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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Once upon a time, “back in the days” (last year, in October) when the Greyhound bus still existed, a garter snake slithered out of the way, a pronghorn bounced over a fence, and I happened to step into cactus. This is the beginning of a most... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

The Fireweed Community Market launched the 2018 season on Thursday May 17 at Shipyards Park. The long-running community farmers market has grown over the years into a destination event each week, as a multitude of local farmers, vendors and... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-05-16, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

And on his farm he had a caribou. And on his farm he had a moose. And on his farm he had a rabbit. And on his farm he had a ptarmigan. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Meredith Winkelaar

The giant green machine inches its way along a row of potato plants with the fall coloured mountains as the backdrop. From far away it looks like a slow-moving, peaceful agrarian scene, but this changes as I get closer... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

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,” Tardif says. Read more

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

Courtney and Joel Wilkinson, co-owners of Bee Whyld Yukon, are proud to show off their bee yard located just outside the town of Watson Lake, Yukon. Sixty-two of Bee Whyld’s 64 honey bee hives sit on the edge of a hay field surrounded by an... Read more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: IMDb

The film Hell or High Water is a modern western written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. This hour and forty two minute flick stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Initial impressions… wow, just wow. It is rare these... Read more

Photography - Film

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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... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

A square, two-storey guest house with bare, small rooms and a simple kitchen is snugged in between the trailer-cum-farmhouse and the sheep barn. The collection of buildings looks tiny against a sweeping backdrop: a deep valley that winds away from... Read more

Travel Outside

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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... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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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... Read more

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... Read more

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

“The more things change the more they stay the same” and “The only constant in life is change” are both very cliche and very true. In some sense farming and gardening means things are staying the same. We usually use the same plot of land and... Read more

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTOS: Rick Massie

Smooth and brown, the eggs slip through the machine where they are held up one at a time to the light. The light shines through the shells and illuminates the interior of the egg and then the machine moves the egg down the light so the next egg... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Over the past few years the gardens have been producing more and more vegetables. So, come fall we start to look for places to store the root crops for the winter. Our main root crops are potatoes and carrots, which need a dark, cool space with a... Read more

Yukon Winter

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July 24, 2014 Issue#388

One of the biggest animal raising expenses in the Yukon is feed. So I am always on the look out for crops we can grow that will meet the nutritional needs of the animals. When I find something that might work I give it a try in the garden... Read more

Farm - Garden

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July 10 Issue

June is a quiet month on the farm. The gardens are nearly fully planted, and soon to have weeds, although the transplanting of perennials is sometimes still happening. Time is all the gardens need right now, along with sunshine and rain... Read more

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June 12

In spring, while we wait for the snow to melt, we check on the chives to see if there will be enough for a taste. Once the snow is gone we keep an eye on the rhubarb. This year I was also watching for asparagus to return... Read more

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Frost To Frost: Spring Planting May15,2014

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It’s planting time and one of the last things we plant are potatoes. We put in all of our cold crops first because if there is a late frost the seeds of these plants and even the seedlings are able to deal with the cold stress better than a potato... Read more

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