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Sled Dogs

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

I fell asleep, dreaming about all these beautiful things that the next days promised. The sweet melody of my alarm clock rang. It was 7:30 a.m., time to get up. It was above all time to greet and take care of my new colleagues. Here I was, clothed... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Linda Fair

In 2012 I came up to volunteer at the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race and fell in love with the land. As I was approaching retirement, I decided that I would find a way to relocate my hobby dog team, consisting of mostly rescued dogs, and myself and... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Mary Holozubiec

Back in the day, when a team of dogs came into a camp or trading post, you would hear them coming. Just outside the camp, people would put belled and beaded blankets on their dogs. They would make a beautiful announcement of the team’s arrival... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Natalya Keller

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Angelene Young

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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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: 2017-02-01, 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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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: Natalya Keller

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

The dog is the Yukon's best friend and an icon up here in the north. It wouldn't be the same without the dog and maybe that is the reason why the Yukon Transportation Museum has had an exhibit on dogs for about 20 years and counting. more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Anna Claxton and the rest of the Percy DeWolfe Race Committee were hugely relieved to be able to announce that the “really hard working, amazing, dedicated trail crew” had managed to push a trail through a total of about five miles of jumble ice, ... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Gabriella (Gaby) Sgaga is tired as the Quest Layover nears its end at the Visitors Information Centre (VIC) in Dawson City. She’s been holding down the reception desk pretty continuously ever since the teams started rolling in three days earlier... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Josh O’Brien

Hugh Neff and his lead dog George Costanza have won the 2016 Yukon Quest. Photographer Josh O’brien was there to capture the action at the finish line in Whitehorse, YT. Here are some shots taken just moments after Neff’s win. more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: courtesy of Michelle Phillips

Marathon runners spend a lot of time and dedication working towards being the best runner they can be. Countless hours are spent in the gym, running on a track, doing specific exercises designed to enhance their performance. With sled dogs who... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Frank Turner knows how to care for dogs on the bitterly cold trail of the Yukon Quest, having run it 24 times. Indeed, he had the honour (his word) of winning the Vet’s Choice Award twice. And he knows how to care for dogs in the heat of summer, too. more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

What are those? “Whiffle balls.” What are they for? “Tic-Tac-Toe.” Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday. more

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

At 40 below, Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same; not that our dog, Shadow, cares about that. She may need to go outside to relieve herself, but her preference is to cross her legs, huddle in the back of her kennel in the kitchen and wait more

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: archbould.com

When I showcased my subpar dog handling skills in a race for the first time, it was the 2006 Yukon Quest. But I was no stranger to the Quest, because I had covered it five times before that as a reporter for the Yukon News. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Judith Beaumont

Judy Beaumont talks about the early days volunteering in the Yukon Quest office. The cramped space was shared with the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in the (former) Regina hotel. “The office was in behind the bar, this little crappy office in the back,” more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

Erin Stevens’ ten-year plan is to run the Yukon Quest. And she knows by that time she’ll have an entirely new compilation of dogs. Her six current dogs are from Deb Knight. Stevens handled for her a few winters ago. She says it’s not hard to get a g more

Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies

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