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Yukon Love

Yukon Love Column by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail


Yukon Love Columnist Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail fell in love with the Yukon while she was a writer-in-residence at Berton House.  Now she's telling the Territory's tales of romance.


Know a great Yukon love story? Email love@whatsupyukon.com

Last evening our current writer-in-residence, Anik See, presented two of her essays to 15 people at the Dawson Community Library. See focuses particularly on landscape and people’s reactions to it, as well as an interest in the narratives people more

Oct 2, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

They each moved to Whitehorse to start fresh, but Bruce and Jana McDonald never thought that would include a second chance at love. Jana, a psychologist, moved north in 2012 after her 30-year marriage and then-Alberta-based job came to an end more

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People 2 Comments

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July 3-2014

On July 17, 2014 Stephen and Rob Dunbar-Edge will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. This event, a milestone for any couple, is especially significant for them: it commemorates a battle, hard won. more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People 4 Comments

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June 12 Issue

After 48 years together, one of Rick Karp’s favourite words for his wife, Joy, is “B’shert”, a Yiddish word for destiny, or soul mate. It certainly felt like kismet when they met on April 16, 1966. “Joy was having a party and needed a couple of e more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People 3 Comments

In 2007, Craig Graham-Biggers left the Yukon to run a bar in Baja, Mexico for a year. He expected sun and sand and to earn a living, but did not think he would find love. But he did. more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Bell

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Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

Yukon Love

Yukon Love Column by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Christina Kaiser first fell in love with the Yukon in 1998, long before she set eyes on the man she would marry. Christina, who was living in her native Germany at the time, took a trip to Canada and drove from Vancouver to Fairbanks and back that... more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

"I'm going to marry her someday." It was 1941 and Gordon Cameron was a 19-year-old aircraft mechanic apprenticing with Yukon Southern Airways. Bob Hunter had just shown him a photo of his family and Gordon decided then-and-there that Hunter's... more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

The following story is from an online exhibit by Yukon Archives that features letters, diaries, manuscripts, newspaper articles, photos, home movies and sound recordings collected and saved by Mary's family in Pennsylvania. more

Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People

"We've been married 65 years and we still talk to each other," Gordon Toole chuckles warmly. "I still feel the same about Rose as I did when we first got married, even more so." more

Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People

Bruce Barrett and Judy Forrest came up to the Yukon for adventure and work, but never dreamed they'd fall in love with the territory — or each other. more

Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People

You might know Astrid Zoer from Hendrik's Barber Shop in Whitehorse, or as the psychic medium at Lifepath Readings, but she recently added "author" to her resume. Zoer self-published her first novel in July, The Ladybug Ring. This novel is set in her more

Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM Paranormal

They met on a mountain in 1924 and never looked down. Esmé Trevor-Bulkley was hiking Capilano Canyon in North Vancouver with two other more

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People

Grade 5 teachers had some homework to do this summer. They were getting up to speed on the First Nations social studies curriculum. more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM

"We are always trying to connect with young women," says Kim Solanick, YWITT's executive director, "and we created a fun online survey – with prizes – to make that connection." more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Education

Ian Usher and Moe Boksa are not bound by convention — and neither is their love story. Boksa was living in Whitehorse in 2008 at "Moetown," more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People

Teens are not known for their love of history, but at least one Yukon museum is trying to change that. The MacBride Museum of Yukon History may have a traditional log-cabin exterior, but there are exciting new developments inside — many of them popu more

Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon History