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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

The Yukon grows wonderful root vegetables. And anyone who has participated in the From the Ground Up fundraiser will tell you that local root vegetables are abundant and delicious this time of year... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The 45th annual Geoscience Forum will kickoff at the Yukon Convention Centre on Saturday, November 18 with Family Day, sponsored by Golden Predator. The free event will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have interactive, hands-on family friendly... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The approaching Advent Season means that it will soon be what I sometimes refer to as Bazaar Season in Dawson City. I almost hate to use the word “Christmas” this close to Hallowe’en and before Remembrance Day, but this column won’t appear until... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

If teddy’s looking a bit peaked this season, you’re in luck. Whitehorse General Hospital is offering health care for bears this week. The hospital’s first-ever teddy bear clinic takes place from 10 am. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Isaac Pumphrey

The Yukon’s Freestyle Ski History Back in 2013, it was hard to believe that Mount Sima had much of a future. “The Mountain was bankrupt,” said Tyler Nichol, the Mount Sima Terrain Park creator and builder. “I thought I was going to have to move... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Just because their album is being released on November 24 doesn’t mean it’s finished. That’s what Daniel Ashley said over the phone from Montreal earlier this month, where he and his recording partners, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers (DKD) were touring... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Fall migration is over, but you can still see some pretty cool birds around if you know where to look. One popular birding area is along the Yukon River near the Rotary Centennial Bridge. The open water here attracts a wide array of species, and... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Fish and Game Association

It has long been accepted that the tallest of tales reside in areas where fishing and hunting abound. It’s hard to say what exactly it is about the pristine waters of a prime fishing hole or a swamp at rut, but it seems that these climates, more... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Foter.com

Flemish Beef Stew Chicken Tetrazzini Cabbage Pigs and Sauerkraut Baked Pork Chops Liver Casserole Hot Pot Luck more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Bear is a controversial meat. Unlike most other game, hunters aren’t forced to keep any of the meat and can hike out the pelt and skull leaving the rest of the animal in the woods for scavengers. There also seems to be some sort of stigma about... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Good results lead to good opportunities. Thanks to earning gold medals at the Whistler Cantando Music Festival last spring, the 20-year-old Whitehorse All-City Band Junior and Senior Wind Ensembles have been honoured to receive their first... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One pan meals are always the goal, if I have to break out a second pan I’m disappointed in myself. Weekdays are long, take-out gets expensive, frozen pizzas can be a bit lackluster. Pork loins, however, cook fast, are inexpensive, and happen to be... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Gustus

There are lies, darn lies and fishing stories. In the Yukon, fishing is a huge hobby and we’d love to share your big ones, but only if they didn’t get away! Send us the proof of your fishing prowess and we’ll share what you’ve been up to with... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Readers Submissions

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Just for the heck of it, let’s take a look at three English words that, on the surface of things, appear to have a lot in common. Before we start, I want to mention once again my amazement that anyone can actually understand the English language... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The new musical drama Stonecliff, which opens at the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, November 17 (for four performances only!) tells the story of Michael J. Heney, the son of poor Irish immigrants in the Ottawa Valley who went on to build one... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Harry Kern

Passion, energy and positivity. Those emotions resonate across the table when you sit down with Gary Bailie, the main architect behind the Blue Feather Music Festival. The festival is entering its 17th year and Bailie says the festival is still... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music