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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Ride For Dad - Matt Jacques Photography

Sixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness


Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

It’s impossible to ignore 200 motorcycles ripping down the road. That’s kind of the point, says Sean Secord, board member of the Yukon chapter of Ride for Dad. Ride for Dad is a national event that raises funds and awareness around prostate cancer... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Carl Maguire

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

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture


Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO:

Next Thursday up to 300 motorcyclists will descend on Dawson City for the 29th gathering of Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride. Dick Van Nostrand, a long time Dawsonite, helps organize the gathering. He’s been involved since almost the beginning... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Julie Thorpe

Men are notoriously skittish about admitting they have plumbing problems. But not Tom Amson. The retired addictions counsellor says the loss of sexual function after surgery to remove his cancerous prostate took some psychological adjustment... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

The annual Ride for Dad (RFD) will fill up the streets of downtown Whitehorse on Saturday, June 7. Hundreds of motorcyclists will gather for this full day event, which aims to promote awareness of prostate cancer. This year marks the 5th RFD in Whit more

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

I am so jealous. I just picked my guy up from the airport, back from a two-day Superbike school in California. And he was just one of four Yukon guys who got off the plane with racing track prints on their retinas. more

May 5, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

I don't like to admit it, but I hate the feeling I get coming back home after a long motorcycle trip. There is so much stuff everywhere, routines become bad things instead of good things, and all I can think of is setting in place plans to get away more

Dec 9, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

How much time do you have, I mean to think, right now? If you are like me, the answer is probably, "Not much." Keeping track of and organizing all the things that I have to DO seems to take up all my mental energy when it comes to everyday life. Th more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

A wise person in my life recently told me, "In order to get to that place or circumstance where you want to be in your life, you have to already be there." I can see your eyebrows pinching together and your mind doing the "What?" thing as you read t more

Sep 23, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

Most of me loves the twisties. There is a small part of me that is disappointed with the fact that I don't always do them justice. I get the feeling I am just going too slow. We are talking about curves, corners, bends ... you know, "twisties". more

Jul 30, 2009 12:00 AM Travel Outside

My best rides are framed by the rituals I have adopted. When we jump in our cars or trucks to drive somewhere, unless it is for some great road trip, we are not thinking about the ride – just about our destination. more

Jul 16, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

There are cacti and scrub brush and even a couple of cowboys herding reluctant stray cattle along a sandy road. Each time we stop to rest, or to try and get our directions at a fork in the road, it is so hot that our helmets and jackets come off to more

Jun 25, 2009 12:00 AM Travel Outside

As you may have guessed from my first column, I am not really an early or late-season rider. I will endure the cold as part of a larger adventure, but not for a Sunday ride. Already the weather is discouraging me from riding. Seeing fallen leaves de more

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

I think I have seven versions of "Motorcycle Trip Gear List" on my computer. Every time we go on a trip there are three more things I really should have left behind and one or two more I've forgotten or found a newly discovered need for. Seeing all more

Sep 2, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

Do you ride for pleasure? ... or survival? For most of us, it's not one or the other. It depends on the day. I have a friend who sets his own work schedule. For him, hot sun on black leathers is an irresistible seduction. more

Jul 4, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Riding has a tendency to push your personal limits. Whether it is the distance you cover in a day ... or your speed ... or the cold weather ... or how bad a road you can navigate successfully. The problem is I seem to get a lot of help from my compa more

Jun 27, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Motorcycle riders are often solitary sorts. We like the time we spend with ourselves on the road. It is a sort of meditation: no radio, no chit-chat with a passenger, no getting bored like you do driving a car. That doesn't mean we are all anti-soc more

Jun 13, 2008 12:00 AM Dawson City

It's my motorcycles that make me hate early spring days. The melting snow turns my dirt laneway into treachery for two wheels and it is utterly impossible to remember how many clothes you have to wear to survive the temperature more

Jun 6, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Outside