Business

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.

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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.

‘Shoes or Else’ celebrates 20 years

Rita Fincham doesn't mind being called the Shoe Nazi. The no-nonsense owner of Shoes R Us runs a strict shop, as customers of the Main Street store are well aware.

Winning ad campaign is sick

How do you take an age-old message and spin it in a way that people will notice? It's a difficult thing, said Aasman Design director Margriet Aasman. Last year, the company was approached by Health and Social Services to create a campaign around hand-washing and germs.

A factory in a box

Chris May is convinced 3D printers will be the next big thing. So the owner of Mid Arctic Technology Services bought one. And, after ironing out the kinks over the past three weeks...

Never ending battle against mosquitoes set to start once again

Starting in the next few weeks, the City of Whitehorse and a dozen Yukon communities will begin the annual battle against the invasion of mosquitoes in the territory.

Inside Cantung, the mine that keeps on giving

Armed with two newly announced tungsten ore pockets, a new water-treatment facility and $52 million in infrastructure investment, North American Tungsten's Cantung mine is the two-year mine that just keeps on giving.

Young workers medal with metal

Yukon competitors had their best showing ever at the national Skills Canada competition in Calgary last week.

Bears get a hair cut for biology

Biologists call it hair snagging. It requires making a triangular barbed-wire fence with enough room underneath for a grizzly bear to pass under.

Bringing the chinook home to Fox Creek

Less than a year ago, they were just roe and milt commingling in Ziploc bags at the Whitehorse fish ladder.

Mining supply company bets on Yukon

A multinational underground mine supply company has set up shop in the Yukon. The move results from a unique partnership between Yukon's three producing mine companies, Capstone Mining Corp., Yukon Zinc Corp.

Home cookin’ on Crag Lake

If you're thinking of visiting the new Crag Lake Bakery, you might want to make a reservation first. It's far from a pretentious New York restaurant. There aren't exactly lineups down the street - not yet anyway.

Artists create love postcards to the North

It would be hard to end up in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, by accident. The community of barely 200 residents is the second most northern settlement in Canada.

Putting marijuana on the map

Matthew Wooller is an Alaskan-based biochemistry professor with a controversial side-project. He’s mapping marijuana grow-ops.

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.

Marin mixes country folk with Zappa punk

Roger Marin was still sleeping when Gordie Tentrees banged on the door. It was quarter past 12 on Friday, and the crowd at Arts in the Park was…

Kebabery aims to break the Wood Street curse

Since the Kebabery moved one month ago to 302 Wood Street, the Whitehorse business has done bustling business serving shawarma and falafel to the downtown lunch crowd. There's just one problem. The location's cursed.

One of the Yukon budget’s odder line items: $50K to buy two ancient arctic camel skeletons

The back room used by Yukon's paleontology department is not all that flashy until Dr. Grant Zazula starts spinning wheels reminiscent of bank vault doors and the rows of shelves separate like a giant accordion.