Ship’s whistle ‘haunts’ the Klondike … again

With the 1957 completion of the North Klondike Highway, the death knell of the Yukon paddlewheeler had been sounded. Trucks, not ships, now supplied Dawson City, and returned laden with ore.

The $100 million question: Is Whitehorse ready for the Games?

Will we be ready? If one thing haunts Piers McDonald the question of readiness for the 2007 Canada Winter Games is it.

Fishers find common ground

Angela Demientieff has been advising Yukon River salmon managers since negotiations between Canada and the United States began more than two decades ago. But she never knew how aboriginal people in the Yukon caught fish.

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Transplanted taxidermist never stops learning

‘You’ve got to break the horns off, and get all the meat out of there,” said Marc Bloch, while holding the curved horn of a Dall…

A modern store and mom

At about 1:30 p.m., Stacey McDiarmid sat on her couch and began breastfeeding her four-month-old baby girl. Across a colourful, foamy, puzzle-piece floor, Tammy Ward sat playing with her toddler.

Labour shortage hampers Minto mine plans

Capstone Mining Corp. plans to spend $32 million to beef up its Minto mine in central Yukon this year. The company is going to put $14 million of that toward building an underground mine in 2012.

New boutique blossoms in Whitehorse

Whitehorse has a new clothing store. Unity Clothing opened its doors on May 1 at the corner of Second and Elliot, in the former location of Shades Harley Davidson.

Noodle house offers affordable eats

Office-dwellers of Whitehorse rejoice: a new downtown lunch spot has opened. Panda Panda Noodle House replaces the former La Patrona Mexican joint, next to Antoinette's on Fourth Avenue.

Alexco aims to up silver production

Alexco Resource Corp. plans to open two additional mines in the Yukon's Keno Hill district by the end of 201.2 The company started producing silver from its Bellekeno underground mine in late 2010.

Funky food stand is another roadside attraction

At first glance, it looks like an odd place to buy a hot dog. About 15 kilometres outside Haines Junction — if you’re driving from…

Production mends souls with a laugh

Consider it one of the more difficult plays Vancouverite Chris McGregor has ever directed. The Soul Menders, which opens Thursday at the Guild, presented McGregor with challenges he's never had to face in his more than 20 years of working in theatre.

The old Taku didn’t slip easily into history

When the old Bonanza Inn was gutted for renovations it revealed some startling surprises. No, there wasn’t any treasure — other than a…

A different kind of electric heat

Wind energy expert J.P. Pinard is hoping to use new technology to popularize an old concept here in the Yukon. It’s called Electric Thermal Storage. The technology has been around since the 1940s, but the idea is actually much older than that, said Pinard.

So you want to start a business?

Let’s say you’re a Yukon entrepreneur who wants to open a restaurant. You’ve got a vacant space in a building in downtown…

A phoenix by another name rises on Fourth and Main

‘We want to be unique,” said Anna Radzimirksa, co-owner of Yutopia, Whitehorse’s newest bar and grill.

Midnight Sun B&B celebrates 10 years

Farshid and Del Amirtabar will need to expand the front entrance to the Midnight Sun Bed and Breakfast, at the rate they're going.

Preserving old buildings: the Elefante in the room

The next time someone gloats about their shiny, brand-new green home, or their super-duper sustainable building - tell them this. "The No. 1 fact is that if all the new buildings that we make are completely wonderful and are totally carbon free.

Casting beeswax in a new light

Katy Delau’s house smells like a beehive. And there’s wax all over the place. But she doesn’t raise bees.

Watch out Canada, e business is passing you by

An e-store of purely Canadian products seemed like the perfect business move. It was to be the first of its kind, and would be a unique opportunity…

Documentary celebrates Carcross’s trailblazing youth

For eight weeks last summer youth in Carcross - axes in hand - went to work in the bush on Montana Mountain.