March 20 2019

A lifetime of music

It may be an exaggeration to say that Kermit the Frog saved my life, but only slightly. It was 1971. I was 17. The Beatles sang “The Long and Winding Road” and I was deep in the swamp of solipsistic angst in the way that only teenagers can be. “Last night I was a girl …

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Shandaa (In my Lifetime) – Chih Ahaa

William Ch’itzee (Fort McPherson), ganaldaii (I remembered) Belle Herbert (Chalkyitsik), ganalydaii. Rev. James and Sarah Simon (Fort McPherson), ganaldaii. Special Constable Thomas Njootli (Aklavik), ganaldaii. Persis Kendi (Women’s Auxilliary, Mayo), ganaldaii. Rev. James Gilbert (Arctic Village), ganaldaii. George Robert (Fort McPherson), ganaldaii. Eunice Carney (Fort Yukon), ganaldaii. Rev. Jim Edwards (Aklavik), ganaldaii. Chief Simon Francis …

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Living With Wildlife: Steve Wilson

It was very cool to see one of the Robert Service Way eagles out soaking up some sunshine on Friday, Feb. 8 Camera: Nikon Coolpix B500 [box] We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to …

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Raise your glass

Since launching Yukon Brewing, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter have proven that they know their beer. With the success of Two Brewers whisky over the past few years, they’ve demonstrated to the Canadian marketplace that they know their liquor as well. Their efforts garnered a gold medal and “Best Single Malt of the Year” at …

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Limestone reefs in southern Yukon

Part 8 of Your Backyard Geology Within Whitehorse city limits, you can see Grey Mountain from almost anywhere. It is one of the first landmarks tourists see flying into the city. Eight thousand kilometres away, the residents around Salzburg, Austria, can look up from their morning coffee and see the rugged, beautiful grey-white peaks of …

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Oral history in a modern context

Reconciliation. We have all heard the term used in modern-day politics. You may have heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or even the 94 calls to Action that came out of it. However, few, if any, educational institutions have put reconciliation into practice as authentically as Yukon College. The spirit of reconciliation echoes through …

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A raven conspiracy?

Back in Inuvik, when the powers that be were trying to figure out why they could not keep ravens from shorting out and blowing power transformers in the winter.

Ravens and Poe

Very few writers throughout history have bonded with their subjects quite like Edgar Allan Poe and the Yukon’s territorial bird – the Raven

Snowmobile survival gear

A little planning and preparation can save your day in many situations. The winter bison hunts and Dempster Highway caribou hunts are true examples of the extremes in planning and preparation when it comes to snowmobile travel. Some operators, who realize that bad things can happen, carry survival equipment. Others take off without so much …

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