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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

December is the Friday of the year. The whole month is filled with giddy anticipation for the budding winter wonderland, parallel to the giddy anticipation one feels for the weekend, while staring at the clock Friday afternoon. However, there’s... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

Organizers for the Christmas Eve Pageant Photo Shoot were on edge as October 2 dawned. Would there be a lot of snow on the Bonanza Road sites where the pictures were to be taken? Would it be too cold that day? Would there be enough sunlight to get... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

With December well underway, I'm finally inured to the barrage of seasonal music that assails us whenever we set foot outdoors. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a total Grinch on the subject. In fact, there is a great canon of Christmas-related music... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

This delicious mélange of peanuts, chocolate, and almond bark has become a family favourite. We found it on Facebook, and it looked so delicious, we wanted to try it, and had great results. It is a great blend of sweet and salty, chocolate and... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Paul Rath

The Christmas and New Year’s letter was a tradition in England that predated the first Christmas card in 1843, according to www.Smithsonian.com. With the expansion of the British postal system, Sir Henry Cole, who had many friends and... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

As the season of overindulgence is upon us, binging and overeating becomes an almost daily occurrence. From cookies and treats at the office to endless dinners and potlucks, for the next month we will all likely be filling our bellies beyond their... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

From stunning jewelery, fine arts and unique crafts to quality prepared foods and personal care products hand made by Yukon artisans, the 12 Days of Christmas has become one of the largest Yukon craft fairs over the past decade. From its humble... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

One of the philosophical pillars of the Learning Tree Daycare is to teach the kids there about helping other people. “Teaching kindness and all of that stuff, it all feeds into what we want the kids to be learning,” says Christine Greff, who... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

A happy melodic song rings along the Yukon River below the dam, and you imagine it’s a pretty little bird singing in a tree. But it’s 10 below. Then you notice a small chubby bird, coloured like slate, sitting on boulders near the rushing water... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

On Saturday, Dec. 3 the kids get to shop. All by themselves, without parents watching over shoulders. It’s the perfect chance for them to buy Christmas presents for their family. The Kids Shopping Hour is part of the Second Annual Christmas Market... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Meredith Elliott

Christmas Eve, 1946. Several actors huddle around their microphones, live-broadcasting a radio station's seasonal drama, complete with commercial intervals and a touch of Yuletide music. The story they are dramatizing concerns a well-meaning chap... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Elke Reinhauer

Murder, betrayal or New Year celebrations - these are the topics on the list. It is December 30 and we have to decide which story will be on the cover of tomorrow’s newspaper. Unfortunately, there will be blood leaking from the newspaper on New... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Shyloh van Delft

Yes, baby, it’s cold outside. But birding can get you out of the house, connect you with nature, and other people. During December’s Christmas bird counts – an annual winter birding tradition - hundreds of participants recorded birds in... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: kozzi.com

A couple of weeks ago, my 17-year-old neighbour hailed me from across the street, "Hey, Ken. Happy Hanukkah!" After a moment of stunned surprise, I replied, "And to you!" The thing is, I don't happen to be Jewish. Neither is my chipper young... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Patrick Kilborn

I have always loved Christmas. First of all, cookies. Secondly, hot chocolate. Then there is digging the decorations out of the basement, putting the stockings on your feet and a pointy red hat on your head so you can be an elf while you dance... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

New events are always exciting. In Whitehorse there are always new things which are popping up. This holiday season, the Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W) will introduce Santa's Studio, a Christmas art fair that takes place at the YA@W studio at... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

We have reached that point in the season where we don’t get a lot of direct sunlight in Dawson City’s historic townsite. Those who live the Dome subdivisions – which I refer to as Literary Heights because all the streets are named for authors – do... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

Christmas is a time of gatherings with family and friends. But what if you find yourself alone at that time of year? Well, if you’re in Dawson City, you have nothing to worry about. The community will make sure that everyone has somewhere to go. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

I have read A Christmas Carol many times, but I can't seem to recall is if Ebenezer Scrooge smoked a cigar or a pipe, or even smoked at all. Perhaps Mr. Scrooge (prior to his ghostly visits) would have been too penny pinching to splurge on a box... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: IMDb.com

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Upon its release in 1965 it was met with scowling reviews of its simplistic and campy style. Distinguished and feared McCall’s Magazine film critic Pauline Kael upon its... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film