Business

Young carver makes the cut

Justien Wood, 26, has been making art for as long as she can remember, but until recently she never really believed she could make a career in it. It wasn't until 2007 when she got into the carving program.

Taking a bite out of Whitehorse

Located in a small office space on Hanson Street in downtown Whitehorse, Adam Meilun’s workplace looks more like a student residence than an…

Spa owner wins award for finding the good things in adversity

Only a fool would mine the Yukon for gold, copper and other precious metals. The real money is in body butter and face masks.

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          A compromise between KFC and carrots

          Gadi Katz has a humble solution to the snack-time dilemma. You are probably familiar with the problem.

          Air North posts records amidst airline battles

          A strange summer has ended at Whitehorse's international airport. "It's all out of whack," said Joseph Sparling, president of Air North. Too many planes flew in and out of airport during the summer, without enough people to fill seats.

          Klondike Kate’s celebrates Canadian cuisine

          As a five-year-old, Gabriel Lamarche spent many summer days foraging for mushrooms in the forest.

          The helping hand of capitalism

          The air is thick with the smell of sawdust and the roar power saws. Workers are busy cutting boards and assembling wooden boxes used to hold core samples.

          Edmonton International Airport positioning itself as new Northwestern air hub

          Increased Northern air traffic, a strong Albertan economy and flexible tranfers to US destinations are all likely to make Edmonton International…

          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.

          Elemental Farm takes a back to basics approach

          Bart Bounds comes across as a bit of a mad scientist with his dishevelled beard and hair. Sitting at a small table inside a cozy yurt, he talks about his passion for food.

          A real life toy story

          Angellina's Toy Boutique has managed to become a mecca for anything kid-related in Whitehorse.

          Northwestel speeds up internet service

          Northwestel is booting up faster, cheaper internet packages on Tuesday. The new deals are largely thanks to the completion of a continuous fibre-optic cable that links the Yukon to southern Canada.

          Coast Mountain Sports turns 20

          Corina Zumer used to go skiing in Europe every year. She'd leave for months at a time and wasn't worried about ever losing her job. When she was ready to go back to work, she'd give her boss a call.

          In Mayo, a hankering for lemon meringue leads to one place

          It's a long way from China's Canton province, but owner and pie-chef-in-residence Jody Ma promises two things: the ginger-fried beef will be hot and the lemon meringue will be fresh.

          ‘Shoes or Else’ celebrates 20 years

          Rita Fincham doesn't mind being called the Shoe Nazi. The no-nonsense owner of Shoes R Us runs a strict shop, as customers of the Main Street store are well aware.

          Winning ad campaign is sick

          How do you take an age-old message and spin it in a way that people will notice? It's a difficult thing, said Aasman Design director Margriet Aasman. Last year, the company was approached by Health and Social Services to create a campaign around hand-washing and germs.

          A factory in a box

          Chris May is convinced 3D printers will be the next big thing. So the owner of Mid Arctic Technology Services bought one. And, after ironing out the kinks over the past three weeks...

          Never ending battle against mosquitoes set to start once again

          Starting in the next few weeks, the City of Whitehorse and a dozen Yukon communities will begin the annual battle against the invasion of mosquitoes in the territory.

          Inside Cantung, the mine that keeps on giving

          Armed with two newly announced tungsten ore pockets, a new water-treatment facility and $52 million in infrastructure investment, North American Tungsten's Cantung mine is the two-year mine that just keeps on giving.

          Young workers medal with metal

          Yukon competitors had their best showing ever at the national Skills Canada competition in Calgary last week.