Business

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.

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Air North lands national award

Air North does most of its business thousands of feet in the sky, but the airline’s presence is definitely felt on Yukon soil.

Northwestel ponders its backup plan

In geometry, the shortest distance between two points is always a straight line. If only it were that simple when it came to providing the Yukon with a backup fibre-optic cable to help avoid future internet outages.

Hungry for action at Brewery Creek

Golden Predator is pushing to get its Brewery Creek mine site into full operation by 2014. Fresh from a corporate restructuring, armed with a $35-million loan and boasting a new gold discovery at Brewery Creek...

Getting to the core of food needs in Haines Junction

High ceilings, track lighting and wooden shelving are not what you would expect to see inside a typical highway stop in the Yukon, let alone one that also offers parsnip chips and organic yogurts.

Arts Underground gets national nod

The Hougen Group of Companies has won a Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Partnership award. It received the honour last week for creating Arts Underground, the spacious gallery and workshop used by the Yukon Arts Society.

Beauty is in the eye of Vanessa Falle

A local photographer is dedicated to changing the way women perceive beauty, and she's doing it through her own lens. Vanessa Falle has launched a "beauty and glamour" photo shoot package at her studio on Main Street.

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.

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…

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.