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Tamara Neely

Tamara Neely

Tamara Neely is the copy editor at What's Up Yukon. You can comment on her stories by email at Tamara@whatsupyukon.com.


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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

For the past few years the 12 Days of Christmas Market at The Old Fire Hall has been jam-packed with shoppers perusing the jam-packed aisles of jam, jewelry, mittens, tree ornaments and other Christmas lovelies. more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: courtesy of What’s Up Yukon

I joined the What’s Up Yukon editorial team in late September 2012 and the first edition with my name on the masthead was issue #300, dated October 4, 2012. What followed were 33 months of continual employment, bringing me up to this issue, #436. more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Todd Sjodin

There is something special about watching Special Olympics athletes compete. If you know people with an intellectual disability involved with the Special Olympics, then you know what it’s like to watch a person give everything they’ve got... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Carmacks

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: courtesy of the MLVFD

On January 12 back in 1996, the Mount Lorne fire hall opened it's doors for the first time. It all started with a 1977 Ford cabover truck with an 800-gallon tank and a 125 horsepower pump. Since then they’ve been upgrading, with the biggest... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM , Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

Put the kids into some old T-shirts and pants that can have paint schmeared on them and head down to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) on Sunday for some hands-on fun. The monthly Kids Kreate program has been offering free art classes once per month... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Whitehorse is a hotbed of artists, dancers and performers brewing with ideas and creativity and this weekend we’ll have an opportunity to see what’s in their minds. On Friday and Saturday the Brave New Works show will be presented at The Old Fire... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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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: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Tamara Neely

If you’re under pressure to get a Halloween costume together, take note that going as a ghost in a sheet with holes cut for eyes seems quick and easy, but it’s a ball and chain that will be annoying all party long. The whole night will be spent... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: courtesy of Dr. Xiu-Mei Zhang

It’s been a month and a half since the Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner Jim Zheng passed away. Those who he helped will remember him fondly, and those who depended on him to help manage ailments will be wondering how to manage the void he... more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Tamara Neely

There is a place to take little children, for free, six days a week, to play and have fun. There are books, toys, a piano, a big couch, crafts to do, sometimes even snacks. This fun place is called the Family Literacy Centre, which is a pretty... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Lea Roy

Armed with everything they need to make art, plus some delicious egg salad sandwiches, 12 Yukon artists left their lives behind and tucked themselves into the woods to make art together. Members of the Southern Lakes Artist Collective got... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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The Yukon College offers a few paths towards a career - even if you don't know what you want to do, yet. more

Apr 10, 2014 1:45 PM Yukon Education

In the last 53 years of making artwork, the Yukon's beloved artist Jim Robb has steered pretty clear of doing art shows. It's a curious situation, since he has a deep love of sharing the colourful history of the Yukon, and in return, his pen, ink,... more

Apr 3, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Now that spring has officially sprung, local farmers are waiting for the ground to warm up enough to put seeds and seedlings into the earth. Every year, farming is a gamble. It takes a pile of money to get started, and then farmers are at the mercy more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM The Green Issues

A pack of roughly 260 teens and tweens are in Alaska this week last to compete in the Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The 10-year-olds right up to the 19-year-olds, will have been managing their adrenaline all week, bolstering their courage... more

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Active

Art has the power to heal — and the artwork that comes out of the healing process can be amazing. Not always, sure, there are some art-therapy drawings only a mother could love. But check out the woodcarvings, prints, and copper art on exhibit at... more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

There is real-life drama unfolding in the nest of a Whitehorse eagle couple. Right now the question is, who is the eagle that has appeared and is repairing the nest from last year? Is it the dad eagle, or the mom eagle, or is it some squatter that... more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2014-02-20, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

Baby alpaca and baby camel grow some very nice wool that can be sheared off and spun into beautifully soft balls of yarn. Skeins of yarn, actually – that's the term that Whitehorse artist Sophie Jessome uses. She and her boyfriend Yann Le Roy have... more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2014-02-13, PHOTO: iStock

Another classic struggle is justifying the pursuit of money, when, as an artist, passion, creativity, communication, love, light, colour, and form are the important things in life. So while most artists don't have plans of making it rich, everyone more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2014-02-06, PHOTO: Rick Massie

For 35 years the Frostbite Music Festival has been bringing bands to Whitehorse to showcase new music to an appreciative audience. Year after year organizers chose acts that were a combination of emerging talent breaking onto the music scene in a... more

Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

It was pretty impressive what MacGyver could come up with when faced with a problem, some string, a piece of gum, the gum wrapper, and a battery. That Canadian television show from the 1980s was predicated on the idea that when one finds oneself... more

Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts