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Yukon health and wellness conference highlights local fitness industry

Yukon’s most fit and those hoping to get shredded will be sweating and learning in the Whitehorse Westmark hotel next month.

These little farmers go to market

Everybody loves a farmer’s market — the stalls brimming with vegetables, the artisans selling handcrafted goods, the smell of grilling food, the sound of kids running and shrieking through the stalls.

Why we don’t report

When the police came, they stepped inside wearing black polished boots, dripping salt and slush on the floor. The officers were both young white males and stood with their hands on their hips.

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Indestructible snowshoes, super moisturizers and more: meet the Yukon Innovation Prize finalists

Allan Benjamin wants to blend traditional knowledge and modern materials to create efficient and “indestructible” snowshoes.

From bone broth to brain ravioli: new cookbook marries contemporary and traditional caribou recipes

Skinning and cooking a caribou head might seem like a daunting task, even for experienced cooks. After all, how often do Yukoners have a chance to eat morel mushroom caribou brain ravioli?

Cod almighty: Yukon’s East Coast association to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Living about as far away from the East Coast as you can get and still be in Canada, it might be safe to assume St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Whitehorse are close to non-existent.

Carpenters recognize lifetimes spent building the Yukon

When Douglas Rody moved from Yellowknife to the Yukon in 1975, Whitehorse only had a handful of traffic lights, there was no paved road to Skagway, and only few subdivisions existed.

In chaotic Nepal, beauty can be a curse

Janaki is too pretty. Her black-lashed eyes dominate a heart-shaped face. She exudes such sweetness. Janaki was 5 or 6 when she first came to the orphanage in Lumbini, Nepal.

A pal for the weekend, or longer: Shelter looking for canine foster homes

If you love dogs but can’t own one, and still want to spend time with humanity’s best friend, here’s an idea: become a foster owner.

The ‘little town that wanted to but didn’t quite make it’: Conrad City to become a historic site

Local historian Murray Lundberg’s book Fractured Veins and Broken Dreams sums up the man behind the Windy Arm mining stampede and Conrad City, the townsite that appeared and vanished almost overnight more than 100 years ago.

A date with a book

The Whitehorse Public Library has found a quick and easy way for patrons to explore its collection.

‘Ain’t that something?’ Memories of Dick Person

I met Dick Person on my first trip to the North in 1994. I was as green as green could be. I hadn’t even been camping since I was a kid, but here I was, setting off for a summer in the bush.

How Busha bounced back

It was almost dark and the lights flickered in Bairahwa, Nepal. Men and women were rushing. In half an hour — 7 p.m. — the last bus would leave Bairahwa for Rupandehi.

Turning to tech to preserve a language

Growing up with her grandparents, Nicole Smith was familiar with a handful of Southern Tutchone phrases.

A long, hard road

When I was 21 years old, I worked as a guide for an outfitter up the Stewart River. The year was 1968. It was my fourth year of guiding, having started with Louie Brown when I was 18.

Local Muslim group wants to build Yukon’s first mosque

Whitehorse’s Muslim community is raising money to build the territory’s first mosque. Yusuf Legere, a volunteer with the Yukon Muslims Society, says a mosque would be a focal point for Whitehorse’s growing Muslim population.

City under siege by 60 Santas

Gurdeep Pandher wasn’t expecting the Santas. He’d heard about them before, but only in passing. So he was taken by surprise, while bhangra dancing at the Yukon Energy Christmas party.

Farming helps First Nations reconnect with the land

Northern agriculture is not a just a frontier of high technology. It’s also an opportunity for Yukon’s First Nations.

Finish your vegetables: Yukon’s community gardeners grow fresh, local produce

In its recently released local food strategy, the Yukon government’s agricultural branch calls backyard and community gardens “an important part of food sovereignty and sustainable local food production,” and lays out a strategy for supporting those gardens.

Bhangra comes to Whitehorse

The idea for the Yukon’s first bhangra dance show was born in a Whitehorse kitchen.