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Climate Change

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Issue: 2019-12-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the City of Whitehorse / GBP Creative

An axe. A wig. A bone. These are the three things people searched for most frequently on the City of Whitehorse’s What Goes Where waste app. Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-12-11, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Adam Jones, Ph.D.

As long as I remember, I’ve travelled throughout the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Coast with my dad. We travelled all over during different seasons hunting or trapping different animals. Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-10-30, PHOTO: Susan Clark

I turned 70 this year. I’m pondering what this means. At 55 and 60, various senior discounts kicked in and it seemed kind of fun. Read more

Making A Difference!

Zero may be nothing in the world of math, but in weather the significance of this integer is amazing. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Northwest Passage Project

he quest for a sea route through the Arctic between the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans has long captivated the minds of Canadians. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

I attended David Phillips’ (Senior Climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada) March lecture on weather and climate change. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: WUY File Photo / Adam Malis

What was the last conversation you had with your best friend? If there is one topic that people like to talk about it, it is food. We talk about what we had for lunch or dinner. We talk about recipes and how to cook certain foods. We talk about... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2019-05-01, GRAPHIC: NOAA US National Weather Service

I attended David Phillip’s lecture on weather and climate change in early March and was inspired to write a series of articles with the goal of elaborating on many points that he made in his ‘factoid’ filled presentation... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Pixabay/Goran Horvat

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 as a series of peaceful demonstrations against growing air and water pollution. Almost 50 years on, it has grown into a global event. According to the Earth Day Network, “more than 1 billion people in... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-04-17: PHOTO: Pixabay

Each year, Earth Day focuses on a specific theme to raise awareness of a particular environmental issue we are currently facing. (Last year’s theme encouraged people to make positive changes in their lifestyles by reducing their plastic... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Murray Martin

First and foremost … I have the greatest respect for all firefighters when they fight a fire—be it a house fire or a forest fire. As a conservation officer in Ontario, we were trained in fighting forest fires. It is one of the most-dangerous jobs... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Leslie Leong

Whitehorse artist Leslie Leong applied for a residency at the Ted Harrison Artists Retreat to work towards a large show at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in the fall of 2019. But she had lots of other ideas to work through first, both larger and... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Tyler Nichol

Every October, Mount Sima starts snow production and welcomes hundreds of athletes from all over Canada for pre-season training in November. Whitehorse, Yukon, is the perfect location and climate to have early snow production to build the national... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Cathie Archbould

“Northerners have been adapting for generations. It’s part of being a northerner … [it] is part of the culture. So, in some ways, some of these adaptation actions that we’re taking haven’t been traditionally labelled as climate change adaptations— Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

January 2018 was only a short time ago, but our memories are probably quite variable. Many of us will remember the brief warm spell when we had a high of +7ºC and above freezing temperatures for about 48 hours. Trails, roads and sidewalks were icy... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

Earth Day is April 22. A day when we celebrate the planet we call home. This year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution. To end plastic pollution, we need to shift our attitudes and behaviours. Plastic pollution affects our health and the health of the... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

“I used to stand at my son’s bedroom window, when he was two or three, and look northward to see stars,” says Forest Pearson, a resident of downtown Whitehorse. “Then the streetlights were switched and we couldn’t do it anymore ... we couldn’t see... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Yukon College is expanding their offerings in one the hottest (pardon the pun) arenas today: climate change. Often described as one of the greatest challenges of our time, human-induced climate change is already having major impacts on northern... Read more

Yukon Education

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

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... Read more

The Green Issues