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Alaska Highway

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Tim Green

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO:Jozien Keijzer

Recently I visited Kluane National Park. After a few hours of driving and only a hike through the forest, I was in my element—a world of rock and grand vistas. My friend and I were on Sheep Mountain, a very popular trail, and I can see why it is... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

Quiz Question In 1884, Haines, Alaska was named for: A. A sea captain B. An Army general C. A female missionary D. A trading company governor E. A reclusive fur trapper Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Luigi Zanasi

Your humble word servant has wanted to write the following series for more than 40 years, but was pathetically unqualified to do so because there are 11 magnificent numbered roads in the Yukon and he had only been on nine of them... Read more

Yukon Communities

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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

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Heather Newman graduated from high school in 2007 from Robina State High School on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Not exactly in 2009 and definitely not in Whitehorse. All the Whitehorse kids from the class of 2009 seem to be busy this... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Tracy Rondeau

Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

There are thousands of antiques to ask Sid van der Meer about, however, his most recent addition has been the latest topic of discussion. The 1949 Jeep, that was once gold, has now faded to a stil de grain yellow as it basks in the dry sun. “The... Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’m very jealous of what Whitehorse based Lily Gontard and Mark Kelly have managed to pull off with their delightful book, Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community (published last month, Lost Moose, 240 pages, $24.95). Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Marten Berkman

The first days in the creation of the play Map of the Land, Map of the Stars took place in the summer of 2015 along the banks of the Yukon River. A group of artists gathered with stories, images, objects, and songs – items that they were drawn to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-04-12, Photo: Courtesy of Environment Yukon

The first time I saw this sign, I had to stop and pull over on the side of the road to make sure I had read it correctly. It was early spring in 2012 and I was travelling up the Alaska Highway for the first of what would be uncountable times... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Stories are invaluable teachers, says B.C. author Caroline Woodward, they have the ability to “give us whole worlds.” Old stories, too, are relevant artefacts that help us gain perspective on how much, or how little, progress we have made. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

From "Don’s Descent," the small hill behind our house, one can look as far as Haines Junction. Mount Decoeli and Mount Archibald loom on the western horizon when skies are clear. In front of Decoeli, I can clearly make out Paint Mountain... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Stepping into Johnson’s Crossing Lodge nestled off the Alaska Highway at historic Mile 836 feels more like walking into your mom’s living room than a highway lodge. Vintage tins and rusted relics line the shelves overtop a cozy room with tables... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Veronica Nelson

We Found Roads is their latest album – and also the personal story of Cie and Karisa Hoover. They are a two-person indie rock band called You Knew Me When, currently singing, playing and camping their way through Alaska and the Yukon. Their road... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

“It’s a 1942 International,” Sid tells me as we are standing by a truck whose yellow paint is slowly chipping away with age. The truck’s original grey colour has been exposed underneath the bright yellow. Its large body and tires tell us it was a... Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

“They were popular back in the 1960s,” Sid tells me as we stand in one of his many garages. Built attached to his house, his old garage holds tools, machines and different parts of Sid’s antique/vintage collection. Looking up towards the ceiling,... Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The CutOff Restaurant & Pub has really nice customers. On a Sunday night, looking at the crowd that has come in for the ever-changing weekly dinner special, you see a lot of long-time Yukoners. Real Yukoners who dress comfortably and laugh out... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

Long-time Yukoners

Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“I was ready to live here permanently the day I got here – the land just drew (me) in,” says Velma Hull. The day she is speaking of was 57 years ago, when she and her husband - well-known local handyman and one-time bike shop owner Red Hull... Read more

Yukon People