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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.

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Harvest swoon: The lean years of Yukon farming

Between 1901 and 1911 the Yukon’s population fell from 27,000 to 8,500, but as the population shrank, the demand for local produce increased and farmers could make a profit. As the local food supply increased new technologies developed.

Constant gardeners: The early days of Yukon agriculture

Though food security is a hot topic in the Yukon today, finding a reliable source of homegrown, fresh food has been a challenge since the first newcomers came to the territory in the mid-1800s.

Student vote mirrors actual election… sort of

Yukon students came close to predicting the outcome of the territorial election with a mock vote in schools across the territory on Monday.

Meat the Klondike

For the cattle drivers who followed the thousands of hungry miners, adventurers and entrepreneurs pouring into the Klondike at the turn of the 20th century, cattle drives were a means to an end, and the end was profit.

Local RCMP analyst back from training Jakarta police to combat human smuggling

Geoff Abbott wasn’t in Indonesia to enjoy the warm weather and drink cocktails on the beach — the Whitehorse-based RCMP analyst was instead there to train local police officers to combat human smuggling.

Humanitarian comes home for brief respite before returning to help Haiti

Three weeks ago, Morgan Wienberg was hunkered down in her Haitian home with seven children who had taken refuge with her, waiting for Hurricane Matthew to pass.

Haymakers: Meet the Whitehorse farmers who keep local cattle fed

Hay farmer Joanne Jackson Johnson’s motivation is to feed the animals that feed people, and to do it organically.

Mock emergency promotes real talk

Students from Ross River and Faro recently got a first-hand look at the first responders who come to the rescue in an emergency.

Hay is for horses

In order to understand hay farming in the Yukon it’s useful to recall what your mother said when you yelled “Hey!” to get her attention. “Hay,” she would retort, “is for horses.”

Parrots and tortoises and lemurs, oh my!

Elementary school students from around Whitehorse got a chance to get up close and personal this week with animals they’d never see in their backyards.

Students gather in Dawson for hands on learning

In a matter of months, Keisha Panaligan, Aly Soliguen and Nicci Favron will be graduating from high school in Dawson City and going their separate ways.

Artist wants Dawsonites to tell their stories through comic strips

What if you got your news through a comic book? That’s what the new Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) artist in residence plans to do in Dawson City.

Hunting for the title of top dog

This September a Yukoner has a chance to make history. He’ll test his mettle alongside 100 other competitors and potentially become the first of his kind to earn a coveted title.

Yukon College welcomes Syrian refugee student

Tareef Jaamour found out he was moving to Whitehorse from Jordan five days before he had to leave. He left his job, said goodbye to his parents and his siblings and got on a plane bound for Paris.

Remembering Wayne Roberts

The best mountain bikers know how to manoeuvre up, over, and around obstacles without fear. No one ever accused Wayne Roberts of being intimidated by an obstacle.

Dawson City tourists can team up to solve a murder most foul

The door closed, followed by the click of a lock. The timer showed 60 minutes. That’s how long we had to solve a murder and find our way out of the room.