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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Oh what a wonderful time we live in. If you are in a strange, new city and need to know where the best coffee is served, there is an app for that. Just touch your smartphone. If you need to know if those noodles are gluten-free, well, the package... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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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: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

“This is how you want to talk about your beers — with pride and a bit of humour too — and to do that, you have to produce beers that you’re proud of.” --Excerpt from Brewing Revolution by Frank Appleton more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

In previous columns in this space, I have offered various suggestions of ways to improve life for those who roam the earth on two legs, especially those of us who do so burdened by creeping senescence. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Courtesy of Tara Larkin

Tara Larkin of Pursuit Coaching will be hosting a five week seminar for women entitled Put Busy to Rest:Coaching for Women Taking on the World. The seminar runs every two weeks starting on March 1st from 11-1 pm and is focused on helping ambitious... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Graphic Stock

The equipment needed to start out fishing can be very expensive and it’s really easy to spend a lot more than you need to. One of the first things a prospective angler needs to learn is that the huge rack of lures and accessories was made more to... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing 1 Comments

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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: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.” It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

“I used to stand at my son’s bedroom window, when he was two or three, and look northward to see stars,” says Forest Pearson, a resident of downtown Whitehorse. “Then the streetlights were switched and we couldn’t do it anymore ... we couldn’t see... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Bill Mann

Local geologist Bill Mann remembers when the Yukon Geoscience Forum was a couple of days of technical talks. Now it’s the premier post-season industry event in the territory, and everyone is invited to take part at the High Country Inn from... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

Good news first: Canada will be a guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Bad news: We have to wait four years. 2020 is far away, but Livres Canada is already excited about it and posting the news on its website. This year, Flanders (a part... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

I have Marie write out her full name for me. ‘Achtymichuk.’ It’s Ukrainian, where her dad is from. I compliment her on her beautiful handwriting. We have this interview in the store where Marie is a manager, we were interrupted by staff a few... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

The ski swap happens every year. I’ve never been. I don’t know why, maybe because I always wake up too late on the Saturday of the swap, and I’ve heard that it’s not worth going unless you get there early. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Lesley Leong

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, a cultural hub of our capital city, will see national delegates focused on aboriginal economic development arrive on Monday, October 3 for the CANDO 23rd annual conference: Partnerships for Prosperity, Change... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Seawell

Etsy.com’s coast-to-coast pop-up event is back in Whitehorse for a second year, celebrating local artisans. Over a dozen vendors will be there with wares for you to touch, smell, see and drool over, and buy. The event takes place in 38... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

After you’ve picked your first few batches of mushrooms, and haven’t landed in the hospital, you’ll find the mushroom conversation branches into themes of field testing, drying, and alternate uses, such as medicines, dyes and crafts. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Jackie Yaklin is a true knitter. If you see her at the dentist office, she likely has knitting needles in her hands conjuring up something warm for someone. “It is like an obsession and I seem to be really obsessed with starting projects,” she... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

In a second-floor office of Alkan Air, there is a bulletin board that holds photos of pilots with their aircraft. The pilots are smiling – and a few of them are wet. “This is the First Solo Wall,” says Dan Rosen, Alkan Air flight training unit... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Devon Berquist

Not quite a year ago, Jesse Cooke was in Ottawa to receive the Parks Canada Youth Tourism Entrepreneur Award. He was being recognized for his business, Husky Bus, which he launched in the summer of 2012. Even then, as he announced at a subsequent... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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