The art of service

There's a new place to get lunch in Whitehorse. It offers upscale grub and service, for just $13.95 plus tax. But you won't find any advertisements about this. For now, Yukon College's Hilltop Bistro is keeping a low profile, as the new restaurant gets up and running...

Carcross gets a taste of Japanese home cooking

A young boy, barely tall enough to see over the counter, pushes some change through the window of the stand. He's not buying a coke, potato chips or a hotdog. He's come for his daily onigiri.

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14 years in, Fireweed market hits full blossom

Pavlina Sudrich Thursday afternoon a crowd descends onto Shipyards Park for Whitehorse's weekly Fireweed Community Market. From a distance it's a collection of small tents shifting in a breeze that smells like fresh sweet kettle corn.

From poison pills to river spills: cyanide still looking for perfect record

A Yukon miner used to swim in cyanide-laced tailing ponds near Whitehorse to prove it was safe. The abandoned Viceroy and Mount Nansen mines currently leak cyanide.

Guild launches its season with Myth of the Ostrich

Brian Fidler and Clare Preuss exude a remarkable amount of calm considering what they’re planning to do less than a week from now.

Robert’s ready to roll

Six months ago it was a Harley Davidson retail hangar. Now it's housing an egg-grading station, all the nuts, spices and dry goods you could dream of and soon fresh Yukon-grown food.

Arts cuts, HIV and chicken in a can

The HIV-positive blood-soaked paper towel wouldn't have made it to Whitehorse if Prime Minister Stephen Harper had his way. It's part of the Yukon Arts Centre gallery's most recent show De L'Ecriture/With Writing -- one of...

Recession prompted ‘sustainable’ growth: economist

The recession slowed down the Yukon's growth, but it's about time something put the brakes on the economy, said Bank of Canada economist Farid Novin, This time last year, the Yukon was struggling to keep up with "breakneck

Mackenzie pipeline on thin ice

New shuttle tankers could render the Mackenzie pipeline plan obsolete within a decade. “Others are already not only thinking about new…

Bean biking?

Whaddya want? Beans, a brew or a bike? That’s not a trick question. Java giant Zola Dore and bike pro Pat Plemel have teamed up to found a…

First Nation youths get up close and personal with the Peel watershed

How deeply can you care about a place you've never seen? How badly will you fight to protect mountains you've never climbed and rivers you've never paddled?

Yukon’s herbalist honcho launches field guide

Aptly named, the Aroma Borealis on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue smells like a spa - what with the soothing scents of wild roses and fire weed wafting through the air from Whitehorse's go-to herbal shop.

Tracking languages with eagles and arrows

The story goes that the rock monster eagle used to swoop down and carry people off to feed to his children in a nest on top of a tall rock. One day, the monster slayer decided to kill the eagle.

Another banner year for mining exploration

It's another big year for mineral exploration, but not, as predicted this spring, the biggest.

Dragons, meet the King

Yukon's Elvis Presley will fly to Toronto next month for a filmed encounter with the hosts of CBC's Dragon's Den. There's no guarantee the undoubtedly bizarre exchange will be broadcast nationally in the autumn.

Big changes coming to Yukon’s little hot springs

Garry Umbrich hopes to transform the Takhini Hot Springs from its current incarnation as a concrete recreational pool into a more natural-looking setting. The president of Takhini Hot Springs Ltd.

Yukon mineral exploration industry enjoys banner year

Mineral exploration spending in the Yukon is expected to top $300 million for 2011, making it the busiest year on record. That's nearly twice the previous high of $157 million in 2010.

The end of the rainbow

He offered local artists the best commissions in town. But Dick Clements still couldn’t get enough locally crafted works to sustain his…

First Air grounds Whitehorse flight

First Air has cut service from Yellowknife to Whitehorse. The northern airline will discontinue its thrice-weekly flight beginning March 27th.