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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Every week I spend in the Yukon, the more I fall in love with this Northern magical place. I feel lucky to call this place home. This week was spent doing more Yukon Search and Rescue training and volunteering at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The week began with my English friend finally making it with her CanaDream Camper – a one-month, one-woman journey from Calgary to Whitehorse. For the special occasion , to celebrate her arrival, we decided to head to Takhini Hot Springs; my first... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Martha Henderson

Martha Henderson didn’t expect to get one of the six Young Nature Leadership Grants awarded by Nature Canada this year. “I’m a bit stressed honestly,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Oh no, people are expecting things of me now!’” more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear? I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I could confidently... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-07-12, Photo: courtesy of Greg Komaromi

It makes sense that Yukon Women in Music came up with the idea for a series of campfire sing-alongs during a campfire sing-along. It was the summer of 2015 when a couple members of the organization, including BJ MacLean, were camping at Pine Lake. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

You don’t own a boat or a canoe? No problem – Little Atlin Lodge is one of the very rare locations in the Yukon where you can rent a boat or a canoe directly on a lake shore. The Little Atlin Lodge at km 6 of Highway #7 (Atlin Road) offers boat... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

My days paraded to the rhythm of the team, a certain form of serenity growing deep inside me... Forty-five days ago, I placed my feet on Canadian soil, with the goal of changing my life completely. I must say that, for the moment, things are going... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

The calypso orchid, sometimes called the fairy or venus slipper, was already blooming by the end of May and the rest will follow soon. I suspect that the Platanthera obtusata, known as the northern bog orchid, will follow soon. The height of bloom... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Miche Genest

I’ve always loved the stories where people slip out of the present and into a different time; kid’s stories like Tom’s Midnight Garden, or the Narnia series, or, in adult fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife. There’s something compelling about the... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

Thunder and lightning do not seem to be as common here in the Yukon as in southern Canada. However, lightning strikes are probably the most common cause of our forest fires. Lightning is a gigantic spark jumping between a charged cloud and the... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

When you're in the backcountry, sometimes you don't have a lot, but you need something fast, tasty and hot. This is a simple, highly adaptable dish that can be made almost anywhere, with a wide variety of ingredients. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Last year we had an early spring and I found the first prairie crocus blooming on April 1st. Most years the crocus blooms near the end of April. If you want to become a crocus hunter, don’t wait for all the snow to melt. If the daytime temperature... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Pixabay

On a recent half-day ice-fishing adventure with our son, I got to experience some of the benefits of a portable burn barrel that he has been using for the past five or six years. He puts it to use throughout the year, but spring/autumn hunts and... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes, you just need cake. I've baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I'm going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you're deep in the backcountry it's just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay.com

“It will take a few minutes.” Almost all the time, taking a few minutes to get a fire going is an acceptable part of the outdoor adventure. There are some semi-emergency or worse situations where we need the fire going right now and a few minutes... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes when you're in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don't have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Courtesy of EDI Environmental Dynamics Ltd.

The EDI Hut to Hut, taking place this Saturday, is a family, social event that aims to encourage skiers of all ages and ability to participate while discovering new trails and three trail huts. Those huts will be heated and stocked with... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

On my third day in the Bugs I team up with my friend Andrew, who is one of the late-comers. We wake up when our bodies decide to and have a leisurely morning. Our objective for the day is the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire - a very easy technical... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Graphic Stock

The equipment needed to start out fishing can be very expensive and it’s really easy to spend a lot more than you need to. One of the first things a prospective angler needs to learn is that the huge rack of lures and accessories was made more to... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing 1 Comments