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Alex VanBibber

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

The late Alex VanBibber had a favourite refrain: “An outdoor life is a healthy life.” This is according to his friend, Harvey Jessop. Jessop wrote some remarks about VanBibber’s life for the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, pertaining to... more

Yukon Education

Some people should live forever; I felt immense loss as I heard about Alex Van Bibber’s passing on November 26, 2014, at the age of 98. I first heard about Alex van Bibber when I came to Canada in 1985. I was living in Atlin and had not yet heard more

Yukon People

On the way to the mountain, it occurs to me that the water temperature in the Yukon is quite similar, winter or summer. In big lakes the surface water rarely climbs above 11 C. more

Yukon Active

This month Robert Kennedy Jr. will be here rafting with his family. An environmental lawyer and co-founder of the non-profit conservation group Waterkeepers Alliance, Robert Jr. will also give a talk. more

Yukon People

I was lucky to have coffee with Van Bibber one morning in January when he was in Whitehorse. His list of errands included picking up his cowboy boots, which he had polished for his upcoming trip to Saskatoon to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award fro more

Yukon People

Somewhere high in the mountains there is a small, deep lake in between three mountain peaks. It's a magical place. more

Yukon Summer

Fourteen lucky young Yukoners will get the opportunity to take part in an outdoor education camp this July for free. The Yukon Fish and Game Association's 25th annual Outdoor Education Camp takes place July 2-9 and it should provide an amazing... more

Yukon Active

The history of the Jo-Jo Lake trail goes a long way back, as the people of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations can tell you. "It's been a horse trail for hunting forever, since way before my time," 95-year-old Alex Van Bibber tells me. more

Yukon Outside

One afternoon in Dublin our taxi cab driver delivered us to 120 Tritonville Road – a posh part of town, he said. We stood together at the front door and he took our picture. The cab driver loved our story about coming to Ireland to find Grandma's hou more

Yukon History