RSS

Watson Lake

P1-SUB-2017-10-29-DMAC-Remembrance-RickMassie (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

P1-2017-07-12-FayeDobek-DuDropInOutside.jpeg

Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

A visit to Watson Lake would not be complete without a walk through the amazing Sign Post Forest with its more than 77,000 signs, or a stop at the little shop covered in license plates at the back of the Sign Post Forest. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

HitchingARide.jpeg

Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Tracy Rondeau

Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

P1-2017-07-12-Yvonne Mueller-mcleodsvancouver.jpeg

Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Mueller

MacLeod’s Books in Vancouver is a book lover's dream. Books are piled up from floor to ceiling. Fortunately, the friendly staff helps you to navigate through the wide selection of books – some of them quite old and rare. When my partner and I... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

P3-2017-07-05-FayeDobek-RainyMarket.jpeg

Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

Looking for something interesting to do on a Saturday afternoon? Look no further than the Watson Lake Farmer’s Market held at Historic Mile 635 in the famous Watson Lake Sign Post Forest. Every Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., you can visit with... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

P1-2017-06-21-JessDobek.jpeg

Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Jess Dobek

What do you do with a ski hill in the summer? You hold a relay race! If you’re looking for a fun, exciting and challenging event to start off the summer, the Mount Maichen Relay Race is it. Grab a few family members, friends, or co-workers and... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

P4-2017-05-31-FayeDobek-WinterHives.jpeg

Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

Courtney and Joel Wilkinson, co-owners of Bee Whyld Yukon, are proud to show off their bee yard located just outside the town of Watson Lake, Yukon. Sixty-two of Bee Whyld’s 64 honey bee hives sit on the edge of a hay field surrounded by an... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

Blausen_CysticFibrosis (copy).jpeg

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

LH 5628 cropped Mar 22 15 LS (copy).jpeg

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

Northern Goshawk.jpeg

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

WHATS UP Yukon (copy).jpeg

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

file2.jpeg

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

Claire Horse 106 Kuntz.jpeg

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

IMG_5054 (copy).jpeg

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

GroupShot_UWBreakfastClub.jpeg

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!

IMG_2210 (1).jpeg

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

Tungsten 111.jpg

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

kozzi-25192014-pleasant_young_woman_throws_a_bowling_ball-2386x1592.jpg

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!

IMG_2438.jpg

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

openpit_1950s_2719.jpg

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