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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: 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: 2017-10-04, 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: 2017-07-12, 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

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: John Alderson, Bicycle Ride Productions

There’s a new enterprise to the Yukon pizza scene. It’s big, unmistakably blue, and it’s serving up local ingredients atop a wood-fired crust, slope style. Ski Bum Pizza Co. is Yukon’s first pizza food truck, and the brainchild of longtime Yukon... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

Courtney and Joel Wilkinson, co-owners of Bee Whyld Yukon, are proud to show off their bee yard located just outside the town of Watson Lake, Yukon. Sixty-two of Bee Whyld’s 64 honey bee hives sit on the edge of a hay field surrounded by an... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

It’s May. The time to spring-clean which, for me, means emptying out my closets and passing on the gently-worn-but-no-longer-fitting clothes to someone else to love. Especially my jeans, which have survived my hopes of losing weight or growing... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Stephan Biedermann

Larra Daley is the pioneering force behind the Cultured Fine Cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall. Though the shop has just recently integrated itself into a quintessential part of Whitehorse, Daley’s own Yukon journey began in the summer of 1996... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Meg Rodgers

Meg Rodgers is a self-proclaimed “whole food junkie” who exudes kindness in everything she does. It’s not only in the name of her baking company, Kind Whole Foods, but in the kindness she extends to the planet, via the mouth-watering, cruelty-free... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

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 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 1 Comments

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon People

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of 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 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business