July 17 2019

Celebrate Local Food – July 2019

This month’s Local Food Promotion winners are… Chris Potvin & Sara Nielsen The couple tried out Dennis Zimmerman’s recipe p.148 in The Boreal Gourmet, our locally loved recipe bible. Delicious pickled pike on mayo with pepper and sunflower sprouts planted by the birds in their yard. Their July prizes: YBAR Meats Horse Haven Farms $50 …

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Dog Culture – Chris Morgan

These were taken on the way to Sugills Landing in Skagway. My pal Chaplin, the black and white Alaskan husky, and Honey, the brown and white mix, had fun exploring.  [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 …

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Protecting more than a park

Park ranger keeps Inuvialuit stories alive on Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk When Richard Gordon was a young man he worked on an oil rig in the Beaufort Sea, but often found himself looking across the water to a special place he had visited as a child. “I’d look out and think about all the times my parents …

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Edmonton Eskimo fan-atic

My dad became a season ticket holder for the Edmonton Eskimos (EE) in 1959. I cannot say when he first became a loyal Eskimos fan, but I can tell you that the association of my father with the EE was indelibly imprinted upon the hearts of all those who attended his memorial service in 1981. …

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A Northwest Passage to the sea

(Ed. Note: The following article was first written for the Northwest Passage Project excursion to take place last summer from August 23 to September 13 aboard the R/V Akademik Ioffe. Shortly after departure, the expedition was grounded on the western Gulf of Boothia in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and cancelled. WUY did not print the …

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Created at the canyon

Diverse work comes out of a varied landscape Though always a popular spot with locals and tourists alike, the basalt columns of Miles Canyon received more than 450 visitors over the weekend of July 5 and 6 for the Created at the Canyon art exhibit. Hosted by the Yukon Conservation Society, Created at the Canyon …

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Can you get to Canyon from here?

Are you into history and/or walking? Maybe you prefer history and exploring beautiful places, but not walking? Either way, I’ve got you covered. If you’ve never been, Canyon City is a must. Nestled within Whitehorse city limits, this ghost town is not only a beautiful place to explore, but also a Yukon Heritage Site. The …

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Driven to explore

A seven-hour drive north of Whitehorse, or one hour and 30 minutes north from Dawson City, the Tombstone Interpretive Centre sits as the gateway to one of the Yukon’s most iconic territorial parks. The views along the hiking trails serve as the backdrop for countless social media posts from visitors and Yukoners alike. But the …

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