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Joanna Sharp


Joanna Sharp is a Whitehorse-based writer. Questions about her stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

She is a self-professed grammar nerd and fervent supporter of the Oxford comma.


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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: Joanna Sharp

Jess and Brady are happily married. Their love story began like many others – they got to know each other while working shifts together at the local movie theatre and feelings blossomed as they started spending more and more time together... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Rick Massie

School’s out for the summer, which means that summer camp is IN! An exciting new day camp is taking centre-stage this year in Whitehorse – specifically, it is taking the stage at the Frantic Follies Theatre, home to the Frantic Follies vaudeville... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Gowdie

France has the Tour de France. Italy has the Giro d’Italia. And here in the Yukon, we have the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. The relay sees cyclists ride the spectacular 238.3 km from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Energy

A new trend in hairstyles is likely to emerge in workplaces across the country during the first week of June: helmet hair. From May 30th to June 5th, Canadians will be hitting the pavement and the trails on their bikes as part of Bike to Work Week... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with students, donning their... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Lemon Bucket

Hot on the heels of their appearance at the 2016 Juno Awards, Canada’s only “Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band” is coming to Whitehorse. “Super-band” is certainly an apt description of this kaleidoscopic collective of 16 musicians, who... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music