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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

If Pinterest is to be believed, we might be raising children who expect a real live unicorn to come to their next birthday party. Do they even know how much a live unicorn costs? Imagine the hours it will take to source one. Parents of the world... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

If you love the gentle pop-pop-popping of a jar lid, you might just be a home canner. For Michelle Christensen-Toews, it’s one of the many satisfying things about preserving food. “You only hear it as you’re clearing up. You’re washing the dishes... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Wild Harvest 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

So much winter, so little time. With Yukon’s abundance of winter recreation options, how do you choose your sport? Here’s some analysis to help you get the best personal rate of return on your athletic investment. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: by Bruce Barrett

Expect the unexpected. This is good advice for both performers and audience at a typical improv event. Mind you, “typical” is a misnomer for a genre defined by having a unique performance every time. If you’ve ever had a yen to create... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: George Maratos

This is the second year that Northern Vision Development has challenged Whitehorse restaurants to make the best burger. This year six restaurants took the bait -- The Gold Pan Saloon, the High Country Inn, The Cut Off, Earls, the Steele Street... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM , , , , , , Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

A small assembly of structures along Mountainview Drive has been quietly housing 45,000 young salmon each year for the past 25 or so years. The McIntyre Creek Salmon Incubation Facility is located midway between Range Road and Porter Creek. Now... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Mentioning Yvonne Emson’s name can trigger a response like my neighbour’s: “Oh, she saved my life! My husband’s, too.” Physiotherapists are not in the business of saving lives, but for people with severe or chronic pain, getting the right... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Fubarfoto

Just when you think Yukon Pride is all about the party, the world reminds you that it’s not. Though the cheery posters and advertisements for 24+ Hours of Funky Gaylight promise a party not to be missed, they were created months before the... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The thrill of downhill and the dry heaves of cardio — get the best of both worlds at Contagious Mountain Bike Club’s Fat Enduro event at Mount Sima, April 16. As part of the club’s ever-expanding race series, participants will ride or push their... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Having reached a certain age, I’m grateful for the younger, hipper people in my life who update me up on popular culture. My friend Katie is such a person. She told me about Groupons, longboards, and Snapchat. Long before the last federal election... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of Erin Loxam

In less than a year, Erin Loxam has found her way to the heart of the Yukon — through its stomach. While still a cheechako, she has visited more local restaurants than any sourdough, and has done us the good service of writing about her dining... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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

In this day and age, are we really still making new year's resolutions? I’d have thought that resolutions fell out of fashion around the same time the "My Year of" books started coming out, those mega-resolutions that people launched their... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It was a hit in Dublin in 1741 and it remains a hit in Whitehorse in 2015. For the second time in the Yukon, the audience of Handel’s Messiah will be invited to sing along in the resonant setting of the Whitehorse United Church. Director Rachel... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Experienced readers know that words make a world within a story come alive. However, for early readers, sometimes they need the world around them to help the words on the page come alive. The Family Literacy Centre at the Canada Games Centre has... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: creative commons.wikipedia.com

Congratulations, Justin, on becoming Canada’s next Rebound Prime Minister. It’s a dubious honour. Yes, it’s great being the nice guy who swoops in after the psychopath finally leaves the room, but it’s a lot of responsibility not to harm an... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Rick Massie

There’s at least one person for whom the drought in California has a silver lining. Luigi Zanasi is hoping for some magic to come out of his garage this year, thanks to the intense wine grapes he believes the California drought has produced. more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-07-02 Photo: courtesy Jose Martinez Amoedo

If you have a passion for history and fighting to the death — without the death — there’s a new activity in the Yukon that is just right for you. Medieval combat is a martial art based on historically accurate medieval equipment and rules. more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-06-18 Photo: kozzi.com

With Father’s Day here, I’d love to get the special dads in my life some shiny trinkets as a token of my admiration. Not fishing lures, not a Leatherman, certainly not an iPhone, but something more sentimental — like jewellery. more

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Breaking news in the world of virtual lifestyling: the real world simulation game, The Sims 4, now has basements. Virtual people worldwide can now get their damn virtual stuff out of the virtual hallway closet into a virtual two-level underground... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

In the dark days of winter, we could all stand to sing a page from the Swedish songbook; in particular, the tradition of Sankta Lucia, a celebration of light meant to ward off the evil spirits of darkness. Saint Lucy’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Lucy more

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