Josephine Holmes

Josephine Holmes

Ask David Thompson what he's read, and you'll get a varied list: George Orwell, J.D. Salinger and the adventures of Antarctic explorers. more

Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM Literature

I know what you are thinking: Hmmm, there is something different about this issue of What's Up Yukon. Allow me to unburden you: the very fact that you are reading this paper right now is different. You see, we used to be biweekly ... and now we are more

Feb 5, 2009 12:00 AM Literature

Finnish sweet buns with finely ground cardamom, shortbread, chocolate-chip cookies and Finnish sugar-cinnamon cookies — Ann Dibbs' husband Al delivers a plateful to the table and pours cups of sweet and spicy tea. more

Nov 22, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

For six months of the year the Dyes search for gold at their Amigo Mining operation located near Dublin Gulch, north of Mayo. For the wintery six months of the year, they do mission work in Lagunitas, Mexico from their perch in Arizona. more

Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

"Three letters that will change your life forever: ALS. "And that's what it does," says Donald C Watt, world-class snow carver and walk co-ordinator for the Whitehorse Walk for ALS. ALS: Three letters that carry with them a death sentence. more

Sep 23, 2010 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

And the muse, this time a one-liner, is this: "All I ever need to get by in this life is ... Rescue Remedy – and Jesus. more

Aug 12, 2010 12:00 AM Literature

Without of, writers would most certainly be rendered impotent in prose, poetry and all other genres. more

Jun 3, 2010 12:00 AM Literature

Who among us hasn't, at one time or another, gazed upon a bird in flight and marvelled at it ... or even wondered what it would be like to fly? Ducks Unlimited calls us to do more than just wonder ... more

Apr 15, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

Creative magic – the kind that turns charcoal-pencilled drawings into animation – that's the magic of KINO (the German word for "film"). Edward Westerhuis says he's the "official unofficial organizer" of KINO ... the momentum behind KINO Returns. more

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM Literature

Face plants in spaghetti, snow wars and, in "more peaceable times", snow angels ... It's all part of the fun at the band retreat for F.H. Collins and Porter Creek secondary schools Grade 8 students. more

Mar 25, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

What is it that keeps a heart going? Well, aside from the obvious flesh-and-blood answers, it's spirit ... spirit that lives on when loved ones have passed on. And that is why a former Yukon Quest musher, Michelle Phillips ... more

Mar 4, 2010 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

There are legends – those men and women who left their mark on the Klondike ... more

Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

Let's look at some creative, perhaps unconventional ways to begin sentences: ... Start with intrigue: Stone cold, he passed from this life. White. Stiff. But smiling. more

Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM Literature

Hockey and Valentines. Although it doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "love and marriage" and it doesn't seem to go together like a "horse and carriage," the two have come together ... more

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

The hallowed halls of learning are hushed, today ... Bell has been teaching band for 11 years – 10 of them at PCSS. She is also the originator the Dessert & Dance event to raise funds for student, parent and community band members. more

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Darcy Laliberty is living proof that friendship goes as far as it takes. The Yukon Brewing Company sales rep is organizing the Jessica Frotten Mobility Fundraiser. more

Jan 28, 2010 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

Over a mug of root beer, the editor of What's Up Yukon, Darrell Hookey, extols his particular Christmas Wish List. more

Dec 24, 2009 12:00 AM Literature

A four-foot-something tree, adorned with angels, captures my attention as I enter Hospice Yukon. The lighting is soft and I am greeted warmly as I step through the door. more

Dec 17, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

Blue is more than a colour. And that is why Whitehorse United Church minister, Beverly Brazier, is planning another Blue Christmas service. "Often when your life isn't at all like a Hallmark Christmas card ..." more

Dec 3, 2009 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

Take one child or a group of children, add some art supplies and mix it with limitless imagination and what do you get? Kreations. more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Families

I say, "Fall." You think ... ? OK, hard to play that game here, but I would guess that your word associations may include such things as school (school supplies ... freedom!), Thanksgiving, family ... maybe even that dreaded word – snow. more

Oct 29, 2009 12:00 AM Literature

[Bruce] Johnson is all about band, and all about students. He started playing in band in Grade 8 and has been a band teacher for 31 years. He met his perfect match – Rebekah Bell, the band teacher from Porter Creek Secondary. more

Oct 22, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music