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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Jonah Clark

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current location on Quartz Road... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of the CFLPA

As part of this year’s 16 Days to End Gender-based Violence campaign, former BC Lions player and 2011 Grey Cup Champion, J.R. LaRose will be returning to the Yukon. LaRose will be visiting on behalf of the Be More Than A Bystander program, a... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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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: 2017-11-15, 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: 2017-11-01, Photo: foter.com/National Library of Ireland on The Commons

The night before the official opening I was surprisingly nervous and had trouble sleeping, not because this time I would be carrying for the greatest golfer of all time, but because I've had a lifelong fear and loathing of crowds and I knew the... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

For Patrick Jackson, the owner and operator of Changing Gear, it seems like only yesterday that he moved from Vancouver up to the Yukon, but 20 years later he’s still here using his experience and passion to run a successful store... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Ann Asquith

Looking for a way to liven up your fitness routine and de-stress while you build flexibility, core strength, and all-over muscles? Pilates might be just what your life is missing.In this series, certified Pilates teachers from The Studio, located... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Bowman Gum - Heritage Auctions, Public Domain

Other than Samuel Clemens, who wrote as Mark Twain, few historical Americans are more oft-quoted than former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who died in 2015 at the age of 90, but will live forever for the things he said while he was alive... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Mariela Burkett

Burpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Read

I've been doing yoga since I was a kid, tagging along to my mum's occasional classes. I started taking the practice seriously three years ago and earned my 200-hour yoga instructor certification last summer. Though I mostly practice on my own... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: United States Mint

Although I can't absolutely verify the factual accuracy of the following "claim to fame," if I'm not the only person who had the unique opportunity to caddy for Jack Nicklaus both before he won his first professional major (1962 U.S. Open) and... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Want to do something this summer that you can brag to all your friends about? Its free, requires a small space and will improve your overall health. Welcome to your new summer activity called High Intensity Interval Training - otherwise known as... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: United States Library of Congress

It occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn't doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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: 2017-07-05, 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: 2017-06-21, 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