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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Skagway Spirits Distillery officially opened last June 22 in Skagway, Alaska offering its customers a family-run experience tasting vodka and gin. However, proposed changes to liquor regulations led to some required adaptations to how the... more

Beverages

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s been 20 years since Thomas de Jager first discovered the Yukon. Today, he runs his successful business Yukon Wide Adventures that gives locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the Yukon’s outdoors. Thomas, originally from Monheim... more

Yukon Local 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... more

Yukon Local Business

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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... more

Yukon Local Business

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

Jessica Westman grew up in Marsh Lake, but spent her school and work life in Whitehorse. Like many Yukoners who grew up in the territory, she left for 10 years to attend university and get work and life experiences before realizing there is no... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

A visit to Watson Lake would not be complete without a walk through the amazing Sign Post Forest with its more than 77,000 signs, or a stop at the little shop covered in license plates at the back of the Sign Post Forest. more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Rick Massie

There’s at least one person for whom the drought in California has a silver lining. Luigi Zanasi is hoping for some magic to come out of his garage this year, thanks to the intense wine grapes he believes the California drought has produced. more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Roger Jackson

My sister Marion Dale and I share many wonderful childhood memories. One of our favourites is the summers we spent with our Great Auntie Kate. In her 70’s when we visited she raised sheep on a family farm near Renfrew, Ontario. No inside plumbing... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Blackbird Bakery

Proud Yukoners want to shop Yukon – but sometimes it feels hard to do that. With so many of our goods and services being provided by companies on the Outside, it often feels like we’ve got no choice but to shell out to the big boys. For those who... more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Rowena Shannon

Conquering exotic culinary worlds is exhilarating, but the dispiriting lack of some foods can make home feel very far away, indeed. For some people, a curious thing may happen once they relocate. They may develop a taste for things they wouldn’t... more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Rick Massie

In the popular bowling movie Kingpin the term “munsoned” is coined by the film’s writers Peter and Bobby Farrelly to describe being up a creek without a paddle, essentially being left for dead. For the Mad Trapper Alleys in Riverdale that seemed... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

If you’ve walked past Bocelli’s Pizzeria lately, you may have seen a small sign in the window advertising its farewell. The local makers of saucy, thincrust Italian-style deliciousness are closing their doors. On Friday, August 28, the pizza oven... more

Yukon Restaurant Guide

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

The world of suds has official definitions of what constitutes a craft beer. That doesn’t prevent Marko Marjanovic from offering his own. “For myself, it’s a beer that’s brewed by passionate people who want to create a flavourful beer that’s been... more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy Ruth Lera

If you’re lucky you’ll have neighbors you like. If you’re even more fortunate, you'll have neighbors as friends. But I must be one of the most blessed people around, because I have neighbours who inspire me. more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2010-09-09, PHOTOS: SARAH LEWIS sneill@northwestel.net

Have you seen the flowerbeds outside the Subaru/Kia dealership? They are, in a word, immaculate. Nestled together in concrete planters, the Geraniums, Petunias and Marigolds burst forth in almost psychedelic technicolour. It all leaves one to... more

Yukon People

Sometime near the end of October, I was making pumpkin soup with a friend of mine. There was one missing ingredient: fish sauce. We meticulously sifted through the shelves of a local grocery store, but came up empty-handed. more

Yukon Local Business

"It's hard to think of myself as a young entrepreneur, I've been doing it so long," says Mrs. Lee Randell. She and her husband, Mr. Lee Randell, bought Peak Fitness in 2001 and have run the gym together ever since. more

Yukon Local Business