Being Prepared Is More Than Half The Battle

The fire siren sounds every Wednesday evening at 7:30. It’s not audible from everywhere in town, but the last town council held its meetings at 7 p.m. in the second floor chamber room on Wednesday, so discussions would come to a halt in mid-sentence more »

Oct 23, 2014 North to the Klondike

Catholic Guilt and Teenage Dreams

New Waterford Girl, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on October 24, is a film about juggling tradition and modernity. Living in a small and extremely tight-knit community, being normal is the only way to have any privacy; anything out-of-the-ordinary more »

Oct 23, 2014 Movies and TV

Cowboy/Camp Coffee

A little research shows me that “camp coffee” and “cowboy coffee” are the same thing, but maybe originated in different locations. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Food - Drink

They Call Me The Breeze

Such is the case of J.J. Cale. I must admit my prejudice going into this thing; I have not been on the Internet for almost two years. I would have never believed I’d be telling a social media audience that I got to shake Dylan bassist Tony Garnier’s more »

Oct 23, 2014 Music

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Looking for Yukon Love Online, Still

In his last article, Charles discussed feedback from his previous writing about online dating. In this article, he nears the end of a really short list. Online dating was all a bit awkward at first, sticking my neck out, exposing vulnerabilities to more »

Oct 23, 2014 Family

Up Up, Down Down, Left Right, B A B A, Start

If you’re in your mid-thirties like I am, you may remember watching one of your parents playing Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo. Back the ‘80s, controlling Mario was so intense that most moms and dads whipped the controller up in frantic more »

Oct 23, 2014 Old Crow

Didee & Didoo: Busy Beaver

They work nonstop but they don’t chop. They don’t use a saw they use their jaw. A busy beaver more »

Oct 23, 2014 Old Crow


If our external environment is a reflection of what is happening within, I must be going through a deep transformation. My little cabin is filled with aromas emanating from myriad sources — jars and jugs of various ferments, baskets and bundles of more »

Oct 16, 2014 Recipes

Yukon Party Culture

I walk into a “September Scramble” party at 1:00 a.m. on a Saturday, late and completely sober. It’s been a while since I was at a party like this; one you can hear from a block away, where you enter through an open front door wreathed with smokers, more »

Oct 16, 2014 Lifestyle

Two Decades Of United Way Yukon charity begins campaigning to celebrate its 20th year.

Time to celebrate with the United Way Yukon; October marks the 20th year of the organization’s Yukon headquarters. The United Way is responsible for donating to many health and social organizations from Dawson City all the way to Watson Lake. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Family - Learning

Bargain Hunting: The Sport

The Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club (WCCS) will open its doors for the annual Winter Sports Swap and Fair this October 18 at 9:00 a.m. This swap is really a winter gear sale, and a wide range of secondhand winter equipment will be available. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Active

My Son is Also Named Bort

The pop culture of the ‘90s is my intellectual comfort food; when I find myself disoriented and isolated by the 21st century I take solace in the stuff I was watching and listening to as a teenager in the Clinton era. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Movies and TV

Converging Paths

Brandon Isaak is on the phone from Vancouver, freshly back from a tour of eastern China with his jump-blues band, The Twisters. “Every night, we had hundreds of screaming girls after the show, seeking autographs and pictures. We were just white guys more »

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