Yukon Local Business

Yukon Local Business

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, Photo: courtesy of Sonny Gray

    Feeding the North

    Food is important to me because I have a large family. Five boys under the age of nine” says Sonny Gray, CEO of North Star Agriculture Corp., as his company will soon announce plans to start construction in the Yukon. Like many in the Yukon he’s... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

    What’s Up with Your Feet

    Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Wolf’s Den Restaurant

    A Swiss Tradition in the North

    Of course, you have noticed that many people from Switzerland visit the Yukon in summer. Did you ever ask yourself what they do in wintertime? Here is the answer: They enjoy a relatively mild winter in Switzerland and every now and then they eat a... more

    Apr 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Yukon Association for Community Living

    Beyond the Limits

    Mallory Pigage is a 26-year-old woman with an apartment in downtown Whitehorse, a large network of friends and her own business. A true Yukon success story, Mallory is determined to focus on her capabilities rather than her limitations, and has... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    A Home Away From Home

    Stepping into Johnson’s Crossing Lodge nestled off the Alaska Highway at historic Mile 836 feels more like walking into your mom’s living room than a highway lodge. Vintage tins and rusted relics line the shelves overtop a cozy room with tables... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Jennifer Tyldesley

    Better When It's Bitter

    Jennifer Tyldesley has spent her life behind the controls of aeroplanes: in the Air Force, flying search and rescue and most recently for Air North. I imagine her in a crisp white shirt with epaulettes gleaming, watching the Klondike Valley sweep... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Air North

    People are Talking About Air North

    I was writing a story about the Tatshenshini River for a magazine, and had just finished a 10-day rafting trip that left us at Dry Bay, Alaska, at the Pacific Ocean... the very definition of “the middle of nowhere.” more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    Lean, Mean, Pedal Powered Bean

    It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.” It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in... more

    Jan 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Rick Massie

    Fine Wine Starts in the Garage

    There’s at least one person for whom the drought in California has a silver lining. Luigi Zanasi is hoping for some magic to come out of his garage this year, thanks to the intense wine grapes he believes the California drought has produced. more

    Oct 22, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Blackbird Bakery

    Homegrown Business

    Proud Yukoners want to shop Yukon – but sometimes it feels hard to do that. With so many of our goods and services being provided by companies on the Outside, it often feels like we’ve got no choice but to shell out to the big boys. For those who... more

    Oct 1, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Rowena Shannon

    Tastes of Home

    Conquering exotic culinary worlds is exhilarating, but the dispiriting lack of some foods can make home feel very far away, indeed. For some people, a curious thing may happen once they relocate. They may develop a taste for things they wouldn’t... more

    Oct 1, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Rick Massie

    Bowling is Back

    In the popular bowling movie Kingpin the term “munsoned” is coined by the film’s writers Peter and Bobby Farrelly to describe being up a creek without a paddle, essentially being left for dead. For the Mad Trapper Alleys in Riverdale that seemed... more

    Oct 1, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Roger Jackson

    Double knots on a thread

    My sister Marion Dale and I share many wonderful childhood memories. One of our favourites is the summers we spent with our Great Auntie Kate. In her 70’s when we visited she raised sheep on a family farm near Renfrew, Ontario. No inside plumbing... more

    Oct 1, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

    It’s Been a Slice

    If you’ve walked past Bocelli’s Pizzeria lately, you may have seen a small sign in the window advertising its farewell. The local makers of saucy, thincrust Italian-style deliciousness are closing their doors. On Friday, August 28, the pizza oven... more

    Aug 27, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

    Brewed from the Heart

    The world of suds has official definitions of what constitutes a craft beer. That doesn’t prevent Marko Marjanovic from offering his own. “For myself, it’s a beer that’s brewed by passionate people who want to create a flavourful beer that’s been... more

    Jul 30, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy Ruth Lera

    Hands of Hope Tackles Big Challenge

    If you’re lucky you’ll have neighbors you like. If you’re even more fortunate, you'll have neighbors as friends. But I must be one of the most blessed people around, because I have neighbours who inspire me. more

    Mar 19, 2015

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