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Yukon Christmas

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    Issue: 2017-11-22, Photo: Rick Massie

    Christmas cheer and improving health care

    The 15th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 23 with the Business After Hours (BAH) Humbug event at the Yukon government Main Administration Building foyer. The annual fundraising event for Yukon health care... more

    Nov 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

    Gifts for geeks

    If you don’t know what to get the geek on your Christmas list, the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) is coming to the rescue. The Society is hosting an event called Geek the Halls on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. more

    Nov 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Association For Community Living

    A community living craft fair

    On Saturday, December 2, the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House. I stopped by their location on Fourth Avenue and spoke to Shonagh McCrindle, the employment program coordinator... more

    Nov 22, 2017

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

    Christmas shopping at the Old Fire Hall

    The third annual Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall will be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Once again the event is being organized by Judy Matechuk and Elena Joss. They are the same two women who were responsible for the very... more

    Nov 22, 2017

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: mariosp via Foter.com

    Spruce things up

    There’s no point in making things just to decorate your garage – that’s how the Spruce Bog Craft Sale got its start, said Pam Charman, co-ordinator of the sale. “People just wanted to make things,” she said. “They wanted to be creative and they... more

    Nov 8, 2017

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Paul Rath

    How to Write a Memorable Christmas Letter

    The Christmas and New Year’s letter was a tradition in England that predated the first Christmas card in 1843, according to www.Smithsonian.com. With the expansion of the British postal system, Sir Henry Cole, who had many friends and... more

    Dec 21, 2016

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

    It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like…

    With December well underway, I'm finally inured to the barrage of seasonal music that assails us whenever we set foot outdoors. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a total Grinch on the subject. In fact, there is a great canon of Christmas-related music... more

    Dec 21, 2016

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

    Winter Anticipation

    December is the Friday of the year. The whole month is filled with giddy anticipation for the budding winter wonderland, parallel to the giddy anticipation one feels for the weekend, while staring at the clock Friday afternoon. However, there’s... more

    Dec 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

    Crockpot Christmas Crack

    This delicious mélange of peanuts, chocolate, and almond bark has become a family favourite. We found it on Facebook, and it looked so delicious, we wanted to try it, and had great results. It is a great blend of sweet and salty, chocolate and... more

    Dec 21, 2016

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

    About a Fair

    From stunning jewelery, fine arts and unique crafts to quality prepared foods and personal care products hand made by Yukon artisans, the 12 Days of Christmas has become one of the largest Yukon craft fairs over the past decade. From its humble... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

    Just For Kids

    On Saturday, Dec. 3 the kids get to shop. All by themselves, without parents watching over shoulders. It’s the perfect chance for them to buy Christmas presents for their family. The Kids Shopping Hour is part of the Second Annual Christmas Market... more

    Nov 30, 2016

    12:00 AM

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    The Old Fire Hall

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    Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: kozzi.com

    Go ahead, say "Merry Christmas"

    A couple of weeks ago, my 17-year-old neighbour hailed me from across the street, "Hey, Ken. Happy Hanukkah!" After a moment of stunned surprise, I replied, "And to you!" The thing is, I don't happen to be Jewish. Neither is my chipper young... more

    Dec 24, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

    Santa Has a Studio and it's Downtown

    New events are always exciting. In Whitehorse there are always new things which are popping up. This holiday season, the Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W) will introduce Santa's Studio, a Christmas art fair that takes place at the YA@W studio at... more

    Dec 17, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukonstruct

    Holiday Gift Guide

    As we enter the holiday season where advertising, social media, and storefronts are shouting at us about all the things there are to buy, one might wonder whether all this shopping will lead to anyone’s happiness. Researchers out of Cornell... more

    Dec 17, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Patrick Kilborn

    Christmas with the Kilborns

    I have always loved Christmas. First of all, cookies. Secondly, hot chocolate. Then there is digging the decorations out of the basement, putting the stockings on your feet and a pointy red hat on your head so you can be an elf while you dance... more

    Dec 17, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

    A Puff of Humbug

    I have read A Christmas Carol many times, but I can't seem to recall is if Ebenezer Scrooge smoked a cigar or a pipe, or even smoked at all. Perhaps Mr. Scrooge (prior to his ghostly visits) would have been too penny pinching to splurge on a box... more

    Dec 17, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Rick Massie

    Hallelujah — It’s back!

    It was a hit in Dublin in 1741 and it remains a hit in Whitehorse in 2015. For the second time in the Yukon, the audience of Handel’s Messiah will be invited to sing along in the resonant setting of the Whitehorse United Church. Director Rachel... more

    Dec 17, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Unlikely Events Yukon

    A Northern Tradition

    Each year, Whitehorse ushers in the Christmas season by lighting the gigantic evergreen tree on Front Street, a parade along Main Street, and Santa arrives – mukluks and all. We even have our own name for this glistening annual event- Winterval. more

    Dec 3, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

    ‘Tis the Season Christmas 2015

    When I grow up I want to work in Santa’s workshop, Knitting Department. I will knit something for every child on the planet: cotton beanies for those in hot countries and woolen mittens for colder climes. Just a little gift at a most magical time... more

    Nov 19, 2015

    12:00 AM

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    PHOTO: Robert Postma

    Claus for the Cause

    Sometimes you experience things that you never would have expected. I never thought I would be living above the Arctic Circle in Old Crow dressed as Santa while sitting in a sleigh with mush dogs towing me down the street. more

    Dec 24, 2014

    12:00 AM

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Issue: 2017-11-22