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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Jan 31, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

In modern times oil or kerosene burning lamps are used more as part of décor than to throw light on a situation. People nowadays run electric lights – either battery powered or using electricity – from the grid or a small generator. more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For someone who's never been to your store before, how would you describe what Behind the Barn is and what it offers? Niki Greenough: It’s rustic country décor that you just can't find (in Whitehorse). Before, I was tired of... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sid Vander Meer

The first snow has settled in the border town of Beaver Creek, Yukon. Sid is preparing his house and museum for a long cold winter. He drives his recently purchased Caddy into the garage and closes the door. Although his private home is not... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Everyone has a list of family and close friends that they feel the need to make an effort to visit every decade or so. If you’re like me and your entire extended family lives outside the Yukon, they may be making an extra effort to come and see... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Rendezvous

If you were on a committee to provide decorations for a dance, your shopping list will likely include balloons, streamers and crepe... lots of crepe. But not if you were decorating the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for the Steampunk Ball 2.0 Tesla... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2009-12-03

This full-spectrum flowering plant often blooms just twice per year (most commonly prior to Easter and then again at Christmas), making this prodigious blooming plant symbolic of the nearing of Christmas. more

Dec 3, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2009-11-26

When I was a child, my father built a 12-foot-long stone fireplace in the centre of our living room. Little did I know, at the time, that this fireplace would become the special place where we would display family mementos and treasured holiday colle more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2009-11-19

One of my favourite traditions of the holiday season is planting containers of amaryllis bulbs. The amaryllis is a beautiful and fascinating bulb. Among the easiest of bulbs to grow indoors, the amaryllis is enjoyed for the incredible trumpet... more

Nov 19, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

There are many creative and inspiring ways to celebrate Halloween. This season, cast a welcoming spell on your front entrance. With "treaters" arriving after dusk, your home's entrance is the perfect place to welcome guests with a frightful scare. more

Oct 15, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2008-12-25

In our hearts and minds, Christmas holds a special place all its own. For most of us, we recall the traditions of Christmas as nostalgia that takes us back to our childhood. Christmas traditions connect us to our past. Through the brightness of... more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

Long been a symbol of the holiday season, the infamous mistletoe -- or modern-day kissing ball -- has been placed in doorways and arches the world around. Kissing underneath the mistletoe is a sign of love, romance and prosperity. more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

With its love of secrecy, dark passions and spooky details, Halloween is an irresistible theme for holiday decorating. A holiday that appeals to adults and children alike, Halloween is time where you can fantasize (who doesn't want to be a super... more

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween