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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Bruce McArthur

“We’re dedicated to keeping the Yukon weird,” says Paul Robitaille, the marketing and events manager at the Klondike Visitors Association. He likens the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race to Jim Robb’s notion of the “Colourful Five Per Cent.” more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

Toilet

Kim Melton

While my Japanese language lessons often begin with “Otearai wa doko desu ka?” on a first visit to a new country my vocabulary is seldom extensive enough to be able to ask all of the subsequent questions that arise surrounding both etiquette and more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I’m not saying my daughter Emily is soft when it comes to roughing it. She just happened to have spent her first three and a half years living in the total comfort of a warm bed, running water, and the ability to flush her business down a toilet... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

Imagine doing that race with four people pushing or pulling a wheeled conveyance tricked out to look like an outhouse, with a fifth member of the team sitting on the throne for the entire trip. more

Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM Dawson City

The strength of Beyond the Outhouse, a show of acrylic paintings by Kelsey Elaisson at Gallery 22, lies in its irreverent but unabashed embrace of very familiar northern images. The vigour and commitment of his painting style carries them off. more

Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts