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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Karp

Christmas is in the air and for many Yukoners that means either a chance to reconnect with family and friends, deepen their faith in Christianity or a combination of the two. For people from all denominations and belief systems it’s a civic... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

After all the bazaars and seasonal open houses are done, and folks are just about ready to settle down at home waiting for Christmas Morning to arrive, there is one more thing that happens for quite a few folks in Dawson... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the early 1970s my brother was killed shortly before Christmas by a drunken driver. He left behind four children, one of whom was a police officer in the city they lived in, back in Ontario. I sat down and wrote the following poem. It was... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis

The holiday season is a time of celebration. It is a time for friends, family and loved ones. But for Hospice Yukon, it is the time of year to offer support to grieving Yukoners during the Lights of Life, the original support program launched by... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

The Yukon Craft Society is holding its second annual Spruce Bog Boutique in the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel from December 7 to 20. While there are a great many craft sales throughout Whitehorse this time of year, there was a definite interest, from... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Unlikely Events Yukon

For the parents who had heard that Santa Claus wasn’t going to be able to make it to the Whitehorse Winterval Festival Santa Claus Parade and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Main Street, you can now let your children know he will be there – with... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

“It’s okay to not be okay,” said Reverend Bev Brazier. That’s the concept around the Blue Christmas service held at the United Church on Sunday, December 3. The annual service anticipates that Christmas can be a very intense and challenging time... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Association For Community Living

On Saturday, December 2, the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House. I stopped by their location on Fourth Avenue and spoke to Shonagh McCrindle, the employment program coordinator... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

If you don’t know what to get the geek on your Christmas list, the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) is coming to the rescue. The Society is hosting an event called Geek the Halls on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, Photo: Rick Massie

The 15th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 23 with the Business After Hours (BAH) Humbug event at the Yukon government Main Administration Building foyer. The annual fundraising event for Yukon health care... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

The third annual Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall will be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Once again the event is being organized by Judy Matechuk and Elena Joss. They are the same two women who were responsible for the very... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The approaching Advent Season means that it will soon be what I sometimes refer to as Bazaar Season in Dawson City. I almost hate to use the word “Christmas” this close to Hallowe’en and before Remembrance Day, but this column won’t appear until... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: mariosp via Foter.com

There’s no point in making things just to decorate your garage – that’s how the Spruce Bog Craft Sale got its start, said Pam Charman, co-ordinator of the sale. “People just wanted to make things,” she said. “They wanted to be creative and they... more

Nov 8, 2017 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: 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: 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: 2016-12-21, 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: 2016-12-07, 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