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Issue: 2017-10-11

Fall has arrived and Yukoners have all started to settle into our winter routines. This busy time of year seems like the perfect time to take over as editor of What’s Up Yukon. I’m excited for the challenge and have already had some great ideas... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Émeraude Dallaire-Robert

When Yukon born-and-raised photographer and graphic design artist Émeraude Dallaire-Robert was 14-years-old, her dad gave her a camera, and not just any old hand-me-down camera. The camera was given to her dad in exchange for rent by a tenant who... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-16, Screenshot: What's Up Yukon

Got a juicy story that you’re just aching to tell the world, but you don’t want your fellow Yukoners knowing who leaked it? You’re in luck. Because there’s a Facebook page for that. The salacious Whitehorse Confessions page is a never ending... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Harbour Publishing

“Everyone talks about the Goldrush. I’m interested in the gaps in history. The points in between,” says Yukon writer Michael Gates, author of From the Klondike to Berlin. Published last month, this book is, perhaps surprisingly, the first to offer... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: courtesy of OUT North

The OUT North Queer Film Festival brings film lovers an American documentary with a local twist on April 9. Southwest of Salem tells the true story of four young lesbian women accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls and using them in... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Linda Fair

In 2012 I came up to volunteer at the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race and fell in love with the land. As I was approaching retirement, I decided that I would find a way to relocate my hobby dog team, consisting of mostly rescued dogs, and myself and... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

A graduate of the Porter Creek Secondary School in the Class of 2009, Nicole Grove, 26, has always been physically strong. Back in 2003, in the days of Hidden Valley Elementary School, Nicole was a gold medalist in the Annual Yukon Wrestling... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Yukon Association for Community Living

Mallory Pigage is a 26-year-old woman with an apartment in downtown Whitehorse, a large network of friends and her own business. A true Yukon success story, Mallory is determined to focus on her capabilities rather than her limitations, and has... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Laura Scott

“Alright ladies, we are going on as soon as this song is over. Tallies, you’re up first. Shorties, get ready to go on right after them. I know we are all tired and looking forward to getting out of these shoes, but just keep smiling, we’re almost... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: by Sarah Winton

After living in Vancouver for three years I’d become accustomed to people giving me strange looks if I smiled at them in the elevator or while waiting in line for a coffee. When I returned home to the Yukon it was a pleasure to rediscover its... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: by Tess Casher

It’s a long time before a fashion designer will stage a runway down a catwalk of the snow-laden Millennium Trail, yet the Yukon does uphold a clothing culture. Our style parallels our environment. This leads Yukoners to a distinctive style... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by David Hatherly

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action task all sectors of Canadian society to make changes that will affect “the way things are done” between First Nations people and non-First Nation Canadians. The TRC came about as a... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Sue Thomas

United Way Yukon is a charity that raises money to fund Yukon organizations. Its mandate is to fund programs that enhance the “physical, mental and social well-being” of Yukoners. So says Brian Bonia, who is United Way Yukon’s campaign cabinet... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Amelia Merhar

Amelia, 31. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Yukon College. Grad student, artist and musician. Happy to be back up North after a year at school! Small truck and a big dog. That, my friends, is my Tinder profile. Tinder is one of of numerous... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

In 2009, Ayla Sanders graduated from Vanier Catholic Secondary School and got a summer job in Paradise Alley on Main Street in Whitehorse. She did not have plans to pursue a post-secondary education, so she wrote an essay to apply for the Rosemary Bu more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Claire Ness

Claire Ness wasn't even born in 1969, when the most famous rock festival in history took place. It's possible her then-20ish parents, Roy and Penelope, have regrets about not joining the throngs of music-loving hippies who flocked to Max Yasgur's... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Ben Schonewille

In summer, birding is all about the kids. Or, chicks. After the spring blitz of migration and mating, many birds are rearing offspring and staying closer to their nests. It’s a time when many Yukoners stop birding. “Our forests are usually more... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

Spring in Iceland is a mostly cold, grey affair, strikingly suited to the harsh, rugged landscape. The road into the capital city, Reykjavik, from the airport in Keflavik, cuts through rocky, volcanic terrain, reminiscent of Martian landscape in... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Eva Mitsui

Ten years ago husband and wife Dan and Jenna Misener were at Jenna's parents' house for Christmas. The couple was in Jenna's room, going through a box of childhood memorabilia. They found her diary. They spent the day reading entries aloud to each... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families