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Honey Bees and Yukoners: A love story

Etienne Tardif, gloved and clothed in white, his face behind a dark mesh veil, slowly lifts a tray from one of his stacked beehives. He’s in a meadow just off the Annie Lake Road, south of Whitehorse.“Whoah… this is heavy,”...

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Fireweed Jelly

Fireweed JellyYield: approximately 15 x 125 ml jarsIngredients:8 cups fireweed blossoms (no stems or leaves)¼ cup lemon juice4 ½ cups water2 packages powdered pectin5 cups sugarMethod:Collect the fireweed blossoms. Avoid the...

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Colour The Yukon

Erin Dixon is an artist with a passion for Yukon landscapes. “I was into colouring before it was hot,” she says with a laugh. A self described avid colourer, Dixon noticed a vacancy, “I know that colouring is really popular...

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The writing is on the plant

The Yukon is known for its vibrant fireweed; it’s used to make jelly, soap, and artwork. For Yukon-based artist Helen O’Connor, fireweed provides material for artistic paper.But the Yukon’s official flower is not the only...

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