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    Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

    eSports: Gamers reach superstar status

    This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... more

    Nov 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

    Any Given Saturday...

    Every Saturday evening, in a humble garage in Riverdale, the Northmen Gaming Club gathers to roll dice, game and share some laughs. The casual observer can be forgiven for fearing that a prohibition-era gambling house, full of craps and blackjack... more

    Oct 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Daniel Brousseau (RASC)

    This party is cosmic

    At the end of October, the Takhini Hot Springs, a short 30-minute drive north of downtown Whitehorse, will be turned into a hub for astronomy lovers. The Yukon Astronomical Society (YAS) will be hosting its first annual Star Party from October 20... more

    Oct 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Sue Starr

    Helping to Warm Whitehorse Feet

    For decades – well, for centuries - knitters have worked their craft to warm others. Whitehorse knitters are continuing that tradition this year, aiming to collectively craft 150 pairs of socks to contribute to the city’s Outreach Van... more

    Sep 27, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Neil Zeller

    Turn Your Eyes to the Skies

    Yukoners – and others – who enjoy celestial pursuits may want to follow the stars to Kluane’s “Northern Nights” Dark Sky Festival at Kathleen Lake this weekend. This is the second time around for this event, which is jointly sponsored by Parks... more

    Sep 20, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Friends and Hobby Miners: Exploring New Ground

    Late at night around a campfire, a local miner may share their story. This one was told on an informal basis, but, there’s no need to name names. We all know someone like this. If not, imagine this is you: you’re lured to the Yukon to mine for gold.. more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Reid Vanier

    Geek Get-Together

    If you think Captain America’s corny and overrated, you’re in good company – with the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury. They’re just three of the heroes who will spend a night laying burns on the Captain at a “roast” during YukomiCon this... more

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Courtesy of Reid Vanier

    Get your Geek On!

    Comic geeks and freaks, fanboys and fangirls, cosplayers and costume enthusiasts, the time has come to don your crimson capes, cardboard shields and carefully crafted cutouts! This year’s cosplay contest will take place on August 26th as part of... more

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Who Knit You?

    In 2015 my husband, Roger, and I visited Newfoundland; we rented a vehicle and hit the road. The breathtaking western shore drive took us through Gros Morne National Park and along the coast to L’Anse aux Meadows. more

    Jun 14, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

    Welcome 30 Below!

    I was just getting started on working with Hollywood, my horse, out in Mendenhall (our home) when my grandparents were talking about the weather one night. As I lay in bed I couldn't help to listen in when I heard "30 below." Yikes! more

    Jan 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Sue Starr

    Wool Gathering

    The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre, located at 38 Lewes Boulevard, is a unique location in Whitehorse. Involvement of community members across generations is the focus of the centre. There is programming to nurture children and youth as well... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: by Joan Norberg

    Braided rugs, just like Grandma used to make

    There I was at the end of August looking through Salvation Army for wool coats. August. What was I thinking? I know it's the Yukon, but we still had beautiful summer weather and I was looking for a wool winter coat. I had to laugh at myself... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Jessica Prentice

    A Marathon of Creative Fun

    On October 1, the Yukon Comic Culture Society will invite Yukoners of all ages and experience to leave their solitary art holes and create comics alongside one another for 12 straight hours. If you’ve heard of the Nakai 24-Hour Playwriting... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tao Wong

    Gaming with Family Takes a Turn

    Board gaming has seen a widespread resurgence in the last few decades, driven by a growing desire to unplug and connect with people in real time. The changing of seasons is a great time to review this hobby and the myriad ways that modern... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

    Out of the basement, into the parks

    The clever people who invented Pokémon Go obviously did not have my generation in mind when they launched the new smartphone craze that's taking the world by storm. When you give the name Snorlax to one of your ethereal and elusive characters, an... more

    Sep 8, 2016

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    What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

    Community Knitting

    Canadians have a rich history of community knitting. A family friend in Winnipeg loves second hand stores. At Christmas he sent me a vintage World War Two Corticelli pattern book. The book is in fantastic condition. A great example of wartime more

    May 12, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Comic Culture Society

    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

    The International Tabletop Day celebrates board gaming around the world and an event is being hosted in Whitehorse this year by the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) on Saturday, April 30. The free event takes place at the Whitehorse Public... more

    Apr 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukomicon

    Gearing Up for Yukomicon 2017

    A comic-con is an annual event where sci-fi lovers congregate to pay homage to super heroes/villains/authors/actors/producers who help bring this genre to life on the big screen/small screen and comic pages. Cities in North America and around the... more

    Apr 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

    The Art of Judo - Yukon-Style

    Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with students, donning their... more

    Apr 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Next Stop, Serab

    I love to travel; seeing new places, meeting new people. Experience, after all is priceless. I also love to knit. Imagine my delight when I purchased Silk Road Socks by Hunter Hammersen, with 93 pages of history and knitting. The book is... more

    Mar 3, 2016

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