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

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

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

Where Have All The Colours Gone?

On the day I am writing this, Whitehorse and Haines Junction are inches deep in their first winter snow and Dawson, while chilly and damp, is not. Mind you, we’re getting ready for it. more »

Oct 16, 2014 North to the Klondike

October is National Occupational Therapy Month

We are pure potential. The exigencies of life kicks in and a tragedy, an accident or an unexpected occurrence side-swipes us; But we are still pure potential. Those whose lives have been physically or mentally damaged can still live meaningfully than more »

Oct 16, 2014 Health and Wellness

Being Caribou

Being Caribou kicks off Yukon Film Society’s (YFS) Kitchen Party on October 24 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The Kitchen Party is a month-long celebration of Canadian cinema and media art for YFS’s 30th anniversary. The film exemplifies the struggle more »

Oct 16, 2014 Photography - Film

Dancing's His Thing

Keith Vig knew how to two-step before he knew how to read, write, or add sums. A good tune would come on the radio and his mom would get him to dance with her on the kitchen floor. That was before he was in school, and when it all began. more »

Oct 9, 2014 People

The Shape of all Sorts of Things

The Shape of Things, which runs every night at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek until October 11, continues playwright Neil Labute’s reputation for blunt depictions of men and women at war with each other. more »

Oct 9, 2014

Unexpected Encounters on the Farm

Working outside is a given when gardening. Planting, weeding, and harvesting all are labour-intensive jobs, which are done manually on our farm. Most of the time, working in the garden it is just that, work; it is very easy to focus on the job that more »

Oct 9, 2014 Farm - Garden

A Family Affair

Peggy Duncan wasn’t the oldest member of Team Yukon in the recent Canada 55+ Games in Sherwood Park, Alberta. That distinction went to 90-year-old Irene Mahoney. But Duncan was the only with a son and daughter-in-law also participating in the nation more »

Oct 9, 2014 Active

Boiling Water

Waking up to a layer of snow on the ground, Sid van der Meer ventures out to his museum. He is getting ready for winter when he will be in sunny Arizona and his museum will be covered in snow. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Kluane

The Three Dimensional Side of Light

So, you think you can see the light? Think again. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Arts

Thinking Outside the Educational Box with REM

After the first successful year of the Rural Experiential Model (REM), a program allowing rural Yukon students from Grade 10 to 12 to take classes in a variety of unique subjects, the Department of Education has increased the resources and enrolment more »

Oct 9, 2014 North to the Klondike

Life Long Learning

Some say that dogs of a certain age can’t learn new tricks. Sue Starr can’t speak for the dogs, but as a community organizer, adult educator, and driving force behind the new Heart of Riverdale community centre, lifelong learning is both a joy and more »

Oct 9, 2014 Education


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This weeks COVER

Find out where to spend your Halloween! From little kids to big kids we wish you a very SPOOKY evening.

  • Monster Mask Workshop

    Halloween is just around the corner! Learn to make a detailed monster mask complete with articulated jaw. This 6 hour course is split over two days and covers fabrication, sculpture and finishing. All materials are provided so you can complete yo... more »

  • Hulland's Haunts Craft Fair

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show Dance Party

    Yukon College, Queer Yukon and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous are pleased to present an evening of halloween fun! Bring your sense of humour, and some toast to the Rocky Horror Picture Show Dance Party! more »

  • Annual Halloween Carnival

    Join in the family fun at the annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. With special activities provided by NPS Admission: $5 more »

  • Halloween Spooktacular

  • Meat The Vegans

    Halloween Night at the Kopper King more »

  • Annual Guild Haunted House

    Yes - we are back with an experience that'll leave you quaking in fear, yelping in fright and shaking with horror. $5 at the door more »

  • VARIETEASE Burlesque Cabaret

    Dress up in your filthiest and join us at the Guild Hall from October 28th to November 1st. We'll turn you on and scare the hell out of you with original dance, comedy and singing in our delightfully devilish spectacle of local talent! more »

  • MASQ

    United electronic forces for Yukon animals in need. Featuring MC Flipside, DJKJ, & Sickophant. All proceeds got to Kona's Coalition to support Yukon Animals. more »