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Hamlet of Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Alison Reid

Cohousing is a concept that has been around for a long time, but in the Yukon it's starting to gain interest as an alternative living arrangement for people of all walks of life. Many groups of people are tired of living paycheque-to-paycheque... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Lorne Mountain Community Association

It started with a cornbread that a friend brought over to Shiela Alexandrovich’s house one evening for a potluck at her Wheaton River Valley home. The savoury bread was adorned with sage leaves and she remembers commenting, “This is so beautiful... more

Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

Registration is now open for the premiere Yukon Ski Marathon, hosted by the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. The 50 km race is being held on Sunday, March 5 and begins at Mount Lorne, runs from there to Cowley Lake, then to Wolf Creek... more

Yukon Winter

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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... more

Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The ATCO technician was confused. Normally reading meters is the simple part of the job, but this one seemed to be running, well, backwards. Time to call in the supervisor. Now there were two of them scratching their heads, and it wasn't until... more

Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Kim Melton

One of the fun things about fermented foods is passing on bits to others, knowing they will grow and spread like a great idea. It required a bit of a mental leap to go from creating my first ferments to seeing this possibility, kind of like going... more

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I've put a lot of miles under me this spring between Victoria, B.C. and the Klondike Valley, and had thought I would be riding the green wave north. It is true that there were more leaves out on the Gulf Islands than there were when I arrived at... more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: courtesy of the MLVFD

On January 12 back in 1996, the Mount Lorne fire hall opened it's doors for the first time. It all started with a 1977 Ford cabover truck with an 800-gallon tank and a 125 horsepower pump. Since then they’ve been upgrading, with the biggest... more

, Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Courtesy of Laird Herbert

I am tempted to call building your own house the ultimate DIY project. I don't mean selecting from a range of floorplans and materials and managing your contractors. I mean learning the basics of design, framing, finishing carpentry, electrical... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Talking to my friend Mary Whitley, a fellow explorer, we started discussing how many trails we had found this summer that we did not even know existed. She was finding them on her side of town around Mount Lorne, and I was finding them on mine... more

Yukon Summer

"There's gold in them thar hills" is how Sharon Hickey, president of the Lorne Mountain Community Association (LMCA), introduced the special edition newsletter released last spring to celebrate the latest community project: documenting the area's his more

Mount Lorne

As the recreation director for Mount Lorne, her penchant for good, wholesome food runs throughout the programs and events she organizes at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre. Cookies and scones may be served while old-timers in the valley tell their more

Mount Lorne

The Mount Lorne Classic; what an awesome ski race. On trails used by caribou as much as any skier, the course was fast and winding. Skiing those trails takes me back to when I was five years old. Dave Brook would set the track and I'd race to keep u more

Mount Lorne

"What if I cannot play my guitar?" Nicole Edwards has asked herself that. In a voice as gentle as her eyes and the movements of her hands, she explains: "In my life, one of my challenges is health issues. more

Yukon Music