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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.

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          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.

          On thin ice: West Dawsonites wait for an ice road that may not come

          West Dawsonites are hardy folks. Faced with an open expanse of running water cutting off their homes from downtown Dawson City as November rolls into December, they are anything but discouraged.

          Urban gardeners aim to feed the city

          In cities all around the world, urban agriculture is growing in scale and popularity and Yukon community organizations are keeping up with this trend.

          Culture club: Whitehorse group extols benefits of fermented food

          It can be bubbly, foamy, gooey, or syrupy. It probably sat on a counter for a while. And it’s alive. Welcome to the world of fermented food.