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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: www.archbould.com, courtesy of Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM)

Yukon Women in Mining wants to raise the profile of mining as a vibrant career option, especially for Yukon women and youth. To do that in May they launched the Experiential Extravaganza in three Yukon communities. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Went family

The Yukon Imagination Library — non-profit organization that gives free books to Yukon children from birth to age four — is turning 10 this year. To celebrate the milestone we have collected reading stories from families who have used the library... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Summer, with its long daylight hours, is a great time to travel around the Yukon. We started our travels the summer after we arrived, trading up from a VW Beetle to a Ford 150, and loading a second hand 8 ½ foot camper on the back. Over the next... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jim McMynn

Faro Golf Club President Gary Jones remembers when it all started. “For our first tournament we drew circles on the soccer field to serve as holes,” he says. “There wasn’t much to do and not a lot of jobs. We used to hit golf balls around.” ... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Faro

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Town of Faro

“They're a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they only weigh around seven or... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Gould

Clinton Creek was one of the last company towns in the Yukon, part of a cluster that included Elsa and Faro. The mines in Clinton Creek and Faro were developed about the same time, but Clinton Creek had the misfortune to be based on mining... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

If viewed on their own, the Hazards Maps produced by the Northern Climate ExChange might look like something inspired by a cartoon – which the project coordinator Dr. Bronwyn Benkert informs me is indeed the case. Coloured in with traffic light... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

Sandhill Crane

Alan Wilson

Then the sky fills with hundreds of sandhill cranes, flying in huge Vs that morph and swoop as the birds soar to catch rising thermals. Everyone in Faro drops what they’re doing to look up. more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Faro

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Issue: 2015-07-09 Photo: Dan Davidson

My bedside radio screamed this morning. It had gone off with all the other powered devices in the house at about 8:20, putting an end to thoughts of having an immediate shower and getting on with the day. more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

The Town of Faro fascinates me because I’ve never been there, but I’ve heard stories. That is was a mining boomtown starting in 1969, and now it’s a bit of a bust town. That it’s very well groomed — in my head (and in writing, now) I call it the... more

Jun 25, 2015 12:00 AM Faro

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Government

The thermals above the town of Faro may account for the “tens of thousands” of sand hill cranes that fly above it each spring. Or so Rose Fulton speculates. Fulton works for the town, and is the Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival coordinator. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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August 14, 2014

Robert Service School (RSS) celebrated its 25th year in its present building last May. There were no special celebrations, and I suspect that not too many people were aware of the anniversary. It was probably my time on the building committee that m more

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Justin Floyd

A Faro-based teacher pursues his second-career dream as a singer-songwriter. more

May 29, 2014 4:43 PM Faro

You know a painting is really good when you can lose yourself in it. Just like looking at a fire; you get hypnotized. Faro artist Jay Hambleton's paintings of mountains are like that. They will be on exhibit at the North End Gallery in Whitehorse... more

Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

I lived in Faro for 20 years. I could tell you about how an impressive golf course evolved from a few green belts with spray-painted targets. more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Faro

Young laughter rings out in the Faro Kettle coffee shop in the Recreation Centre, as the community celebrates the unveiling of a new mural that brightens the wall above the tables. more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Faro

t can happen to anyone. You forget to set the alarm, you sleep in, you miss an important flight. But when you're a migratory bird, missing your southbound flight in the fall could have disastrous consequences. So when Doug and Yasmine Hannah ... more

May 10, 2012 12:00 AM Faro

Faro-based artist Jackie Irvine set herself a challenge. What if she painted one painting a day for 100 days? Starting October 1, 2011, she did just that. And every day, even if she was stranded in Whitehorse without her acrylic paints, and had to go more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM Faro

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Issue: 2011-11-17

In the quarter century since the late Rob Harvey founded Yukon Engineering Services (YES), the company has had its hand in the majority of mining venture in Yukon and northern B.C. It's not hard to see why. more

Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

Would-be rockers in Haines Junction and Faro have a chance to perfect their performance chops in the next few weeks, with help from rock trio Speed Control ... more

May 19, 2011 12:00 AM , Yukon Music