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Barry Waitt

Barry Waitt

Gray Matters Columnist Barry Waitt is a transplanted big city guy, having moved north for the love of a Yukon woman,exploring the land and his options in semi-retirement.


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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote

Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote is bringing his own unique combination of music, comedy and puppetry to Whitehorse for a Halloween-themed show on Oct. 10, 2019 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Music, costumes and Halloween are all part of Ready, Set, Howl... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-07-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Gardens

Growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan, and during his high school days, no one knew Lorne Metropolit’s name. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: Barry Waitt

My dad became a season ticket holder for the Edmonton Eskimos (EE) in 1959. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-06-19, Hank Moorlag

My wife and I were in Mazatlán, Mexico earlier this year. The timing of the sunrise and sunset got me thinking about the differences in the Yukon and what effects this might have on people. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Rotary Club of Whitehorse

The Rotary Club of Whitehorse has been serving the city for 50 years and it is time to celebrate and acknowledge its history and accomplishments. As a service organization, Rotary is well-known in Whitehorse, what with the annual Rotary Music and... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: WUY File Photo / Adam Malis

What was the last conversation you had with your best friend? If there is one topic that people like to talk about it, it is food. We talk about what we had for lunch or dinner. We talk about recipes and how to cook certain foods. We talk about... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: GBP Creative Media

There’s no doubt things are popping with Klondike Kettle Corn. The small business went from selling a few bags of kettle corn at the 2010 Fireweed Community Market to having the product available at local grocery stores, gas stations, fundraisers... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Nick O’Carroll

What happens when the fire is out and the cat is rescued from the tree? Look no further than the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society (WFCS) to find out that when the job is done, they just keep helping people... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Barry Waitt

When I was first asked if I wanted to join the talented group of writers at What’s Up Yukon and contribute a column that would provide a perspective as a male “senior,” I thought, “I don’t know. I don’t feel like a senior. I don’t even like to... Read more

Yukon People

On April 10, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced that grades five, six and seven won the 2019 edition of Canada’s Coolest School Trip. To enter, classes from across Canada submitted a photo essay about a stewardship activity that they participated Read more

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