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Experts say risk of sheep transmitting disease ‘very real’

Rabbitfoot Canyon — that craggy split that divides downtown Whitehorse from Porter Creek — is the last place you would think to look for a wild sheep. But that’s exactly where Philip Merchant said they have turned up in the past.

Farmers say government bleating over sheep disease concerns

In their fenced-off enclosure, the lambs at Wheaton River Gardens lay in a beam of early-spring sunlight with their mothers. Only a few days old, their cottony fleece and shiny black eyes give them them the appearance of new stuffed toys.

Mapping the powder: New guide outlines ski routes in the Haines Pass

Claude Vallier was born in the mountains. He began skiing the French Alps when he was a year and a half old, and he’s been drawn to the slopes — in Europe and North America — ever since.

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Online guide makes it easy to find Yukon farmers to feed you

It must be spring. The swans are back, the mud is beginning to overtake the snow, and Yukon Agricultural Association’s online Yukon Farm Products and Services Guide is updated with this year’s info.

Shovel ready: Researchers to publish guide on work life balance for prospective miners

A pair of researchers from the University of Vienna travelled nearly 7,500 kilometres to get a sense of what it’s like for Yukon workers who work by travelling in and out of mining camps.

Signs of spring: Food trucks bring buffet of options to Whitehorse

Summer is coming: the snow is (mostly) gone, the temperatures are (somewhat) rising and the food trucks are (almost) here. This year’s batch of food trucks taking over the city won’t disappoint Yukoners craving tasty lunches.

UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada

Roughly 2,900 jobs expected to be lost, amid restructuring.

You’ve got to be kidding me: Yukon’s locally made goat cheese supplier closes shop

As several goats wander around their barn, eating hay under the watchful eye of three Great Pyrenees dogs, Brian Lendrum takes a few moments to enjoy the sunny and balmy winter day.

Yukon fossil helps scientists pinpoint when bison arrived in North America

Scientists have discovered that an unprepossessing fossil found near Old Crow likely belonged to one of the earliest bison that lived in North America.

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.

The giant is stepping out

‘Energy independence sounds good, especially considering that half of the world’s petroleum reserves are vulnerable to the whims of…

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…