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I had the pleasure of visiting “The Farm” a few years ago, on Yvette’s birthday. Like all the guests, I was impressed by the beautiful view, the handsomely constructed and decorated home, the tidy corrals and property, the neat rows of farmed... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of Cathy Deer Grasholm

Horses ... Many a little girl reveries in the companionship of this uniquely large pet that often towers over its owner, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds (draft horses upwards of 2,000 pounds!). Not many of us make reality of our childhood... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: 2016 HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

“The best place to view the ride is from up high,” says Inge Sumanik. “But, for me, it is standing next to the fence and feeling the ground shake.” “The ride” that she refers to is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. Since 1876, the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

It is common knowledge that outfitting in the Yukon has been ongoing for over a hundred years and that outfitting horses roam feral, until needed. To this day you can spot the Dickson Outfitter horses roaming near the White River, among other places. Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

Finally summer is back!!! I'm so excited but yet… I’d rather not be. It doesn't sound right when I say it like that, but maybe my story will help this make a little more sense. This has been a busy year. The beginning of the spring was rough and I... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Do you or someone you know love books almost as much as their pet? These three books draw on the animals in our outer lives to illuminate the complexity of our inner lives. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

I was just getting started on working with Hollywood, my horse, out in Mendenhall (our home) when my grandparents were talking about the weather one night. As I lay in bed I couldn't help to listen in when I heard "30 below." Yikes! Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Spencer Sumanik graduated from Porter Creek Secondary in 2009 and is now studying to be an aerospace engineer in Ottawa. I am meeting Spencer at his parents’ home on the Hot Spring’s Road. He's home for the holidays, ”I am doing well and happy to... Read more

Yukon Families

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In early July, it was time to trail out the horses for the start of the hunting season in August. Gary Sam, Stanley Simon, Alec Johnny, and I were guides, and we trailed 16 horses out the road from Mayo to Mayo Lake with the outfitter, one dog, and Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: By Joie McBryan

Kids and horses, life doesn’t get much better than that. 4-H is thriving in the Yukon. We are the Spirit Riders 4-H Horse Club, based in Whitehorse and loving everything. We are a district club operating under the umbrella of 4-H Yukon and... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Destiny Clennett

Finally summer is here! This is the most funnest season of the year, but my horse, Hollywood, probably loves it more than I do. This is the only time of the season that he can get out of his pen and run around, eat grass, chase his shadow, nap in... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Juanita Growing Thunder-Fogarty lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the tiny community of North San Juan, on the same property her paternal ancestors settled during the California Gold Rush of 1849. But her heart is... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy Carolyn Vincent

Friday — after leaving Godlin — was a pretty good day. I can’t remember much of it, but Saturday, July 11 (the seventh day of traveling) was just horrid! It was a long day and midway my dog got into a porcupine. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

The Overland Trail was a transportation corridor between Whitehorse and Dawson City constructed by the White Pass and Yukon Route at the turn-of-the-century. Spanning about 530 kilometres, it took five days to navigate by horsedrawn sleigh Read more

Humour

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July 10 Issue

Whitehorse Spirit Riders 4-H club kicked off a summer riding season with a three-day riding clinic at the North Ridge Indoor Riding Arena. The focus of the clinic was fundamental riding levels and team building. Read more

Hobbies

"Being able to bond and connect with a gigantic graceful creature is incredibly fulfilling," says Meghan Larivee, a local equestrian enthusiast. "Being able to work on building a relationship with a different species and seeing an improvement over... Read more

Yukon Active

One of the interesting names on the map in Yukon history is Dead Horse Gulch. It's a name that has been well-earned. Read more

Yukon History

Afew people have asked about horses, and with the white fluffy stuff sticking to the ground in the last week or so, maybe this is a good time to take a look at these guys. I've worked with horses for almost 40 years, but always from the ground. Last Read more

Farm - Garden

Don't know your Egg-and-Spoon from your Keyhole, or your Road Hack from your Show Hack? You can watch and learn this weekend as more than 50 horse-rider combinations compete in the Yukon Horse and Rider Association's Season Finale. The 3-day event, Read more

Hobbies

It is probably one of the most-asked questions surrounding the visit of the "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions on Wednesday, July 22: "How do they get the horses up here?" "A state-of-the-art tractor-trailer," says Troy Tinker...." Read more

Yukon Arts