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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: 2017-05-17, 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: 2017-04-05, 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.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: 2017-03-15, 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

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: 2017-03-01, 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: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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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

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon is an artist with a passion for Yukon landscapes. “I was into colouring before it was hot,” she says with a laugh. A self described avid colourer, Dixon noticed a vacancy, “I know that colouring is really popular right now and I wanted... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay Photo

For those who don’t like the taste of fish, the reason is because of the lack of proper handling of the fish from the time it is caught to the minute it is served. It might come as a surprise to some, but a fish starts to deteriorate the minute... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-01-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

You can go dog mushing. You can go snow shoeing. You can go skiing. You can go skating. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Ben Horowitz

For many Yukoners, enjoying the backcountry is an integral part of their lifestyle whether they love to ski, snow machine, snowshoe or run sled dogs. They rely on their own experiences and common sense to keep themselves safe. Some have tuned into... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

So much winter, so little time. With Yukon’s abundance of winter recreation options, how do you choose your sport? Here’s some analysis to help you get the best personal rate of return on your athletic investment. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Trees that naturally grow in and around Whitehorse There are only three families of trees represented in the southwest Yukon. Sounds easy enough? It isn't, so don’t feel bad if you can’t see the trees for the forest. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

If you have hiked up Kusawa Ridge, you may have spotted a rectangular lake below. This small lake is tucked away alongside the Kusawa Road, right beside the Takhini River and isn't visible from the road, from the river, nor from Kusawa Lake. This... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Ingrid Wilcox

It is winter in the Yukon, why would anyone even be thinking of paddling? If you are a breast cancer survivor, and would like an experience of a lifetime, in company of other breast cancer survivors, plus the chance to prove to yourself that you... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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