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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: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

Once you cut a tree down, you can count the number of years it has stood by counting the annual rings around the stump. It might surprise many that you can get a pretty good idea how old a fish is by counting the rings on a single scale... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

A number of years ago, while writing outdoor columns for some Ontario newspapers, I touched on the subject of the anatomy of the sensory parts of animals and fish. After the publication hit the newstands, I walked into a coffee shop where a... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Yes, that’s right, I’m going to write it. The “P” word. That’s right. Period. (Not the little dot at the end of a sentence, but the one that affects half the population for most of their lives.) It’s funny how a word can make people cringe, even... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

If there is anybody out there who recognizes what is in these pictures, please step forward. Recently, I found myself looking more intensively at lichens and mosses. As there are no blooming wildflowers in the midst of winter and as there happened... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Photography/courtesy of the T1D Support Network

When 22-year-old Mikka started feeling sick, she assumed it was the flu. She felt nauseated and was drinking water all the time. It wasn’t until her best friend commented on her weight that she became concerned. “You’re looking kind of thin,” she... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The life and times of wildlife is an amazing to study; for example, did you know that a genus of beaver was once the size of a bear, and the horse was the size of a German shepherd? But, personally, other than facing a mad wolverine, I would say... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Last spring was an odd one for us ... As bloom time approached, we watched for swelling buds on our apple trees. We saw some, but many trees kept us in suspense. As the pink petals poked through the ends of the buds on the trees that were coming... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

“So, is this a boy bush or a girl bush?” I turned from arranging potted trees, at our weekly Farmer’s Market setup in Dawson, to see a fellow holding up a young haskap berry bush. He was scrutinizing it intently, though what he hoped to see, I’m... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Pixabay

Back in 2013, with the height of the romanticized and highly popular topic of zombies and the fateful demise of the world and humanity, emergency organizations have utilized the zombie craze opportunity to get out their message of Emergency... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-09-27, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Let’s All Learn Gwich’in With Allan Benjamin from Old Crow Gwich’in Expressions: Gwich’in Ginjik Native Language Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Raspberries, blueberries, crowberries and cranberries: being on Yukon time means planning your weekends around where to pick once the – dare I say it? - latter part of summer rolls around and hints at fall. There is one berry fairly new to the... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

The calypso orchid, sometimes called the fairy or venus slipper, was already blooming by the end of May and the rest will follow soon. I suspect that the Platanthera obtusata, known as the northern bog orchid, will follow soon. The height of bloom... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The light returns to the Yukon long before the heat and we’re still in the prime season of huge oscillations in temperature between day and night. Mornings dawn crisp – but early – and as of yet we feel no compulsion to head outside until it warms a Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

Growing up in the 1930 and early 40s was tough times. First, there was the Great Depression, followed closely by the Second World War. For the average family, money was tough, far tougher than today and rabbits and hares often graced the supper... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Dave Brosha

Jamie Bastedo is not new to the Yukon. He first came to the territory 35 years ago as a biology graduate student. “Think Never Cry Wolf,” he says. “My head full of book knowledge about northern landscapes and cultures.” Read more

Literature

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

“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... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell's birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up. I have always been reticent about sending the... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-04-12, Photo: courtesy of Sonny Gray

Food is important to me because I have a large family. Five boys under the age of nine” says Sonny Gray, CEO of North Star Agriculture Corp., as his company will soon announce plans to start construction in the Yukon. Like many in the Yukon he’s... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and... Read more

Health and Wellness