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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Hoefs family collection

Yukon’s history – its time scale and events – is different from any other Canadian jurisdiction. The northern portion of the Territory was part of Beringia, an ice-free area that extended from the Yukon and Alaska across the Bering Land-bridge... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Vanessa Ratjen

“Ship’s logs, myths, stories of quiet exaltation and wrenching lamentations can all become poetry when the experience resonates deeply with the rhythm of the human heart…”— Anita Hadley in the introduction to Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Pixabay

The way some people talk, you’d think farmers’ markets were a recent invention by eco-conscious millennials spurred to action by reading a book about the 100-mile diet. Nothing could be further from the truth. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

Thunder and lightning do not seem to be as common here in the Yukon as in southern Canada. However, lightning strikes are probably the most common cause of our forest fires. Lightning is a gigantic spark jumping between a charged cloud and the... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Our environment says much to those who will listen, and author Stephen Hume is all ears. Distilled from curiosity and personal ruminations, Hume ponders the wonders and uncertainties of life in British Columbia in his book A Walk With the Rainy... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Town of Faro

“They're a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they only weigh around seven or... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-12, Photo: Courtesy of Environment Yukon

The first time I saw this sign, I had to stop and pull over on the side of the road to make sure I had read it correctly. It was early spring in 2012 and I was travelling up the Alaska Highway for the first of what would be uncountable times... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s been a truly odd winter here in the Klondike. On the one hand it’s been colder, and colder for longer stretches than it has been for several years. Mostly, it hasn’t been really cold, which begins below, say, minus 35, and carries on down... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Linda Ohama

At 2:46 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in 2011, the fourth most powerful earthquake in recorded history hit the Tohoku region of Japan, causing mass devastation, the loss of thousands of lives, and the eventual meltdown of three reactors at the... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

When I first heard Bob Hayes had written a novel set 14,000 years ago that fictionally chronicles the arrival of the first humans to inhabit what is now known as the Yukon Territory, I knew immediately it would be physically accurate like a Louis... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Murray Lundberg

Cold and darkness. That is what most people who live Outside think of when they think of winter in the far North. Thanks to many websites, however, knowledge of the aurora borealis has spread. People all over the world are able to glimpse the... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: my Mark Kelly

Don Hampton advises that for the rest of the winter, find a high spot at night, away from human-made lights, and look north. “My guess is that for the rest of the year, it’ll be pretty nice,” he says of this winter’s aurora borealis. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Freddy Osson

The eye of Hurricane Matthew hit the Tiburon Peninsula, the southwest tip of Haiti, on October 4th. With winds that blew 230 kilometres an hour and up to 500 millimetres of rain in two days, it was the strongest storm to hit the country in 50... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

The final week of Icelandic adventuring saw us completing the Ring Road, which encircles the whole country and has tourist spots dotted along the way. We followed it east and gradually north through glacier-domed mountains, bucolic sheep folds,... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Amelia Merhar knows what it’s like to be a foster child, to go from home to home, and to be without a home at all. She wonders how that movement affects young people today, so she’s asking them to tell us, through art. Merhar, also known as Yukon... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I've put a lot of miles under me this spring between Victoria, B.C. and the Klondike Valley, and had thought I would be riding the green wave north. It is true that there were more leaves out on the Gulf Islands than there were when I arrived at... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

THERE’S ALL KINDS OF FORTS. THERE’S FORT YUKON, ALASKA. THERE’S FORT MCPHERSON, NWT. THERE’S FORT SELKIRK, YUKON. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Winter solstice is the shortest day and, officially, the start of winter. But it also triggers the sun’s journey back, bringing us spring. This year, for us in the northern hemisphere, winter solstice occurred on Dec. 21. That was when the sun was... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Emily Lindley

The Christmas season is upon us. For cigar lovers, this is a perfect excuse to indulge and order up a nice selections of stogies. For those who live in Whitehorse, there happens to be a store where you can get the best cigars Cuba has to offer. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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