Business

Kaminak finds a golden glimmer of hope in gloomy times for miners

All but one of the Yukon's hard rock mines have shuttered. Annual surveys from the Fraser Institute have shown the territory declining in investment attractiveness.

Ciders, sours and suds on tap at Yukon Beer Festival

Mixing apricots and Jamaican-imported Scotch Bonnet peppers into a drink at home may sound like a recipe for disaster. And it probably is. But the Burnside Brewing Co.

Canada’s northernmost bird observatories fighting to stay afloat

One morning earlier this week, a Blackburnian warbler flew into a net at the Teslin Lake Bird Observatory. This might not seem like a big deal.

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          Yukon’s placer miners stay strong as gold prices drop

          It's been a tough year for hard-rock mining in the Yukon. Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mine shut down in January, taking over 200 jobs with it.

          New daycare, new business plan

          The people in charge of the newest daycare in Whitehorse have a unique idea of what it means to run a successful business. To them, it means not keeping any of the profits.

          Prepare to be pampered

          Face up, you lie with your head under a small hanging pot. Warm oil - sesame, coconut or hemp - flows in a slow, steady stream from a hole in the bottom and onto the centre of your forehead.

          Yukon’s first makerspace vies for first place in international competition

          "If you want a life-sized dinosaur, you have to build it yourself. Because you just can't go into Walmart and get that."

          No shortage of fish stories at Tagish Bridge

          Doug Sack Special to the News Tagish Bridge, Yukon Sometimes when Mitch Dupont stumbles down the stairs early in the morning to fire up the stove in the kitchen of Six Mile River Resort.

          Robert’s ready to roll

          Six months ago it was a Harley Davidson retail hangar. Now it's housing an egg-grading station, all the nuts, spices and dry goods you could dream of and soon fresh Yukon-grown food.

          Fighting the flames

          "It's the beginning of fall, boys!" James Kathrein is only half kidding. The Yukon Wildland Fire Management officer is giving his morning briefing to a dozen Yukon wildland firefighters.

          First Nation youths get up close and personal with the Peel watershed

          How deeply can you care about a place you've never seen? How badly will you fight to protect mountains you've never climbed and rivers you've never paddled?

          Meet the shuckers

          Armed with nothing but a barrel, fresh oysters, knives and some ice, Eddie Rideout and Andrew Gilbutowicz are serving the raw, slimy seafood everywhere from birthday parties to local restaurants.

          Bring in the drones

          A small business with a big idea is expanding beyond the Yukon, sending drones and remote-controlled machines to mineral exploration sites across Canada.

          Taking stock of McIntyre Creek’s plants and critters

          The sun is shining, the surface of the pond is shimmering, the marsh grasses are waving. The dragonflies flit back and forth above the water, their iridescent bodies glittering in the sunlight.

          Say cheese!

          The store is tiny, but so far the draw has been huge. The newest shop to open its doors inside Horwood's Mall is Cultured Fine Cheese.

          New business aims to hook Whitehorse fish lovers

          It's 10 a.m. on Thursday morning and Whitehorse's newest fish and seafood store, Haines Packing Co., is filling up with customers.

          Klondike sows seeds for new farm

          The Tr'ondek Hwech'in have taken up the challenge of growing fresh produce in the Klondike. The First Nation recently started its Teaching and Working Farm.

          Yukon finds force scientists to rethink the camel family tree

          Paleontologists can never completely put their favourite theories about life during the Pleistocene epoch to gentle rest. Ice age creatures have a knack for sowing doubt and sparking debate tens of thousands to millions of years after their deaths.

          Historic lodge gets new owners, new life

          A piece of Yukon history has been reborn, thanks to Sandy and Frank Ruether. That was a big part of why the couple bought the Johnson's Crossing Lodge, said Sandy. They re-opened the highway stop last spring.

          Arctic dinosaurs demand their due

          This weekend, Roland Gangloff, author of Dinosaurs Under the Aurora, is bringing news of a revolution in Arctic paleontology to Whitehorse and Haines Junction. Gangloff is a former professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.