Business

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.

Bears get a hair cut for biology

Biologists call it hair snagging. It requires making a triangular barbed-wire fence with enough room underneath for a grizzly bear to pass under.

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          Bringing the chinook home to Fox Creek

          Less than a year ago, they were just roe and milt commingling in Ziploc bags at the Whitehorse fish ladder.

          Mining supply company bets on Yukon

          A multinational underground mine supply company has set up shop in the Yukon. The move results from a unique partnership between Yukon's three producing mine companies, Capstone Mining Corp., Yukon Zinc Corp.

          Home cookin’ on Crag Lake

          If you're thinking of visiting the new Crag Lake Bakery, you might want to make a reservation first. It's far from a pretentious New York restaurant. There aren't exactly lineups down the street - not yet anyway.

          Artists create love postcards to the North

          It would be hard to end up in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, by accident. The community of barely 200 residents is the second most northern settlement in Canada.

          Putting marijuana on the map

          Matthew Wooller is an Alaskan-based biochemistry professor with a controversial side-project. He’s mapping marijuana grow-ops.

          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.

          Marin mixes country folk with Zappa punk

          Roger Marin was still sleeping when Gordie Tentrees banged on the door. It was quarter past 12 on Friday, and the crowd at Arts in the Park was…

          Kebabery aims to break the Wood Street curse

          Since the Kebabery moved one month ago to 302 Wood Street, the Whitehorse business has done bustling business serving shawarma and falafel to the downtown lunch crowd. There's just one problem. The location's cursed.

          One of the Yukon budget’s odder line items: $50K to buy two ancient arctic camel skeletons

          The back room used by Yukon's paleontology department is not all that flashy until Dr. Grant Zazula starts spinning wheels reminiscent of bank vault doors and the rows of shelves separate like a giant accordion.

          Capital changes hands, again

          The Capital Hotel closed this weekend, but may soon reopen under a new owner. The troubled bar lasted a little more than a year under the direction of Keith Jacobsen, who ran Coasters Bar & Grill before it went under in July.

          Airships delayed, but not dead: Discovery Air

          Yellowknife's Discovery Air continues to see a buoyant future for next-generation airships, even if a deal between them and a British manufacturer recently deflated.

          Wash away environmental guilt

          Looking to shrink your environmental footprint? Tammy Ward has a few simple suggestions. To start, stop throwing out soap bottles. Instead, refill them at her store, the Good Karma Eco Shop.

          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.

          Boreal forest faces fiery future

          The Yukon Flats are on fire. The area is burning up from wildfires at a rate unprecedented in at least 10,000 years, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

          Mud volcanoes burble beneath Icy Beaufort sea

          Normally, you wouldn't expect the Beaufort Sea to be a hotbed of volcanic action. It's covered with ice for much of the year.

          YuKonstruct offers high tech holiday designs

          On Industrial Road is the closest thing the Yukon's got to Santa's workshop. YuKonstruct officially opened its doors at this spot in September.

          Lettuce remember how good fresh veggies taste

          Lorne Metropolit wants to go a step beyond selling locally grown vegetables: he wants to sell living vegetables. To do that, the owner of Yukon Gardens will sell lettuce heads with the roots still attached.