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Issue: 2017-12-06, , PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Canadian Pacific steamer Princess Sophia ran aground on Vanderbilt Reef on the Inland Passage after leaving Skagway on October 23, 1918. It was the last run of the season to Vancouver and Victoria and the ship contained 353 passengers from the... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Conrad Boyce

When Michael Heney was just 14, he ran away from the family farm in the Ottawa Valley to work for an uncle who was building a portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) near Georgian Bay. His father quickly dragged him home to finish his... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Emily Sheff

The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

We gratefully dropped our packs in the well-appointed bedroom of the houseboat. After one hour and five boats we had settled on the first we had been shown, and, not having found anyone with whom to share, were looking at two nights of what seemed... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Last month Jesse Cooke was the recipient of the Parks Canada Youth Tourism Entrepreneur Award, at a ceremony held in Ottawa on Dec. 2. Cooke arrived in the Yukon for the first time 10 years ago, studying glaciology at Kluane Lake as part of his... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City