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Issue: 2017-08-16, Screenshot: What's Up Yukon

Got a juicy story that you’re just aching to tell the world, but you don’t want your fellow Yukoners knowing who leaked it? You’re in luck. Because there’s a Facebook page for that. The salacious Whitehorse Confessions page is a never ending... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

Keen on history? The Castle Wartburg in Wittenberg in Eastern Germany offers an opportunity to learn about the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The castle is the place where Luther translated the bible and lived with his family. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s no secret the demands of modern western cultures are increasingly detrimental to our natural environment and swiftly changing the social fabric of our communities. And change is constant. more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons. So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an informal presentation... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of B. Martens

In much the same way as hospitality is a cornerstone of Islam, Yukoners have fostered a welcoming culture that Europe struggles to build. And perhaps that is why Hasan Arafat, the eldest son of Hussein and Fatima’s nine children, is so animated... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: IMDb

“It’s like everybody knows the story,” muses a reporter to her colleague. “Except us.” The journalists of “Spotlight,” a legendary investigative unit at the Boston Globe, won a Pulitzer for a series of revelatory articles on the cover-up of child... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-12-21

You may know Irish Canadian author Emma Donoghue by the fame she has gained from her 2010 novel Room, and its film adaptation. I must admit, I have neither watched the film, nor read the book. However, when it came to reading Donoghue’s ninth... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Bhaktimarga Swami

“I have always had a fascination with the North.” I am on the phone with Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old monk in Toronto. We are talking about the visit to Whitehorse he has planned for late September. Better known as The Walking Monk, at 63 he... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-29

You’ve heard the word on talk shows or around the water cooler at work, seen it on the cover of Time magazine and books on every shelf, but what is mindfulness? What does it mean? And why is everyone talking about it? The world is a mess right... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Maureen McCulloch

Whitehorse resident Maureen McCulloch wrote her debut novel to bring a message into the world. She wrote the book under the pseudonym, Maureen Senecal. “I used Angels and Aliens to bring the message that mankind needs to work together for the... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Once upon a time there were quite a few Jews in the Klondike. They arrived with the other gold rush stampeders. There were enough of them that they established their own graveyard. But the Jewish presence in Dawson City nearly vanished after the... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: kozzi.com

A couple of weeks ago, my 17-year-old neighbour hailed me from across the street, "Hey, Ken. Happy Hanukkah!" After a moment of stunned surprise, I replied, "And to you!" The thing is, I don't happen to be Jewish. Neither is my chipper young... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It was a hit in Dublin in 1741 and it remains a hit in Whitehorse in 2015. For the second time in the Yukon, the audience of Handel’s Messiah will be invited to sing along in the resonant setting of the Whitehorse United Church. Director Rachel... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Fritz Mueller

Yukon First Nations are planning ways to offer authentic cultural experiences for visitors. The plan to bolster cultural tourism among the Yukon First Nations has been in the works for a while, but this week people from across the Yukon Territory... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-10-15 Photo: courtesy of Manafest

Everyone likes a free show. On October 16 and 17, Whitehorse residents can enjoy just that, when the Billy Graham Tour takes place at the Air North hangar at 150 Condor Road. Evangelical icon Billy Graham’s grandson, Will, will be joined by... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There is a campaign under way to have Father William H. Judge, S.J., declared a saint by the Vatican and named the Patron Saint of Miners. In the meantime, Father Judge, often referred to as the Saint of Dawson, will have to make do with the... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

WHEN I'M FEELING DOWN AND I HAVE A FROWN GOD STAND BY ME! WHEN IT'S ALL BAD NEWS AND I HAVE THE BLUES GOD STAND BY ME! more

Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

Unlike most folks, I have no problem with people trying to convert me. Maybe those intrepid door-knockers are constantly catching me when I'm in a good mood (and not just freshly out of the shower). But even at my crankiest possible, I can still... more

Nov 24, 2010 12:00 AM Humour

I like to think I'm a gentler, kinder sort of atheist. In my two years out of the territory, I took a lot of time to really think about the line I drew in the religious sand. I was pleasantly surprised to find how much my views have changed... more

Oct 7, 2010 12:00 AM Humour

Our copyeditor for What's Up Yukon recently sent an e-mail to me, where she related that she had stumbled across an alternate definition for the word "Methuselah". She cited the online dictionary where it said: Methuselah more

Mar 11, 2010 12:00 AM Beverages