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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Wink Richardson

Jen Hodge had just spent five hectic days in Asheville, North Carolina, rehearsing every day and performing late into every night as part of the massive celebration of swing music known as Lindy Focus XVI. more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sara McPhee-Knowles

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous season begins in February, but for some people it is a year round commitment. The women of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Cancan Line are arguably the most in-demand group during Rendezvous, and their appearance bookings... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

Lust, grief, denial and repression (not to mention demonic possession) in the bible-belt town of Cypress, Texas. Oh, yes. Don’t forget the puppets. These are all elements of the Guild Theatre’s upcoming production of Hand to God, a dark comedy by... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: franchiseopportunitiesphotos on Foter.com

Fellow gym heroes, this an article for you - or for anyone who wants to take their fitness to the extreme level. I am going to go over a circuit obstacle course that’s easy to create, but will challenge you... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Salmon is a great fish to quickly cure, and the addition of a bit of tea and some gin really compliment the delicate flavours of the beautiful West Coast salmon we’re lucky enough to have access to. more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: James Connor

The weekend of January 26, 27 and 28 will see the Klondike Snowmobile Association journeying out on a group ride to Mount McIntyre and Fish Lake area to observe the night sky. The idea for the Aurora ride was hatched by James Connor, director at... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, January 18, at Yukon College. The meeting was to have been before Christmas, but analysis of the topics raised at a well-attended membership meeting in... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a youngster back in the 1950s, one of our responsibilities was to go out in the open fields and pick fresh mushrooms – and to know the good from the bad. There are hundreds of different kinds of mushrooms and some types contain the lethal... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

In a city renowned for its trails, Whitehorse has several informal walking groups to help us connect socially – and stay fit mentally and physically – all year-round. Most Sundays and sometimes Wednesdays, Peter Long and his partner, Wynne Krangle... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Get your cameras rolling and warm up your gear because the annual Yukon 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge starts on Friday, January 12. It’s a yearly team-up between the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City and the Yukon Film Society... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re not the imbibing type, or the idea of raw eggs turns your stomach, this isn’t the recipe for you. But if you’re fond of a drink and like to try new things, then this traditional uncooked egg nog might be right up your alley... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: thepinkpeppercorn on Foter.com

After a few years of effort trying to put this plan together, the Yukon is now up and running with a “Hunters For The Hungry” type of meat sharing program. “Hunters For The Hungry” is in place in all 50 states in the United States and a similar... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Insomnia Soccer

The annual Christmas Insomnia Soccer Tournament is a little known tradition that dozens of Yukon families have been participating in for more than a decade, held over three days each holiday season... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Hoefs’ family collection

Gold-mining in the Yukon River watershed took place well before the Klondike discovery. It started in the Forty-Mile River in 1886 with 600 miners participating, and Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka (1892) described 100 to 200 miners working the... more

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

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The holiday season ushers in all kinds of warming specialty drinks to cozy up with around the house. This Hot Dickens Cider is named after A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens. I have no idea why, as it’s a variant of the original recipe... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Government of Yukon

From a comfortable, 21st century perch, the casual Yukon visitor might mistakenly assume The Klondike Highway (Highway 2) was planned to be a Skagway to Dawson tourist route, roughly following the journey made by the stampeders in 1898, but... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Ride for Dad Yukon

The 2018 edition of Ride for Dad Comedy Night returns to the Yukon Convention Centre on January 19 and 20. Celebrating it’s fifth year, the comedy gala has grown into its own as one of Ride for Dad Yukon’s premier fundraising events... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

According to the Yukon Commissioner’s office, the New Year’s Levee is an old tradition that dates back to King Louis XIV of France and was first introduced in Canada when fur traders would pay respect to their government representatives on New... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For someone who's never been to your store before, how would you describe what Behind the Barn is and what it offers? Niki Greenough: It’s rustic country décor that you just can't find (in Whitehorse). Before, I was tired of... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Long stewed, and heavily seasoned braises aren’t what comes to many people’s minds when they think of Caribbean food. Grilled fish and chicken, lovely fresh shellfish tend to be the first dishes that are recalled when thinking of last year’s... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes