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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Carrie Boles

Carrie Boles’ green thumb sprouted back in her hometown, the grassland ecosystem of Winnipeg , Manitoba. While working on a degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Winnipeg, Boles happened to live in a house packed with gardeners... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of the First We Eat Project

The benefits of eating local are well known and documented; it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your health, and it’s better for the local economy. But when you live north of 60 it seems daunting – even in the height of the summer... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The light returns to the Yukon long before the heat and we’re still in the prime season of huge oscillations in temperature between day and night. Mornings dawn crisp – but early – and as of yet we feel no compulsion to head outside until it warms a more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

Somebody once said a gardener is just a philosopher with dirty hands and an aching back. Well, maybe nobody actually said that until I just did, but I believe it to be so. Of all life’s pursuits, few can match gardening when it comes to bringing... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Teresa Kozakewich

Teresa Kozakewick grew up in Alberta. Raised by a father who had a passion for food, she had always been drawn to cooking. She enjoyed watching her dad cook on special occasions. Now her passion has become a career path. After moving to the Yukon... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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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: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Potatoes, kale and cabbage is a pretty common answer to the question, “What can you grow up there, anyways?” For those of us who get excited about growing, however, it is easy to go kind of crazy even within the parameters of a single vegetable... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My dinner dishes don’t always get done after dinner. There is a chair in my living room that has a continuous pile of laundry to be folded. Sometimes I forget the kid’s helmet, or swimsuit, or permission slip for school. The dogs haven’t been... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Food Network

The great American lyricist Maxwell Anderson summed up the imperatives of this time of year better than anyone else: "Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December / But the days grow short when you reach September." more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Gardening is considered a challenge here in the Yukon. But this year the weather made it less so. Gardens flourished with an earlier than usual spring and a warmer than usual summer. With the fall colours here and cooler weather upon us most tend... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

At the downtown community garden in Whitehorse, a beekeeper tends to the newly built beehive in the fading evening light. Nearby, a gardener waters his small plot of potatoes, beans, and lettuce – a zucchini plant takes up a quarter of his raised... more

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

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Issue: 2016-08-25, Photo: Kim Melton

'Tis the season where giant vegetables are being harvested from gardens and potentially prize-winning jams are being churned out for display in the hopes of gaining a ribbon. This was the case at Dawson City's horticultural exhibition as part of... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Tarie Castellarin

Whether you have a green thumb or not, you’re invited to the Horticultural Exhibition in Dawson City on Aug. 13. Tarie Castellarin and Helen Dewell have been involved in organizing the exhibition since 2013. The event itself dates back to the... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Bob Sharp

There are two kinds of gardeners in the Yukon: those who can grow tomatoes and those who can't. With Yukoner Bob Sharp's Solar Growing Greenhouse Kit – a stable-temperature greenhouse that extends the growing season by three months– it is now much... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

We saw the queen recently. She wasn’t wearing a crown. She was sporting a big blue dot on her thorax though. The Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association, founded in 1899, has great information about queen marking on its website. The queen is much easier... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

The first thing that people know about me is that I am a city girl. It’s not that I do not have an appreciation for country living, it’s just not something I could do on a daily basis. So, it should come to no surprise that when it comes to... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

“‘...but gracious me! It's getting light! Good night, old Turnip-top, good-night!’ A nod, and he was gone.” So ends the sixth canto of Phantasmorgia by Lewis Carroll (better known for having written the topsy-turvy classic Alice in... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

September always makes me think of apple picking, hay barrels, corn, and sunflowers. This summer I decided to try and grow sunflowers and even though I have never gardened before, I liked the thought of having my own sunflowers in September to enjoy. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

Have you ever made the kind of phone call that makes you feel you deserve to be reprimanded by your spouse? You sheepishly dial the number and deliver the news. In my case, I was relaying news of the imminent delivery of the 16 chicks I had... more

Sep 3, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

“Could we plant some flowers in our garden, next year?” This is what Allan asked me 25 years ago after we had harvested our first garden together. I hadn’t realized anything had been missing from our yard. We had an average vegetable garden on the... more

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden