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Issue: 2015-12-17

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Issue: 2015-12-17


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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: wikimedia commons

Have you ever wondered why bullet holes are all over the target; or, worse, why you had a good sight-picture but the animal was poorly hit and escaped wounded? The first thing to check is your rifle and sighting system. Look for loose sights or... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Until December 21, the days will continue to get shorter. The light will be limited and far from adequate to produce Vitamin D, even in those who manage to expose their skin to the sunniest parts of the day. According to a Statistics Canada... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Craving a dose of good old fashioned Vaudeville fun? Yukoners looking for something new and adult to do this holiday season have the opportunity to find it at Furlesque: A Northern Cabaret. The variety show will feature, among other things, belly... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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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: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gerry Steers of Gerry’s Computer Magic Pet Photography

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

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Miche Genest

There’s a new gin in town, just in time for the holiday season. Yukon Spirits, the hardcore younger sister of Yukon Brewing, has recently released the latest addition to its “Concepts” line: First Cut Gin. Why First Cut? Because this is the first... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

Christmas is a time of gatherings with family and friends. But what if you find yourself alone at that time of year? Well, if you’re in Dawson City, you have nothing to worry about. The community will make sure that everyone has somewhere to go. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Patrick Kilborn

I have always loved Christmas. First of all, cookies. Secondly, hot chocolate. Then there is digging the decorations out of the basement, putting the stockings on your feet and a pointy red hat on your head so you can be an elf while you dance... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, Cred: Courtesy of Arts Underground

Arts Underground recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a small party and the launch of a show commemorating the anniversary, called ten. ten features art by the Yukon Arts Society Members, and it includes a variety of mediums. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

New events are always exciting. In Whitehorse there are always new things which are popping up. This holiday season, the Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W) will introduce Santa's Studio, a Christmas art fair that takes place at the YA@W studio at... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

So, this is why it took so long for Big Bear Donair to open its doors. Travis Milos beams with pride as he gives me a moment to survey the completely transformed space at the corner of 4th Avenue and Alexander Street. The wall on the right is... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 2 Comments

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: IMDb.com

They stayed in the game ... They’re the most-famous musicians you’ve never heard of. Merry Clayton’s performance in the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” is the exemplar of the memorable riff by the unknown singer at the back of the band – it’s... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

I have read A Christmas Carol many times, but I can't seem to recall is if Ebenezer Scrooge smoked a cigar or a pipe, or even smoked at all. Perhaps Mr. Scrooge (prior to his ghostly visits) would have been too penny pinching to splurge on a box... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukonstruct

As we enter the holiday season where advertising, social media, and storefronts are shouting at us about all the things there are to buy, one might wonder whether all this shopping will lead to anyone’s happiness. Researchers out of Cornell... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: IMDb.com

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Upon its release in 1965 it was met with scowling reviews of its simplistic and campy style. Distinguished and feared McCall’s Magazine film critic Pauline Kael upon its... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-17

Mushing season has begun. While waiting for the Yukon Quest or the Iditarod, here are some suggestions for armchair mushers. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

We have reached that point in the season where we don’t get a lot of direct sunlight in Dawson City’s historic townsite. Those who live the Dome subdivisions – which I refer to as Literary Heights because all the streets are named for authors – do... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-17, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A HORSE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A VULTURE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A ZEBRA. I HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ELEPHANT. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Delicate and fine, the American Beauty Rose china service was surrounded by gleaming silver cutlery, platters and serving bowls passed down through family generations. All set on crisp, freshly ironed linen tablecloths, the dining room was ready... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Recipes