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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Just for the heck of it, let’s take a look at three English words that, on the surface of things, appear to have a lot in common. Before we start, I want to mention once again my amazement that anyone can actually understand the English language... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: creativecommons [Will Steacy]

There’s a reason people like me should never play the stock market. Some time ago, when I heard that a new arts and entertainment magazine was in the works, the cynic in me said it wouldn’t last six months. These things never do. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business 1 Comments

Back in 1971, Canadian sportswriter nonpareil Jim Coleman published a book whose title alone deserves a place in history. He called it A Hoofprint on My Heart. I can't say I ever read it—I believe it had something to do with horse racing ... more

Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Anyone who comes to Yukon quickly becomes aware of several things: the vast landscape, the clean air ... Something else newcomers soon discover is the remarkable depth and breadth of artistic and cultural expression available in the Territory. more

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Editors love – and hate – writing competitions. We love them because they give us a chance to discover how different writers approach similar subject matter, the choices they make about what details to include, the images they employ to paint ... more

May 24, 2012 12:00 AM

What's in a word? In the hands of Peter Jickling and his friends, each word has its own voice. You can listen to those voices at the Word Project: A Treatise on Resonant Philosophy at the Old Fire Hall May 14-20. more

May 10, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Painting a bedroom? Building a deck? Maybe just hanging up a few pictures? Whatever do-it-yourself project you may be tackling, it's a good idea to think of it as being on the job site. That's certainly the way Stu Purser sees it. more

Apr 5, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Education

Backpackers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shame. I've been a regular backpack wearer for only a year, since forsaking daily vehicle use in favour of shank's mare and public transit. more

Nov 10, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Active

At the risk of losing my passport, and the friendship of obsessives such as George Maratos, I confess: my all-Canadian heart has never skipped a beat over the great Canadian pastime. I don't love hockey. I don't hate hockey ... more

Jun 30, 2011 12:00 AM

The common thread that links the stories and columns in What's Up Yukon each week boils down to two words – creativity and commitment. From the outset, this magazine has had a strong focus on arts and entertainment, where creativity is a given. more

Feb 17, 2011 12:00 AM Literature

Sometimes I wish I didn't know how to read. No. That's not true at all. I am endlessly grateful that I can read, and I wish everyone in the world had that privilege. What I should have said is that I wish I weren't addicted to books. No ... more

Dec 23, 2010 12:00 AM

A new writer submitted a story the other day. A good story, too: well-written, informative, witty. But something in the first paragraph hit one of my uh-uh buttons. What made the veins on my forehead throb was a single word: Xmas. more

Dec 9, 2010 12:00 AM

On the particular Friday in question, I set out to catch a little Main Street culture. When the #1 Riverdale rolled to a stop at the foot of my street, I blithely hopped aboard. That's when my first bald moment of the day struck ... more

Dec 2, 2010 12:00 AM

The wonderful ArtsNet list serve is many things: a notice board, a trading post, a soapbox. I've never posted anything on it, but the ArtsNet folder in my email program contains 4659 items at the time of writing ... And that's just the ones I more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM

Some offers a person simply can't refuse. When the email inviting me to be part of the What's Up Yukon team landed, the cadence of Marlon Brando coming down the wire was unmistakable. The pressure was intense. How could I rush ... more

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Business

To the Editor, Hookey, you fiendish, fiendly fiend. Like an anarchic CBC host maliciously injecting a noxious ear worm such as Seasons in the Sun into my auditory canal, you have wantonly invaded my gustatory system ... more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM

Where there's smoke, there's fire. It's an idiom that holds meaning like a sponge holds water – waiting to be squeezed out. more

Aug 13, 2009 12:00 AM Literature

Laying out the paper is like a controlled plane crash," my editor said across the table from me at A&W, pausing with a knowing-turned-quizzical look that seemed to say, You do know what I'm talking about, don't you? more

Aug 6, 2009 12:00 AM Literature

I know what you are thinking: Hmmm, there is something different about this issue of What's Up Yukon. Allow me to unburden you: the very fact that you are reading this paper right now is different. You see, we used to be biweekly ... and now we are more

Feb 5, 2009 12:00 AM Literature

Wrangling a bevy of beautiful can-can dancers and introducing them to the world is a tough job, but Canuck Chuck, aka Charles Frisbee Tiberius Mackenzie, handles his duties with style and grace. The Rendezvous can-can MC originally hails the small c more

Feb 21, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon History

Dennis Fentie is the premier of the Yukon and watches over an annual budget of $550 million ... but I don't care about that. I do care that he likes to play Bridge and, before he lost most of his free time to that government job thingy of his ... more

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