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Mapping the hazards of climate change

It’s no secret that many Yukon homes are built on permafrost. And it’s not news that as the climate warms, pockets of permafrost are starting to thaw, causing roads and foundations to settle unevenly.

Deep freeze: Yukon’s newest ice cream magnates set up shop in Whitehorse

Behind the counter, Cheryl Wilcox has a large tub of rainbow-coloured plastic spoons and she’s not afraid to use them.

Guild launches its season with Myth of the Ostrich

Brian Fidler and Clare Preuss exude a remarkable amount of calm considering what they’re planning to do less than a week from now.

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          Brews cruise: Winterlong Brewing Co. set to open Yukon’s first tasting room

          Yukoners will soon be able to drink pints of beer at a local brewery. Winterlong Brewing Co. is set to open the territory’s first ever tasting room.

          Sweet tarts: Haskap berry farmers hoping to cash in on Japanese demand

          At first blush, the Yukon doesn’t seem like a great place to grow fruit. North of 60, the growing season is too short and the temperatures too cold to allow for the kind of harvests that come out of southern Ontario or the Okanagan Valley.

          Operation Nanook prepares soldiers, responders for the worst

          A Canadian Forces soldier is almost done drilling through a concrete slab the size of a small window, his only way into a building that has collapsed.

          Beer, molasses offer hope for sweet solution to mine contamination

          To decontaminate water flowing out of old Yukon mines, all you need is beer. Or molasses. Or anything carbon-based, really: wood chips, peat or straw.

          Yukon inspired snowboards, coming to a hill near you

          You can smell it in the air. Winter is coming. And for those who love to hurl themselves down frozen mountains, it can’t come soon enough.

          Researchers use Indigenous bird names to track changes in species and languages

          For the past year, Jared Gonet has compiled names of Yukon birds in Yukon and Alaskan First Nation languages.

          Calling all would be code warriors

          To the uninitiated eye, the code behind a website looks complex, ugly and boring, made up of line after line of random words, numbers, colons, brackets and symbols.

          Dawson City’s new hostel is The Cat’s Pyjamas

          Dawson City has always seen a wide variety of summer visitors, from well-heeled RV drivers to young hitchhikers travelling on a shoestring budget.

          A Whitehorse institution changes hands as longtime owners plot their next steps

          After 47 years, one of Whitehorse’s best-known family businesses is getting new owners.

          A breath of fresh air for Whitehorse’s hair scene

          Tony Ciprani sits in a black leather salon chair, in front of his younger, bespectacled, cartoon likeness on the storefront window. “That’s when I used to have hair,” he says.

          The curious case of the vanishing river

          One of Lance Goodwin’s pilots noticed something strange as he flew over the Slims River a few weeks ago.

          Wake up and smell the spices

          Step through the front door of Deborah Turner-Davis's home in downtown Whitehorse and the aroma of ginger wafts over to greet you. Two dehydrators full of the stuff sit on her kitchen counter.

          Documentary celebrates Carcross’s trailblazing youth

          For eight weeks last summer youth in Carcross - axes in hand - went to work in the bush on Montana Mountain.

          Bringing home the bacon

          Luke Legault is looking at a picture of two fat black pigs resting on the grass at a Yukon farm, and he can barely contain his excitement. Legault likes bacon.

          Arm yourself! The world is in need of a hero

          Calgary's Rebecca Northan has become an excellent judge of character. It's a job requirement when you cast the lead of your play moments before you go on stage.

          A corny but clever business keeps popping

          Many Yukoners know Katie Young as that woman engulfed in a thick plume of smoke, wearing a welding helmet, protective mitts, suit, and boots. 

          A new stretch for Dawson yogis

          Meg Walker Special to the News Fitness options in Dawson City have long included yoga classes, but as of this month, the town has its first yoga-dedicated space.