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Issue: 2019-08-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

Things sometimes turn on a dime. Recently, with only three days’ notice, my summer job as a kiddie-train engineer suddenly vanished in a puff of steam-engine smoke. I won’t dwell on the details, except to say I was disappointed. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Friends of the Palace Grande

Vaudeville has made a comeback in Dawson City. Cabin of Curiosities, a play which premiered last year on a limited run at the historic Palace Grand Theatre, has been reprised by The Friends of the Palace Grand Society Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Kerri Scholz

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Erin Dixon

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Kerri Ann Scholz

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of K. Maguire

Five years ago Hidden Memories started as a one-act play Lillian Nakamura Maguire drafted to improve her dialogue skills for a creative writing class. Now the full-length version will be featured in the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Advance Theatre... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: Pixabay

Allow me to take you back in time to when the words of today had a great difference in meaning… Close your eyes… and go back in time… before the internet, Mac, Dreamcast, Playstation or Nintendo 64… away back, I’m talking hide and seek at dusk… Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Gwaandak Theare

Gwaandak Theatre is known for producing high quality, thought provoking and original productions. A large portion of its mandate is to help cultivate Aboriginal and Northern artists gain professional experience and exposure on stages close and far... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-01-14 Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

THEY MAKE A BALL ROUND AN’ THEY THROW IT AROUND. WHEN THEY PLAY FOR THE GREY CUP THEY KICK THE BALL WAY UP. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Scott Cameron

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Max Fraser

Whitehorse director and playwright Arlin McFarlane strives to captivate. She has developed a unique, one-actor play about our ability to change our lives around thanks to neuroplasticity. The play is about a young girl who is prone to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Todd Sjodin

Yukoners have a hidden talent. Last August, over 800 people flocked to the territory’s first-ever comic convention, and many of them came in elaborate costumes they made themselves. Vickybunnangel, professional cosplayer and judge of YukomiCon... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: courtesy of Catherine O’Donovan

I recently wrote an article about my perspective on the benefits of organized sports and activities. In that article I touched on my strong belief in a balance between organized and un-organized play. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Keitha Clark

Whoever said learning can’t be fun has never been part of the Chickadees program in Whitehorse. Designed for toddlers aged between three and five, this pre-school definitely puts the cool in school. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Jason Westover

My three-year-old daughter Emily has a new BFF in our home. Her and I used to have tea parties, play dates with dolls, and trains moving down a track to a farm that was ruled by the Potato Head People. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Catherine O’Donovan

I have been involved in organized sports for 30 years; I haven’t been completely unorganized in my recreational play since the age of four. I have absolutely nothing against recreational free-play Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

What are those? “Whiffle balls.” What are they for? “Tic-Tac-Toe.” Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday. Read more

Yukon Families

My son came home from work a few weeks ago with a sad look of his face. When we asked what tragedy had befallen him he replied, “They’ve torn down my playground.” Well, it was true; the Robert Service School got some new playground equipment this fal Read more

Dawson City

Sherry MacDonald, the newest writer-in-residence at Dawson City's Berton House, has a place secured in heaven. "There's a special place in heaven for single moms who have raised three boys," she says. Read more

Theatre - Dance