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Blizzard. Wind northeast 60 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 31. Extreme wind chill minus 52. Frostbite in minutes. That's a pretty typical Environment Canada weather report for Rock River, Yukon.
When Juri Peepre was a boy, he spent his spare time in the sugar bushes and forests of southern Ontario. "I remember wandering around in the fields and forests around Guelph," Peepre recalls.
At every stage of modern Whitehorse history, Spook Creek has been the trash bin of progress. A Second World War army base dumped barrels of oil and cable spools off an escarpment into the creek in the 1940s.
Good afternoon, Whitehorse. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves the consumption of novelty burgers at several restaurants around town, and the ingestion of more calories than you’ll care to admit.
Warm July sun streams through the trees in Susan Moorlag's crisply-manicured garden. Wind chimes sweeten the air as her two small dogs scamper underfoot.
Irma Scarff had a 35-year ride with heroin that took her to the mean streets of Canada's largest cities and to a cell in the notorious Kingston Penitentiary for women.
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.
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.
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.
Fritz Kohlhaas, a senior citizen of Haines Junction, has found a way to keep fit. Both brawn and brain at the same time.
Retired empty-nesters aren't the only ones downsizing their homes these days. Just ask Laird Herbert. He's building a house for himself that's only slightly bigger than a garden shed.
A bright yellow sign hanging outside the Almost Home Maternity Centre proclaims Heather Ashthorn’s philosophy on gardening.
It takes an extreme case of wanderlust to have spent the past 12 years with one’s bottom wedged to a bike seat, pedaling 175,000 kilometres…
The political cartoonist at the Yukon News has regretfully left the territory.
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.
Today's children swim in a culture of mean, said Barbara Coloroso, a Colorado-based parenting and teaching expert. The Internet and digital technologies allow bullying to happen all the time.
Kerriann Cardinal and Reneltta Bourque want to amplify the rich aboriginal storytelling tradition. The voices of aboriginal people are too often…
‘I think ultimately what we’re trying to do is give birth to an aboriginal church,” said Bishop Mark McDonald, the Anglican Church…
When Colleen Segriff leans forward you can see where the bald spots have started to grow in. It's been a month since she's pulled a hair out of her head. "Right now, I'm just going with it," she said, smiling.
Jessica Yee has some blunt words for the RCMP's failure to address aboriginal women disappearing on BC's Highway of Tears.