Category Archives: Commerce

A Tour of Yukon Energy’s Whitehorse Power Plants

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to notice a comment on Yukon Energy’s Facebook page that they were going to do a tour of their power production plants (both hydroelectric and diesel) the following day, and I popped a … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise Ship Shopping Promoters Fined for Deceptive Practises

A significant piece of legislation regarding the cruise ships which visit Alaska every summer was passed virtually unnoticed by the State of Alaska on February 4, 2013. Shopping is an activity that is very much encouraged by cruise lines. There … Continue reading

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Mule Deer, Moose & Heavy Snow

The weather hasn’t been very encouraging for road trips lately, but I had a few things sitting at the post office in Skagway so went down yesterday anyway. Any trip to Skagway is a good one, even though some are … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

I had to go into Whitehorse to run a couple of errands today, so I thought I’d take some photos of what the day before Christmas looks like in the Yukon’s capital city. The photo above was taken right at … Continue reading

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A Roadside Treat in Whitehorse – Barkers Crepe and Creamery

[ Note: Barkers Crepe and Creamery is no longer in business - this post is being kept for general interest ] As in most communities, restaurants/cafes come and go frequently in Whitehorse. In many cases it really is sad to … Continue reading

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The Light Field Camera – Gimmick or a Photographic Breakthrough?

If you’re at all interested in photography, you’ve either heard about the light field camera or you will soon – even if you don’t read about it here. To see it’s biggest “wow!” feature, click once anywhere on the photo … Continue reading

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Craigslist in the Yukon

Back on September 5, 2008 I posted this: Craigslist seems to be the winner when it comes to buying and selling online in a non-auction format, and there’s now a Yukon division of Craigslist, at http://territories.en.craigslist.ca. It’s pretty dead there … Continue reading

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A Cheaper Way to Get Outside?

The first step getting out of the Yukon is the tough one. Not as tough as it used to be thanks to Air North, but still an “ouch” financially. I just got the Fall sale email from Alaska Airlines and … Continue reading

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A Short Visit to Kelowna

I flew down to Kelowna, British Columbia, on Monday for a family visit, and will be heading home tonight. I don’t usually leave my car at the airport, but with a flight that lands in Whitehorse at midnight on a … Continue reading

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A Better Semi-Retirement

I’ve been saying for a few years that I’m semi-retired – although I have to work, I can pretty much do what I want, when I want to do it. I’ve just discovered, though, that to be truly semi-retired, a … Continue reading

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