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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: 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: 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: 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: Josh Schroeder

“Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-22, Photo: Dan Davidson

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, the spirit of Percy DeWolfe, Dawson’s Iron Man Mail Carrier, will head off from the starting line between the Old Post Office and the Palace Grand Theatre. Two minutes later the first of the corporeal contestants... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Brady and the Log Cabin Ski Society

Volunteers are gearing up for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross country ski race is on March 25, but starting in early March volunteers were driving up to Log Cabin, B.C. from Skagway, Alaska two times a week to set tracks for the course... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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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

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson’s impishly named Thaw di Gras carnival is still thought of as a spring carnival, even though a good March weekend will still be in the minus teens and a bad one may be in the minus 20s with wind chill. Whatever the weather may bring, much... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Andy Hedden

Cabin fever kicking in? Why fly south when you can visit a friendly neighbour? With Winter Fest happening this weekend, Haines Alaska is the place to be if you’re feeling like a road trip out of Territory. “The best part of this festival is that... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Patrick Hawkes

Whoooo the heck is Cedric, anyway? We'll come back to that later. About a year after Beth Hawkes moved to Salt Spring Island with her husband, she saw a small ad in the Gulf Islands Driftwood about a literary competition for unpublished B.C... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Quest

“In the 2015 Yukon Quest, we were going up over Eagle Summit… it can be a real challenge, an extremely steep summit, and we'd heard terrible things about it. My dogs were amazing, barking, screaming with happiness, getting a high off of having to... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Parents and teachers, do you have a budding Jack London in your midst? Kids in Grades 1-7 are invited to enter the Yukon Quest Short Story Competition. The contest is divided into two categories with children in Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-7 will be... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Julien Schroder

Dog lovers and mushing aficionados alike will gather on Feb. 4 at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse to watch the start of the 2017 Yukon Quest. The day begins at 8 a.m., when the dog yard is open to the public and spectators can watch as the mushers... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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