Faro Stories

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    Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

    The Tintina Trench

    There was a not-so-urban myth out there that you could see the Tintina Trench from the moon. That is not true, unless the person on the moon had a good telescope. You can see the Tintina Trench from space, though, from the International Space... more

    Jun. 13, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Owen Laukkanen

    Owen Laukkanen: “Keep writing and edit your own work ruthlessly”

    Owen Laukkanen is unabashedly a writer of commercial fiction, also known as “genre” fiction, having produced a novel every year since The Professionals came out (and was nominated for four major genre awards) in 2012. The Professionals was Book 1... more

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

    Gearing up to explore ideas and the written word

    In 1990, a number of organizations joined together to meld the Young Authors’ Conference and the National Book Festival into a farther reaching Yukon Writers’ Festival to highlight the Canadian literary arts in the Yukon. The current sponsors of... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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

    Yukon Women in Mining

    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

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

    There’s Always a Stack of Books Hidden Under Their Quilts

    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

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

    The Yukon is Great for Summer Travelling

    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

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

    Tee Time in the Town of Faro

    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. 07, 2017

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

    Wild Times

    “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

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

    The Evolution of a Home

    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. 08, 2017

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

    Slip-Sliding Away

    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

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Issue: 2018-10-17