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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: UW Digital Collections via Foter.com

Any of the millions of passengers who have ridden the White Pass and Yukon Route - “the scenic railway of the world” - in the 117 years since its completion, would immediately recognize it as a marvellous technological achievement... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-02-01

Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Just a week or so ago the newly published Atlas Obscura, subtitled, “An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders,” arrived on my desk sporting an enthusiastic recommendation from fantasy and comic book writer, Neil Gaiman. It’s a 470 page... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Baerg

In the mid-70s, Michael Reynolds, an American architect, was working very hard in a sand dune of New Mexico. Fed up with what he saw as the typical house mortgage trap and unsustainable living, he wanted to come up with a design for homes that... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Helen O'Connor

The Yukon is recognized for its rich cultural diversity, and you are invited to experience it during the seventh national Culture Days and Doors Open celebration, from Friday, September 30 through to Sunday, October 2. “The best place to start... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Courtesy of Suzanne Paleczny

Yukon artist Lawrie Crawford imagined a gallery, an airy space with high ceilings and big beautiful windows. She could picture Suzanne Paleczny’s sculpture of Icarus hanging there. With that vision an idea was born. Crawford and her colleagues in... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Jean-Christoph Demers

Another new initiative has sprung up on the Carcross Commons. Near the totem pole stands an off-white canvas wall tent. Inside, it's set up as a photography studio. There are lights and high quality cameras with multiple flashes. There is a... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was at the table of Philippe and Leandra Brient in the log-hewn home they built themselves. Outside the back window was a view of Atlin Mountain rising majestically from a valley of boreal forest. more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Usually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn't as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all... more

Jun 13, 2016 3:15 PM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Vera Mattson Family Collection

The lure of the Yukon brought many enterprising people north. Togo Takamatsu was one of them. He was born in Chojumura, Japan on February 10, 1875 and immigrated to Vancouver in 1907. In the spring of 1920 he arrived in Carcross becoming one of 20... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: courtesy of Michelle Phillips

Marathon runners spend a lot of time and dedication working towards being the best runner they can be. Countless hours are spent in the gym, running on a track, doing specific exercises designed to enhance their performance. With sled dogs who... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Katherine Thiesenhausen

As the days become shorter and colder, the desire to hibernate like a bear becomes stronger. Those dealing with stress, anxiety or depression may be more likely to succumb to this feeling. The Mental Health Association of Yukon is offering... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of Canada Post

Anne Morgan got more than she bargained for when she and Jamie Toole decided to buy and restore the historic Caribou Hotel in Carcross. "We didn't know it was haunted when we bought it. We're pretty aware of it now, though," she says. more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Paranormal

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: courtesy of Dr. Xiu-Mei Zhang

It’s been a month and a half since the Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner Jim Zheng passed away. Those who he helped will remember him fondly, and those who depended on him to help manage ailments will be wondering how to manage the void he... more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Aristotle wrote about happiness relating to the function of a thing fulfilling its form. He used more words. He was talking about the soul. Not much of the Aristotle I read stuck with me, but that did. It explains why I’ve always loved hopping... more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: www.derekcrowe.photo

Carcross has always been known for hiking. Lately, with Montana Mountain right next door, it has become a favoured destination for biking, too. Now, word is filtering out to the world that Lake Bennett is offering up some world-class opportunities... more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Amelia Merher

Whitehorse to Atlin You can do this in two days, fully loaded with your camping gear. I rode to Tarfu Lake the first day, and was in Atlin before dinner on the second. If you haven’t been riding with full panniers, you might want to make the... more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

They come for a pee, a snack, and a knick-knack. After spending 45 minutes in the fi rst Canadian community that many will ever experience, cruise ship passengers are back on the buses to see Emerald Lake or have a chicken dinner at Caribou... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Carcross

There's something special about waking up in a cabin with a bunch of peers who all want the same thing: to catch a bison. It puts a goal in everyone's head, a sense of unity. There is also the excitement and thrill that this could be the day, the day more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of HarperCollins

Living in the suburbs, having children and a husband, driving a minivan: for some this may sound boring, but it is Cea Sunrise Person’s dream come true. Person’s memoir, North of Normal (published at HarperCollins) describes her childhood more

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM Literature