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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Terrence Cory Shorty

This is the story of a carpenter. If you did not see the accompanying photo, you can be excused for imagining it is about a man because, with a few exceptions, this trade is dominated by men. Katelyn Dawson is one of those exceptions, and she is al more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers


Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Ryan Alaric

The Anglican Church thrift store in Watson Lake has nearly doubled in size thanks to carpentry students from the Skills for Employment program run through Yukon College. The project, which started in October 2016 and ended in January 2017, saw the... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore

The gentle, warm summer breeze touched our faces as we stood watching the bees. The bees were just doing their thing: flying in and out of the hive, gathering pollen. Suddenly we noticed a large black cloud forming in the southwest... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden


Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Courtesy of Laird Herbert

I am tempted to call building your own house the ultimate DIY project. I don't mean selecting from a range of floorplans and materials and managing your contractors. I mean learning the basics of design, framing, finishing carpentry, electrical... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Mark your calendar: Feb. 11, between 6 and 9 p.m. is the All Ages Valentine Craft Night. This free public event is sponsored by YuKonstruct, located at 135 Industrial Road. Nominally priced kits for the special Valentine craft are available; step... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Over the past few years the gardens have been producing more and more vegetables. So, come fall we start to look for places to store the root crops for the winter. Our main root crops are potatoes and carrots, which need a dark, cool space with a... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

“When I was coming up through the trade, journeymen carpenters were these grey-haired ninjas .. Yodas,” says Bill Johnstone, a Whitehorse carpenter. “But I’ve worked with journeymen who are 26. Some of the younger guys have the schooling, but not... more

May 14, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education


Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: G. G. Murdock/Library and Archives Canada-PA-022493

Yukon is a pretty organized place if compared to the rest of Canada. With almost 33 per cent of workers unionized, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, we boast the highest union density per capita. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy of Luann Johnson

Luann Johnson lives in the only timber frame house on an avenue in Porter Creek — the avenue that’s hard to find, according to Luann when she gives directions. It’s right beside the house she grew up in. Luann helped build it herself last year. more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTOS: Rick Massie

Ogilvie General Contracting is a small company; Graydon Keenan is it. And he and his long time friend Jona Barr took his first big project together. It wasn’t just any job. This was for their friend Elijah Stick’s mom, Jan. more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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 12:00 AM Carcross

Deanna Slonski has always had a flair for interior design. "My parents owned a furniture and appliance store when I was a kid," she says. "I worked there helping people pick out items and fitting them together – essentially I was the in-store... more

Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Careers