July 22 2020 Online

Racing in cyberspace

The Yukon River Quest goes virtual It’s hard to imagine a summer without the Yukon River Quest. For 21 years, the annual event brought paddlers from around the world to “race to the midnight sun.” For participating Yukoners, it meant hours of commitment leading up to the race. Non-paddlers lost their paddling friends to their …

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Pandemic Parades Take to the Streets

Summer is generally the time for two major parades in Dawson: Canada Day in July and Discovery Day in August. The latter is the larger of the two events, but neither one takes any longer than 15 or 20 minutes to pass any given vantage point.

A Painting a Day

The Coronavirus lockdown and physical distancing has led us to trying to find activities to keep ourselves busy. The stress and uncertainty have played havoc with the mental health of most of us. A friend, who is a professional artist, attacked this problem and challenged herself to paint a small (4×6 or 5×7) watercolour each …

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Early Geological Mapping

The earliest geology maps of the Yukon show only the rocks that line the rivers. You traveled by boat, mapping as you went. 

Heroes

Sid reflects on the worldwide pandemic that is COVID-19 and our current reality. He said the only other time in his life when he felt stuck was during the War.

Chill, it’s summer

Yukon-brewed beers for the season from Yukon Brewing, Winterlong Brewery, and Woodcutter’s Blanket.

Puppets and pandemics

Really big puppets are coming to a park near you, but they’ll be keeping their distance.

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