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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: 2017-11-29, 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: 2017-10-25, 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: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Stefan Voswinkel

Independent Management consultant Stefan Voswinkel has a question for Yukon entrepreneurs: “What does success mean to you?” Voswinkel is running a five-session workshop aimed at helping business-minded Yukoners figure this out for themselves... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon 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: 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: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Alex Jegier

Wandering down the dirt roads of Dawson City, you may find yourself charmed by the quirky café nestled right beside a worn-and-torn building straight out of the gold rush. The Alchemy Café was constructed over a period of four years with the... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Shelby Jordan, courtesy of BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

When Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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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