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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

According to the Yukon Commissioner’s office, the New Year’s Levee is an old tradition that dates back to King Louis XIV of France and was first introduced in Canada when fur traders would pay respect to their government representatives on New... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Graphicstock

With increased age comes increased wisdom. That's the theory, anyway. Naturally, those who are still young find this notion ridiculous. How could anyone be wiser than a 16-year-old? During my multiple revolutions around the Sun, I have acquired a... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Elke Reinhauer

Murder, betrayal or New Year celebrations - these are the topics on the list. It is December 30 and we have to decide which story will be on the cover of tomorrow’s newspaper. Unfortunately, there will be blood leaking from the newspaper on New... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Miche Genest

In Scottish households it’s a New Year’s tradition to scour the house clean on December 31st to prepare for the coming year. My household has a fair whack of Scots’ influence, and I will say we passed the vacuum over the rugs on the 31st, but it... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

In this day and age, are we really still making new year's resolutions? I’d have thought that resolutions fell out of fashion around the same time the "My Year of" books started coming out, those mega-resolutions that people launched their... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

If you’re looking for something fun to do this New Year’s Eve in Whitehorse, local band Soul Migration has a plan for you. Members Roxx Hunter and Alex Machidon on lead vocals and guitar, Selina Heyligers-Hare on guitar, keys and vocals, Pam... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Dancesonic

Whether you’re throwing a small dinner party, holiday event or New Year’s eve rager, your playlist can make or break the event. You’ve spent the time and energy on the perfect decorations, food, and outfit – don’t underestimate your playlist. more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Christmas and New Year's are fast approaching us here in the Yukon, and this weekend reminded me what a beautiful and magical place we live in. If Whitehorse was not beautiful enough, I just came home from driving 500 km through low-angle sun and fre more

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

welcome to a new year of news and musing from the Klondike, where the most descriptive word for the several weeks seems to be "snow". more

Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM Dawson City

Once the flurry of pre-Christmas activities dies down, there's no need to feel bored just because school is out and you have a few days off work. For our last edition of 2011, What's Up Yukon took a quick snapshot of some seasonal activities ... more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM , Yukon Archives

In case your windows are too iced up to tell, it's winter outside. For brewers, nothing really says winter like a barleywine: it's strong, intensely flavoured, and pairs beautifully with a wood fire, an old pair of slippers and a good book... more

Jan 20, 2011 12:00 AM Beverages

Before I seem like more of a curmudgeon than I actually am, allow me to state right off the bat: I'm not against New Year's resolutions. I just know they ain't for me. Not that you should necessarily follow my track, lying on the couch in a turkey... more

Dec 23, 2010 12:00 AM Humour

Don't leave things to the last minute. All too often, I get clients coming in two or three weeks before a trip or an event, stressed out about losing 10 or 20 or more pounds. Unless your vacation or wedding is coming as a surprise to you, do not le more

Jan 21, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Active

As I reflect upon the approaching year end, I would like to thank you, the readers, for providing me with encouragement, enthusiasm and support for my articles. I hope that they have encouraged you to explore new wine territory and given you new idea more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Beverages