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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

The Fireweed Community Market launched the 2018 season on Thursday May 17 at Shipyards Park. The long-running community farmers market has grown over the years into a destination event each week, as a multitude of local farmers, vendors and... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-16, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

And on his farm he had a caribou. And on his farm he had a moose. And on his farm he had a rabbit. And on his farm he had a ptarmigan. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Karin Plato

Have you heard the one about the farmer’s daughter, the music teacher, the composer and the jazz singer? It’s not a joke. They’re all the same person: Karin Plato. Although she has called Vancouver home since 1985, Plato grew up on a grain farm... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Meredith Winkelaar

The giant green machine inches its way along a row of potato plants with the fall coloured mountains as the backdrop. From far away it looks like a slow-moving, peaceful agrarian scene, but this changes as I get closer... Read more

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Etienne Tardif, gloved and clothed in white, his face behind a dark mesh veil, slowly lifts a tray from one of his stacked beehives. He’s in a meadow just off the Annie Lake Road, south of Whitehorse. “Whoah… this is heavy,” Tardif says. Read more

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of the First We Eat Project

The benefits of eating local are well known and documented; it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your health, and it’s better for the local economy. But when you live north of 60 it seems daunting – even in the height of the summer... Read more

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Issue: 2017-03-22, Photo: Joan Norberg

On Feb. 16, the Yukon Convention Bureau (YCB) held its annual Bravo Awards. The Golden Bravo Award is in recognition of a YCB member who has gone above and beyond in service excellence in the meeting and conventions sector. This year’s winner was... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

A square, two-storey guest house with bare, small rooms and a simple kitchen is snugged in between the trailer-cum-farmhouse and the sheep barn. The collection of buildings looks tiny against a sweeping backdrop: a deep valley that winds away from... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Although Iceland has been getting a lot of press lately as a hot – metaphorically and geologically speaking – tourist destination, it hardly seems a likely go-to spot for an agricultural experience. That however is exactly what landed me in the... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: courtesy of the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in First Nation

Fall is harvest time, and at the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in (TH) Teaching and Working Farm School, there will be a feast to celebrate a summer’s worth of hard work by students and staff alike. “TH has wanted active farming for the community for a long time... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

On the first of August, Gurdeep Pandher celebrated 10 years in Canada. “It’s been such a wonderful journey,” he says. His voice is light and full of joy and laughter. In the past decade, Pandher has lived in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Rian Lougheed-Smith

I always forget the way this works, how fast things change here. In the hot, hot days of summer, I think it will last forever and then suddenly, one rainy July day, there it is. The chill, maybe a wool sweater, the thought of lighting a fire... Read more

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Issue: 2016-08-25, Photo: Kim Melton

'Tis the season where giant vegetables are being harvested from gardens and potentially prize-winning jams are being churned out for display in the hopes of gaining a ribbon. This was the case at Dawson City's horticultural exhibition as part of... Read more

Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

“The more things change the more they stay the same” and “The only constant in life is change” are both very cliche and very true. In some sense farming and gardening means things are staying the same. We usually use the same plot of land and... Read more

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTOS: Rick Massie

Smooth and brown, the eggs slip through the machine where they are held up one at a time to the light. The light shines through the shells and illuminates the interior of the egg and then the machine moves the egg down the light so the next egg... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Over the past few years the gardens have been producing more and more vegetables. So, come fall we start to look for places to store the root crops for the winter. Our main root crops are potatoes and carrots, which need a dark, cool space with a... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTOS: Rick Massie

From the outside, Farmer Robert's Store looks like a market in the middle of farm country. And that is exactly what it is… and much more. It is the final piece of the logistical puzzle that brings locally produced and organic produce to... Read more

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Formerly the Ramada, now the Days Inn, sits at the edge of the Whitehorse industrial area. It’s parking lot and big-box-store land, the concrete jungle of our Northern capital. It’s windy and dusty and, according to Francis van Kessel, ... Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham

In the spring of 2014, Dawsonites Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham started Nomad Market Gardens. They call it an urban, multi-site farm committed to providing Dawson City with high quality, sustainably-grown vegetables. Read more

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