April 17 2019

Living With Wildlife: Doug Spencer

This fox decided to take an afternoon nap on my shed on New Year’s Day. After the 45-minute nap, the fox stretched with a big yawn. My camera and lens combo allowed for the close-up images, yet from a safe distance.  Camera: Nikon D7500 with 200-500mm lens [box] We invite you to share your photos of …

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Living with Wildlife – Chris Morgan

I caught this fox sitting contently on the SS Tutshi while watching my dog in Carcross [box] We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to [email protected][/box]

Living With Wildlife: Annie Veilleux

I took this picture of a beautiful red fox, in Porter Creek, on October 30. Camera: Nikon D5200 camera [box] We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to [email protected][/box]

Living With Wildlife: Travis Friesen

A fox out for an evening pizza picnic [box] We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to [email protected][/box]

Watching the River Thaw

Members of the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) have placed the Ice Pool Tripod on the ice of the Yukon River and the tickets for the IODE Ice Guessing Contest, generally just called the Ice Pool, will be on sale at various places between Whitehorse and Dawson City until April 15. The tripod is anchored …

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Not like the dinosaurs

Each year, Earth Day focuses on a specific theme to raise awareness of a particular environmental issue we are currently facing. (Last year’s theme encouraged people to make positive changes in their lifestyles by reducing their plastic consumption.) This year, Earth Day aims to draw attention to threatened and endangered species across the planet. Here, …

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Celebrate Local Food – April 2019

This month’s Local Food Promotion winner is… Mary Holozubiec Mary wrote: The Yukon just may very well be the kale capital of Canada. Kale is not just for chips anymore. You can put in smoothies, salads, spanakopita,soups, quiches, and frittatas. The sky is the limit. Here is one of her favorite recipes for KALE QUINOA …

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A Contrast in character—meet our neighbour, and maybe even a distant relative

What the constellation Cancer lacks in bright stars, it makes up for with its special deep sky resident, the Beehive open star cluster, or M44 in the Messier catalogue. At less than 600 light years (ly), the Beehive is one of our nearest open clusters. So with its 1,000+ stellar members, swarming in a 22.8 …

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Dog Culture – Monica Garcia

Hugo, our German shepherd, and our cat, Purrrcy, are keen to help Daniela and Nico during the Easter egg hunt at the lake each year. [box] Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send photos of Yukon dogs and their people …

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The London Tower ravens

[two_third] You may have noticed the above quotation comes to you without attribution. That’s for good reason. Nobody seems to know who muttered it or even if it was ever uttered at all. The Tower ravens of London are arguably the most famous birds in history. They’re also the most difficult to explain because of …

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