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Robert Service Campground

Home for a Yukon Spell

When my parents drove the Canadian Shield to Whitehorse 34 years ago in a rusted, steel blue Pontiac, they were unaware of the lifelong curse they were casting upon me.No, my parents are not wiccan worshippers, or practitioners...

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Hepburn Tramway Historic Walk

“There is nothing like walking to get the feel of acountry.  A fine landscape is like a piece of music; itmust be taken at the right tempo.  Even a bicycle goestoo fast.”Paul Scott MowrerWhitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid...

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Finding Herself

In 2009, Ayla Sanders graduated from Vanier Catholic Secondary School and got a summerjob in Paradise Alley on Main Street in Whitehorse. She did not have plans to pursue a post-secondary education, so she wrote an essay to...

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Summer Fun has Begun

Look around. The birds are singing, canoes and kayaks are back on Subaru roof racks and my neighbour seems to have an urge for gardening at 11:30 p.m. These are signs of summer.It’s a change from spending much of our time...

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Yukon Birdathon

There are 284 bird species recorded in Yukon. This weekend is your chance to count as many as you can.The Yukon Birdathon is designed to get you out birding, and raise funds for bird conservation. Held the last weekend in May,...

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A Little Help from Friends

According to Marc Paradis, it’s starting to resemble a mini-music festival.He should know. The Whitehorse drummer has performed at pretty much every major music function since he arrived in the Yukon 35 years ago. “We don’t have...

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Burn Away the Dark Times

The Yukon winter is so long that Dawson City-based filmmaker Suzanne Crocker once said winter has its own seasons.Most Yukoners I know divide their very existence between their “winter” and “summer” selves. More often than not,...

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