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    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Chamber of Mines

    Exploration and Discovery

    The mining industry plays an important role in the lives of Yukoners. The Yukon Chamber of Mines wraps up their annual mining week with a free interpretive tour of the Whitehorse Copper Belt region on the evening of May 4th and the Mining... more

    May 3, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Courtesy of YIP

    Wanted: Ideas

    Applications are open until March 12 for the third annual Yukon Innovation Prize. The contest, which is hosted by the the Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation program and the Yukon Department of Economic Development, is seeking health and... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    The Streetlight Blues

    “I used to stand at my son’s bedroom window, when he was two or three, and look northward to see stars,” says Forest Pearson, a resident of downtown Whitehorse. “Then the streetlights were switched and we couldn’t do it anymore ... we couldn’t see... more

    Jan 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Bill Mann

    Mining All the Options

    Local geologist Bill Mann remembers when the Yukon Geoscience Forum was a couple of days of technical talks. Now it’s the premier post-season industry event in the territory, and everyone is invited to take part at the High Country Inn from... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Lesley Leong

    Building Tourism From the Ground Up

    The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, a cultural hub of our capital city, will see national delegates focused on aboriginal economic development arrive on Monday, October 3 for the CANDO 23rd annual conference: Partnerships for Prosperity, Change... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Seawell

    Imagination & Artistry at the Whitehorse Etsy Sale’s coast-to-coast pop-up event is back in Whitehorse for a second year, celebrating local artisans. Over a dozen vendors will be there with wares for you to touch, smell, see and drool over, and buy. The event takes place in 38... more

    Sep 22, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Michele Romanow

    Mentors Now Visiting Yukon Entrepreneurs

    It is possible to come up with a million-dollar idea. But, from that eureka moment to seeing your bank balance tip over into seven figures, there is a lot of planning and cajoling and spending and risking. A lot. more

    Sep 8, 2016


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    Ready to Work, Ready to Shine

    The Yukon Association for Community Living is trying something they’ve never done before: they’re entering the film business. The organization has a mission is to advocate for, and support individuals with, developmental disabilities and their more

    May 5, 2016


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    Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Entrepreneurs Share Success

    Just because you have a great idea for a business, it doesn't automatically follow that you have an idea of how to get it up and running. What does follow is a lot of research into areas you may have no experience with: market studies, permitting... more

    Apr 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Pregnancy: There's an App For That

    The excitement of a pregnancy is fuelled by the unknown and profound changes that it brings to you and your family. Filling in that information to make it a little less “unknown” can be a daunting task as you navigate from government department to... more

    Mar 31, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

    Avoiding Lemons

    Up until mid-July of last year, I had always had the same car – a 1999 standard transmission Honda CRV. When the rear CV joint went, I was cash strapped and just needed a vehicle to get me home to the Yukon from Naramata, BC, where I was working... more

    Mar 10, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    A Natural Way to Look Good, Feel Good

    Standing in the hallway of the Horwood's Mall, looking into Climate Clothing, you don't immediately see the First Nation influence in the neat rows of clothing. You see earth tones, trending toward the dark due to the season, and little surprises... more

    Nov 26, 2015

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