Business

Capital changes hands, again

The Capital Hotel closed this weekend, but may soon reopen under a new owner. The troubled bar lasted a little more than a year under the direction of Keith Jacobsen, who ran Coasters Bar & Grill before it went under in July.

Airships delayed, but not dead: Discovery Air

Yellowknife's Discovery Air continues to see a buoyant future for next-generation airships, even if a deal between them and a British manufacturer recently deflated.

Wash away environmental guilt

Looking to shrink your environmental footprint? Tammy Ward has a few simple suggestions. To start, stop throwing out soap bottles. Instead, refill them at her store, the Good Karma Eco Shop.

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Say cheese!

The store is tiny, but so far the draw has been huge. The newest shop to open its doors inside Horwood's Mall is Cultured Fine Cheese.

Boreal forest faces fiery future

The Yukon Flats are on fire. The area is burning up from wildfires at a rate unprecedented in at least 10,000 years, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mud volcanoes burble beneath Icy Beaufort sea

Normally, you wouldn't expect the Beaufort Sea to be a hotbed of volcanic action. It's covered with ice for much of the year.

YuKonstruct offers high tech holiday designs

On Industrial Road is the closest thing the Yukon's got to Santa's workshop. YuKonstruct officially opened its doors at this spot in September.

Lettuce remember how good fresh veggies taste

Lorne Metropolit wants to go a step beyond selling locally grown vegetables: he wants to sell living vegetables. To do that, the owner of Yukon Gardens will sell lettuce heads with the roots still attached.

Bust and boom in Atlin

For two years, Gary Heisler had this town's restaurant market cornered. His burgers and crabcake sandwiches were the only dishes people could get here. It was a boon for Heisler, but it also meant visitors from Whitehorse and Skagway avoided Atlin because of the lack of options.

Dawsonite named Prospector of the Year

Shawn Ryan likes to compare his day job to the search for Sasquatch. The Dawson City resident is tracking something mysterious. No one has had a clear view of it, but everywhere Ryan looks, he finds evidence of its existence.

A knead for peace

Through his business, Eagle Therapeutic Massage, Luc Garceau is doing his part for world peace. “Massage clears you mind, lets you focus on…

A tiny store with big plans

If the environment you create is a reflection of who you are, than Jen Williams's head must be a really interesting place. In her tiny space inside Horwood's mall, Williams has created a store that is distinctly hers.

Putting the best foot forward

‘Everyone’s always complaining that there’s nothing to do,” said Lauren Tuck, enthusiastically talking with her hands.

Golden Predator bags tags

Golden Predator Corporation caused a stir late last month when it gobbled up every single mining exploration tag for sale in the territory...

Airport Chalet takes off

The new owners of the Airport Chalet didn't plan on becoming restaurateurs when they moved to Whitehorse this summer.

Actively promoting Passive House

Thinking about the house of the future conjures up images of fantastic technologies and automated systems that mean we may never have to get off the couch again.

Research forest blends recreation and education

The Gunnar Nilsson & Mickey Lammers Research Forest opened a new playground last weekend. A lot of Yukoners don't know that the forest is there for their enjoyment, too, said research forester Robin Sharples.

Bell goes 1X but gets grilled on 2G

Jim Jacques came to Whitehorse to announce Bell Mobility’s long-awaited mobile data network, but heard a chorus of concerns about cellphones…

Whitehorse icon changes hands

Doug Thomas still expects to have his early morning coffee waiting for him at the Gold Rush Inn. But the veteran Whitehorse hotelier no longer owns…

Crossing the line in Carcross, come hell or high water

Waist-deep snowdrifts surround the Carcross Visitor Information Centre, reminding residents of their short-lived summer tourist season. But last week, on closer inspection, locals might have noticed several sets of footprints.