How's Business Yukon


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... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Health and Wellness


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... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Yukon Local Business


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... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Yukon 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... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Yukon Local Business


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... more

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business


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

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business


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

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business


Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Located at 204 Strickland St., the Arctic Star Printing building has been a part of the downtown Whitehorse scenery since 1983. Now they’ve got a new location. The company acquired Inkspirationz at 120 Platinum Road in July, and as of September 11... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business


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

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business


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... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business 1 Comments


Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Jackie Yaklin is a true knitter. If you see her at the dentist office, she likely has knitting needles in her hands conjuring up something warm for someone. “It is like an obsession and I seem to be really obsessed with starting projects,” she... more

Aug. 25, 2016 midnight Yukon Local Business


Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

If a musical shindig at the Old Fire Hall this Saturday puts you in mind of a New Orleans street party, Ryan McNally won't be the least bit disappointed. The event is intended to introduce Yukon audiences to the Whitehorse singer-songwriter's... more

Mar. 31, 2016 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The excitement of a pregnancy is fuelled by the unknown and profound changes that it brings to you and your family. Filling in that information to make it a little less “unknown” can be a daunting task as you navigate from government department to... more

Mar. 31, 2016 midnight Yukon Business


Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO:

Suppose you are a French entrepreneur, and you are looking for a new business idea to develop in Whitehorse. What do you do ? For a safe bet, you stick to the old saying “Do what you know.” Entrepreneur and epicurean Sylvain Belmondo did just... more

Feb. 25, 2016 midnight Yukon Local Business 1 Comments

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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

Oct. 01, 2015 midnight Yukon Active


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

Oct. 01, 2015 midnight 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

Oct. 01, 2015 midnight Watson Lake


Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Marion Sarre

Earlier this year, at the Toronto Interior Design show, the Cubitat was introduced. This lifestyle cube is 10’ x 10’ and features a bed, bathroom, kitchen and television. All you need to do is hook up water and power and you have yourself a... more

May 28, 2015 midnight Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTOS: Rick Massie

Ogilvie General Contracting is a small company; Graydon Keenan is it. And he and his long time friend Jona Barr took his first big project together. It wasn’t just any job. This was for their friend Elijah Stick’s mom, Jan. more

Feb. 26, 2015 midnight Yukon Local Business


Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Bret Elliott

It may not be a bar where everybody knows your name, but they sure as heck have seen you shoveling your driveway. It's a neighbourhood pub. Its busiest nights are between Monday and Friday as Porter Creek welcomes home its residents more

Feb. 26, 2015 midnight Yukon Local Business