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Issue: 2019-08-28, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

There is a geological feature that has caught human imagination for tens of thousands of years. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: Omnidoom 999 via Wikimedia Commons

Vega is a wild star living a fast and furious life. Being a larger star, it is fusing its hydrogen into helium at a prodigious rate. And at less than a half a billion years old, it is already halfway through its life. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Northwest Passage Project

he quest for a sea route through the Arctic between the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans has long captivated the minds of Canadians. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Malkolm Boothroyd

Like another project, Yukon Innovation Prize finalists Cody Reaume and Thomas Jacquin are focused on improving the energy efficiency of Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs.) Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Michael Gerasimoff wants to help transition heating in the Yukon from fossil fuels to biomass (wood) while maintaining the excellent air quality that is a cherished aspect of living in the North. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: WUY File Photo / Adam Malis

What was the last conversation you had with your best friend? If there is one topic that people like to talk about it, it is food. We talk about what we had for lunch or dinner. We talk about recipes and how to cook certain foods. We talk about... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

On a cold February day in 1993, local biologists Cameron Eckert, Pam Sinclair, Wendy Nixon and the late Helmut Grünberg met over coffee, determined to fill a major gap in Yukon’s birding community. While there was a strong body of knowledge and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Jim Borisenko/ FreeStarCharts.com

The sheer darkness of our Yukon winter sky is studded with many awe inspiring wonders. Some obvious and dazzling, such as the naked eye “stellar nursery” that is the Orion nebula, or the glittering pocket of jewels of the Pleiades open star... Read more

Hobbies

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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

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Catherine Henry

Snow. It affects our lives in the North for half the year ... but other than wiping it off the windshield of your car or shovelling it from your driveway, what do you really know about the dynamic and interesting snow... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Tony Gonda

It’s winter—time to check out the bird feeders and stock up on “fast food” for our feathered friends. A huge variety of bird feeders are available in local stores or can be made easily from milk jugs or cartons... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

The widespread use of coal was one of the major factors in fueling the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s and early 1800s. In recent decades, however, coal has received a bad reputation as a major source of acid rain and carbon dioxide in the... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Parks Canada/Ryan Bray

Located on the northeastern corner of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Quttinirpaaq National Park is Canada’s northernmost national park. Until recently it was virtually inaccessible to your average earthling... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon College

The Yukon will be launching a satellite into orbit for the first time, as part of a Canadian Space Agency-led project.Yukon College students are in the conceptual stage of their first-ever space mission. “A Yukon satellite will expand the depth of... Read more

Yukon Education

Canada Wide Science Fair Winners

Grace Snider

The Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) has been happening since 1962, and every year around three projects from the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair are chosen to be part of the annual national event. This year, the CWSF took place in Ottawa, where, Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

“So, is this a boy bush or a girl bush?” I turned from arranging potted trees, at our weekly Farmer’s Market setup in Dawson, to see a fellow holding up a young haskap berry bush. He was scrutinizing it intently, though what he hoped to see, I’m... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Burning one litre of diesel fuel produces about 2.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide. So, for example, Grise Fiord (Ausuittuq), a community of 150 located on the southern shore of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, is dependent on burning diesel to provide... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada

The Yukon River holds many roles—the namesake of a territory, the history of peoples for thousands of years and home to the world’s longest salmon run. Salmon: a global commodity that, like so many others, has become a supermarket convenience... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

Yukon College mine-life-cycle researcher Dr. Guillaume Nielsen likes to find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes those solutions even involve ingredients one might also spread on toast or use in holiday baking. Take Nielsen’s PhD project... Read more

Yukon Education