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Yukon River

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Fall migration is over, but you can still see some pretty cool birds around if you know where to look. One popular birding area is along the Yukon River near the Rotary Centennial Bridge. The open water here attracts a wide array of species, and... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Melissa Arkwell

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

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Harry Kern

At this year’s Yukon River Quest, stand up paddleboarders will be competing for prize money for the first time. The 2016 race introduced the stand up paddleboard category as an experiment. “Stand up paddleboards are hugely popular now and we had... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Marten Berkman

The first days in the creation of the play Map of the Land, Map of the Stars took place in the summer of 2015 along the banks of the Yukon River. A group of artists gathered with stories, images, objects, and songs – items that they were drawn to... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Given the odd behavior of the Yukon River this year, it’s not at all certain just how and when spring breakup will occur, but however it happens, the ladies of the IODE have it covered. What were some very wide open leads in the river prevented... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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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: 2016-12-21, Photo: Christian Kuntz

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

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Ingrid Wilcox

It is winter in the Yukon, why would anyone even be thinking of paddling? If you are a breast cancer survivor, and would like an experience of a lifetime, in company of other breast cancer survivors, plus the chance to prove to yourself that you... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

A happy melodic song rings along the Yukon River below the dam, and you imagine it’s a pretty little bird singing in a tree. But it’s 10 below. Then you notice a small chubby bird, coloured like slate, sitting on boulders near the rushing water... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Whitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid walker. He has explored many trails in and around Whitehorse. He believes he has found a city trail which could become an exciting historic walk. Today at Miles Canyon, just above the parking lot on... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-09-22

Inspired by the Yukon winter and the road closures that lead to a feeling of isolation, Elle Wild her first crime novel and set it in Dawson City. The novel, called Strange Things Done, ­won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: courtesy of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

From July 28 to 31 the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation will welcome everyone to their traditional territory. The First Nation is hosting the 13th biennial Moosehide Gathering, taking place at Moosehide Village, which is located 3 km downriver from... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

I have often wondered just how I would feel if after falling out, I was 30 feet away from my drifting boat where my life jacket was draped over the driver’s chair. I have always been a strong swimmer, but the Yukon water is very cold and we are... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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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: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Jessica Vaughan

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 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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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: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Kirsten Scott

Last Friday morning we headed to the riverbank to meet a few locals, to mark a trail across the ice to the other shore. The goal was to choose the least-worst trail because, although rough areas can be avoided on foot, those on snowmobiles need a... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: K. Thiesenhausen

Ice is important. It allows people and wildlife to use or cross lakes, ponds and rivers. Ice also provides access to what’s below: fish, muskrats and water, for example. Unfortunately, the mild fall temperatures in many parts of Yukon have again... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter