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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Summer, with its long daylight hours, is a great time to travel around the Yukon. We started our travels the summer after we arrived, trading up from a VW Beetle to a Ford 150, and loading a second hand 8 ½ foot camper on the back. Over the next... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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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: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Everyone has a list of family and close friends that they feel the need to make an effort to visit every decade or so. If you’re like me and your entire extended family lives outside the Yukon, they may be making an extra effort to come and see... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Amelia Merhar

This is part 4 of a four part series, chronicling one woman’s Tinder dating experience (or lack therof) in the North. I heard a rumour that the old pond hockey tournament in Whitehorse was started by a woman seeking to land an Alaskan husband. more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: GBP Creative

A few years ago, Teagan Johnston sat in her kitchen, her face covered in fake blood. Her husband took the photo in their Toronto apartment for the cover of her second EP, Blood and Bones, released in 2014. When they were barely out of high school... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Charles Ketchabauw

When Charles Ketchabauw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto rolled into Whitehorse late last month, they weren't your typical rubber-tire tourists. Sure, they had two small kids and a teardrop trailer in tow, which made their eight-day journey from Toronto... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Blomer

In 2015 Victoria-based poet Yvonne Blomer paid a visit to Whitehorse and did a reading of her poetry book, As If a Raven. In her poems she described various types of birds and also amused the audience by imitating the call of a peacock... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Shirley Dawson

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

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

About two weeks into my month in Toronto, I go with a friend to the Museum of Inuit Art, where there’s a display of photography by youth in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Inside the museum we head off in separate directions, him taking his... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 2 Comments

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“It’s an important winter to show this,” says Lauren Williams, collections manager at Toronto’s Museum of Inuit Art. She’s referring to the photography exhibit by Yukon youth, This is Our Arctic, currently on display at the museum. The photos... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Miche Genest

There’s a new gin in town, just in time for the holiday season. Yukon Spirits, the hardcore younger sister of Yukon Brewing, has recently released the latest addition to its “Concepts” line: First Cut Gin. Why First Cut? Because this is the first... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Until December 21, the days will continue to get shorter. The light will be limited and far from adequate to produce Vitamin D, even in those who manage to expose their skin to the sunniest parts of the day. According to a Statistics Canada... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: John Birmingham

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

The first thing Solace does inside my parent’s house is pee on the deep shag rug in the TV room. We’re all surprised by it. She does it again a few days later, looking me right in the eye as she squats on another corner of the same carpet. more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: kozzi.com

One of the great things about living in Yukon is our access to exceptional walking trails. We live not close to nature, but in nature. What is great is that so many of us are out there daily on the walking trails enjoying it. more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: courtesy of Marcelle Dubé

It's a dark and rainy night, when Kate Williams finds an injured stranger on the Highway. She pulls over to help him, not knowing that she will be soon in danger. That's how Marcelle Dubé's short story Night Shift starts. more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Ron Patrick

Jean Francois is a chef. I met him at a B.C. heli-ski lodge on Highway 5 — The Yellowhead — in the early 2000s. He cooked pastries and cakes and cookies and yelled at the breakfast servers at six in the morning. I was a person cleaning rooms, ... more

Sep 3, 2015 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Nadine Peters

Like many other Yukon dogs, Eddie is of mixed pedigree. He’s a Heinz 57. Or as some people like to call it, a mutt. But to me, he’s 100 per cent handsome. Eddie is not really a Yukon dog, but don’t tell him that! He came north with our family in... more

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

It’s mid-winter when I finalize the tentative plans I’ve carried with me since leaving Ontario to drive to the Yukon a year ago. This summer I will leave again: the myth of an uncle I’ve never met pulls me to New Mexico. more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

Once the flurry of pre-Christmas activities dies down, there's no need to feel bored just because school is out and you have a few days off work. For our last edition of 2011, What's Up Yukon took a quick snapshot of some seasonal activities ... more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM , Yukon Archives

An energetic new dance group will make its debut this weekend in an unusual locale. Instead of a formal stage or a black-box theatre, the Tough Love Dance Crew will give its first official performance in a Whitehorse cocktail lounge. more

Jun 30, 2011 12:00 AM , , , Theatre - Dance

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