Justin Hooper

The first to arrive are the fair-weather Northerns, returning from southern winter retreats. These people are the envy of town, blessed with living the dream of eternal summer, bouncing between the southern Canada/USA or Caribbean and the Yukon's more

Apr 15, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Small towns are different than cities in many ways, which includes how one interacts with fellow community members. People get nestled into their relatively small social world, know everyone, and become small-town yokels. more

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

The myth of the early spring: superstitious people are reluctant to talk about it, like saying "Candyman" into the mirror three times. But, maybe spring has arrived (knock on wood). more

Mar 25, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

I was disturbed to see a local writer publicly disapproving of how the Mount Maichen Ski Hill is operated. Her article depicts this hill as a poorly run, poor excuse for a ski hill. Strangely, this author is from the very community she defiles. more

Mar 18, 2010 12:00 AM Watson Lake

If anyone deserves an equatorial break from winter, it is us, the North-of-60ers. Other than those living above treeline, we have been darker and colder for longer than any other Canadians. And, justifying a warm break is not hard, if one is fortuna more

Mar 4, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

Editor's Note: Justin Hooper may be a gifted humorist, but he is certainly not an expert on ice safety. Would you take marital advice from Tiger Woods? Of course not ... I'm just saying ... more

Dec 17, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

Don't get me wrong, Whitehorse is great: I love Canadian Tire and sushi, but there is an air of excitement and freedom when living in the communities that is irreplaceable. more

Nov 19, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

Off-the-gridders belong to the robust breed that turns their backs on the conventional services we are all accustomed to, which include running water, on-demand hot water, limitless electricity, indoor plumbing, dishwashers and mechanical laundry. more

Nov 5, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

My favourite places in the Yukon are obscure ... they are not found in guidebooks, websites, during tours or by pestering a long-time local long enough to spill the beans. more

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Communities