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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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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Liz Beddall

Falen Johnson doesn’t hold back when it comes to Gwaandak Theatre. “I love Gwaandak,” the Six Nations writer says straight out. “It’s a place where you know you’re immediately welcomed as an Indigenous playwright.” Johnson’s play Two Indians is... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Rhoda Merkle

Students from Teslin Community School will gather on Tuesday, March 7 at the Teslin Heritage Centre and on the 7th at the Teslin School for a celebration of storytelling honouring local story-teller and public figure Sam Johnston. Students from... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Maggie Leary

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Living With Wildlife

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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: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Clare Devenish

“They just don’t stop!” That’s the coordinator of the Yukon Cello Project, Nico Stephenson, describing the energy and enthusiasm his students bring to music class each day. “Whether that’s playing cellos, or playing outside, they just don’t stop.” more

Aug 11, 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: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Dan Davidson

For many years there has been an annual event known as the Mayo Marathon and runners for Dawson City have been pleased to participate in it. This year, for a change, there is a Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson (or D2DC) Solstice Race, which will... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Michelle Dawson-Beattie

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

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Kirsten Scott

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

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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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

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy of Bailey Staffen

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Midnight Marathon, hosted by the town’s Fly-by-Night Running Club. And potentially, it’s the end of the road for the event. There’s a joke in there somewhere, about how the marathon is on its “last legs”, more

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 AM Mayo

It’s a season of traditions, and for thousands of Canadians this means taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Called the “longest-running science project in the world” by the Audubon Society, this annual winter event — the 115th more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

Yukoners are creative when it comes to shopping — the popularity of garage sales, ski swaps, and Facebook buy-and-sell pages testify to this. It’s therefore not surprising that the territory’s craft-fair-per-capita rating is through-the-roof this t more

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Communities

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July 17, 2014

Making soap is magical; how do all the liquid ingredients turn into a solid bar of soap? Joella Hogan has the answer. She is the owner of the Essential Soap Bar Co. in Mayo. Hogan bought the business two years ago and learned how to make soap from more

Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM Mayo

Mayo is often Yukon's hot spot in the summer, and this Saturday June 18,2011 it's the hot spot for the arts as the Mayo Arts Festival takes place from noon to 7 pm. more

Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM Mayo

By the time you read this, I will hopefully have completed my first marathon. I say "hopefully" because finishing a whole marathon still seems like an impossible dream for me. more

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 AM Mayo

The Village of Mayo, named most astutely after a certain Alfred H. Mayo, one-time circus acrobat, is hosting, for the fifth year in a row, a back-bendingly large assortment of homegrown artistic and musical talent. more

Jun 20, 2008 12:00 AM Mayo