBC Yukon.

  • In 1992, the Francophone community obtained free access to Radio-Canada's French-language broadcasts from Montreal. This access was switched over to CBUF-FM Vancouver in 1997. The aforementioned program Rencontres is now simultaneously broadcast on CBUF.

  • Francophones in Yukon have access to a wide variety of television and radio stations by cable or satellite.

  • An important gain: there is now a Radio-Canada news service in Whitehourse, which means that the public broadcaster now covers community events on television and radio.

Television


  • Francophones in the Whitehorse area can access Radio-Canada's Vancouver station by antenna.
  • Both national satellite services (Bell TV and Star Choice) are present in Yukon and offer national and international French-language channels.