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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Fall is the favourite season of many Yukoners. Avid photographer and outdoors person Jozien Keijzer provided this gallery of early-autumn scenes captured in various locations west of Whitehorse. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a lot to love about fake (imitation might be a better word, but let’s be honest) crab. It is made from pollock, which is a very sustainable fish, it is inexpensive especially compared to the “real” counterpart and it is delicious. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It may come as a surprise, but more people are affected by, and die from, hypothermia in summer and other seasons than in the winter. That may be due to people being more prepared and being more careful in winter. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Neil Zeller

Yukoners – and others – who enjoy celestial pursuits may want to follow the stars to Kluane’s “Northern Nights” Dark Sky Festival at Kathleen Lake this weekend. This is the second time around for this event, which is jointly sponsored by Parks... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Choo-choo-choosing to camp in an old red caboose in the middle of the largest national forest in the United States was certainly very wet, but an experience I won't forget. During a visit to Skagway over the May long weekend, I had taken the White... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Raspberries, blueberries, crowberries and cranberries: being on Yukon time means planning your weekends around where to pick once the – dare I say it? - latter part of summer rolls around and hints at fall. There is one berry fairly new to the... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There is the Berton House program, overseen by the Writers Trust of Canada, which houses four people annually; the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter In Residence, which happens every winter; and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Last week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is easy to laugh at the antics of ravens. They are quirky, curious and yes, funny. A well-known title they carry among First Nations people is that of Trickster, known for their pranks and intelligence. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

I was sitting comfortably amongst blankets and a beaver pelt on Sid’s living room couch, visiting with Jill. She pours us a warm cup of tea and we chat about their winter plans in Arizona. I take a moment to ask Sid what we should write about next... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Iris Kris Krueger, Wochenspiegel

Ross River musician Dennis Shorty grew up in a musical family that spoke Kaska and performed at social events. Now he is sharing his love of the language through the musical duo he formed with his wife, Jennifer Froehling, is called Dena Zagi... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Mariela Burkett

Burpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-09-13, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Gwich’in Ginjik ... Native Language Shigwitrit gwidal ... My Working Tools Aih shi’ii... I have snowshoes Dii k’ee shi’ii... I have a gun more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

Late at night around a campfire, a local miner may share their story. This one was told on an informal basis, but, there’s no need to name names. We all know someone like this. If not, imagine this is you: you’re lured to the Yukon to mine for gold.. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Any discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a post-secondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody

It’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron. There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a volunteer driver for... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Shelby Jordan, courtesy of BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

When Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Cinema Kabuki, courtesy of the Japan Foundation, Toronto

Not many art forms can trace their origins back to a single year. But according to Toshi Aoyagi, program officer for the Japan Foundation, Toronto, the popular theatre genre known as Kabuki started in exactly 1603. And it’s still going strong... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of my favourite pastimes is exploring the origins and meanings of common English words and expressions. Our language is such a hodge-podge (dare one say “hotchpotch”?) of thefts, borrowings and adaptations from others, that an etymologist can... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Humour