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My First Yukon Winter

Upon mentioning – or complaining about – the cold this winter, Yukoners immediately correctme, stating that the weather we’ve endured for the past several months does not remotely count as a real Yukon winter.However, arriving...

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Panning for glory

Yukon’s mining heritage will be celebrated this summer in Dawson City. On July 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Yukon Gold Panning Championships will take place at the Waterfront Park on Front Street, offering several levels of...

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Cheechako Stories

Two things are important to Andrea Sinclair: family, and curling. In the end, it was one that took her away from the other. “It was my dad’s idea, actually,” the 20-year-old says about moving away from her...

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The many faces of a Yukoner

The first Yukoner I ever met was Rodger Thorlakson.It was 19 years ago and I was two days “Inside”. Sure, I met other people in that time, but between the hotel room and work it wasn’t a lot.Those I formed...

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A Taste of the Yukon Part 1 of 2

It’s interesting how city bus drivers can reflect the personality of their town. In one large city I saw a driver pull away as a woman fell while about to board the bus; in another, I saw a passenger fall flat on her face...

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