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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of SUP Yukon

Sixteen teams competed in the inaugural Yukon River Quest (YRQ) 20 years ago – that’s a fraction of the numbers anticipated by race organizers in 2018. In the two decades since that first race, the YRQ’s reputation has grown to the point where the... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-22, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I don’t know the word “slow” I only know the word “go” The runners were top notch An’ we raced against the watch. more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Isaac Pumphrey

The Yukon’s Freestyle Ski History Back in 2013, it was hard to believe that Mount Sima had much of a future. “The Mountain was bankrupt,” said Tyler Nichol, the Mount Sima Terrain Park creator and builder. “I thought I was going to have to move... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Jenni Grandfield

Prep your pipes: Klondike Karaoke is back. And even if you’re not onstage at the finals, you could be cheering from the crowd. For the second time this year, the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) and the Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon (CFAY) are... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

I was sitting comfortably amongst blankets and a beaver pelt on Sid’s living room couch, visiting with Jill. She pours us a warm cup of tea and we chat about their winter plans in Arizona. I take a moment to ask Sid what we should write about next... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of the League of Lady Wrestlers

From derelict cabin dreams of a wrestling showdown featuring Dawson’s best and gnarliest she-warriors, to a national league and 12 face melting, raucous cross country rumbles in between, the League of Lady Wrestlers has come a long way. more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Star Flower Photography

Getting a medal is never the point of the Special Olympics Provincial Games. “We’re there to have fun,” says Gaetan Michaud, captain of Yukon’s Special Olympics soccer team. “It’s about doing your best.” more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

Less than a week after Canada finally celebrates our 150th birthday, the top men's softball (fastpitch) players in the country will be saddled with facing an angry New Zealand haka performed by disgruntled Black Sox players to begin the next 150... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Harry Kern

At this year’s Yukon River Quest, stand up paddleboarders will be competing for prize money for the first time. The 2016 race introduced the stand up paddleboard category as an experiment. “Stand up paddleboards are hugely popular now and we had... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

Canada Day will be exceptionally busy in Dawson this year. Combining our nation’s birthday with a roster of events that normally occur on the first Saturday after that celebration will make for a packed schedule. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

Celebrated across cultures for centuries, the summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21. Each year, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and brings with it the kickoff of the major summer festivities in the Yukon. This week will... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Jess Dobek

What do you do with a ski hill in the summer? You hold a relay race! If you’re looking for a fun, exciting and challenging event to start off the summer, the Mount Maichen Relay Race is it. Grab a few family members, friends, or co-workers and... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jim McMynn

Faro Golf Club President Gary Jones remembers when it all started. “For our first tournament we drew circles on the soccer field to serve as holes,” he says. “There wasn’t much to do and not a lot of jobs. We used to hit golf balls around.” ... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Faro

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Predators Dog Puller Sport Athletic League

Yukon is home to a class of athletes that are the first of their kind in Canada. You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen them around town – running, walking, slobbering on their owner’s shoes. That’s right, they’re dogs. And roughly 30 of... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-05-17, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I HAVE TO HAVE THE BEST ORGANIC DIET. I HAVE TO HAVE THE BEST AND LIGHTEST EQUIPMENT. I HAVE TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ON TRAINING METHODS. I HAVE TO HAVE A COACH. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Nikki Kroetsch

It might be called a “bowl,” but in this competition, you won’t see any kickoffs, quarterbacks, punted balls or wide receivers. You will, however, see contestants huddled in tactical contemplation, quietly discussing obligations, responsibilities... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-04-05,

Our identities are multifaceted and complex, in order to address gender-based inequality and violence we need to find ways to hear each other in order to effectively create social change that benefits everyone in the end. No one should be left... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Nakai Theatre

On April 4th Nakai Theatre invites theatre lovers, supportive friends or simply the merely curious to attend their 24 Hour Playmaking Cabaret, held at The Deck at the High Country Inn. The event, which has been held for nearly 25 years, revolves... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance