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Bright spots and blight downtown

With two major construction projects underway, a new library, cultural centre and condo buildings lining the waterfront, Whitehorse looks like a city on the move. At least it does on the south side of Second Avenue.

Mulling over the Yukon’s electricity woes

If something isn't done, the Yukon will soon be facing a shortage of electricity. It's a problem everyone recognizes, but deciding how to best solve it is another matter.

The land of behemoths

It is easier to be gigantic than to be beautiful. (Nietzche, 1844-1900) Brobdingnagian… Prime Minister Stephen Harper laid the…

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Capital Hotel undergoes yet another facelift

The Capital Hotel has once again reinvented itself - this time as a high-end steakhouse and oyster bar. Whether it remains that way for long remains to be seen.

Prepare to be pampered

Face up, you lie with your head under a small hanging pot. Warm oil - sesame, coconut or hemp - flows in a slow, steady stream from a hole in the bottom and onto the centre of your forehead.

Wanted: moolah for Mactung

North American Tungsten is looking for a partner with deep pockets to help develop its Mactung deposit. The Vancouver-based company's board struck a special committee.

Young carver makes the cut

Justien Wood, 26, has been making art for as long as she can remember, but until recently she never really believed she could make a career in it. It wasn't until 2007 when she got into the carving program.

Taking a bite out of Whitehorse

Located in a small office space on Hanson Street in downtown Whitehorse, Adam Meilun’s workplace looks more like a student residence than an…

Spa owner wins award for finding the good things in adversity

Only a fool would mine the Yukon for gold, copper and other precious metals. The real money is in body butter and face masks.

A compromise between KFC and carrots

Gadi Katz has a humble solution to the snack-time dilemma. You are probably familiar with the problem.

Air North posts records amidst airline battles

A strange summer has ended at Whitehorse's international airport. "It's all out of whack," said Joseph Sparling, president of Air North. Too many planes flew in and out of airport during the summer, without enough people to fill seats.

Klondike Kate’s celebrates Canadian cuisine

As a five-year-old, Gabriel Lamarche spent many summer days foraging for mushrooms in the forest.

The helping hand of capitalism

The air is thick with the smell of sawdust and the roar power saws. Workers are busy cutting boards and assembling wooden boxes used to hold core samples.

Edmonton International Airport positioning itself as new Northwestern air hub

Increased Northern air traffic, a strong Albertan economy and flexible tranfers to US destinations are all likely to make Edmonton International…

New daycare, new business plan

The people in charge of the newest daycare in Whitehorse have a unique idea of what it means to run a successful business. To them, it means not keeping any of the profits.

Elemental Farm takes a back to basics approach

Bart Bounds comes across as a bit of a mad scientist with his dishevelled beard and hair. Sitting at a small table inside a cozy yurt, he talks about his passion for food.

A real life toy story

Angellina's Toy Boutique has managed to become a mecca for anything kid-related in Whitehorse.

Northwestel speeds up internet service

Northwestel is booting up faster, cheaper internet packages on Tuesday. The new deals are largely thanks to the completion of a continuous fibre-optic cable that links the Yukon to southern Canada.

Coast Mountain Sports turns 20

Corina Zumer used to go skiing in Europe every year. She'd leave for months at a time and wasn't worried about ever losing her job. When she was ready to go back to work, she'd give her boss a call.

In Mayo, a hankering for lemon meringue leads to one place

It's a long way from China's Canton province, but owner and pie-chef-in-residence Jody Ma promises two things: the ginger-fried beef will be hot and the lemon meringue will be fresh.