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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

To devote an entire issue of What’s Up Yukon to the celebration of the hot dog, one must completely understand exactly what a hot dog is ... and isn’t. Immediately what scratches at the mind is the question: What is the difference between a... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons. So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an informal presentation... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Tess Casher

As the name suggests, the modern Valentine’s Day originated with a Saint Valentine. However, our Valentine’s Day is parallel to Disney stories, while the initial holiday is more comparable to the Grimm’s Fairy Tale version, intertwined love with... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Tuomas Romu, Naval Architect at Aker Arctic

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Meaghan O’Connor

After 15 countries, 34 cities and 99 days backpacking through Europe I can honestly say that it was not the big name cities that ended up being our favourites. It turned out to be the smaller cities and towns that we had never heard of. These were... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Emily Sheff

The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

While others hunker down against winter’s wrath, the local literary scene is hotter than ever. The winter Writers’ Roundtable organized by the Friends of the Whitehorse Library (FOWL) provides a thorough overview of events for the coming season... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

Good news first: Canada will be a guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Bad news: We have to wait four years. 2020 is far away, but Livres Canada is already excited about it and posting the news on its website. This year, Flanders (a part... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

Straddling comedy, horror and drama genres, Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2015 film Men & Chicken is on the brink of insanity. It is certain to be any dark comedy director’s dark comedy; Jensen has crafted a unique blend of laconic humour, deadpan wit... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Did Stieg Larsson know his character Lisbeth Salander was destined to achieve the iconic status of a Marvel superhero? Maybe not. In the 2011 American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, available on DVD at Whitehorse Public Library, ... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

The minute you walk into The Deli at Yukon Meat and Sausage you know you are in a special environment. The place simply smells like, well, like Europe. The shelves are stocked with delightful offerings from Germany, from Holland, from Denmark, ... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Ted Cowie

On July 12, a group of young Yukoners will step on the pitch in Sweden to represent the Yukon at an international soccer tournament. The Strikers, an under-16 men’s squad, will get their first taste of international competition at the Gothia Cup... more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Eamon MacMahon

Eastern European roots run strong in the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. The band name is inspired by a song from Odessa —the third largest Ukrainian city — that refers to lemons as money, like “dollah dollah bills,” clarifies Mark Marczyk more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

When he was a kid in France, on June 24 Olivier de Colombel would be north of Paris, in Normandy. De Colombel was raised in an old Christian family, and knew that day was special because of Saint Jean Baptiste. more

Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Love of (and interest in) wine has opened wonderful doors for me in my life. Tasting wine has been the lens through which I have experienced lessons in history and geography. Friends have mailed me bottles from places such as Malta, and I have had... more

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham

This past September, I was privileged to attend the seventh annual Circumpolar Agricultural Conference in Alta, Norway. Alta lies just below the 70°N latitude, which makes it a bit farther north than Old Crow. The Circumpolar Agricultural... more

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

If you are like many people trying to grow tomatoes in pots on the patio, the windy conditions we've been having hasn't helped the growth rate of even the hardiest tomato varieties. Carrying the plants into the confines of a warm house for the... more

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

The year was 1798 and the place was Helgoland. Helgoland is located in the North Sea, 70 kilometres off of the coast of Germany. This is important, since it is the remote location that made Helgoland, in 1798, the birthplace of the beer bottle organ more

Dec 4, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages