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Issue: 2017-10-11

Fall has arrived and Yukoners have all started to settle into our winter routines. This busy time of year seems like the perfect time to take over as editor of What’s Up Yukon. I’m excited for the challenge and have already had some great ideas... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-04-05,

Our identities are multifaceted and complex, in order to address gender-based inequality and violence we need to find ways to hear each other in order to effectively create social change that benefits everyone in the end. No one should be left... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-25

Dear readers, I’m excited to be taking over as editor. We’re already three issues deep into my mandate. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about what I have planned. First, I’ve got a short story for you. more

Jan 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Practically unheard of - the top 10 books reviewed last year were evenly split between male and female authors. And never before: the number of men and women reviewing books in Canada is nearly equal. That’s what the Canadian Women in the Literary... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Ever since the advent of the internet, pundits of all description have been predicting the demise of print journalism. Traditional newspapers and magazines, once so prolific and influential in Canada and elsewhere, are undergoing seismic change... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I have been writing for this paper for three years, now. I remember the day my first piece was published. It was my first publication ever, even though I had been writing a lot in German. I remember holding the issue with my article in my hands... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-19

As humans we are obsessed with counting things. We keep track of the numbers in our lives. We are always keeping score, measuring, recording and counting. For some of us the first thing we do in the morning is check how our body mass relates to... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My first experience working for a newspaper was immediately out of high school. I was hired to be the receptionist at an office in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. It didn’t last long as I was too curious about the advertising department, so it was... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

On Monday mornings, I get up and check my email. If I have worked over the weekend, I usually only have 30 or 40 unread messages. If I haven’t, it’s usually in the 60 to 70 range. I start at the bottom and go through them, filing stories that have... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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

In this day and age, are we really still making new year's resolutions? I’d have thought that resolutions fell out of fashion around the same time the "My Year of" books started coming out, those mega-resolutions that people launched their... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Poetry, spoken word performances, plays and short stories; all these literary exploits and more can be heard at Brave New Words, a showcase of local literary talent. Lit-lovers can enjoy an evening of music poetry and cocktails at the event, which... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-11-19 Photo: Don Green

Temperatures were in the mid-30s while we were in Munich. Many of the people spoke English, but many others did not. Neither Joanne nor I speak German. We did experience moments of frustration because of miscommunications, but some of that kind of... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a storyteller, beader, ... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: creativecommons [Will Steacy]

There’s a reason people like me should never play the stock market. Some time ago, when I heard that a new arts and entertainment magazine was in the works, the cynic in me said it wouldn’t last six months. These things never do. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business 1 Comments

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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

My office and my bed are 10 feet apart, which means that my morning commute takes between 15 seconds and one minute, depending on whether I put on pants. I have amused myself more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Humour

It was novelist Lawrence Hill who told me while we sipped tea in the Downtown Hotel dining room in Dawson in March that his early career as a journalist taught him to embrace the adventure of his stories. The beauty of living in the North is the adv more

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Is it possible to write a sports column that covers kayak polo, fighting kites, ice climbing, skinny dipping, and broomball? And if it is, would you still call it a sports column, or the ultimate bucket list of things to try at least once while... more

Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

This is the second and final part of a cyber-chat between What's Up Yukon editors Meg Walker in Dawson City and Ken Bolton in Whitehorse. KB: I was a bit puzzled the last time we spoke when you said you'd like to see What's Up Yukon cover fashion. more

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM , Yukon Business

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS: • All entries must have writer’s name accompany the submission. • Poems are disqualifi ed if they have been previously published • Poems submitted will be published on the What’s Up Yukon website and some will be selected... more

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN 3 Comments

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