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Government of Yukon

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

I was driving by the Whitehorse courthouse the other day and it made me remember a warm sunny day in 1985 in Inuvik. A customer came into my auto parts store to buy a gizmo he was looking for. I presumed he was just another dumb truck driver... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

As the story goes, the early gold rush stampeders found all the creeks staked when they arrived. The Sourdoughs already there jokingly told the newcomers to go to the top of the hills to find gold. One of those hills became known as Cheechako Hill... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Steve Israel, Yukon Geological Survey

On Monday May 1, 2017, at around 5:30 a.m., a magnitude 6.2 earthquake landed near the B.C.–Yukon border, followed by another slightly stronger one at around 7:30 a.m. The rare event got a lot more people talking about seismic activity in the... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The biggest change in the Canada Day Parade, this year, is where it will end. With traffic being directed along Fifth Avenue as a main thoroughfare (as a result of sewer and water re-installation blocking the use of Front Street), the City of... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

This month, Yukon Pride: 24 Hours of Gaylight is happening for the sixth year in a row—and it just gets bigger every year. With more people involved and more events happening, 2018’s edition of 24 Hours of Gaylight is a hotly anticipated weekend... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Claude Vallier

The Yukon is a pretty incredible place, but with so much wide, empty wilderness, few people and limited technology capacity in backcountry areas, it’s important to remember to prepare, plan and train before you venture out there... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

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... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) will host the Gathering of Youth-Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Kick Off Event on February 17 to 18. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Hoefs’ family collection

Gold-mining in the Yukon River watershed took place well before the Klondike discovery. It started in the Forty-Mile River in 1886 with 600 miners participating, and Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka (1892) described 100 to 200 miners working the... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

According to the Yukon Commissioner’s office, the New Year’s Levee is an old tradition that dates back to King Louis XIV of France and was first introduced in Canada when fur traders would pay respect to their government representatives on New... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

With over 280,000 visitors and 1,000 authors, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest book fair in the world and an important event for international trade deals, with over 7 000 exhibitors from 100 nations, according to the fair website. It is... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-11-22, Photo: Rick Massie

The 15th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 23 with the Business After Hours (BAH) Humbug event at the Yukon government Main Administration Building foyer. The annual fundraising event for Yukon health care... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Philip Fitzgerald was embarrassed when he is asked about his greatest sense of accomplishment as the chair of the Yukon Hospital Foundation. “It sounds too financial,” he explained. Well? Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Hoefs family collection

Yukon’s history – its time scale and events – is different from any other Canadian jurisdiction. The northern portion of the Territory was part of Beringia, an ice-free area that extended from the Yukon and Alaska across the Bering Land-bridge... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Teslin Tlingit Council's 2015 Hà Kus Teyea Celebration

Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Tlingit Council

The biannual Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration and community gathering in Teslin this month presents a unique opportunity for Yukoners of all backgrounds to connect with the Tlingit community. “Everyone is welcome. We want everybody here. Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Association franco-yukonnaise

Voilà maintenant dix ans que le gouvernement du Yukon a proclamé le 15 mai, la journée de la francophonie yukonnaise, un geste fort mettant en avant l’histoire des franco-canadiens du territoire. En effet, les premières personnes parlant français... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Courtesy of YIP

Applications are open until March 12 for the third annual Yukon Innovation Prize. The contest, which is hosted by the the Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation program and the Yukon Department of Economic Development, is seeking health and... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Jennifer Tyldesley

Jennifer Tyldesley has spent her life behind the controls of aeroplanes: in the Air Force, flying search and rescue and most recently for Air North. I imagine her in a crisp white shirt with epaulettes gleaming, watching the Klondike Valley sweep... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Air North

I was writing a story about the Tatshenshini River for a magazine, and had just finished a 10-day rafting trip that left us at Dry Bay, Alaska, at the Pacific Ocean... the very definition of “the middle of nowhere.” Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Ben Horowitz

For many Yukoners, enjoying the backcountry is an integral part of their lifestyle whether they love to ski, snow machine, snowshoe or run sled dogs. They rely on their own experiences and common sense to keep themselves safe. Some have tuned into... Read more

Yukon Winter

  • Yukon Archives, new addition 2017, Government of Yukon photography

    Government of Yukon

    Yukon Archives, new addition 2017, Government of Yukon photography

    Yukon Archives, new extension 2017, Tourism and Culture, Cultural Services, Government of Yukon

  • Yukon Archives

    Government of Yukon

    Yukon Archives

    Yukon Archives, new extension 2017, Tourism and Culture, Cultural Services, Government of Yukon