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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Tom Ganner

From antique carousel and ferris wheel rides, to wearable art and cake bake off contests, to beer and wine gardens, to beach wrestling and the Fisherman’s Rodeo, the Southeast Alaska State Fair really does have something for everyone... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-03-22, Photo: Dan Davidson

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, the spirit of Percy DeWolfe, Dawson’s Iron Man Mail Carrier, will head off from the starting line between the Old Post Office and the Palace Grand Theatre. Two minutes later the first of the corporeal contestants... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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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: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: my Mark Kelly

Don Hampton advises that for the rest of the winter, find a high spot at night, away from human-made lights, and look north. “My guess is that for the rest of the year, it’ll be pretty nice,” he says of this winter’s aurora borealis. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

The Ptarmigan is the territorial bird of the Yukon. Ed. Note: The distinction of being known as the Yukon's territorial bird goes to the raven, which, Canada Post recently announced, is to be featured on a stamp. Ravens are more widespread than... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

Remembering the five species of Pacific salmon is as easy as counting the fingers on your hand. Start with your thumb, which rhymes with chum. Chum, which is also called “dog salmon” is very good smoked. The late fall chum run is one of the... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Amelia Merhar

Say you’re a single person throwing a barbecue. No stranger to the rigours of quality event coordination, you line up a food and drink theme, secure a donated fire pit, invite all your friends and lots of peeps you know but never really hang out... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

My shakedown cruise for our trailer has come to be my annual pilgrimage to the town of Skagway to attend the North Words Writers’ Symposium, held this year from May 25-28 in the windy town. This was the seventh annual event, of which I have... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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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: 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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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: 2016-04-28, 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: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

“Last year was a big year,” says Scott Cameron, Environment Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Technician. “We were up to 2,000 swans every day for a few days.” The height, he says, was April 9, when 2,200 were counted out on M’Clintock Bay. Typically that... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Jessica Vaughan

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Jeff Brady

The force is strong in our northern skiing communities. April 2, 2016 will mark the 30th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic weekend, open to Canadian and American skiers alike. From just 14 participants in 1986, the race has grown significantly to over... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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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: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Ruth Lera

We always said that when the kids were old enough we would take them for an Alaskan kayaking expedition, just like the one we had gone on before the kids were born. So last summer we did just that, and what we learned is that an eight-year-old... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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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: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Frank Flavin

Wherever your travels take you, there is bound to be a place that has a ghost living in the shadows. England has the ghastly Tower of London, Romania has the mysterious Hoia Baciu forest, Japan has the eerie Hanging Ruins... Just over the border ... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Paranormal