Yukon Careers

Yukon Careers

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody

    Return to the Yukon

    It’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron. There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a volunteer driver for... more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Shelby Jordan, courtesy of BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

    BonTon Butcherie & Charcuterie

    When Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident... more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Priska Wettstein, courtesy of Red Mammoth Bistro

    Red Mammoth Comes to Dawson

    It’s been a long time since mammoths have been in the Yukon valley, but a new one just appeared August 9, albeit in the form of a café. The Red Mammoth Bistro is Dawson City’s newest coffee and eating establishment, and they’ve hit the ground... more

    Sep 6, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    Experiencing the Beauty of Canada

    Heather Newman graduated from high school in 2007 from Robina State High School on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Not exactly in 2009 and definitely not in Whitehorse. All the Whitehorse kids from the class of 2009 seem to be busy this... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, Quotation: Doug Sack

    Gertie's Begins with a Losing Streak

    If anyone ever tries to tell you the first legal casino in Canadian history – Dawson City's fabled Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall – was a raging success from the moment the doors first opened in June, 1972, perhaps you should clip and save... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO:, courtesy of Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM)

    Yukon Women in Mining

    Yukon Women in Mining wants to raise the profile of mining as a vibrant career option, especially for Yukon women and youth. To do that in May they launched the Experiential Extravaganza in three Yukon communities. more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: April Howard

    From Storms to Spectres, and All Surreal Things Inbetween

    As a child, April Howard remembers spending hours quietly flipping through her dad’s collection of Robert Bateman books, getting lost in, and inspired by, the intricate and realistic details of the iconic Canadian artist and naturalist’s works... more

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-16, Photo: Louis Gagnon

    Five Years Later and Still Garlic A GoGo-ing

    If Louis Gagnon has learned anything from five years of successfully running a food truck in the Yukon, it’s “Batten down the hatches!” Gagnon says this with a hearty laugh, but securing every food item in a food truck, is no joke. more

    Aug 16, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Katie Thom

    Fresh Fast Food

    Culinary queen and DIY entrepreneur Katie Thom might be flying by the seat of her pants, but when she sets her mind on something, she does it, and with force. Though operating a food truck has been on her mind for the last 10 years, it was a... more

    Aug 9, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Tracy Rondeau

    Hitching a Ride

    Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a... more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Mueller

    An Inspiring Book, Found in a Unique Bookstore

    MacLeod’s Books in Vancouver is a book lover's dream. Books are piled up from floor to ceiling. Fortunately, the friendly staff helps you to navigate through the wide selection of books – some of them quite old and rare. When my partner and I... more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Gertie's First Season

    Once upon a time, long ago, a young truck driver in Whitehorse found himself with five days off work to celebrate the May long weekend and decided to finally visit Dawson City for the first time. It was either 1971 or '72, and he had been... more

    Jul 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Robert Manlig

    Follow Your Passion in the Yukon

    Erik Nielsen International Airport Manager since October 2016, Robert Manlig, the first Filipino Canadian to hold the position, has found his calling in the Yukon. “Aviation has always been the love of my life. It’s an exciting industry,” Manlig... more

    Jun 21, 2017

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