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Yukon Quest

Here come the mushers

The Yukon Quest has been described as the hardest sled dog race in the world. Luckily the Yukon Quest organizers have created a series of events so the public c­an get involved with this iconic event without the risk of frostbite or sleep deprivation.

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Already Six Weeks

My days paraded to the rhythm of the team, a certain form of serenity growing deep inside me …Forty-five days ago, I placed my feet on Canadian soil, with the goal of changing my life completely. I must say that, for the...

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The history of how we move is full of wild and wondrous stories about survival, romance, perseverance and everyday life. It’s also a great lens through which we can explore science and technology.Two new summer programs at the...

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A New Daily Routine

The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round....

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An Accidental Alien

With the world’s longest undefended border it’s not difficult to become an accidental illegal alien, especially between the Yukon and Alaska.After all, the last time there was a serious passport control on the Chilkoot Trail was...

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My Cup Runneth Over

In 2012 I came up to volunteer at the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race and fell in love with the land. As I was approaching retirement, I decided that I would find a way to relocate my hobby dog team, consisting of mostly rescued dogs,...

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