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Haines, Alaska

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Miche Genest

I’ve always loved the stories where people slip out of the present and into a different time; kid’s stories like Tom’s Midnight Garden, or the Narnia series, or, in adult fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife. There’s something compelling about the... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Andy Hedden

Cabin fever kicking in? Why fly south when you can visit a friendly neighbour? With Winter Fest happening this weekend, Haines Alaska is the place to be if you’re feeling like a road trip out of Territory. “The best part of this festival is that... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Kim Melton

You know that thing you've had for years and haven't been quite willing to part with, though you haven't yet discovered its particular niche? Mine is a small hand-crank cast iron meat grinder, and the niche has been found. Two in fact, in the... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

In my last article, we learned that many collective nouns originated in the Late Middle Ages, and were recorded in The Book of Saint Albans. Collective nouns are the words used to describe groups of things. We refer to a flight of stairs without... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Paul Rath

When the hooligan are running, the rivers and harbour In Haines, Alaska host a fiesta of wildlife that congregate to feed on this little fish that First Nations prize for its high fat content. Sea gulls, eagles, sea lions and even whales feast on... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Jean-Christophe Demers

The relay creates memories worth cherishing. Piles of cyclist race through the Haines Pass, many in costumes. Many without training or practice or cycling experience. Teams camp in fields before and after the race, which takes place around the... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Gowdie

France has the Tour de France. Italy has the Giro d’Italia. And here in the Yukon, we have the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. The relay sees cyclists ride the spectacular 238.3 km from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Rath

On Saturday May 14th, under sunny skies, hundreds of spectators celebrated the Grand Opening of the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Centre and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Centre, amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska. The cultural... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

Someone once said, "Give a man a fish, and you will teach a man where to get free fish.” If you try to give a fish to a local – in places where salmon are plentiful – many will ask what kind, before accepting. Apparently to some, sockeye is the... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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This is an awkward time of year for fishing. Each day, as the amount of daylight lengthens, we grow impatient to be back outside, with fishing rod in hand. As the warmth of the sun returns, and the snow begins to disappear, a growing mistrust for more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM , , Alaska

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Volunteers who have an interest in historic preservation and want to learn new skills are invited to register for the upcoming three day workshop in Haines, Alaska. Volunteers who have an interest in historic preservation and want to learn new... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Paul Rath

Haines is said to have more artists per capita than any town in Southeast Alaska. On Friday April 1st, the creative spirit of Haines was clearly demonstrated as artists, artisans, craftsmen and members of the public gathered for the unveiling of... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Zero Waste Yukon

Reducing our solid waste is not an easily digested subject. An upcoming conference in Whitehorse hopes to break down solutions into manageable bites. The Working Towards Zero Waste in the North Conference will bring together approximately 120... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: kozzi.com

The fastest snow machine race on earth, the 47th Alcan 200 International Snow Machine Road Rally, will roar to a start on Jan. 16 near Haines, Alaska. Drivers sign up the night before, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fogcutter Bar in Haines. more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTOS: Joe Ordonez

Every November up to 3,600 eagles gather in one place: the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, Alaska. It is the largest gathering of eagles on earth. The Preserve holds unique conditions for these magnificent birds: Sections of the Chilkat... more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Like so many Yukoners during this crazy low-bush cranberry season, I’m clearing out the freezer to make room for berries. In the process I’ve unearthed several treasures: 10 kilos of pork bones, 3 duck carcasses, 2 whole Taku River sockeye... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Miche Genest

It’s August 31 and the snow is halfway down Gray Mountain. In downtown Whitehorse the leaves are still on the trees and many of them are green. This morning I talked to my sister, who lives in Parksville but used to live here, and she said that in... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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