During the recent muskrat camp outside Burwash Landing (at Lake Creek territorial campground) students got to meet trappers.
Ryan Sealy of Environment Yukon’s Trapper Education program obtained a lynx from a trapper in Pelly Crossing Yukon. Students saw how the fur is used and also the meat. It turns out lynx is edible — Sealy even calls it a “family favorite.”
The meat was cut into little cubes so that everyone would have a piece. I would describe it as tasting just like chicken if slightly chewier.
Whitehorse’s community garden gets plenty of sunlight even though it’s at the foot of this bluff.
Yukon College has some interesting projects. One of them is this experimental greenhouse which is attempting to discover ways of growing produce in the arctic.
This all-season prototype in Whitehorse uses colourful LED lights to grow plants.
One use could be vegetables in small remote communities. The greenhouse includes a motorized shutter which opens and closes a window; sealing the cold outside in times of darkness.
Whitehorse city council has a great holiday tradition. If you get a parking ticket during the holidays you can pay as a donation to the Food Bank.
Staff at City Hall tell me they love the policy because people paying their fines are more cheerful about it.
It’s even common for people to over-pay their tickets. You can’t say that about a regular fine.