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    Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

    A Vast and awesome Universe – Understanding cosmic distance through analogy

    When a budding interest in astronomy is pursued with even a cursory investigation into the nature of our cosmos, one quickly comes to the realization that the human mind cannot fully embrace the awesome extent of it all—the unfathomable distances... more

    Oct. 03, 2018

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    Embrace your inner geek!

    On August 25, all ages will be given the opportunity to get their geek on as the Yukon Comic Culture Society hosts its Get Your Geek On! Craft fair at the Gold Rush Inn more

    Aug. 22, 2018

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    Joie Quarton

    Finding great finds

    The Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Society will be looking to open a local community-minded thrift store to repurpose your stuff! more

    Aug. 22, 2018

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    Photo: Erik Pinkerton

    Dancing with the stars

    After testing the waters in 2017 with the first-ever Yukon Star Party, the Yukon branch of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is bringing back the event, with promises of education, fun and most of all, community engagement. more

    Aug. 15, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: BagoGames on Foter.com

    Fortnite drops at Titan Gaming and Collectibles

    Titan Gaming and Collectibles is adding Fortnite to its menu of gaming options, and they’re marking the occasion with a kickoff tournament on July 14. Fortnite launched as a paid-for game on July 25, 2017, that encouraged cooperative play between... more

    Jul. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

    Full metal and padded jacket

    Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes... more

    May 02, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

    Calling all players who are LFG

    The Whitehorse Dice Knights are providing a haven for roleplaying gamers who are “LFG” – or looking for group – in the Yukon’s capital. The Dice Knights are the brainchild of group organizers Eli Boivin, Siobhan McLeod and Travis Lohner, and they... more

    Feb. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

    eSports: Gamers reach superstar status

    This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... more

    Nov. 01, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

    Any Given Saturday...

    Every Saturday evening, in a humble garage in Riverdale, the Northmen Gaming Club gathers to roll dice, game and share some laughs. The casual observer can be forgiven for fearing that a prohibition-era gambling house, full of craps and blackjack... more

    Oct. 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Daniel Brousseau (RASC)

    This party is cosmic

    At the end of October, the Takhini Hot Springs, a short 30-minute drive north of downtown Whitehorse, will be turned into a hub for astronomy lovers. The Yukon Astronomical Society (YAS) will be hosting its first annual Star Party from October 20... more

    Oct. 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Sue Starr

    Helping to Warm Whitehorse Feet

    For decades – well, for centuries - knitters have worked their craft to warm others. Whitehorse knitters are continuing that tradition this year, aiming to collectively craft 150 pairs of socks to contribute to the city’s Outreach Van... more

    Sep. 27, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Neil Zeller

    Turn Your Eyes to the Skies

    Yukoners – and others – who enjoy celestial pursuits may want to follow the stars to Kluane’s “Northern Nights” Dark Sky Festival at Kathleen Lake this weekend. This is the second time around for this event, which is jointly sponsored by Parks... more

    Sep. 20, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Friends and Hobby Miners: Exploring New Ground

    Late at night around a campfire, a local miner may share their story. This one was told on an informal basis, but, there’s no need to name names. We all know someone like this. If not, imagine this is you: you’re lured to the Yukon to mine for gold.. more

    Sep. 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Reid Vanier

    Geek Get-Together

    If you think Captain America’s corny and overrated, you’re in good company – with the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury. They’re just three of the heroes who will spend a night laying burns on the Captain at a “roast” during YukomiCon this... more

    Aug. 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Courtesy of Reid Vanier

    Get your Geek On!

    Comic geeks and freaks, fanboys and fangirls, cosplayers and costume enthusiasts, the time has come to don your crimson capes, cardboard shields and carefully crafted cutouts! This year’s cosplay contest will take place on August 26th as part of... more

    Aug. 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Who knit you?

    In 2015 my husband, Roger, and I visited Newfoundland; we rented a vehicle and hit the road. The breathtaking western shore drive took us through Gros Morne National Park and along the coast to L’Anse aux Meadows. more

    Jun. 14, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

    Welcome 30 Below!

    I was just getting started on working with Hollywood, my horse, out in Mendenhall (our home) when my grandparents were talking about the weather one night. As I lay in bed I couldn't help to listen in when I heard "30 below." Yikes! more

    Jan. 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Sue Starr

    Wool Gathering

    The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre, located at 38 Lewes Boulevard, is a unique location in Whitehorse. Involvement of community members across generations is the focus of the centre. There is programming to nurture children and youth as well... more

    Dec. 07, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: by Joan Norberg

    Braided rugs, just like Grandma used to make

    There I was at the end of August looking through Salvation Army for wool coats. August. What was I thinking? I know it's the Yukon, but we still had beautiful summer weather and I was looking for a wool winter coat. I had to laugh at myself... more

    Nov. 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Jessica Prentice

    A Marathon of Creative Fun

    On October 1, the Yukon Comic Culture Society will invite Yukoners of all ages and experience to leave their solitary art holes and create comics alongside one another for 12 straight hours. If you’ve heard of the Nakai 24-Hour Playwriting... more

    Sep. 29, 2016

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