Millennium Trail

A chance on winter

The process of watching, listening and trying to identify a bird will help you remember that species, and perhaps that particular bird, forever.

What’s on the river? – A winter warm-up to the Christmas Bird Count

It’s snowy and cold outside, and most of the Yukon’s migratory birds, such as swans, pretty yellow warblers, ducks and shorebirds, have long fled the territory. There’s always a few species, however, that linger. A favoured habitat for some of these birds is the Yukon River, just below the Rotary Centennial Bridge (“blue bridge”) near …

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Fishing with Children

The first rule of fishing with children is that it has to be fun or it will fail.

Yukon See It Here: Lenna Charlie

This picture is a selfie, hehe. It was taken on January 8th while walking my dog along the millennium trail downtown at -30.

Yukon Chic

It’s a long time before a fashion designer will stage a runway down a catwalk of the snow-laden Millennium Trail, yet the Yukon does uphold a clothing culture. Our style parallels our environment. This leads Yukoners to a distinctive style. If there were fashion police upholding the laws of Yukon style, any Yukoner without an …

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Hepburn Tramway Historic Walk

“There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.  A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.  Even a bicycle goes too fast.” Paul Scott Mowrer Whitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid walker.  He has explored many trails in and around Whitehorse. …

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Running for a Cause

If there’s a competitive foot race nearby, or a fun run for charity, Tom Ullyett will almost certainly be there. The 58-year-old deputy minister of Justice has been an avid runner since his teen years, with at least 40 half-marathons under his belt, not to mention too many shorter-distance events to count. In 1991, he …

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Finding some good

Ask any parent, and they will tell you that the worst of all tragedies – the absolute worst – is to experience the death of their child. It happened to a member of our What’s Up Yukon family last year. Shari and Scott Morash lost their son on the day of his birth … Sarah …

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Heart of the Trail

On a typical 2011 August day I walked the Millennium Trail. When I started out it was sunny and warm. I stopped at a favourite spot to read an interpretive sign. All of a sudden it started pouring. Ah, just wait a few minutes and the weather will change. It did. As I finished my …

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