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Fireweed Community Market

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

Do you miss browsing a variety of vendors and their wares at the summer Fireweed Community Market at your convenience? Well, fear not. Vendors and their crafting friends are gathering for The 12 Days of Christmas Market this December... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Michal Kostal

The Yukon Culinary Festival sounds like a good way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. “The definition of Canadian cuisine that we use is local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients in the hands of many cultures,” says Eric Pateman, the... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Lorne Mountain Community Association

It started with a cornbread that a friend brought over to Shiela Alexandrovich’s house one evening for a potluck at her Wheaton River Valley home. The savoury bread was adorned with sage leaves and she remembers commenting, “This is so beautiful... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Cranberries are just one of many berries that you can add to regular recipes for some extra health benefits. But since we are in the midst of cranberry season, why not take advantage of these home grown berries to boost your overall health. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Courtesy of Zero Waste Yukon

The recent closures of the Salvation Army and free stores at Raven Recycling and the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility have made it difficult to source affordable used goods and to donate unwanted items. Without a local outlet for reuse, many... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The week began with my English friend finally making it with her CanaDream Camper – a one-month, one-woman journey from Calgary to Whitehorse. For the special occasion , to celebrate her arrival, we decided to head to Takhini Hot Springs; my first... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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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: 2017-03-22, Photo: Joan Norberg

On Feb. 16, the Yukon Convention Bureau (YCB) held its annual Bravo Awards. The Golden Bravo Award is in recognition of a YCB member who has gone above and beyond in service excellence in the meeting and conventions sector. This year’s winner was... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

From stunning jewelery, fine arts and unique crafts to quality prepared foods and personal care products hand made by Yukon artisans, the 12 Days of Christmas has become one of the largest Yukon craft fairs over the past decade. From its humble... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: Lily Quan

Whitehorse chef and cookbook author (and What’s Up Yukon columnist) Miche Genest has a wonderful description of the Fireweed Community Market: she calls it “community glue.” Providing access to fresh local food is just one role the market plays... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Michele Doucette

The Yukon is filled with culinary hidden gems, according to Eric Pateman. A culinary expert, Pateman had no idea how rich the Yukon food scene was until Debra Ryan, manager of strategic planning for Air North, finally persuaded him to visit... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was at the table of Philippe and Leandra Brient in the log-hewn home they built themselves. Outside the back window was a view of Atlin Mountain rising majestically from a valley of boreal forest. more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

For the past few years the 12 Days of Christmas Market at The Old Fire Hall has been jam-packed with shoppers perusing the jam-packed aisles of jam, jewelry, mittens, tree ornaments and other Christmas lovelies. more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: by courtesy of Yukon Culinary Fair

At the end of July, foodies from across the country will travel north to take part in the 2015 Yukon Culinary Festival. Now in its third year, the festival will showcase and celebrate the Yukon’s local food movement to visitors and locals alike. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Arts Society

The Whitehorse wharf will be a public art extravaganza from July 15 to 19 as the Yukon Arts Society takes over the public space to host the second iteration of their summer festival, Arts Up Front. After last year’s success, the society’s programs... more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Now that spring has officially sprung, local farmers are waiting for the ground to warm up enough to put seeds and seedlings into the earth. Every year, farming is a gamble. It takes a pile of money to get started, and then farmers are at the mercy more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM The Green Issues

Winter; a season many people dread. The extra work of shovelling snow, the layers of clothing, the cold temperatures, and even the shorter daylight hours are something to be endured. more

Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

When we first moved to the Yukon 16 years ago I told my family that if I would like to have a market garden. The inspiration for this statement was the lack of fresh produce in the stores and a tour through Yukon Gardens with my sister's daycare kids more

May 30, 2013 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

The Celebration of the Harvest takes place at Shipyards Park again this year on Thursday, this time with a special visit from mythologies past. more

Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

From swiss chard to arctic charr, from jelly to jewelry – all this and more is on offer at the Fireweed Community Market at Shipyards Park. The market, which runs from 3-8 pm every Thursday from mid-May to mid-September ... more

Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM Farm - Garden