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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Brady and the Log Cabin Ski Society

Volunteers are gearing up for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross country ski race is on March 25, but starting in early March volunteers were driving up to Log Cabin, B.C. from Skagway, Alaska two times a week to set tracks for the course... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Karmen and Dan Stach

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Andy Hedden

Cabin fever kicking in? Why fly south when you can visit a friendly neighbour? With Winter Fest happening this weekend, Haines Alaska is the place to be if you’re feeling like a road trip out of Territory. “The best part of this festival is that... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

Registration is now open for the premiere Yukon Ski Marathon, hosted by the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. The 50 km race is being held on Sunday, March 5 and begins at Mount Lorne, runs from there to Cowley Lake, then to Wolf Creek... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Natalya Keller

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Trekkers are coming again, and this year’s Trek Over the Top from Tok Alaska to Dawson City, will have a substantial increase in numbers over the last two years. Paul Robitaille, marketing and events manager with the Klondike Visitors... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Courtesy of EDI Environmental Dynamics Ltd.

The EDI Hut to Hut, taking place this Saturday, is a family, social event that aims to encourage skiers of all ages and ability to participate while discovering new trails and three trail huts. Those huts will be heated and stocked with... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Angelene Young

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Maggie Leary

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

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s been a truly odd winter here in the Klondike. On the one hand it’s been colder, and colder for longer stretches than it has been for several years. Mostly, it hasn’t been really cold, which begins below, say, minus 35, and carries on down... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Lenna Charlie

This picture is a selfie, hehe. It was taken on January 8th while walking my dog along the millennium trail downtown at -30. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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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: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Gerry Whitley

Mary Whitley felt surprise and compassion when she saw a robin perched in a tree in her Hillcrest yard on December 9th. It was -19ºC — and a strange place for a bird that heralds Yukon spring. Her husband saw it first. “He looked out the window... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a point every winter when rich stews, casseroles and braises start to become more of a burden than a pleasure. And yet a light meal doesn’t feel right either. It’s at this trying moment that turning to a hearty meat-studded salad is the... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-02-08, Graphic: Michelle Eshpeter

This is a wine trend that anyone could enthusiastically embrace – wine and chips! Planning a casual night of watching a show or reading by the fire welcomes a glass of wine and a little snack into the evening. But the snack suggestions with wine... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: GraphicStock

Woodstoves are still a very traditional heat source for our homes and cabins. Firewood and stoves have always been messy with chips and bark in a trail from the woodpile to the stove, but it’s the way of the north. Sadly firewood isn’t as close... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Carl Maguire

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

From the day we came to Whitehorse it was my partner’s dream to catch a burbot; the only freshwater member of the cod family is found in most Yukon lakes and large rivers. We were told that they are easily caught overnight on baited set lines, as... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Julien Schroder

Dog lovers and mushing aficionados alike will gather on Feb. 4 at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse to watch the start of the 2017 Yukon Quest. The day begins at 8 a.m., when the dog yard is open to the public and spectators can watch as the mushers... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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