Business

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.

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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.

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.