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Amy O'Rourke

Amy O’Rourke is a freelance writer for What's Up Yukon.

She also is the Membership and Community Relations Officer with TIA Yukon. O’Rourke’s Yukon has as many layers as an onion and it will make you cry. 

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

The ski swap happens every year. I’ve never been. I don’t know why, maybe because I always wake up too late on the Saturday of the swap, and I’ve heard that it’s not worth going unless you get there early. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Sometimes in life you have to make up a recipe on paper and hope it works out. Such was the case last month From far away in Ontario, with no access to the berries or the vodka I needed to test-drive, I created a virtual cocktail and sent the... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: by courtesy of Yukon Culinary Fair

At the end of July, foodies from across the country will travel north to take part in the 2015 Yukon Culinary Festival. Now in its third year, the festival will showcase and celebrate the Yukon’s local food movement to visitors and locals alike. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

The Yukon winter is so long that Dawson City-based filmmaker Suzanne Crocker once said winter has its own seasons. Most Yukoners I know divide their very existence between their “winter” and “summer” selves. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Amy O’Rourke

Like many Yukoners who hail from elsewhere, I’m more at home here than anywhere else. The Yukon was love at first sight for me, and it has stolen my heart. As a tourist once told me, “I feel like I can roll up my sleeves here”. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Mather

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), screening at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on March 5, aims to create a space “where activism gets inspired”; it is the largest environmental film festival in North America. Read more

Photography - Film

Amy O’Rourke’s business was financially successful from the outset — so successful, she folded it in less than a year. She will talk about her experience at Baked Café on November 20. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

The Yukon winter is so long that Dawson City-based filmmaker Suzanne Crocker once said winter has its own seasons. Most Yukoners I know divide their very existence between their “winter” and “summer” selves. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Amy O’Rourke

Like many Yukoners who hail from elsewhere, I’m more at home here than anywhere else. The Yukon was love at first sight for me, and it has stolen my heart. As a tourist once told me, “I feel like I can roll up my sleeves here”. Read more

Yukon People

MatherYukonLandscape.jpg

Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Mather

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), screening at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on March 5, aims to create a space “where activism gets inspired”; it is the largest environmental film festival in North America. Read more

Photography - Film

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Photo: Courtesy of TIA Yukon

The Yukon is unlike any place I have ever been. It boasts a rich history, a remarkable cast of characters who readily share fascinating stories, and a vast and unforgiving landscape that has shaped the people and culture. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

The Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club (WCCS) will open its doors for the annual Winter Sports Swap and Fair this October 18 at 9:00 a.m. This swap is really a winter gear sale, and a wide range of secondhand winter equipment will be available. Read more

Yukon Active

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July 10 Issue

“Garage sale-ing” describes the act of heading out on a Saturday morning, coffee and local classifieds in hand, to find the next steal-of-a-deal. Read more

Hobbies