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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The light returns to the Yukon long before the heat and we’re still in the prime season of huge oscillations in temperature between day and night. Mornings dawn crisp – but early – and as of yet we feel no compulsion to head outside until it warms a more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: John Lenart

The warm winds of spring have brought with them the promise of little green shoots popping out of their seeds to generate the stuff of salads. There is a brief moment in our northern spring between the holding cold of winter and the heady 24-hour... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Town of Faro

“They're a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they only weigh around seven or... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife


Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s (hopefully) coming to the last wintery blows before the ice breaks; the spring will soon rush in and soon after we can cast our mittens aside for a season. Enjoy the longer nights – while they last – by burying yourself in one (or all) of... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Literature


Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Last year we had an early spring and I found the first prairie crocus blooming on April 1st. Most years the crocus blooms near the end of April. If you want to become a crocus hunter, don’t wait for all the snow to melt. If the daytime temperature... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer 1 Comments

Dawn Of Spring

Tess Casher

Just like a child playing hide-and-go-seek, the transition from winter to spring happens if you are ready or not. You can be slightly in denial as you ski over bare rocks and tree roots, desperately hoping for one more tour across the cross-country more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Dylan Nelson

This past weekend, Yukoners burnt away their winter blues at the annual festival of the same name.Photographer Dylan Nelson was there to capture the action. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Megan Skarnulis

There are several distinctly northern signs of spring. As the long-winter winds down the Yukon people enter an obvious state of outfit confusion. As you drive through town you peer out to see an eclectic mix of people waiting to cross roadways: ... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer


Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Arts Underground

If you are looking for a memorable and activity-packed March Break, there is no reason to leave town. In addition to normal family-friendly programming, many organizations are offering special camps for kids. If you missed your chance to get your... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families


Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO:

Early in my trip to Nicaragua last spring, I lost my bank card. I had a large sum of money in the bank, but no access. After frantic calls from a phone booth as claustrophobic as a confessional, I got through to the bank. As I waited anxiously UPS... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Travel Outside


Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

September always makes me think of apple picking, hay barrels, corn, and sunflowers. This summer I decided to try and grow sunflowers and even though I have never gardened before, I liked the thought of having my own sunflowers in September to enjoy. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin


Jun 25, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow


Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Recently we went down south for a family visit. At the time it was still very much winter here in the Yukon. Down there the snow was melting, there were puddles everywhere and it felt like spring. more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Kim Hart

Jazz has come a long way over the decades. What started as a call-and-response song though the cotton fields of the south, has now become an uptempo beat familiar to most. In edition to its evolution, jazz has sparked the creation of many sub-genres: more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon Government (YG) finally decided to sign on in a substantive way to the push for UNESCO World Heritage Status for the site designated Tr’ondëk/ Klondike. The press release hasn’t been issued yet as I write these words, but I know, because... more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson has entered that phase of spring I call Puddletime. City workers have been trying to keep up by opening storm drains. The rapidly accumulating melt-water makes its way to the river, but it’s a losing battle. The darn streams freeze up again... more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

I am in the Netherlands, where I grew up. It is the month of March, early spring here, with stormy weather and spring flowers blooming everywhere: tulips are only one among many. I am visiting my relatives. I landed in Schiphol, which is said to be.. more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In the April 8 edition of the Klondike Sun I put a little note inside the Sun graphic, in the banner. We always do this, sometimes to comment on events or the weather, and sometimes to fl ag a coming event. This time I wrote, “How’s the Ice Bridge... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City


Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

Spring is approaching — it’s time for all those with a green thumb to enjoy the warm weather. The garden season in the Yukon poses challenges, but those who know seeds and soil manage to pull through and enjoy the bounty of the land. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Rebecca Reynolds

In The Debt to Pleasure John Lancaster wonders if T.S. Eliot invented the link between April and suicides, just as painter Joseph Mallord William Turner invented sunsets (Google it. I did). more

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle