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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.

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          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.

          Ross River school celebrates 50 years

          When John Hendley showed up in Ross River on Aug. 19, 1966 to work as the first principal at the local school, he didn’t realize there wasn’t a school there yet.

          Clear your arteries – the burgers have arrived

          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.

          Yukon youth learn about sustainable development at the United Nations

          Three Yukon youth are at the United Nations headquarters in New York this week for the 2016 Youth Assembly, where they’re learning about the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and how to act on them.