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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

From pizzerias, to cell service providers, to gyms and cheese shops, the landscape at Horwoods Mall has changed a lot over the past decade. Amidst all that turnover, one perennial business has proven that it can handle a little change in season... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Ben Barrett-Forrest

Many of us daydream about packing everything into a van and hitting the road at one time or another. For one Yukoner, 25-year-old Ben Barrett-Forrest, this is a dream come true, and it's happening at this very moment... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: William Warby - Flickr

It’s the age-old debate about the chicken and the egg. Sometimes, we simply don’t know what is cause and what is effect. This is especially true when it comes to matters that touch on personal feeling. As a for-instance, do you love cream of... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Courtesy of Ondine Elizabeth Lyons Hayes

Chapter 1: The Midnight Sun June 7, 2017 I am writing this at 10:30 p.m. with no lamp. This is my third night here in Dawson. I think it's crazy that the days and nights blend into each other. Dark is not dark. Dusk is not dusk. Dawn is not dawn... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

It’s September, and as the leaves start to turn and the streets become empty of tourists, transient workers who have lived in Dawson City for the summer are hitting the road out of town. Being a seasonal community, Dawson has seen its fair share... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Lindsay Miles www.treadingmyownpath.com

It is 2017 and plastic is all around us — in our toothbrushes, phones, and children’s toys. We use it to store our food and bottle our water. We put our plastic purchases in plastic bags to bring home. Many plastic bags will get used only once... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Last week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody

It’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron. There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a volunteer driver for... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Dorothy Bradley leaves her vehicle at Eagle Bay Park, where Whistle Bend Way and Range Road meet, and walks to the bench overlooking McIntyre Creek. It is a 10-minute walk along a path that is dappled with bright yellow aspen leaves. To the left... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

Late at night around a campfire, a local miner may share their story. This one was told on an informal basis, but, there’s no need to name names. We all know someone like this. If not, imagine this is you: you’re lured to the Yukon to mine for gold.. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-09-13, ILLUSTRATION: Aislinn Cornett

My friend, Lucy (not her real name - she asked me to call her that), is no stranger to adventure. The daring Ontario expat, who has called the Yukon home for the last decade, has twice answered the call to cycle the Dempster Highway – a rugged... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Courtesy of Ondine Elizabeth Lyons Hayes

Chapter 1: Part 1 - “Toronto” April 2017 The city noises get louder as I get closer to my escape out of it. The constant noise is like a metal scrub brush on my brain. My earplugs don't work anymore. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Alison Reid

Cohousing is a concept that has been around for a long time, but in the Yukon it's starting to gain interest as an alternative living arrangement for people of all walks of life. Many groups of people are tired of living paycheque-to-paycheque... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Read

I've been doing yoga since I was a kid, tagging along to my mum's occasional classes. I started taking the practice seriously three years ago and earned my 200-hour yoga instructor certification last summer. Though I mostly practice on my own... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Priska Wettstein, courtesy of Red Mammoth Bistro

It’s been a long time since mammoths have been in the Yukon valley, but a new one just appeared August 9, albeit in the form of a café. The Red Mammoth Bistro is Dawson City’s newest coffee and eating establishment, and they’ve hit the ground... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Joe Harrington

My husband and I met Joe Harrington during a “Battlefields Tour” of Europe. We hit it off, and were fascinated with this avid pilot who had hand-built his own airplanes. We invited him to visit us in Dawson City one day – and he took us up on the... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Heather Newman graduated from high school in 2007 from Robina State High School on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Not exactly in 2009 and definitely not in Whitehorse. All the Whitehorse kids from the class of 2009 seem to be busy this... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Émeraude Dallaire-Robert

When Yukon born-and-raised photographer and graphic design artist Émeraude Dallaire-Robert was 14-years-old, her dad gave her a camera, and not just any old hand-me-down camera. The camera was given to her dad in exchange for rent by a tenant who... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: April Howard

As a child, April Howard remembers spending hours quietly flipping through her dad’s collection of Robert Bateman books, getting lost in, and inspired by, the intricate and realistic details of the iconic Canadian artist and naturalist’s works... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: United States Mint

Although I can't absolutely verify the factual accuracy of the following "claim to fame," if I'm not the only person who had the unique opportunity to caddy for Jack Nicklaus both before he won his first professional major (1962 U.S. Open) and... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active