RSS

Yukon Energy

P1-2019-03-04-AmyKenny-Marika.jpeg

Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Upper lower case

Marika Kitchen can’t remember a time when she wasn’t environmentally conscious. She grew up with parents who led a low-impact lifestyle and took her camping as a kid. That, she said, influenced her views as an adult and that’s what led Kitchen, 19... Read more

Yukon People

P2-2018-03-14-LeighannChalykoff-YCR-ReducingDieselReliance.jpeg

Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Diesel power generators are like cars: the more efficient they are, the less fuel they need. And that increased efficiency translates into less cost, both for drivers at the pump and for the communities that rely on diesel fuel for heat and... Read more

Yukon Education

P4-2017-08-16-JennyTrapnell-Fishladder.JPG

Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

Now’s the time to visit the Whitehorse fish ladder. This month the Yukon River Chinook salmon are migrating through Whitehorse, and the Whitehorse Rapids Fishway, located in Riverdale at the end of Nisutlin Road,is a good place to seem them in... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

Light Pollution #2 -- Hookey (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

“I used to stand at my son’s bedroom window, when he was two or three, and look northward to see stars,” says Forest Pearson, a resident of downtown Whitehorse. “Then the streetlights were switched and we couldn’t do it anymore ... we couldn’t see... Read more

Health and Wellness

At home in the Yukon (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Ploytida Samanachangphunk had one sister living in Whitehorse before she immigrated to Canada. Now she has three sisters and an extended family here. Ploytida’s sister would return for family visits to their hometown of Nan, in northern Thailand, ... Read more

Yukon Families

Fish tanks.jpeg

Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

A small assembly of structures along Mountainview Drive has been quietly housing 45,000 young salmon each year for the past 25 or so years. The McIntyre Creek Salmon Incubation Facility is located midway between Range Road and Porter Creek. Now... Read more

Yukon Education

Raven 2.jpg

Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson is switching to LED (Light Emitting Diode) streetlights, swapping out the older HPS (high pressure sodium) for the newer, more eco-friendly, longer lasting lights. It’s a move that makes sense in a lot of ways. Yukon Energy and the City of... Read more

Dawson City

Dawson's YEC plant(1).jpg

Issue: 2015-07-09 Photo: Dan Davidson

My bedside radio screamed this morning. It had gone off with all the other powered devices in the house at about 8:20, putting an end to thoughts of having an immediate shower and getting on with the day. Read more

Dawson City

IMG_3885.JPG

Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

Spring is approaching — it’s time for all those with a green thumb to enjoy the warm weather. The garden season in the Yukon poses challenges, but those who know seeds and soil manage to pull through and enjoy the bounty of the land. Read more

The Green Issues

A55Z5859.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Shannon Mallory

If you’re unsure whether you consider Whitehorse a progressive city, here’s some fodder for the thought that it is: we’re one of a (growing) handful of municipalities across North America that is learning how to produce energy from our own waste. Read more

The Green Issues

HOwl's alpine meadow.jpg

Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Thursday, February 12th The day kicks off with the festival’s final installment of the Fire Hall Film Talks, a series of free lunchtime discussions between filmmakers and artists about behind-the-scene development of projects. Read more

Photography - Film

earth.jpeg

Photos by Angela Szmczuk

Earn a rebate when you go energy-efficient Since 2008, the Green Rebate program offered by Yukon’s Energy Solutions has offered a monetary incentive to encourage consumers to trade their old appliances for new, energy-efficient ones. Read more

The Green Issues

With three noticeable talents, namely photography, singing, and fashion design, Emma Blair is exceptional – and not afraid to be loud and proud about her interests. Her father ignited her passion for photography when Blair was four years old... Read more

Photography - Film

Back when Dawson City was at the end of the road, some of the consumer goods that arrived here stayed here because it wasn't worth anyone's time and money to haul them away. Such was the case with a treasure trove of 500 nitrate-based reels of Read more

Photography - Film

Recently, I came across something particularly interesting while engaged in my usual morning "Face-stalking". For those not familiar with the term, it refers to one using a highly popular social networking site to catch up on the various goings-on... Read more

Humour