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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.

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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?

Meet the shuckers

Armed with nothing but a barrel, fresh oysters, knives and some ice, Eddie Rideout and Andrew Gilbutowicz are serving the raw, slimy seafood everywhere from birthday parties to local restaurants.

Bring in the drones

A small business with a big idea is expanding beyond the Yukon, sending drones and remote-controlled machines to mineral exploration sites across Canada.

Taking stock of McIntyre Creek’s plants and critters

The sun is shining, the surface of the pond is shimmering, the marsh grasses are waving. The dragonflies flit back and forth above the water, their iridescent bodies glittering in the sunlight.

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.

New business aims to hook Whitehorse fish lovers

It's 10 a.m. on Thursday morning and Whitehorse's newest fish and seafood store, Haines Packing Co., is filling up with customers.

Klondike sows seeds for new farm

The Tr'ondek Hwech'in have taken up the challenge of growing fresh produce in the Klondike. The First Nation recently started its Teaching and Working Farm.

Yukon finds force scientists to rethink the camel family tree

Paleontologists can never completely put their favourite theories about life during the Pleistocene epoch to gentle rest. Ice age creatures have a knack for sowing doubt and sparking debate tens of thousands to millions of years after their deaths.

Historic lodge gets new owners, new life

A piece of Yukon history has been reborn, thanks to Sandy and Frank Ruether. That was a big part of why the couple bought the Johnson's Crossing Lodge, said Sandy. They re-opened the highway stop last spring.

Arctic dinosaurs demand their due

This weekend, Roland Gangloff, author of Dinosaurs Under the Aurora, is bringing news of a revolution in Arctic paleontology to Whitehorse and Haines Junction. Gangloff is a former professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Whitehorse gets curried away

What started as a trip to India ended with a shiny stainless steel food truck in Whitehorse. The Silver Bindi is the latest food truck to pop up at Rotary Peace Park.

Brewing up a new business

Shiny metallic vats travelled thousands of kilometres so that more beer can be created close to home in Whitehorse. Gear was ordered in Portland, came by boat from Seattle to Skagway then onto a flatbed truck.

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.

Working toward a Watershed moment in downtown Whitehorse

One part Cheers and one part Central Perk, the newly-opened Watershed Coffee Shop and Bar is aiming to become downtown Whitehorse's favourite neighbourhood hang-out.

Territory goes nuts for new Thai food truck

Shea Hierlihy is serving up something Whitehorse residents have been crying out for for years: Thai food. Hierlihy, fresh from achieving her certification as a Red Seal cook, launched her new food truck, The Thai Box.

Albertans stampeding to Klondike

The sudden loss of 50,000 full time jobs in Alberta so far this year due to the global dip in the price of oil which has now been compounded by the shocking election of an NDP government in Edmonton.

A new twist on an old favourite

This summer, Alison Pakula is taking an iconic childhood staple and putting her own cheesy, stringy, gooey twist on it.