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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s been 20 years since Thomas de Jager first discovered the Yukon. Today, he runs his successful business Yukon Wide Adventures that gives locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the Yukon’s outdoors. Thomas, originally from Monheim... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Jonah Clark

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current location on Quartz Road... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Rina Pitucci/Flickr

I could be wrong, but I’ve never bought into the notion of predestination – that the cosmic fix is in, and our ultimate fate is set by forces beyond our control. By the same token, I don’t subscribe to the idea of karma – the Hindu-Buddhist belief... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-12-06, Credit: Amazon.ca

A boy is born, unbreathing, the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. With his first croak of life, his mother sighs in relief. But after this early brush with death, her intuition warns her that “winter” will arrive prematurely in her son’s life.. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Literature 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis / courtesy of City of Whitehorse

Now that Jeff Marynowski is retired, he can finally get some work done. “It’s unbelievable, all the stuff, the things that had piled up over the years because I was so busy volunteering,” said the former head planner with Highways and Public... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-22, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I don’t know the word “slow” I only know the word “go” The runners were top notch An’ we raced against the watch. more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: amazon.ca

In the summer of 1972 Pierre Berton decided to recreate a trip he had taken with his mother, father and sister back in the 1930s and take his family rafting from Bennett Lake to Dawson City. Some of them had earlier hiked the Chilkoot Pass, so... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sid Vander Meer

The first snow has settled in the border town of Beaver Creek, Yukon. Sid is preparing his house and museum for a long cold winter. He drives his recently purchased Caddy into the garage and closes the door. Although his private home is not... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy Larrikin Entertainment

Never is a good time to do a one-woman show – that’s what actor Katherine McCallum used to think. But when Donald Trump was elected president in the U.S. last year, McCallum, who was looking for a new show to mount at The Courts in Riverdale... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Brian Craig

Cathy Stubington doesn’t mind being in the shadows when she does a show. In fact, she prefers it. “My main interest has always come more from the making side, and the conceptual side, but I’m a puppeteer, as well. As a performer, I prefer to be... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sandrine Lemonnier

Looking at recorded history, humans have been using dances and music as well as storytelling and visual arts as healing rituals. Art and health are a well known pair; a healthy mind in a healthy body. Much research has been done about the benefits... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-11-01, Photo: foter.com/National Library of Ireland on The Commons

The night before the official opening I was surprisingly nervous and had trouble sleeping, not because this time I would be carrying for the greatest golfer of all time, but because I've had a lifelong fear and loathing of crowds and I knew the... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Nita Daniels

To begin to understand Mark Daniels, you must first discard the stereotypes of a snowmobile owner. Yes, the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA) owns snowmobiles – and ATVs and dirtbikes and quads and boats – but these are mostly... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Karin Plato

Have you heard the one about the farmer’s daughter, the music teacher, the composer and the jazz singer? It’s not a joke. They’re all the same person: Karin Plato. Although she has called Vancouver home since 1985, Plato grew up on a grain farm... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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: 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