Carcross Stories

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    Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Baerg

    Thinking Outside the Box in Carcross

    In the mid-70s, Michael Reynolds, an American architect, was working very hard in a sand dune of New Mexico. Fed up with what he saw as the typical house mortgage trap and unsustainable living, he wanted to come up with a design for homes that... more

    Oct 19, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Courtesy of Suzanne Paleczny

    A Portal to the World

    Yukon artist Lawrie Crawford imagined a gallery, an airy space with high ceilings and big beautiful windows. She could picture Suzanne Paleczny’s sculpture of Icarus hanging there. With that vision an idea was born. Crawford and her colleagues in... more

    Aug 11, 2016

    Carcross Commons

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    Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Jean-Christoph Demers

    The Tagish Kwan Photo Parlour

    Another new initiative has sprung up on the Carcross Commons. Near the totem pole stands an off-white canvas wall tent. Inside, it's set up as a photography studio. There are lights and high quality cameras with multiple flashes. There is a... more

    Aug 4, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO:

    Carcross: Hiking, Biking, and...Kiting

    Carcross has always been known for hiking. Lately, with Montana Mountain right next door, it has become a favoured destination for biking, too. Now, word is filtering out to the world that Lake Bennett is offering up some world-class opportunities... more

    Jul 2, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Bus, Stop!

    They come for a pee, a snack, and a knick-knack. After spending 45 minutes in the fi rst Canadian community that many will ever experience, cruise ship passengers are back on the buses to see Emerald Lake or have a chicken dinner at Caribou... more

    May 28, 2015

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    Tiny Homes for Big Change

    It's no secret that Yukon communities feel pinched when it comes to housing, employment, and capacity. Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) has an innovative program to address all three at once. Between now and the end of May, 16 CTFN members will... more

    Feb 20, 2014

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    Getting Around the Yukon: Carcross

    I'm sitting outside on the deck of the new Carcross Commons with Olympians, national mountain bike journalists, trail breakers, greenhouse workers, locals and a Chief Executive Officer. Great coffee and chocolate croissants are ready and waiting at t more

    Sep 12, 2013

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    For the Love of Dunes

    Two weeks ago, battling wind that whipped sand across their faces and canvases, a group of 15 artists hunkered down in the Carcross sand dunes to document the area's beauty. Another 35 or so folks spent the afternoon there, too, strolling through the more

    Jul 18, 2013

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    A Land of Ancient Time

    ​When I was eight years old, I attended the Carcross Community School. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in the Carcross School. Meeting the other students and taking the First Nation cultural classes are some of my best memories. more

    Jul 28, 2008

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