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Issue: 2015-07-23

Goals and dreams

Thirteen-year-old Piper Allen, of Watson Lake, and Mike Smith, Olympic-gold-medal-winninggoalie and bonafide NHLer with the Arizona Coyotes, have two things in common: they love the game of hockey and they can’t wait to meet...

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Discounting Trash

What would you consider to be valuable about Whitehorse? The nearby mountains? Thevibrant community? Being able to fish and hunt close to town? Having the cleanest air in the world? How about the landfill?As weird as it seems,...

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General Store

Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage & Museum is composed up of numerous themed rooms. One room is themed as an old general store and post office. “I made the General Store because I had all this stuff pertaining to an old...

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Doing the Squirrel-paddle

I couldn’t sleep the night before. Was it the roughly 10 night-shifts in a row I had pulled just prior to leaving, or was it the excitement to get on that river? I’m not a river paddler.I grew up in Ontario (which I realize has...

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Atlin’s Ian Fest

The second best thing about a 68-year-old writer listening to an 81-year-old singer at the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival was feeling young again.The first was admiration, knowing the “Ol’ Cowboy” still has what it takes to...

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Festival Fare

Festival season is in full swing, and every weekend sees crowds descending on another Yukon community for a bit of all-night sun revelry. My personal favourite, and often my only festival of the summer, is the Atlin Arts and...

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Frolic for Foodies

At the end of July, foodies from across the country will travel north to take part in the 2015 Yukon Culinary Festival.Now in its third year, the festival will showcase and celebrate the Yukon’s local food movement to visitors...

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Firepower on Parade

In 2012, Environment Yukon issued a report on hunter satisfaction in the territory, based on a survey of over 810 licensed hunters.Participants were asked their opinions on a wide range of topics, including the permit hunt...

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