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    Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Josh Schroeder

    Coy Cup Comes to the Yukon

    “Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... more

    Mar 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

    Looking Back on 40 Years of Team Spirit

    In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Super Bowl LI

    By every statistical quantifier known to man or beast, less one, the upstart Atlanta Falcons don't have much of a chance against the New England Patriots in Sunday's 51st issue of the NFL's Super Bowl or "LI" to those who still count like Romans... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Emily Sheff

    Every Revolution Begins with a Spark

    The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Ingrid Wilcox

    I’m a Survivor

    It is winter in the Yukon, why would anyone even be thinking of paddling? If you are a breast cancer survivor, and would like an experience of a lifetime, in company of other breast cancer survivors, plus the chance to prove to yourself that you... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Sylvie Geoffrey

    Training Ground

    Mount Sima is “the first mountain in North America to have a jump line in.” That’s what Graham Pollock says. He’s the head coach of the Yukon freestyle ski team. A jump line means a skier can take more than one jump in a row while going down a hill. more

    Nov 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Becky Striegler

    Learning to Fly

    Jonathan Henkelman lies on his back on a yoga mat, legs lifted and bent, the bottoms of his bare feet facing the ceiling. I am standing at his feet, looking down at him. He asks me to lean forward and let his feet press against my lower belly to... more

    Nov 9, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia commons

    What’s Under the Waves

    A Discover Snorkeling event run by Virginia Labelle of Yukon Scuba will be run on November 6th between 9 – 9pm at the Canada Games Centre pool. The event is targeted at first time snorkelers, especially families looking to make the most of their... more

    Nov 2, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

    How to Have Enough Energy to do Things That Make You Happy

    What makes you happy or gives you energy? It is easy to get carried away in everyday life and be around distractions that take you further away from knowing what gives you energy – and what takes it away. This is the time to tap into one of the... more

    Nov 2, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

    Get Your Elbows Up

    The ski swap happens every year. I’ve never been. I don’t know why, maybe because I always wake up too late on the Saturday of the swap, and I’ve heard that it’s not worth going unless you get there early. more

    Oct 12, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Alexander Weber

    Never Again

    In this two-part series Alexander Weber writes about competing in his first Ironman triathlon. In Part One he told us about his race preparation and his feelings before the competition. We left him three days before race day... more

    Sep 22, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: by Alexander Weber

    Fear and Loathing

    Dear Reader, having just read the title of this article, I assume you may believe the following about myself: I am insane, and I am a diehard superhuman athlete. While you may be right about the former, I would disagree with the latter. Before I... more

    Sep 15, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

    Footloose and Fancy Free

    On the first of August, Gurdeep Pandher celebrated 10 years in Canada. “It’s been such a wonderful journey,” he says. His voice is light and full of joy and laughter. In the past decade, Pandher has lived in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the... more

    Sep 8, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

    Eating for Endurance

    What you eat and drink before a long run impacts your performance and your ability to recover, post race. If you’re looking to beat a previous time, or just finish, it’s important to focus on the fuel you are giving your body. more

    Sep 8, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Paul Burbidge

    Catch the Infection

    Kid Vicious, Starbuck's Revenge, Goat. No, not my favorite B-movies, but mountain bike trails christened by those who build and ride them. All of these routes, some gnarly and others more family-friendly, can be found up on Mount McIntyre, where... more

    Aug 18, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Sue Meikle

    Off to the Races with Allan Benjamin

    Looking for healthy-living inspiration? Turn your gaze from younger athletes and movie stars toward the golden generation - 55 might just be the new 20. Just ask the 97 Yukoners aged 55 to 91 who will be participating in the 2016 Canada 55+ Games... more

    Aug 11, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Rick Massie

    Spotlight on Kids at Vaudeville Camp

    School’s out for the summer, which means that summer camp is IN! An exciting new day camp is taking centre-stage this year in Whitehorse – specifically, it is taking the stage at the Frantic Follies Theatre, home to the Frantic Follies vaudeville... more

    Jul 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Fubarfoto

    Love, Honour, and Equality Under the Midnight Sun

    Just when you think Yukon Pride is all about the party, the world reminds you that it’s not. Though the cheery posters and advertisements for 24+ Hours of Funky Gaylight promise a party not to be missed, they were created months before the... more

    Jun 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: by Jenn Roberts

    A 24-Hour Mountain Bike Relay ... for Everyone

    24 hour bike relays used to be en mode around North America, 15, 16 years ago. That's when the first one was in Whitehorse, 16 years ago. The popularity of the relays waned most places. But not in Whitehorse. Here, the race is held close to the... more

    Jun 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy McClintock

    A Passion for Yoga

    There are numerous ways to get into yoga - just ask any of the instructors at the newly-opened Soulstice Yoga Studio in Dawson City. One grew up doing sun salutations with her yoga-enthusiast mother; another took interest in hot yoga to improve... more

    Jun 16, 2016

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