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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

“Wow, you found a gold mine!” This was a recent Wednesday, around 11:37 a.m. My co-workers and I answered the call from the City of Whitehorse to spend one hour picking up garbage around our worksite. This was the “let’s go make Whitehorse... more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham

In the spring of 2014, Dawsonites Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham started Nomad Market Gardens. They call it an urban, multi-site farm committed to providing Dawson City with high quality, sustainably-grown vegetables. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Shannon Mallory

If you’re unsure whether you consider Whitehorse a progressive city, here’s some fodder for the thought that it is: we’re one of a (growing) handful of municipalities across North America that is learning how to produce energy from our own waste. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Kim Melton

I was having dinner with a neighbour the other day and she asked me if I needed any dried greens. She was referring to turnip tops and kale. She had just come across a large, forgotten jar and with the onset of spring it was high time to use them up. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

Spring is approaching — it’s time for all those with a green thumb to enjoy the warm weather. The garden season in the Yukon poses challenges, but those who know seeds and soil manage to pull through and enjoy the bounty of the land. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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