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The heroes of Hurricane Alley

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.

CPAWS Yukon founder joins Order of Canada

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.

Spook Creek enters a new age of pollution

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.

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          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.

          When the Second Man was a Woman

          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.

          The long ride with heroin

          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.

          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.

          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.

          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.

          Retired chef keeps fit with books and broadband

          Fritz Kohlhaas, a senior citizen of Haines Junction, has found a way to keep fit. Both brawn and brain at the same time.

          Little home, big idea

          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.

          Revitalized fair celebrates alternative care

          A bright yellow sign hanging outside the Almost Home Maternity Centre proclaims Heather Ashthorn’s philosophy on gardening.

          Adventurers pedal into a ring of fire

          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…

          A cartoonist with a Yukon legacy

          The political cartoonist at the Yukon News has regretfully left the territory.

          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.

          Changing the script for bullying

          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.

          Turning up the volume for First Nations storytelling

          Kerriann Cardinal and Reneltta Bourque want to amplify the rich aboriginal storytelling tradition. The voices of aboriginal people are too often…

          Anglicans consider aboriginal faith

          ‘I think ultimately what we’re trying to do is give birth to an aboriginal church,” said Bishop Mark McDonald, the Anglican Church…

          No need to be ashamed

          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.

          Sex activist to show other side of Highway of Tears

          Jessica Yee has some blunt words for the RCMP's failure to address aboriginal women disappearing on BC's Highway of Tears.