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Issue: 2019-09-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Whitehorse Motors

In the old days, it was just carburetors. Now, 50 years later, everything has changed, according to Tina Woodland, owner of Whitehorse Motors.  Cars are computerized, the dealership has moved locations and doubled in size, and there are 50... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-09-18, PHOTO:courtesy of Caribou RV Park

Considering the Caribou RV Park at km 1403 of the Alaska Highway was established in 1974 and your humble correspondent lived in Atlin from 1977 to 1984, I must have driven right by it hundreds of times over the years without giving it a look or... Read more

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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

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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: Robert Postma Photography

Dawson Bealieu, known by his stage alias Groan Boy, is instantly recognizable in his blue blazer—the same one he’s wearing on the concert flyers plastered all over town. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Well-Read Books will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and it’s a labour of love for the partners that own the store, which has established itself as a venue for the arts community. Read more

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

You’d be forgiven for thinking Triniti Technology only sells cell phone cases. Sylvio Lin, general manager for the Whitehorse-based company, knows that’s what it looks like from the outside. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Michael MacLean

When Mike Russo talks about his company, he uses the word we even though he’s the only employee at Firebean Coffee Roasters. “I just do so many jobs, ‘I’ becomes ‘we,’” he said over the phone on a Tuesday from the property in Golden Horn where he... Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Outpost 31 / GBP Creative Media

In 2018, the Yukon saw vast growth within the local film industry. One of the reasons for this was the emergence of northern production company, Outpost 31. Outpost 31 is a full-service media and entertainment company located in Whitehorse and... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: GBP Creative Media

There’s no doubt things are popping with Klondike Kettle Corn. The small business went from selling a few bags of kettle corn at the 2010 Fireweed Community Market to having the product available at local grocery stores, gas stations, fundraisers... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

A few weeks ago, Woodcutter’s Blanket launched the latest in its expansion efforts—a microbrewery. The bar plans to offer a rotating assortment of beers which will go straight from the kegs to your glass, making the beer “as fresh as you can get... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Velvet Antlers /GBP Photography

Some ladies show up in high heels and lipstick; others roll into the dance studio right after having rolled off the couch. There’s no right way to come to class, said Kate Fitzgerald over the phone in late February. Her voice was low and sultry... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Atlin Mountain Roasters

Having a wood-fired coffee roaster is more than just a gimmick—it’s good business sense for Philippe and Leandra Brient, co-owners of Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters. Sure, it fits with the idea people have of Northerners, all woodstoves and plaid... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Skagway Brewing Company

Whether you’re visiting Skagway by boat or by highway from Whitehorse, a visit isn’t complete unless you’ve tried the local beer. Skagway Brewing Company is a popular spot for Yukoners, and we caught up with owner and operator Mike Healy to... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Dimension Tech Services

Dimensions Tech Services is a specialized company that mostly provides technical training to emergency services staff in the Yukon. It was started in 2012 by Warren Zakus, former training officer with the Whitehorse Fire Department... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Eirik Sharp

Eirik Sharp, owner and operator of The Sharp End: Mountain Adventures, with his extensive avalanche background, is bringing change to how the Yukon manages avalanche terrain. Sharp, 36, was born in Hong Kong. He is Norwegian and his family... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Tyler Nichol

Tyler Nichol, originally from Dawson City, has been building parks since he was a kid on the Dawson Dome and has gone from gold miner to a nationally renowned park creator in Canada. “I started off working in the mining industry at 18, so I gained... Read more

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

The Deli started as a dream that Ernst Wohlfarth (better known as Ernie) had when he was growing up in war-torn Germany. He dreamed of making sausage and became an apprentice in that field, as a young teenager. He soon realized that it was not... Read more

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Graham Kraft

The small town of Haines, Alaska, lies near 72 miles of glacier terrain and 15,000 feet below the icy summit of Mount Fairweather, which is the namesake of Fairweather Ski Works. Here is where a small hobbyist’s dream has become synonymous with... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Proskida

“We’re just at the cusp of changing an entire sport, and it’s coming out of a town of 23-thousand people. It’s incredible where we’ve got to,” said Alastair Smith, co founder of Proskida. Current performance-monitoring technology that’s widely... Read more

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