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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Jonah Clark

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current location on Quartz Road... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a new brewery opening in the Mount Sima area. Deep Dark Wood Brewing is hoping to be open and available to the public around Christmas. Owner and operator Matt Waugh will be producing sour beers using open casks and wild yeasts... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s been 20 years since Thomas de Jager first discovered the Yukon. Today, he runs his successful business Yukon Wide Adventures that gives locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the Yukon’s outdoors. Thomas, originally from Monheim... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For someone who's never been to your store before, how would you describe what Behind the Barn is and what it offers? Niki Greenough: It’s rustic country décor that you just can't find (in Whitehorse). Before, I was tired of... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For those who might not know, tell me about the services Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon offers. Bruno Bourdache: We are a volunteer centre, so we help people find volunteer opportunities and we help NGOs find volunteers. With other... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: You opened up Blackbird Bakery five years ago. How have things been? Kayla Morrison: For the most part, pretty good. You always have ups and downs — that’s the nature of business. But for the most part, everything has hit the... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

After 22 years in business running hair and body studio Head to Toe, sisters and business owners Shari Macintosh and Staci Kindervater have learned a thing or two about the salon industry. “You have to be adaptable to change and you have to be... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Jenna Hougen

Third generation, born-and-raised Yukoners, brothers Myles, 26 and Tanner Hougen, 24 have begun their own journey into the Yukon entrepreneurial market. “We’ve been raised by entrepreneurs,” Myles said... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: mariosp via Foter.com

There’s no point in making things just to decorate your garage – that’s how the Spruce Bog Craft Sale got its start, said Pam Charman, co-ordinator of the sale. “People just wanted to make things,” she said. “They wanted to be creative and they... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

For Patrick Jackson, the owner and operator of Changing Gear, it seems like only yesterday that he moved from Vancouver up to the Yukon, but 20 years later he’s still here using his experience and passion to run a successful store... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Jessica Westman grew up in Marsh Lake, but spent her school and work life in Whitehorse. Like many Yukoners who grew up in the territory, she left for 10 years to attend university and get work and life experiences before realizing there is no... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Located at 204 Strickland St., the Arctic Star Printing building has been a part of the downtown Whitehorse scenery since 1983. Now they’ve got a new location. The company acquired Inkspirationz at 120 Platinum Road in July, and as of September 11... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

From pizzerias, to cell service providers, to gyms and cheese shops, the landscape at Horwoods Mall has changed a lot over the past decade. Amidst all that turnover, one perennial business has proven that it can handle a little change in season... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Rivers to Ridges

Wondering how to get your business from side hustle to full time? Struggling with balancing kids, hobbies and relationships, while building your brand? Looking for inspiration and motivation to get you through the inevitable blocks and challenges... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM , Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Leah Davy Ryckman

If something isn’t working, try differently, not harder. Art therapist Zoë Armstrong lives by these words, but last fall, she embodied this expression even further: she decided she needed a change from the local counselling agency where she had... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of Alkan Air

To hear Hugh Kitchen tell it, operating a Northern aviation business seems a lot like trying to romance a porcupine. Besides needing opportunity, courage and excellent timing, “you have to be flexible and fast on your feet.” Kitchen ought to know... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re feeling dapper this weekend, you’ve got an opportunity to dust off your best prohibition era outfits and celebrate the Yukon Brewery’s 20th Anniversary. The brewery is throwing a shindig to celebrate, offering the public 20 per cent off... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: You opened in June 2016. How has the first year of business been? Luann Baker-Johnson: Absolutely spectacular. The community support is phenomenal. We always thought that this medium is wonderful and almost addictive in nature... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

A visit to Watson Lake would not be complete without a walk through the amazing Sign Post Forest with its more than 77,000 signs, or a stop at the little shop covered in license plates at the back of the Sign Post Forest. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Justine Alton

Justine Alton is no stranger to health issues. Since she was 19-years-old, the born and raised Yukoner has had a keen interest in psychology, bodywork and holistic health and wellness, but it was her own 10-year struggle with deep seated physical... more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People