Faro Stories

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jim McMynn

    Tee Time in the Town of Faro

    Faro Golf Club President Gary Jones remembers when it all started. “For our first tournament we drew circles on the soccer field to serve as holes,” he says. “There wasn’t much to do and not a lot of jobs. We used to hit golf balls around.” ... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Town of Faro

    Wild Times

    “They're a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they only weigh around seven or... more

    Apr 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Gould

    The Evolution of a Home

    Clinton Creek was one of the last company towns in the Yukon, part of a cluster that included Elsa and Faro. The mines in Clinton Creek and Faro were developed about the same time, but Clinton Creek had the misfortune to be based on mining... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Slip-Sliding Away

    If viewed on their own, the Hazards Maps produced by the Northern Climate ExChange might look like something inspired by a cartoon – which the project coordinator Dr. Bronwyn Benkert informs me is indeed the case. Coloured in with traffic light... more

    Dec 14, 2016

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    Alan Wilson

    Nothing, Nothing, Nothing… Then Honks Galore!

    Then the sky fills with hundreds of sandhill cranes, flying in huge Vs that morph and swoop as the birds soar to catch rising thermals. Everyone in Faro drops what they’re doing to look up. more

    May 5, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-07-09 Photo: Dan Davidson

    What to do When the Lights Go Out

    My bedside radio screamed this morning. It had gone off with all the other powered devices in the house at about 8:20, putting an end to thoughts of having an immediate shower and getting on with the day. more

    Jul 9, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

    Faro Calling

    The Town of Faro fascinates me because I’ve never been there, but I’ve heard stories. That is was a mining boomtown starting in 1969, and now it’s a bit of a bust town. That it’s very well groomed — in my head (and in writing, now) I call it the... more

    Jun 25, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Government

    Cranes Fly High Up in the Sky

    The thermals above the town of Faro may account for the “tens of thousands” of sand hill cranes that fly above it each spring. Or so Rose Fulton speculates. Fulton works for the town, and is the Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival coordinator. more

    Apr 30, 2015

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    August 14, 2014

    Reflections on Rural Yukon Education

    Robert Service School (RSS) celebrated its 25th year in its present building last May. There were no special celebrations, and I suspect that not too many people were aware of the anniversary. It was probably my time on the building committee that m more

    Aug 14, 2014

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    Justin Floyd

    Road Ready

    A Faro-based teacher pursues his second-career dream as a singer-songwriter. more

    May 29, 2014

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