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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Katie Thom

Culinary queen and DIY entrepreneur Katie Thom might be flying by the seat of her pants, but when she sets her mind on something, she does it, and with force. Though operating a food truck has been on her mind for the last 10 years, it was a... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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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: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Sierra Allen

With summer approaching quickly, parents are faced with a familiar question: Where do I want my kids to spend their days while I am at work? This can sometimes be a stressful decision for parents, with so many diverse options for camps and... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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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: 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: 2017-04-12, 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: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Courtesy of YIP

Applications are open until March 12 for the third annual Yukon Innovation Prize. The contest, which is hosted by the the Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation program and the Yukon Department of Economic Development, is seeking health and... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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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: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Michele Romanow

It is possible to come up with a million-dollar idea. But, from that eureka moment to seeing your bank balance tip over into seven figures, there is a lot of planning and cajoling and spending and risking. A lot. more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Business 2 Comments

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Issue: 2016-01-28, Photo Cred: Michael Maclean

Gold isn't the only thing that glitters in the Klondike. For single-mother and entrepreneur Andrea Parent of Dawson City, the pasties she makes sparkle as much as her personality. Pasties are decorative patches to cover the nipple and areolae, ... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Miche Genest

We are a territory of enthusiasts. We dive in with total commitment, whatever our passion is — First Nations governance, yoga, politics, skiing, sledding, social justice, mining, conservation or coffee — and once the bit is between our teeth we... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: kozzi.com

After closing his nightspot, Paddy’s Place, for the first time, Patrick Singh wasn’t sure what his next business venture would be. “I was lying on my couch one afternoon, and the words ‘hot dogs’ popped into my head,” he says. more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Micah Quinn likes a challenge — whether it’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (4265 kilometres) alone, or re-imagining a local Whitehorse coffee shop as a dynamic new hub for the community, he’s up for it. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Restaurant Guide

Amy O’Rourke’s business was financially successful from the outset — so successful, she folded it in less than a year. She will talk about her experience at Baked Café on November 20. more

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Business

When Ellen Brian talks, she looks you in the eye. She speaks in well-constructed sentences and, when she finds something funny, she laughs naturally. Brian strikes those who meet her as down-to-earth. With this in mind, some might be surprised to... more

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon People

Rick Griffiths just returned from a vacation in Saskatchewan where he visited many old friends. "There wasn't a place I visited where I wasn't given a meal and offered a bed to sleep in," he says. Griffiths is a self-proclaimed "people-person", a... more

Jul 23, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon People