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Issue: 2017-12-20

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Issue: 2017-12-20


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

Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, was working as a Heritage Resource Officer with CAFN during the project. She said that the physical body of an Indigenous ancestor is a powerful confirmation... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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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: Pixabay

Back in the 1930s and 40s mom baked her own goodies and desserts were homespun and knowing just what was in those delightful desserts. They also tasted far better than the modern off-the-shelf desserts... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Murray Martin

Before I was married, and my wife Lisa and I moved to the Yukon, my home was built on the northern borders of the Township of Oro-Medonte, in Central Ontario, where I just happened to be the deputy mayor. It is a land of rolling hills, valleys and... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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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: courtesy of The Trews

When Barry Bellchambers acquired the Whitehorse Lions Pool in 2004, filled it, and created the Yukon Convention Centre, he had a vision of bringing live music to the Yukon. Classic rock bands like April Wine, Nazareth, Randy Bachman, Steve Earle... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Dan Davidson

It’s been just 10 years since Amazon sold its first Kindle reader devices and the market for ebooks exploded. Not that there weren’t ebooks before that. The Palm series of personal digital assistants (PDAs) made ebooks possible as early as 2002... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Jackie Taylor

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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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: 2017-12-20

The Lights Out Invitational Basketball Tournament has helped turn the lights on for the adult basketball community in Whitehorse. The tournament, cleverly named due to the lack of light in January and how a player can shoot the lights out on the... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-12-20, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I finally found the words to say How long did you intend to stay. I know I’ve wondered now and then How close your love was to the end. more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: AilinParsa via Wikimedia Commons

This dish is French in name, but it’s a very fun Danish family tradition. For years, I could not eat it after overindulging as a kid, desperate to find the whole almond hidden in the dessert. Now I'm more strategic. If you're really good at... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes