Business

Return of the caribou

A pair of golden caribou antlers poke above the snowy horizon. A group of 20 caribou saunter past with confused yet quizzical looks in my direction. 

A howling good time

When Gypsy wakes up in the morning, she pads across the heated floor of her hotel room and heads outside for a quick stretch. Then she heads back in and lounges on her raised bed for a while.

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.

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On the scaly trail of Yukon’s chinook salmon

When you gaze across the waters of the Yukon River, you probably don't think about the mass of fishy mucus, urine and feces roiling beneath its surface. From now on, though, you might. Sorry.

Flight school lands back in the Yukon

After two years without a flight school in the territory, Alkan Air has taken up the cause to get more Yukoners in the sky.

Whitehorse contractor has big dreams for tiny homes

The tiny house doesn't actually look all that tiny when you're inside it. There's a bedroom and a little bathroom with a walk-in shower. A washing machine and dryer are tucked into a little alcove in the hallway.

Macaron mania: new shop offers more gourmet food options to Whitehorse

Stepping into Sylvain Belmondo's gourmet food store is like finding yourself in a small shop in southern France. Hanging aged meats cover the walls, terrines tempt the palate.

Outside the Cube prepares to shut its doors

After more than a decade in business, a successful Whitehorse marketing firm is closing up shop. Dee Enright has been the owner of Outside the Cube since 2008.

Hatchery seeks to supersize fry numbers

A tiny fish hatchery just outside Porter Creek is making big strides to help the Yukon's struggling chinook salmon population. If you're not looking for it, the McIntyre Creek hatchery is easy to miss.

Kaminak finds a golden glimmer of hope in gloomy times for miners

All but one of the Yukon's hard rock mines have shuttered. Annual surveys from the Fraser Institute have shown the territory declining in investment attractiveness.

Ciders, sours and suds on tap at Yukon Beer Festival

Mixing apricots and Jamaican-imported Scotch Bonnet peppers into a drink at home may sound like a recipe for disaster. And it probably is. But the Burnside Brewing Co.

Canada’s northernmost bird observatories fighting to stay afloat

One morning earlier this week, a Blackburnian warbler flew into a net at the Teslin Lake Bird Observatory. This might not seem like a big deal.

Yukon’s placer miners stay strong as gold prices drop

It's been a tough year for hard-rock mining in the Yukon. Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mine shut down in January, taking over 200 jobs with it.

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.

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.

Yukon’s first makerspace vies for first place in international competition

"If you want a life-sized dinosaur, you have to build it yourself. Because you just can't go into Walmart and get that."

No shortage of fish stories at Tagish Bridge

Doug Sack Special to the News Tagish Bridge, Yukon Sometimes when Mitch Dupont stumbles down the stairs early in the morning to fire up the stove in the kitchen of Six Mile River Resort.

Robert’s ready to roll

Six months ago it was a Harley Davidson retail hangar. Now it's housing an egg-grading station, all the nuts, spices and dry goods you could dream of and soon fresh Yukon-grown food.

Fighting the flames

"It's the beginning of fall, boys!" James Kathrein is only half kidding. The Yukon Wildland Fire Management officer is giving his morning briefing to a dozen Yukon wildland firefighters.

First Nation youths get up close and personal with the Peel watershed

How deeply can you care about a place you've never seen? How badly will you fight to protect mountains you've never climbed and rivers you've never paddled?