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Autumn

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Fall is the favourite season of many Yukoners. Avid photographer and outdoors person Jozien Keijzer provided this gallery of early-autumn scenes captured in various locations west of Whitehorse. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Alexander Jegier

I never took much notice of something as simple as the seasons until moving North. Pre-Yukon, I was rather unmoved by the monotonous blend of greens extending from the mossy forest floor to the heights of the coniferous giants on Vancouver Island... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

I fell asleep, dreaming about all these beautiful things that the next days promised. The sweet melody of my alarm clock rang. It was 7:30 a.m., time to get up. It was above all time to greet and take care of my new colleagues. Here I was, clothed... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Food Network

The great American lyricist Maxwell Anderson summed up the imperatives of this time of year better than anyone else: "Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December / But the days grow short when you reach September." more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tess Casher

September has the ability to feel more like the start of a new year than January. People migrating home after their summer adventures and the return of the cool weather, brings a sense of something new and of settling back into normal. September... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Rian Lougheed-Smith

I always forget the way this works, how fast things change here. In the hot, hot days of summer, I think it will last forever and then suddenly, one rainy July day, there it is. The chill, maybe a wool sweater, the thought of lighting a fire... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Cirque du Soleil sets the bar high when it comes to circus-style performing arts. In the Yukon, there happens to be a society dedicated to performing and teaching circus performances. At the head of things is Claire Ness. Having gathered... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

September always makes me think of apple picking, hay barrels, corn, and sunflowers. This summer I decided to try and grow sunflowers and even though I have never gardened before, I liked the thought of having my own sunflowers in September to enjoy. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Right on schedule, my sprout craving has arisen from where it lay quietly dormant since the fall, nestled snug beneath the desire for stews and roasted root vegetables. The herbs I've kept in the house are responding to the same cues more

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM Recipes

Most of the tourists are gone in mid-October and the Klondike is settling into its off-season routine. more

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

On the day I am writing this, Whitehorse and Haines Junction are inches deep in their first winter snow and Dawson, while chilly and damp, is not. Mind you, we’re getting ready for it. more

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

Yesterday the sun sank behind the mountains at the same moment as the final round of applause burst forth from the tents lining the roundabout at Shipyard's park — a poetic end to the farmer's market season. more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

Every season is book reading season, but the most exciting season to read books is in the fall. The feeling of the change from summer to fall evokes a restlessness akin to spring fever, but it’s not that, it’s the opposite. more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

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This is my favorite time of year. The harvests are in, and whether you garden or purchase from local farms, this is when you can preserve a nourishing, tasty abundance of food for the winter.There are many ways to do this — drying, freezing, and fe more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

Seed saving is a time-honored way of keeping certain plant traits growing. It used to be a common practice among gardeners. more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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August 28, 2014

At this time of year, memories of lazy summer days (if you were lucky) give way to a frenzy of chores — like harvesting and processing food, stocking up firewood, getting ready for school, and putting away summer projects and toys more

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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August 28, 2014

Living in the Yukon, people want to enjoy summer to the fullest, “summer” being those 14 to 21 days randomly sprinkled across June, July, and August. Gardeners are no different.The perception of many is that a long, hot summer brings an abundance of more

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

Autumn is upon us and the Yukon night skies are at their best. If you head out early in the evening, you will see the summer constellations slowly sinking into the horizon. Alternately, if you stay up until just before sunrise, you'll be able to... more

Oct 4, 2012 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2011-09-22

For most northern astronomers, summer is either solar observing, or waiting for the return of the autumn night skies. The other option is to head to a star party in the southern part of the country. This year we went to one of our favourite star... more

Sep 22, 2011 12:00 AM Hobbies

After more than a month of grey skies and rain, the sun finally made a re-appearance over my lake. Still, it feels like it is too late for summer, with the first trees turning yellow, the underbrush taking on reddish hues, and falling leaves... more

Sep 8, 2011 12:00 AM Beverages