Business

Beloved Whitehorse baker kneads some time for himself

In August 2015, Suat Tuzlak, then the owner of the Alpine Bakery, asked a couple he knew in Germany to post ads in local newspapers. He was looking to sell the very business he started 32 years ago.

Permafrost melt changing chemistry of the Yukon River

Melting permafrost is one of the best-known impacts of climate change in the North. Now, new research out of Alaska suggests that vanishing permafrost is having a major impact on the Yukon River.

Corked raises a glass to fine wine, beer and spirits

If you’ve ever stopped by the cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall and found yourself wishing you could just nip around the corner for a full-bodied shiraz to go with your Stilton, you’re in luck.

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Roll up your sleeves: There’s a new tattoo artist in town

Steve Morin started small, tattooing a simple cross on his arm. Today he is the latest professional tattoo artist to open up shop in Whitehorse.

Meet the Yukon’s prospector of the year

The 2016 Yukon prospector of the year is a calm, towering, middle-aged man with a Santa Claus-like beard.

Pelly ranchers: Yukon’s oldest farm does it all

A visit to the Pelly River Ranch is like entering a funhouse of country mayhem.

This Yukon magazine is north of awardinary

With roughly 10 employees and an office not much bigger than a coffee shop, Yukon, North of Ordinary is, by any measure, a small magazine.

Rawhides: Robert Campbell and the Yukon’s first cattle drive

The first cattle drive into the Yukon was to have been a small one: two heifers and a young bull, brought from Fort Simpson on the MacKenzie River to Fort Selkirk on the Yukon River in 1852.

Faro couple conjure creations from things they find in the woods — even fungus and dung

Lucy Moreira and Rick Charlebois run Lone Wolf Creations, a small Faro home-based business where pieces come together with time, patience, fungus and occasionally a little bit of dung.

Sky high club: Yukon’s new flight school spreads its wings

When the 2008 financial crisis hit, Steve Kinoshita was working in Tokyo. All he needed was the right opportunity. That happened last year when his wife saw an article about Alkan Air’s flight school.

Canadian anthropologist to tell Yukoners about discovery of new human ancestor

In November 2013, Marina Elliott squeezed through an 18-centimetre-wide vertical passage into an underground chamber in South Africa and began to excavate the bones of what turned out to be a new species of hominid

For the love of peat: Miners and conservationists study best ways to restore wetlands

You might not think much of bogs. They’re wet and buggy, sure, and they don’t always smell very nice.

Learning the tools of the trades

Cassandra Galbraith discovered her interest in the trades after a comment from a boy she used to date.

Mapping the hazards of climate change

It’s no secret that many Yukon homes are built on permafrost. And it’s not news that as the climate warms, pockets of permafrost are starting to thaw, causing roads and foundations to settle unevenly.

Deep freeze: Yukon’s newest ice cream magnates set up shop in Whitehorse

Behind the counter, Cheryl Wilcox has a large tub of rainbow-coloured plastic spoons and she’s not afraid to use them.

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.

Brews cruise: Winterlong Brewing Co. set to open Yukon’s first tasting room

Yukoners will soon be able to drink pints of beer at a local brewery. Winterlong Brewing Co. is set to open the territory’s first ever tasting room.

Sweet tarts: Haskap berry farmers hoping to cash in on Japanese demand

At first blush, the Yukon doesn’t seem like a great place to grow fruit. North of 60, the growing season is too short and the temperatures too cold to allow for the kind of harvests that come out of southern Ontario or the Okanagan Valley.

Operation Nanook prepares soldiers, responders for the worst

A Canadian Forces soldier is almost done drilling through a concrete slab the size of a small window, his only way into a building that has collapsed.

Beer, molasses offer hope for sweet solution to mine contamination

To decontaminate water flowing out of old Yukon mines, all you need is beer. Or molasses. Or anything carbon-based, really: wood chips, peat or straw.