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Meagan Deuling Editor for What's Up Yukon July 2016 to December 2016.  She previously held the Assistant Editor position.  All the while conributing many stories spanning many interests.


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Email her at: meagan@whatsupyukon.com

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: courtesy of What’s Up Yukon

I joined the What’s Up Yukon editorial team in late September 2012 and the first edition with my name on the masthead was issue #300, dated October 4, 2012. What followed were 33 months of continual employment, bringing me up to this issue, #436. more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Karee Vallevand

A friend of Jeanie Dendys’s 15-year-old son told Dendys he gets more excited for the native hockey tournament than he does for the Canada Games. Dendys figures it’s because of the exposure and the level of competition — and the community. more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

At the beginning of his noon hour public lecture David Neufeld said he was working on his book but didn’t want to finish it because then he would lose his excuse to spend so much time on the Yukon River. more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Before he met his wife, Simon Gilpin’s paintings were dreary — depicting cloudfilled skies. After, he created wide-open, blue-skied paintings. “I only just realized I did that.” Gilpin used to destroy work he didn’t like. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

It’s been done before, and Moving Parts Theatre is doing it again — transforming Well Read Books into a theatre. Around the corner from the till, in the back, is the stage, wedged between the “Biography” and “Literature” sections on one side, ... more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Broken Relationships

Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic broke up in 2003 in Zagreb, Croatia. Like most post-relationship humans, they had ordinary objects kicking around their houses that sparked emotions, relating to the relationship, or the demise of it. more

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: Chris Grishler

“Ice climbing is a cold, miserable activity to do; these days technology makes it more comfortable, but still, you’re climbing up a frozen piece of water.” Chris Grishler is doing everything he can to make ice-climbing appeal to the masses more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Melissa Carlick

Melissa Carlick learned about residential schools in a class, First Nations 100, during her first year at UNBC in Prince George. Afterward she asked her dad, and found out that he went to Lower Post when he was a child. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Hailey Hechtman volunteered for a distress and support line in Ontario for five years. She wanted to keep volunteering for a support-phone organization when she moved to Whitehorse in 2013, but there wasn’t one. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-05, Photo: courtesy of Ryan MacGillivray

Ryan MacGillivray has been sheep hunting for 10 years. Three years ago, he had the idea to start a boot camp for sheep hunters. He did this because he knew the participants in the camp would push him to train harder for the sheep hunting season. more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Brady and the Log Cabin Ski Society

Volunteers are gearing up for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross country ski race is on March 25, but starting in early March volunteers were driving up to Log Cabin, B.C. from Skagway, Alaska two times a week to set tracks for the course... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

One of the philosophical pillars of the Learning Tree Daycare is to teach the kids there about helping other people. “Teaching kindness and all of that stuff, it all feeds into what we want the kids to be learning,” says Christine Greff, who... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Sylvie Geoffrey

Mount Sima is “the first mountain in North America to have a jump line in.” That’s what Graham Pollock says. He’s the head coach of the Yukon freestyle ski team. A jump line means a skier can take more than one jump in a row while going down a hill. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTOS: Christie Goodwin

When Jolie Angelina McNabb was buried 16 years ago, Kwanlin Dün elders gave her the name, Blue Feather Eagle Woman. The Bluefeather Music Festival started in 2010 as a tribute concert to Jolie, who committed suicide. She had a dream, that she... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Freddy Osson

The eye of Hurricane Matthew hit the Tiburon Peninsula, the southwest tip of Haiti, on October 4th. With winds that blew 230 kilometres an hour and up to 500 millimetres of rain in two days, it was the strongest storm to hit the country in 50... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

The ski swap happens every year. I’ve never been. I don’t know why, maybe because I always wake up too late on the Saturday of the swap, and I’ve heard that it’s not worth going unless you get there early. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

“Once you hit homelessness your world crumbles. People don’t know that there’s people who care.” So says Kerry Nolan, who is speaking first hand. Now, she is the administrative coordinator at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in downtown... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

The big fat airbus hit the tarmac in Whitehorse on Tuesday evening and departed Wednesday afternoon -- William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were in the Yukon for less than 24 hours. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Sue Thomas

United Way Yukon is a charity that raises money to fund Yukon organizations. Its mandate is to fund programs that enhance the “physical, mental and social well-being” of Yukoners. So says Brian Bonia, who is United Way Yukon’s campaign cabinet... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by David P. Leonard

Ever since she was a little girl, Teva Harrison drew. She studied art after high school. But, as it often goes, “needing to make a living, I digressed.” After the explanation, Harrison laughs. A joyful, full, belly laugh. To make a living, she... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Naomi Mark

Community in the Yukon is small. For filmmakers, it’s even smaller. That sometimes causes competition between people in the territory who try to make it in the industry. But, filmmakers can’t be islands. That’s what filmmaker Naomi Mark thinks... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-09-22, IMAGES: Jonathan Rotsztain

Anyone can make comics, and they are mass produced and traded for cheap. That’s the message Jonathan Rotsztain brought to Dawson City during his art residency with KIAC. Rotsztain describes himself as a “graphic designer who makes comics. “I’m a... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Emily Sheff sheffdp.com

Re-creating an Era The Last Waltz will be reenacted at the Gold Pan Saloon The The Last Waltz was The Band's farewell concert. The concert was filmed by Martin Scorcese, and through his direction, turned into a documentary film of the same name... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Harlan Pruden

Harlan Pruden and Marney Paradis are PhD program at UBC. Pruden gave a talk to a group of peers – including Marney – after class once. As Pruden describe it, upon hearing the presentation, Paradis’s mind was blown. Two-Spirit People, Then and Now... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Christian Kuntz

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue is the longest running independent theatre company in North America. Or, at least, that's Grant Simpson's speculation. He's also got an application in to the Guiness World Book of Records to affirm that the... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: George Maratos

This is the second year that Northern Vision Development has challenged Whitehorse restaurants to make the best burger. This year six restaurants took the bait -- The Gold Pan Saloon, the High Country Inn, The Cut Off, Earls, the Steele Street... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM , , , , , , Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-08-11

When I was a kid my mom ran a park in the southern interior of British Columbia. Mabel Lake Provincial Park. Mabel Lake is remote and undeveloped. There was electricity in our trailer, but no phone lines. Whatever isolation this lead to during the... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

The late Alex VanBibber had a favourite refrain: “An outdoor life is a healthy life.” This is according to his friend, Harvey Jessop. Jessop wrote some remarks about VanBibber’s life for the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, pertaining to... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Jean-Christoph Demers

Another new initiative has sprung up on the Carcross Commons. Near the totem pole stands an off-white canvas wall tent. Inside, it's set up as a photography studio. There are lights and high quality cameras with multiple flashes. There is a... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross