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Yukon Pomp

There’s a furry addition to Team Yukon’s uniforms as they march into the opening ceremony of the Arctic Winter Games in the Northwest Territories on March 18. Athletes will sport fur pom-poms made from wolf pelts harvested in the Haines Junction area and sewn onto their hats by members of the community.

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Creativity Runs Strong

Artistic genius runs in the de Repentigny family.Halin de Repentigny agrees. Over the phone, he said his dad loved to draw – he was always drawing something. De Repentigny’s mom loved music.Today the genius continues with Halin...

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Muskrat Trapping

The sun is back and the days are warmer, except in the late evenings.People of Old Crow used to be excited about going to Crow Flat. People used to leave after Easter Monday. Preparations were done, with essentials packed to...

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Gone Fishing

Many Yukoners live here because they enjoy the active lifestyle, interaction with wilderness, and distance from ties and pencil skirts.A visiting author from the Toronto area pointed out to me the other day that he found it...

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In the Eyes of a Trapper

There’s a quiet old guy in the town I’m living in named Joel. Joel’s been a trapper all his life.From Joel, I’ve learned that most short in-between words in English are superfluous, given a bit of...

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