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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: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Summer, with its long daylight hours, is a great time to travel around the Yukon. We started our travels the summer after we arrived, trading up from a VW Beetle to a Ford 150, and loading a second hand 8 ½ foot camper on the back. Over the next... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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This fall, Beggs will be launching her 6th solo album, called Said Little Sparrow, which is the follow up to 2013's Beauty and Breaking. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Sharon Van der Meer

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

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Kim Beggs

Artists, musicians, songwriters, general creative types and arts lovers alike might want to think about taking a little vacation time this summer. The Keno City Music and Art Workshop For Adults is returning for its second year, with workshops... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Mayo 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Courtesy of Harvey Burian

Harvey Burian was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Dawson City in December 1944. His parents were Mayo residents Mary (Miyo) Yoshida and Renny Burian. They had been operating a wood camp at 26 Mile on the Stewart River until wartime shortages shut... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Nate Jones

It may not be on the scale of the Atlin or Dawson music festivals, but the second annual Keno City Music Festival has a cachet all its own. First, it’s casually organized. Second, there’s no charge. “It’s a free festival for the community, by the... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Mayo Arts Festival

The 14th annual Mayo Arts Festival offers a unique way to celebrate Canada’s birthday. Ring in Canada Day on Friday, July 1 with artists, workshops and musicians from the Stewart River Valley alongside colourful celebrations. This free, homegrown... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Mayo

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of HHSY

Lucile Hunter was an intrepid Yukon pioneer. Just 35 years after slavery was abolished in 1863 in the United States, she and her husband, Charles, joined the stampede to the Klondike from the US in 1897. As black Americans, they hoped to trade the... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM , , Yukon History

Long-time Yukoners

Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“I was ready to live here permanently the day I got here – the land just drew (me) in,” says Velma Hull. The day she is speaking of was 57 years ago, when she and her husband - well-known local handyman and one-time bike shop owner Red Hull... more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

On October 8, Alicia Priest launched her first published book, A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist at Baked, on Main Street. Every chair was occupied; people were standing everywhere, even at the entrance, to glimpse her more

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

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August 28, 2014

Keno.The tiny mining town 60 km north of Mayo is just far enough off the beaten track to possess exotic appeal. Ask Lara Lewis, vocalist and keyboardist for the Whitehorse band, Black Iron Blossom.“Keno has a certain allure to it,” says Lewis. more

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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If you ask Andrew Connors to explain the appeal of film, the answer is simple and direct. “It transports me,” he says without hesitation. A self-professed “art nerd” who loves to read, Connors sees a strong parallel between the storytelling power o more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2011-11-17

In the quarter century since the late Rob Harvey founded Yukon Engineering Services (YES), the company has had its hand in the majority of mining venture in Yukon and northern B.C. It's not hard to see why. more

Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

In mid-June, the tiny community of Keno City (pop. 25) was invaded. The invasion was led by a veritable army of women from Dawson City (pop. 1,800), calling themselves the FOOPs, or the Female Order of Pioneers. more

Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM Faro

Pat McKenna takes a cook's tour of famous, infamous and soon-to-be-famous Yukon chefs. An unassuming hero amongst the locals, a font of Northern knowledge for the tourists and a source of food for mining-company drillers, Mike Mancini is a humble... more

Jun 25, 2009 12:00 AM Mayo