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Elsa’s prospects rose and fell with the price of minerals. Its population swelled to 700 in the 1940s, drawing people from allover the world to work on the site. Read more

Yukon History

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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: 2019-07-31, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Almost a year into its brick and mortar bagel shop in Horwood's Mall, Whitehorse’s own bit of bagel bliss is going strong. 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: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Elements Hair Studio and Day Spa

When you walk into the newly renovated Elements Hair Studio and Day Spa, you wouldn’t know that its location was formerly a swimming pool. You might even forget that you are in Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Long-time Yukoners have watched with interest as the “old Food Fair” building has undergone extensive renovations on Second Avenue. The building has long sat vacant and curious viewers have watched with interest, wondering who the new residents... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Anto Yukon

Kym Rempel is the owner and creator of Anto Yukon, a bath and body company unique to the Yukon. Her products are made from all-natural ingredients that are locally collected, processed and produced in small batches in her studio... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Rick Massie

As the only gaming café and comic book store in Whitehorse, Titan Gaming and Collectables is a one-of-a-kind concept North of 60. Founded in 2005 by life-long comic-book lover and avid gamer Shawn Underhill, the space has become a rallying point... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Travis Milos is a busy man, hard at work and passionate when you speak to him. The energy behind those two traits is evident as he tells the story of his busy past few years building Big Bear Donair and Liquor and, later, Whiskey Jacks Pub and... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Take a drive south of Whitehorse, using the mountain range and tall pines as your guide, you will find yourself in the lovely community of Carcross. In this little hub works a very talented jeweller, Shelley MacDonald. She has been working away in... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Chris Gishler

Chris Gishler, owner and operator of Equinox Adventures, has spent the last 15 years building and developing his outdoor adventure and education company as the Yukon has continued to grow. Back in 1999, Gishler arrived to Whitehorse in preparation... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Pixabay

These feet were made for walking. It’s not just a song; it’s the basis for a lot of Jeddie Russell’s work at WalkOn Foot Care, Whitehorse’s new foot care clinic located in the log skyscraper. While the clinic might be new, Russell has spent many... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Photography

I meet the architect Mary Ellen Read at the cocktail bar Woodcutter’s Blanket in Whitehorse. With a grin she guides me around the windy corner to show me a pit, where you can see the log building’s basement’s concrete exterior, a face normally... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s the year of the woman, ladies. In the height of the #MeToo movement, Times Up, and many other global shifts, women are taking a stand and making change by acknowledging that we face unique challenges and tackling them head on... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

After 22 years in business running hair and body studio Head to Toe, sisters and business owners Shari Macintosh and Staci Kindervater have learned a thing or two about the salon industry. “You have to be adaptable to change and you have to be... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Jenna Hougen

Third generation, born-and-raised Yukoners, brothers Myles, 26 and Tanner Hougen, 24 have begun their own journey into the Yukon entrepreneurial market. “We’ve been raised by entrepreneurs,” Myles said... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For those who might not know, tell me about the services Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon offers. Bruno Bourdache: We are a volunteer centre, so we help people find volunteer opportunities and we help NGOs find volunteers. With other... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: You opened up Blackbird Bakery five years ago. How have things been? Kayla Morrison: For the most part, pretty good. You always have ups and downs — that’s the nature of business. But for the most part, everything has hit the... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

For Patrick Jackson, the owner and operator of Changing Gear, it seems like only yesterday that he moved from Vancouver up to the Yukon, but 20 years later he’s still here using his experience and passion to run a successful store... Read more

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Rivers to Ridges

Wondering how to get your business from side hustle to full time? Struggling with balancing kids, hobbies and relationships, while building your brand? Looking for inspiration and motivation to get you through the inevitable blocks and challenges... Read more

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