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Canadian Armed Forces

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Joe Harrington

My husband and I met Joe Harrington during a “Battlefields Tour” of Europe. We hit it off, and were fascinated with this avid pilot who had hand-built his own airplanes. We invited him to visit us in Dawson City one day – and he took us up on the... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the YHMA

During the Great War of 1914-1918, nearly a thousand Yukoners enlisted for service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or fought for Britain, France and other Allied countries. Of these only a small handful were women. One woman who did not... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Promotional

Mark Zuehlke was a writer-in-residence at Berton House in 2003. At the time he had just finished several books on the history of the Canadian Forces actions in Italy during World War II and had brought along copious file boxes full of material for... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

On my second day teaching at Porter Creek Secondary School (PCSS), I found myself introducing an officer from the Canadian Armed Forces to students from the Social Justice Club. He was invited to speak about his experiences providing aid to victims more

Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

Did you feel it? Once again, the nation shared a moment of polarization. We were all united in our disdain for the States. And it all came from a little Fox News commentary show called Red Eye. more

Apr 16, 2009 12:00 AM Humour

Attention CBC Television fans: Stop watching Royal Canadian Air Farce! Please. I've long felt the need to clearly and confidently state, with the utmost of sincerity, that Air Farce is a terrible show. more

Mar 7, 2008 12:00 AM Humour