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The Week that Was…

Once summer arrived, along with consistent plus 25 temperatures, it was time to enjoy some swimming, hiking and generally the beautiful weather in Yukon.(In the Yukon, if you see a single day of plus 20, there is a likelihood it...

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I’m Just Saying – kids sports

Last month, I was at Takhini Arena at 7 o’blessed clock in the morning to interview some figure skaters. I waited until I returned to the office before seeking sympathy because these figure skating folk do this a couple of times...

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Never Again

In this two-part series Alexander Weber writes about competing in his first Ironman triathlon. InPart One he told us about his race preparation and his feelings before the competition. We left him three days before race...

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Fear and Loathing

Dear Reader, having just read the title of this article, I assume you may believe the followingabout myself: I am insane, and I am a diehard superhuman athlete.While you may be right about the former, I would disagree with the...

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Have Some Francais Fun

Often mistaken for the French version of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), from March 3rd to 23rd, is a national initiative lead by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural...

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Didee & Didoo: MY GYM

WHEN I MENTION MY GYMIT DOESN’T HAVE A BASKETBALL RIM.MY GYM IS THE GREAT OUTDOORSI SHARE IT WITH ANIMALS ON ALL FOURS.I SHARE MY GYM WITH THE BEARWHERE THERE’S LOTS OF FRESH AIR.I SHARE MY GYM WITH THE PORCUPINEWHERE THERE’S...

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Doing the Squirrel-paddle

I couldn’t sleep the night before. Was it the roughly 10 night-shifts in a row I had pulled just prior to leaving, or was it the excitement to get on that river? I’m not a river paddler.I grew up in Ontario (which I realize has...

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Our Everyday Athletes

The Canada Games Centre, near the top of Two Mile Hill, opens every weekday morning at 5:30 a.m. I did not get there until 7:00 a.m. and that was an effort.As I walked in, I kept passing people on their way out. They were...

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