Yukoner

A Yukoner chooses to live on “the inside”, everyone else lives on “the outside”.  Yukoners don’t fear remote living conditions, they support their neighbours, they welcome guests, they are free spirits, artists, miners, entrepreneurs,

Honouring and remembering sacrifice

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great victory for Canada, but it came at a price. In this battle, there were more than 10,500 casualties and about 3,600 killed. To our knowledge, Herbert Lawless was the only known Yukoner to fall in this battle.

For those who answered the call …

“Yukon soldiers are buried in more than 50 cemeteries on four continents.” –Michael Gates Lest we forget … This is why Michael Gates (Yukon historian and Yukon News columnist) and D. Blair Neatby (military historian, Yellowknife) have co-authored the memorial book, Yukon Fallen of World War I, a collection of more than 100 biographies that …

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Busting up in the communities

Open Pit Theatre is excited to be taking their play, Busted Up: A Yukon Story, on the road. They’ll be coming to Dawson City on September 29, Carcross on October 2 and will be back in Whitehorse for a show on October 3. The play already premiered in 2017, as part of Canada 150, playing …

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Making cooperative space a community place

Long-time Yukoners have watched with interest as the “old Food Fair” building has undergone extensive renovations on Second Avenue. The building has long sat vacant and curious viewers have watched with interest, wondering who the new residents might be. That wait is now over as the new YuKonstruct space has opened for members and the …

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Dancing with the stars

The 2nd annual Yukon Star Party will take place from Friday, August 24 to Saturday, August 25.

“I’m gonna live forever”

I don’t recall how long ago or what time, exactly, that I met Cor Guimond, but the moment I met him I knew he was going to be a lifelong friend.

Yukon census missing centenarians

The Yukon’s Lost Centenarian

I was astonished to learn that the Yukon Territory currently is without a card-carrying centenarian, male or female, according to the most recent age data on record which is the 2016 census.

Yukon See It Here: George Dimsdale

Three generations of Yukon yogis: Darlene Dimsdale, daughter Sarah Gau and granddaughter Emma Gau, at St. Elias Lake last summer.

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