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Martha Black

Flat Feet and Brave Hearts: The Yukon at War

Canada was part of the British Empire, so when war was declared by Great Britain on August 4, 1914, Canada, too, joined the the conflict. There was a tremendous upswing of patriotic fervour.The vast American influx during of the...

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Making of a Queen

If you thought royalty was something found only in Europe, check again.In the Yukon, February ushers in a new breed of Queens for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival. However, becoming a queen is no easy task — because there...

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Klondike Catwalk

In a show of pre-season energy akin to athletes’ pre-game excitement, Parks Canada interpreters Carrie Docken and Carly Sims gallantly put on their copies of 100-year-old fashion and posed for What’s Up Yukon last...

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First Lady of Northern Gardening

One hundred years ago, the Yukon’s First Lady, Martha Louise Black, set about making a statement with her gardens.Black moved into the Commissioner’s Residence in Dawson City following her husband, George...

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