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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: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Stephan Biedermann

Larra Daley is the pioneering force behind the Cultured Fine Cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall. Though the shop has just recently integrated itself into a quintessential part of Whitehorse, Daley’s own Yukon journey began in the summer of 1996... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Fritz Mandl

Fritz Mandl was enjoying a sunny day at Army Beach in September when he came across what looked like a dying butterfly. The fragile insect was flying past him on a cold gust of northern wind when it suddenly dropped from the air and went limp, ... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

If you live all by yourself downtown Whitehorse, the last thing you want is somebody knocking at your door in the middle of the night - somebody who is strange, somebody who calls your name and you don`t know what they want from you. One night in... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Roger Jackson

Nine ladies in a voyageur canoe whose ages range from 23 to 62; 715 kilometres; paddling for Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Stix Together is a team of Whitehorse women participating in the 18th Annual Yukon River Quest. The race begins with a mass start... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of HHSY

Lucile Hunter was an intrepid Yukon pioneer. Just 35 years after slavery was abolished in 1863 in the United States, she and her husband, Charles, joined the stampede to the Klondike from the US in 1897. As black Americans, they hoped to trade the... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM , , Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Zero Waste Yukon

Reducing our solid waste is not an easily digested subject. An upcoming conference in Whitehorse hopes to break down solutions into manageable bites. The Working Towards Zero Waste in the North Conference will bring together approximately 120... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

As I turn from Mountain View Drive and toward our Whistle Bend home, I am yet again gobsmacked by the sudden and looming sight of the mountains on the far side of the Yukon River. Blue in the mornings, pink at night and otherwise brilliantly lit... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Pat Ellis first arrived in Whitehorse in the early 1950s. She was a 19 year-old art student from Winnipeg and Whitehorse was a much different city then. Ramshackle cabins and tiny derelict homes made up the downtown waterfront replacing today’s... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Unlikely Events Yukon

Each year, Whitehorse ushers in the Christmas season by lighting the gigantic evergreen tree on Front Street, a parade along Main Street, and Santa arrives – mukluks and all. We even have our own name for this glistening annual event- Winterval. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Students in rural schools can miss out on a number of things in terms of course offerings and opportunities. There are specialty programs in the city that attract a number of rural students to spend time in Whitehorse. Our daughter, for instance... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Tom Cochrane

Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O'Leary grew up just an hour's distance from each other - she in Dundalk, on the east coast of Ireland, he in the capital city, Dublin. But despite their shared passion for singing and playing traditional Irish music ... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

If you’ve walked past Bocelli’s Pizzeria lately, you may have seen a small sign in the window advertising its farewell. The local makers of saucy, thincrust Italian-style deliciousness are closing their doors. On Friday, August 28, the pizza oven... more

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Restaurant Guide

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: Michael MacLean

After playing harmonica for more than 40 years, George McConkey finally feels he is getting to the venerated status of “old blues guy”. Nicknamed Harmonica George, he started playing when he was young. Through sheer stubbornness, he has never... more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

What would you consider to be valuable about Whitehorse? The nearby mountains? The vibrant community? Being able to fish and hunt close to town? Having the cleanest air in the world? How about the landfill? more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

“Wow, you found a gold mine!” This was a recent Wednesday, around 11:37 a.m. My co-workers and I answered the call from the City of Whitehorse to spend one hour picking up garbage around our worksite. This was the “let’s go make Whitehorse... more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It’s funny how a change in geography can alter your perspective on something you’re well acquainted with. My places of residence within Whitehorse had always been above the Alaska Highway — first Hillcrest, then Granger. more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: kozzi.com

When they finally arrived in Whitehorse the sun had long since gone down and it was almost pitchblack. The moon and stars became lost behind the clouded sky and it started to snow. Claude said as he pulled into Marcel’s driveway, ... more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Darrell Hookey

It's not really a truck with a paper shredder in the back; it's more like a shredder-onwheels. And when you see the shredder-on-wheels parked outside a business on a Thursday with its lights flashing, paper isn't shredded by page. No, no. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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