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Issue: 2019-07-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Gardens

Growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan, and during his high school days, no one knew Lorne Metropolit’s name. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Helen Booth

Virginia Labelle didn’t learn to dive in the Yukon, but that’s where she teaches others how to do it. Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

You’d be forgiven for thinking Triniti Technology only sells cell phone cases. Sylvio Lin, general manager for the Whitehorse-based company, knows that’s what it looks like from the outside. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Malkolm Boothroyd

Like another project, Yukon Innovation Prize finalists Cody Reaume and Thomas Jacquin are focused on improving the energy efficiency of Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs.) Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Energy efficiency and well-ventilated healthy air. Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Shane Wolfe is attempting to maximize the potential of heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) units that are integral for those two concepts to co-exist in a building... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Sabrina Clarke was a worm composting novice when she first moved to Montreal. In fact, the city didn’t have a composting program at all and residents had to devise their own solutions. Clarke lucked out by... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Outpost 31 / GBP Creative Media

In 2018, the Yukon saw vast growth within the local film industry. One of the reasons for this was the emergence of northern production company, Outpost 31. Outpost 31 is a full-service media and entertainment company located in Whitehorse and... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Michael MacLean

When Mike Russo talks about his company, he uses the word we even though he’s the only employee at Firebean Coffee Roasters. “I just do so many jobs, ‘I’ becomes ‘we,’” he said over the phone on a Tuesday from the property in Golden Horn where he... Read more

Yukon Local Business

The Startup Canada Awards, which recognize entrepreneurs across Canada, will honour nominees from the North (including the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) at NorthLight Innovation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: GBP Creative Media

There’s no doubt things are popping with Klondike Kettle Corn. The small business went from selling a few bags of kettle corn at the 2010 Fireweed Community Market to having the product available at local grocery stores, gas stations, fundraisers... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

A few weeks ago, Woodcutter’s Blanket launched the latest in its expansion efforts—a microbrewery. The bar plans to offer a rotating assortment of beers which will go straight from the kegs to your glass, making the beer “as fresh as you can get... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: courtesy of SMRT WOMEN

Whether you’re interested in being a leader or looking to grow your business, speaking in public is a surefire way to establish expertise and credibility in your field. Unfortunately for many, the thought of public speaking is enough to cause them... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Atlin Mountain Roasters

Having a wood-fired coffee roaster is more than just a gimmick—it’s good business sense for Philippe and Leandra Brient, co-owners of Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters. Sure, it fits with the idea people have of Northerners, all woodstoves and plaid... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Two Brewers

Since launching Yukon Brewing, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter have proven that they know their beer. With the success of Two Brewers whisky over the past few years, they’ve demonstrated to the Canadian marketplace that they know their liquor as well... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Dimension Tech Services

Dimensions Tech Services is a specialized company that mostly provides technical training to emergency services staff in the Yukon. It was started in 2012 by Warren Zakus, former training officer with the Whitehorse Fire Department... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Skagway Brewing Company

Whether you’re visiting Skagway by boat or by highway from Whitehorse, a visit isn’t complete unless you’ve tried the local beer. Skagway Brewing Company is a popular spot for Yukoners, and we caught up with owner and operator Mike Healy to... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

What should I wear? The annual Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA) ball was held Saturday 8 December at the Kwanlin Dűn Cultural Centre (KDCC). What do you wear to an outfitters ball? The two terms seem to be in contradiction to each other. I opted... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Tyler Nichol

Tyler Nichol, originally from Dawson City, has been building parks since he was a kid on the Dawson Dome and has gone from gold miner to a nationally renowned park creator in Canada. “I started off working in the mining industry at 18, so I gained... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Eirik Sharp

Eirik Sharp, owner and operator of The Sharp End: Mountain Adventures, with his extensive avalanche background, is bringing change to how the Yukon manages avalanche terrain. Sharp, 36, was born in Hong Kong. He is Norwegian and his family... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

The Deli started as a dream that Ernst Wohlfarth (better known as Ernie) had when he was growing up in war-torn Germany. He dreamed of making sausage and became an apprentice in that field, as a young teenager. He soon realized that it was not... Read more

Yukon Local Business