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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Helen McCullough

Despite the romantic image of the grizzled miner panning by the creek side in search of gold, that phase of the Klondike’s mineral saga was relatively short. Entrepreneurial minds knew of more efficient and less-labour intensive ways of getting... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Lindsay Miles www.treadingmyownpath.com

It is 2017 and plastic is all around us — in our toothbrushes, phones, and children’s toys. We use it to store our food and bottle our water. We put our plastic purchases in plastic bags to bring home. Many plastic bags will get used only once... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

I was sitting comfortably amongst blankets and a beaver pelt on Sid’s living room couch, visiting with Jill. She pours us a warm cup of tea and we chat about their winter plans in Arizona. I take a moment to ask Sid what we should write about next... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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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: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: 3gdoctor

I'm from Ontario, but boy let me tell you I would much rather be out here. Where I come from the only outdoor activities families engage in are taking the bus, and burying their heads in technology. You know that the next generation is going to be... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Built in 1987 the Yukon College Library opened in 1988. It’s a place of constant change and with a budget for renovations in the area of $2.27 million, the College has chosen a new path for the Library: it will become a multipurpose learning space... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

It was a dark and stormy night a few weeks back. Dark enough and stormy enough that one might be forgiven for thinking the End Times were nigh. It began with little fanfare, when the evil OS known as Windows 10 (aka the pale rider of the digital... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Oh what a wonderful time we live in. If you are in a strange, new city and need to know where the best coffee is served, there is an app for that. Just touch your smartphone. If you need to know if those noodles are gluten-free, well, the package... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-04-12, Photo: courtesy of Sonny Gray

Food is important to me because I have a large family. Five boys under the age of nine” says Sonny Gray, CEO of North Star Agriculture Corp., as his company will soon announce plans to start construction in the Yukon. Like many in the Yukon he’s... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-03-08, Screenshot: Jennifer Trapnell

I’ve joined her in a Riverdale neighbourhood in search of a rare Mountain chickadee. The first species we see, however, is a noisy woodpecker, a “Hairy.” Whitehorse resident Tracy Allard brings out her smartphone and taps an app called eBird to... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

Ask any randomly-selected group to name mankind's greatest invention, most will probably say the wheel. Fire doesn't count; it was discovered, not invented. If you ask about the second most important invention, the answers will range widely: the... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Tuomas Romu, Naval Architect at Aker Arctic

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an... 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: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

I have often wondered just how I would feel if after falling out, I was 30 feet away from my drifting boat where my life jacket was draped over the driver’s chair. I have always been a strong swimmer, but the Yukon water is very cold and we are... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chasse

Looking through Sid’s antiquities I spot a familiar sight: stereoscopes. I had a pair of bright orange View Masters (a trademarked format of stereoscope) when I was a child in the 1990s with photos of Bugs Bunny. Sid’s stereoscopes are truly... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM , Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Enquiring (and even inquiring) minds want to know: what the heck is a hack, anyway? In response to numerous queries on that very subject (none, actually), I've been hacking my way through the undergrowth of lexicography trying to decode a term the... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of ODD Gallery

A new exhibition has opened at the ODD Gallery in Dawson City. Ommatida Muralis, which runs until April 16, is a new interactive installation by Winnipeg artists Chantal Dupas and Andrew John Milne. “It’s a rich experience to have a display of two... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The excitement of a pregnancy is fuelled by the unknown and profound changes that it brings to you and your family. Filling in that information to make it a little less “unknown” can be a daunting task as you navigate from government department to... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.org

Until the mid to late 1800s, all firearms were muzzle-loaders, which, as the name implies, had to be loaded singly by pushing the components - powder, patch and projectile - down the barrel from the muzzle. This loading process made them slow to... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There are six bookcases in my study, and two of those are arranged so that I can shelve paperbacks on both sides of them. On those shelves I still have books that I bought and first read 50 years ago and, as new books enter the house, I... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City