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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Blausen.com staff. Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014

May is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) month. A drive through Watson Lake will give you an idea of just how important this month is to our town. Numerous businesses join in “painting the town purple” by decorating windows and doors in purple, the official CF... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Laura Hill

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: May Stewart

Trekking around the vast wilderness behind my grandparents home, I remember my grandma taking me through the wilderness teaching me about traditional medicines. I loved learning what the medicines could be used for, when to use them, their... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

If Claire Ness had her druthers, she’d be performing for children by day and providing cabaret-style adult fare once the sun goes down. But not just as a singer-songwriter. “There's something about straight music that lacks the theatrical part... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Ryan Alaric

The Anglican Church thrift store in Watson Lake has nearly doubled in size thanks to carpentry students from the Skills for Employment program run through Yukon College. The project, which started in October 2016 and ended in January 2017, saw the... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Just a week or so ago the newly published Atlas Obscura, subtitled, “An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders,” arrived on my desk sporting an enthusiastic recommendation from fantasy and comic book writer, Neil Gaiman. It’s a 470 page... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Sue Thomas

United Way Yukon is a charity that raises money to fund Yukon organizations. Its mandate is to fund programs that enhance the “physical, mental and social well-being” of Yukoners. So says Brian Bonia, who is United Way Yukon’s campaign cabinet... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

There is a microwave placed awkwardly in front of the little, old fashioned split-glass window. The curtains are open and on the other side of the window freight ships move across the bay slowly, deliberately, as if the water was thick as muskeg... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Ingrid Isaac

Did you grow up or work in Tungsten, in the Northwest Territories? If so, you’re invited to a party and might not even know it. Expats from this now defunct mine and community are putting together a reunion June 24 to 28 at Mount Robson Provincial... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Kudos to Mad Trapper Alleys. The generosity of this business has enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon to hold their annual fundraiser. Over the past few years Bowl for Kids Sake has become the biggest fundraiser for the organization. Bowl for... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Fiona McTaggart

Barb McInerney came up to the Yukon in the 1970s to work in a camp kitchen. Though she worked in mining before starting at Kaushee’s Place in 2000, she says that no matter what job she had, she was always trying to advance the most vulnerable of... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Katherine Thiesenhausen

As the days become shorter and colder, the desire to hibernate like a bear becomes stronger. Those dealing with stress, anxiety or depression may be more likely to succumb to this feeling. The Mental Health Association of Yukon is offering... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-11-26

Props, actors, lighting, sound, marketing; these are some of the small but numerous little details which turn a “piece” into a “show.” These things need hands to make them happen and cost money - sometimes a lot of money. Many of the shows put on... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

When I grow up I want to work in Santa’s workshop, Knitting Department. I will knit something for every child on the planet: cotton beanies for those in hot countries and woolen mittens for colder climes. Just a little gift at a most magical time... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Max Fraser

Whitehorse director and playwright Arlin McFarlane strives to captivate. She has developed a unique, one-actor play about our ability to change our lives around thanks to neuroplasticity. The play is about a young girl who is prone to... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Long-time Yukoners

Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“I was ready to live here permanently the day I got here – the land just drew (me) in,” says Velma Hull. The day she is speaking of was 57 years ago, when she and her husband - well-known local handyman and one-time bike shop owner Red Hull... more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Rowena Shannon

Conquering exotic culinary worlds is exhilarating, but the dispiriting lack of some foods can make home feel very far away, indeed. For some people, a curious thing may happen once they relocate. They may develop a taste for things they wouldn’t... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Adam Dee

A few years back, Craig Cardiff noticed he was only going through the motions at his shows. The folk musician from Waterloo, Ontario says he was on autopilot. He thought to himself, ‘This isn’t how it should be going.’ He says no one should be on... more

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Scott Allen

Thirteen-year-old Piper Allen, of Watson Lake, and Mike Smith, Olympic-gold-medalwinning goalie and bonafide NHLer with the Arizona Coyotes, have two things in common: they love the game of hockey and they can’t wait to meet each other. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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