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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

Consider Murphy, whoever he was. When anything goes wrong, people assume it's somehow his fault. Being a forgiving sort of guy, I try to give ol' Murph the benefit of the doubt. Still, there are some situations in which I am convinced his famous... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Marmite.co.uk

Three foods top my No Thanks list: schmaltz herring, Marmite and kale. My sole experience with schmaltz herring - basically, raw fish preserved in rancid chicken fat - was anything but a gustatory delight. I also tried Marmite once. I even sampled... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Humour 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-01, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

*EAT THIS RICE ALL MUDDY. WHY DON’T YOU THUCK OFF. THUCK YOU. DON’T THUCK AROUND. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

Ask any randomly-selected group to name mankind's greatest invention, most will probably say the wheel. Fire doesn't count; it was discovered, not invented. If you ask about the second most important invention, the answers will range widely: the... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The student population studying for finals are fascinating creatures. Though exams are among their biggest predators, they pose no direct physical threat to the student organisms. Yet, in the most peculiar manner, the students act in the level of... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Alastair Maitland

Laugh it up, because Jan 26th and 27th Ride for Dad presents its fourth annual comedy show at Coast High Country Inn. Featuring local acts Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton and imports Scott Belford and Kelly Taylor, the evening will feature... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Graphicstock

With increased age comes increased wisdom. That's the theory, anyway. Naturally, those who are still young find this notion ridiculous. How could anyone be wiser than a 16-year-old? During my multiple revolutions around the Sun, I have acquired a... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

With December well underway, I'm finally inured to the barrage of seasonal music that assails us whenever we set foot outdoors. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a total Grinch on the subject. In fact, there is a great canon of Christmas-related music... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Paul Rath

The Christmas and New Year’s letter was a tradition in England that predated the first Christmas card in 1843, according to www.Smithsonian.com. With the expansion of the British postal system, Sir Henry Cole, who had many friends and... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

It was one of my former writing students who managed to shame me into signing up for NaNoWriMo this year. If you're not familiar with that acronym, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. The deal is, each participant undertakes to knock off a... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Everyone has a list of family and close friends that they feel the need to make an effort to visit every decade or so. If you’re like me and your entire extended family lives outside the Yukon, they may be making an extra effort to come and see... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Welcome to What's Up Yukon’s first mad libs. With winter on the horizon, it's time to renew our love of games, puzzles and fun things to do with friends and family. So, here's one to get the juices flowing. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Jessica Simon

The status of one’s permanent residency quickly becomes the crux of conversation among the Yukon’s new Canadians. And it’s the crux of this column. No two people have the same story to tell. Not only are there various ways to immigrate, each... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

The Ptarmigan is the territorial bird of the Yukon. Ed. Note: The distinction of being known as the Yukon's territorial bird goes to the raven, which, Canada Post recently announced, is to be featured on a stamp. Ravens are more widespread than... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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PHOTO: Mark Burnett

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, except for stupid February. Apparently, February didn't get the memo, or just doesn't care. Every four years (or, to be precise, whenever the year's number can be evenly... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Amelia Merhar

Say you’re a single person throwing a barbecue. No stranger to the rigours of quality event coordination, you line up a food and drink theme, secure a donated fire pit, invite all your friends and lots of peeps you know but never really hang out... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Chris Hanlin

Aristotle famously noted that humans are political animals. As I see it, human behaviour can be viewed in its most primal and pure state whilst observing children. Rotary Park, specifically the yellow triple slide, is a toddler cultural melting... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: wikipedia.com

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, we'll have to make do with 500, since that's all this space allows. The picture in question shows a young woman sitting under a bright yellow umbrella, playing a harp. The sky is... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Peter Jickling

Here’s my dilemma: it’s 9:30 on Thursday night and I need to “put the paper to bed” by the end of the night. Everything else in complete, except my Jabbering. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Humour

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Sept18 Issue

1:00 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon in July.There is a gentle breeze blowing. The sun casts a warm glow across the sky. The waves in Marsh Lake are bobbing along smoothly; it is a perfect summer day. I sip my second cup of coffee while enjoying the more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Marsh Lake

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