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Yukonisms

Coming In From the Outside

I find the term “Outside” very strange.At first, when I had arrived in the territory, people would use the term, almost as if they were talking about someone being committed.”Oh, he’s going...

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Yukoners Are Different

“There are strange things done in the land of the midnight sun…”  -Robert ServiceTruer words may have never been written by that famous Bard of the North.There were plenty of strange things done back in the...

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Extreme Christmas Shopping

Let me begin by saying happy holidays to each and every one of you. I know that gets said a lot this time of year but I wholeheartedly mean it.Not in the way that “jelly of the month club” voucher from the boss...

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Unlocking the Tickle Trunk

Does this happen in other places? I find I’m asking myself this all the time living up here in the Yukon.Most recently it is with regard to Yukoners and their costumes.We’re talking about people going to one...

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Face it, Yukoners Like Booze

American liquor connoisseurs have Canada to thank for keeping their palates wet duringProhibition, as it was Canadians who made sure they didn’t go thirsty.In fact, in its heyday Canadian-based Seagrams was the largest...

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Dawson City: A Town Full of Heart

I’m in Dawson City, Yukon. It is 10:30 pm on a Sunday night and I find myself walking the icy boardwalks as a few brave and hearty ravens fly overhead.I am with a handful of Dawsonites who call this place 500-plus...

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Unsolicited Winter Tips

Sure, he teased us all with an above average fall, but once again Old Man Winter has settledin.Every year there is a hope he might just bypass us all together and maybe visit Osoyoos, but he never does, and therefore we all must...

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