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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Amber Church

What journey do we take to arrive at an idea? Artists Michel Gignac and Gorellaume chose to explore that pathway in their new in-situ work, Through the Thought Process, installed at Northlight Innovation Centre... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Jenny Trapnell

In early April, 79-year-old Lorraine White did what lots of Yukoners do: she held a garage sale. White, who was moving to Vancouver Island, sold her furniture and old china at her Takhini senior’s residence, and gave away the rest... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

Earth Day is April 22. A day when we celebrate the planet we call home. This year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution. To end plastic pollution, we need to shift our attitudes and behaviours. Plastic pollution affects our health and the health of the... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Courtesy of Zero Waste Yukon

The recent closures of the Salvation Army and free stores at Raven Recycling and the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility have made it difficult to source affordable used goods and to donate unwanted items. Without a local outlet for reuse, many... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Courtesy of Shailyn Drukis

Reuse in Whitehorse has been in a state of flux this spring, with the Salvation Army closing its doors in April and the closing of the Raven Recycling free store earlier this month. These closures were partly a response to the overwhelming and... Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Zero Waste Yukon

Reducing our solid waste is not an easily digested subject. An upcoming conference in Whitehorse hopes to break down solutions into manageable bites. The Working Towards Zero Waste in the North Conference will bring together approximately 120... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

What would you consider to be valuable about Whitehorse? The nearby mountains? The vibrant community? Being able to fish and hunt close to town? Having the cleanest air in the world? How about the landfill? Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy Sharon Shorty

The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks. I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World Youth program Read more

Yukon Families

I had to do my first major snow clearance of the season on Hallowe’en. It wasn’t bad — took about half an hour. Read more

Dawson City

In the beginning it was available only to the people of Riverdale. But now — two years later — the Yukon Blue Bin Recycling Society has grown large enough to offer recycling pickup to every major residential area in Whitehorse. Their service is Read more

Yukon Local Business

There were about two dozen people at Dawson's recycling centre over a recent weekend. They were trying to do something about the mess that the place had become. Read more

Dawson City

Michael King, co-owner and operator of Bean North Coffee Roasting Company, had been looking for a way to promote canned coffee. "That's the most environmentally friendly way to package coffee," he says. "Bags are all the fad...." Read more

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