Watson Lake

Issue- Feb24/2021

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Watson Lake Stories

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    Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society

    Creating a safer community through relationship-building

    Building trust between a community and police is essential to addressing the extraordinarily high numbers of sexualized assaults and violence in the Yukon. Without this relationship, women at risk and women who have experienced violence are less... Read more

    May 29, 2019

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

    A Little Gift Shop with a Big Heart

    A visit to Watson Lake would not be complete without a walk through the amazing Sign Post Forest with its more than 77,000 signs, or a stop at the little shop covered in license plates at the back of the Sign Post Forest. Read more

    Jul. 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

    Watson Lake Farmer’s Market Moves to the Sign Post Forest

    Looking for something interesting to do on a Saturday afternoon? Look no further than the Watson Lake Farmer’s Market held at Historic Mile 635 in the famous Watson Lake Sign Post Forest. Every Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., you can visit with... Read more

    Jul. 05, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Jess Dobek

    Mount Maichen Madness Hits Watson Lake

    What do you do with a ski hill in the summer? You hold a relay race! If you’re looking for a fun, exciting and challenging event to start off the summer, the Mount Maichen Relay Race is it. Grab a few family members, friends, or co-workers and... Read more

    Jun. 21, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

    Two Million Honey Bees Find Home in Watson Lake

    Courtney and Joel Wilkinson, co-owners of Bee Whyld Yukon, are proud to show off their bee yard located just outside the town of Watson Lake, Yukon. Sixty-two of Bee Whyld’s 64 honey bee hives sit on the edge of a hay field surrounded by an... Read more

    May 31, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: staff. Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014

    Watson Lake Generosity Supports Cystic Fibrosis Month

    May is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) month. A drive through Watson Lake will give you an idea of just how important this month is to our town. Numerous businesses join in “painting the town purple” by decorating windows and doors in purple, the official CF... Read more

    May 24, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Ryan Alaric

    Thoughtfully Thrifty

    The Anglican Church thrift store in Watson Lake has nearly doubled in size thanks to carpentry students from the Skills for Employment program run through Yukon College. The project, which started in October 2016 and ended in January 2017, saw the... Read more

    Mar. 01, 2017

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Rowena Shannon

    Tastes of Home

    Conquering exotic culinary worlds is exhilarating, but the dispiriting lack of some foods can make home feel very far away, indeed. For some people, a curious thing may happen once they relocate. They may develop a taste for things they wouldn’t... Read more

    Oct. 01, 2015

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    Good Things Come In Small Packages

    With the new market’s worldly selection of food in Watson Lake, you might be apprehensive to buy something. Read more

    Nov. 05, 2014

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    Watson Lake Has a New Bowling Alley

    Residents of Watson Lake can now throw strikes and spares in style. The bowling alley at the Morgan Chaddock Recreation Centre is now computerized, which means that lanes can be segregated, therefore more than one group can bowl at a time. Read more

    Sep. 18, 2014

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    Mount Maichen Ski Hill: A Tradition of Kindness

    I was disturbed to see a local writer publicly disapproving of how the Mount Maichen Ski Hill is operated. Her article depicts this hill as a poorly run, poor excuse for a ski hill. Strangely, this author is from the very community she defiles. Read more

    Mar. 18, 2010

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    June 2009 - Watson Lake turns 25

    The Yukon's Gateway, Watson Lake, turns 25 years old this weekend. And, to celebrate, the town's residents will be throwing a carnival in Wye Lake Park. Terry Colebrooke, the town's recreation director, says on Saturday, June 13, the park will be f Read more

    Jun. 11, 2009

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