Issue: 2005-02-10

February 10, 2015

First issue of What’s Up Yukon!

It’s All About the Visuals

Yukon designers, models and photographers work in tandem to showcase the “haute-est” trends from the coolest people in the North and, according to photographer Christian Kuntz, it’s all about the pictures. From blue jeans and bush boots to stilettos and silk, Kuntz re-interprets fashion through a lens.  Born in France and schooled as a furniture …

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Who is the fittest?

For the fourth year, the Polarettes Gymnastics Club is challenging anyone and everyone to see who is the fittest. On Feb. 13, at its facility attached to Vanier School, the gymnasts will defend their title from last year … a title they earned by beating 13 other teams. “Our gymnasts are looking forward to this …

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Biking is for winter, too

Biking in extreme weather is hard on any bike. Whether you have decided to you use your bike all four seasons, or you have purchased a bike just for winter, it needs only one speed. That one high gear makes it easy to power through snow and, let’s face it, your gear selector will probably …

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She is the face at the finish: She’s a clock-watcher

Anyone who has taken part in competitive cycling or running in the Yukon, in these past 20 years or so, has most likely experienced the typical post-race symptoms of excessive sweating, agonizing pain, rewarding sense of accomplishment and that one burning question: “Who is that woman?” Described by many as “The Welcoming Face at the …

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Our boxers respected Outside

Levi Commons, of the Yukon Amateur Boxing club, returned from the Alberta Bronze Gloves tournament with a gold medal. Edujardo Aragon and Micah Hoeschele, of Whitehorse, both earned silver medals. Eleven of 12 boxers, who attended last month’s tournament, were first timers. Dawson and Whitehorse pugilists drove to Red Deer for the Jan. 29 tournament. …

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World of Warcraft is simply beautiful: Game is simple to use and beautiful to look at

For those new to Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, World of Warcraft is a good place to start. Right from the beginning, WoW drew me in by giving me the freedom to customize my new character. I chose from one of eight races that include dwarves, elves and taurens. Clicking through the samples, I …

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Local gymnasts all win medals

The Polarettes Gymnastic Club faced its first competition of the year and earned quite a few medals. The West Coast Gymnastics Invitational was held Jan. 29 and 30 in Coquitlam, B.C. Gina Sparling won the bronze medal on bars and placed sixth on the vault, ninth on the beam, fourth on the floor and ninth …

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Badminton takes it to the next level: Looking for new players to join the pool

“I don’t believe we’ve ever been competitive,” says Gary Burdess, president of the Yukon Badminton Association. Yet, in 106 weeks, he hopes to send eight members against world-class competition in the 2007 Jeux du Canada Games in Whitehorse. “For the most part, it’s drop in. But there have been tournaments and a Yukon Championship for …

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Keep warm, stay watching: Winter star gazing is fun, but you have to know how

Living in the North has many advantages. We have crystal clear skies, no air pollution and many hours of darkness in the winter season. This adds up to excellent opportunities for viewing and taking pictures of the Northern Lights. Another great advantage of living in the North is the extremely dry air. In humid parts …

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We are the Soulstice Music Society: Our music is good and good for you

We, the Soulstice Music Society, would like to take this opportunity to invite you in with open arms; to get an insiders view on who we are and what we do. The Soulstice Music Society is a non-profit group comprised of Jordi Mikeli-Jones, Kevin Jack, Chris Janzen, Steve Swerhun, Andrea Scherle, Dustin Anderson and Jonas …

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