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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Every few years the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon brings either its spring or fall conference to Dawson City. TIA Yukon Executive Director Blake Rogers says that it makes even more sense than usual this year. “This year is a special... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Dorothy Bradley leaves her vehicle at Eagle Bay Park, where Whistle Bend Way and Range Road meet, and walks to the bench overlooking McIntyre Creek. It is a 10-minute walk along a path that is dappled with bright yellow aspen leaves. To the left... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Alison Reid

Cohousing is a concept that has been around for a long time, but in the Yukon it's starting to gain interest as an alternative living arrangement for people of all walks of life. Many groups of people are tired of living paycheque-to-paycheque... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: United States Mint

Although I can't absolutely verify the factual accuracy of the following "claim to fame," if I'm not the only person who had the unique opportunity to caddy for Jack Nicklaus both before he won his first professional major (1962 U.S. Open) and... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear? I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I could confidently... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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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: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Courtesy of Shailyn Drukis

Reuse in Whitehorse has been in a state of flux this spring, with the Salvation Army closing its doors in April and the closing of the Raven Recycling free store earlier this month. These closures were partly a response to the overwhelming and... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Nikki Kroetsch

It might be called a “bowl,” but in this competition, you won’t see any kickoffs, quarterbacks, punted balls or wide receivers. You will, however, see contestants huddled in tactical contemplation, quietly discussing obligations, responsibilities... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Michelle Eshpeter

If you drink wine in the Yukon, certainly you have had a glass of Copper Moon wine. Maybe out of a glass bottle, but probably out of a box. I personally love that the Yukon wine drinking community has embraced alternative packaging and the pile of... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: GraphicStock

Woodstoves are still a very traditional heat source for our homes and cabins. Firewood and stoves have always been messy with chips and bark in a trail from the woodpile to the stove, but it’s the way of the north. Sadly firewood isn’t as close... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Yukon College is expanding their offerings in one the hottest (pardon the pun) arenas today: climate change. Often described as one of the greatest challenges of our time, human-induced climate change is already having major impacts on northern... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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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

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Baerg

In the mid-70s, Michael Reynolds, an American architect, was working very hard in a sand dune of New Mexico. Fed up with what he saw as the typical house mortgage trap and unsustainable living, he wanted to come up with a design for homes that... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

The first biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North has been up and running for a month. The project was initiated by Chris Schmidt from ACS Mechanical. In the spring of 2015 he was asked to replace the boilers at Raven Recycling... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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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: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

The Living Building Challenge is an international sustainable building certificate program to foster the conscious development and design of eco-friendly architecture. It was launched 10 years ago, and pillars of performance include, site, water... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Peter Mather

According to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) website, the 3,200 kilometre stretch of mountain range running from Yellowstone to the Yukon is one of the last intact mountain ecosystems on earth. It’s amazingly still home to... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-10-15 Photo: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

The year was 1971. Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World” became RPM’s top chart hit alongside The Stampeders’ “Sweet City Woman”. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister and James Smith was Commissioner of the Yukon. Smith was instrumental in creating... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

What would you consider to be valuable about Whitehorse? The nearby mountains? The vibrant community? Being able to fish and hunt close to town? Having the cleanest air in the world? How about the landfill? more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues