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Yukon inspired snowboards, coming to a hill near you

You can smell it in the air. Winter is coming. And for those who love to hurl themselves down frozen mountains, it can’t come soon enough.

Researchers use Indigenous bird names to track changes in species and languages

For the past year, Jared Gonet has compiled names of Yukon birds in Yukon and Alaskan First Nation languages.

Calling all would be code warriors

To the uninitiated eye, the code behind a website looks complex, ugly and boring, made up of line after line of random words, numbers, colons, brackets and symbols.

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Dawson City’s new hostel is The Cat’s Pyjamas

Dawson City has always seen a wide variety of summer visitors, from well-heeled RV drivers to young hitchhikers travelling on a shoestring budget.

A Whitehorse institution changes hands as longtime owners plot their next steps

After 47 years, one of Whitehorse’s best-known family businesses is getting new owners.

A breath of fresh air for Whitehorse’s hair scene

Tony Ciprani sits in a black leather salon chair, in front of his younger, bespectacled, cartoon likeness on the storefront window. “That’s when I used to have hair,” he says.

The curious case of the vanishing river

One of Lance Goodwin’s pilots noticed something strange as he flew over the Slims River a few weeks ago.

Wake up and smell the spices

Step through the front door of Deborah Turner-Davis's home in downtown Whitehorse and the aroma of ginger wafts over to greet you. Two dehydrators full of the stuff sit on her kitchen counter.

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.

Bringing home the bacon

Luke Legault is looking at a picture of two fat black pigs resting on the grass at a Yukon farm, and he can barely contain his excitement. Legault likes bacon.

Arm yourself! The world is in need of a hero

Calgary's Rebecca Northan has become an excellent judge of character. It's a job requirement when you cast the lead of your play moments before you go on stage.

A corny but clever business keeps popping

Many Yukoners know Katie Young as that woman engulfed in a thick plume of smoke, wearing a welding helmet, protective mitts, suit, and boots. 

A new stretch for Dawson yogis

Meg Walker Special to the News Fitness options in Dawson City have long included yoga classes, but as of this month, the town has its first yoga-dedicated space. 

Lettuce remember how good fresh veggies taste

Lorne Metropolit wants to go a step beyond selling locally grown vegetables: he wants to sell living vegetables. To do that, the owner of Yukon Gardens will sell lettuce heads with the roots still attached.

Holey moly: Yukon’s new bagel business is already generating buzz

By 5 a.m. every Saturday morning the commercial kitchen owned by L'Association franco-yukonnaise in downtown Whitehorse is already humming.

Measuring the melt of Yukon’s mighty glaciers

Gwenn Flowers bears the stress of handling the safety of her crew as they navigate between some of Canada's largest peaks on skis. But she's not a mountaineer. She's a scientist.

Eco Geezers and Environettes

If there is anywhere in western Canada outside of the oilpatch where a quick primer on environmental reclamation and restoration is timely, it is the neglected goldfields of the Yukon generally and the Klondike specifically.

Learning to embrace the fire

Luann Baker-Johnson can barely contain her excitement. The mother of six has the energy and giddiness of a teenager. She's standing inside Yukon's new - and only - glass-blowing studio.

Klondike Pest Control says it can catch creepy crawlies with fewer chemicals

They're near invisible to the untrained eye. Ninety per cent of the time they lay in rest, hiding in baseboards, cracks and box springs waiting to bite.

Mount Lorne sees future in solar power

The Mount Lorne community centre is now being powered in part by solar energy, thanks to a federal grant and the handiwork of a new Yukon workers' cooperative.