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Issue: 2017-12-06

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Issue: 2017-12-06


"Caring women changing the world"

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Everybody knows that the Humane Society of Yukon takes care of our beloved animals in distress at the society-run Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. But who takes care of the people who take care of the animals? Well, that would be Brent Slobodin, the... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

On Sunday, December 10, you are invited to come out to the roastery at Bean North Café and listen to readings by several poets and writers. Kathy Munro and Elisabeth Weigand are putting on the event, in which both of them will read from their own... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Eighteen years ago three sheep hunters named Bill Hanlon, Warren Ward and Mike Roche happened upon the body of a young Indigenous man while crossing a glacier in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations traditional territory... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These egg rolls would make great party food, and if you have the time to make a double batch, freeze a few for a day when you don’t feel like cooking. If you have a deep fryer and feel like firing it up feel free, but cooking these in a hot oven... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

The Yukon Craft Society is holding its second annual Spruce Bog Boutique in the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel from December 7 to 20. While there are a great many craft sales throughout Whitehorse this time of year, there was a definite interest, from... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Rory Wadham

Sitting in a circle with the seven women and organizers of the sixth annual 100 Women Who Care event is a bit like curling up fireside. The ambiance is cozy, intimate and undeniably supportive. The answer “Because we care” resounds like a... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Lisa Martin

Art can be in the form of a pencil, paintbrush, or even a scroll saw. My husband and local artist, Murray Martin has been both an outdoor and political columnist for over half a century and his creations just keep getting bigger... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-12-06, , PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Canadian Pacific steamer Princess Sophia ran aground on Vanderbilt Reef on the Inland Passage after leaving Skagway on October 23, 1918. It was the last run of the season to Vancouver and Victoria and the ship contained 353 passengers from the... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you like homemade bread, then let me take you back to my mother’s kitchen, back to the 1950s. Those were the days when men never wore their hats in a building when a lady was present, when men always opened the door for a lady and never walked... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-06, Credit: Amazon.ca

A boy is born, unbreathing, the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. With his first croak of life, his mother sighs in relief. But after this early brush with death, her intuition warns her that “winter” will arrive prematurely in her son’s life.. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Literature 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

Do you miss browsing a variety of vendors and their wares at the summer Fireweed Community Market at your convenience? Well, fear not. Vendors and their crafting friends are gathering for The 12 Days of Christmas Market this December... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Unlikely Events Yukon

For the parents who had heard that Santa Claus wasn’t going to be able to make it to the Whitehorse Winterval Festival Santa Claus Parade and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Main Street, you can now let your children know he will be there – with... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Rina Pitucci/Flickr

I could be wrong, but I’ve never bought into the notion of predestination – that the cosmic fix is in, and our ultimate fate is set by forces beyond our control. By the same token, I don’t subscribe to the idea of karma – the Hindu-Buddhist belief... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Robert Charles Young

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

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Readers Submissions