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Yukon Conservation Society

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

One of the most visited attractions in Whitehorse, the Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge, is a great launching point for interesting half-day hikes. Located about 10 minutes from downtown by road, the historic 95-year-old suspension bridge (which has... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: Lily Quan

Whitehorse chef and cookbook author (and What’s Up Yukon columnist) Miche Genest has a wonderful description of the Fireweed Community Market: she calls it “community glue.” Providing access to fresh local food is just one role the market plays... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: by Murray Munn

The Second Opinion Society (SOS) is holding its annual barbecue on Thursday, July 28th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all are welcome. SOS is located at 304 Hawkins St. adjacent to the Yukon Conservation Society offices. There will be hotdogs... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Peter Mather

According to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) website, the 3,200 kilometre stretch of mountain range running from Yellowstone to the Yukon is one of the last intact mountain ecosystems on earth. It’s amazingly still home to... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The systems of the Earth are inextricably interwoven – be they environmental, social, or economic. Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo, believes that the capitalist model of economics is at... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Yukon Government Photos

When Shea Newnham goes to Wolf Creek Campground, he can still see the trail that he helped build as a Yukon Youth Conservation Corps (Y2C2) member. Ryan Drummond sees his stint as “the beginning of my understanding of the real meanings of natural... more

Aug 13, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Trapnell

There are 284 bird species recorded in Yukon. This weekend is your chance to count as many as you can. The Yukon Birdathon is designed to get you out birding, and raise funds for bird conservation. Held the last weekend in May, the goal is to... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Thursday, February 12th The day kicks off with the festival’s final installment of the Fire Hall Film Talks, a series of free lunchtime discussions between filmmakers and artists about behind-the-scene development of projects. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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August 14, 2014

The 20th Century artist Marc Chagall once stated, “Great art picks up where nature ends.” After organizing this year’s Miles Canyon In Art event, hosted by the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS), I certainly agree. more

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

"Miles Canyon is a special place," says Heidi Hehn, one of the local artists who will be participating in Inspired by the Canyon: Multi-media Interpretations of History and Place, a free event this weekend. "It has a unique feel about it, an more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

"This is a celebration of all kinds of parks," says Hillarie Zimmermann, external relations manager with Parks Canada. "Territorial parks, city parks, community parks ... anywhere people enjoy the outside." After 125 years of enjoying these parks, more

Jul 15, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

​When I was eight years old, I attended the Carcross Community School. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in the Carcross School. Meeting the other students and taking the First Nation cultural classes are some of my best memories. more

Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM Carcross