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Dawsonite named Prospector of the Year

Shawn Ryan likes to compare his day job to the search for Sasquatch. The Dawson City resident is tracking something mysterious. No one has had a clear view of it, but everywhere Ryan looks, he finds evidence of its existence.

A knead for peace

Through his business, Eagle Therapeutic Massage, Luc Garceau is doing his part for world peace. “Massage clears you mind, lets you focus on…

A tiny store with big plans

If the environment you create is a reflection of who you are, than Jen Williams's head must be a really interesting place. In her tiny space inside Horwood's mall, Williams has created a store that is distinctly hers.

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          Putting the best foot forward

          ‘Everyone’s always complaining that there’s nothing to do,” said Lauren Tuck, enthusiastically talking with her hands.

          Golden Predator bags tags

          Golden Predator Corporation caused a stir late last month when it gobbled up every single mining exploration tag for sale in the territory...

          Airport Chalet takes off

          The new owners of the Airport Chalet didn't plan on becoming restaurateurs when they moved to Whitehorse this summer.

          Actively promoting Passive House

          Thinking about the house of the future conjures up images of fantastic technologies and automated systems that mean we may never have to get off the couch again.

          Research forest blends recreation and education

          The Gunnar Nilsson & Mickey Lammers Research Forest opened a new playground last weekend. A lot of Yukoners don't know that the forest is there for their enjoyment, too, said research forester Robin Sharples.

          Bell goes 1X but gets grilled on 2G

          Jim Jacques came to Whitehorse to announce Bell Mobility’s long-awaited mobile data network, but heard a chorus of concerns about cellphones…

          Whitehorse icon changes hands

          Doug Thomas still expects to have his early morning coffee waiting for him at the Gold Rush Inn. But the veteran Whitehorse hotelier no longer owns…

          Crossing the line in Carcross, come hell or high water

          Waist-deep snowdrifts surround the Carcross Visitor Information Centre, reminding residents of their short-lived summer tourist season. But last week, on closer inspection, locals might have noticed several sets of footprints.

          Yukon government doesn’t fret over payday loans

          Earlier this month, provinces and territories got the go-ahead to regulate loan sharks and their payday-lending cousins.

          More than skin deep

          Kala Neumann's hands and nails are soft and perfectly manicured. The nails she's working on could use a little help. Neumann is one of eight students enrolled in Yukon College's Skills for Employment in Esthetics program.

          Kinross to buy Underworld

          Canadian mining giant Kinross Mining Corporation is buying out Underworld Resources, owners of the White Gold property near Dawson City. Kinross is one of Canada's biggest gold producers.

          Community TV goes for the gold

          In February, those tuning in WHTV’s community channel to take a peek at Main Street are going to be in for a surprise.

          Banishing bottles and bringing on bags

          Heavy plastic bottles are making an exit at Yukon Spring to be replaced by lighter, more environmentally friendly bags. The long-time Yukon company has been providing bulky 18.

          Trash talking Whitehorse waste

          To his adversaries, Dr. Paul Connett is an environmental evangelist - the Jimmy Swaggart of Trash. But this doesn't faze the zero-waste expert.

          Outside the Cube wins national award

          Projecting Yukon wilderness into a congested urban centre has landed a local marketing agency national recognition. Outside the Cube has won a Canadian Marketing Association award.

          Permafrost could tip climate change scales

          The Arctic is climate change's whipping post. We've all seen the pictures of lonely polar bears floating on ice floes. Or watched Greenland's glaciers splinter into the sea.

          Rolling up Mexican flavour in Rotary Park

          Sick of slopping sewage, Ray Mazurak moved to avocadoes. Between bouts of burrito building, the animated 27-year-old entrepreneur talked shop on…