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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Don Hutton

The Mayo Arts Festival and Canada Day celebrations are highlights during the summer. Everybody is looking forward to the celebrations, and preparations have already started, said festival coordinator, Esther Winter. Since 2007, Esther Winter has... Read more

Mayo

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I have not made the trip to mainland Alaska yet, but my experience of those oddballs and genuinely interesting characters that live in the tiny village of Skagway truly are one of a kind. Hiking and camping are certainly a great way to get out and... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a new brewery opening in the Mount Sima area. Deep Dark Wood Brewing is hoping to be open and available to the public around Christmas. Owner and operator Matt Waugh will be producing sour beers using open casks and wild yeasts... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Fish and Game Association

It has long been accepted that the tallest of tales reside in areas where fishing and hunting abound. It’s hard to say what exactly it is about the pristine waters of a prime fishing hole or a swamp at rut, but it seems that these climates, more... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yukon Beer Festival/Mark Kelly

The Yukon Beer Festival is returning for its fifth year on October 13 and 14, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse. Local beer aficionados will be able to taste beer from more than a dozen brewers and distributors... Read more

Beverages

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Issue 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re feeling dapper this weekend, you’ve got an opportunity to dust off your best prohibition era outfits and celebrate the Yukon Brewery’s 20th Anniversary. The brewery is throwing a shindig to celebrate, offering the public 20 per cent off... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

“This is how you want to talk about your beers — with pride and a bit of humour too — and to do that, you have to produce beers that you’re proud of.” --Excerpt from Brewing Revolution by Frank Appleton Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Winterlong Brewing Co. is absolutely, positively, not a mass production brewery -- in spite of market forces. The owners, Marko and Meghan Marjanovic, call market research “playing around.” They call complications “the fun part” and frustrations... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Kaori Torigai loves beer in much the same way others love baseball. Or World of Warcraft. Like baseball, there are a mind-boggling array of statistics to consider. And, like World of Warcraft, there is a huge cast of characters. And, as in both... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

If you love beer and food, you’ll love this spin on the traditional Winemaker’s Dinner: Hops ‘n’ Grub. Seated at a long table with a hundred of your Whitehorse neighbours, you will dive taste buds-first into dishes created to pair with select... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

“Play ball!” These words will be ringing out in Dawson City this Labour Day weekend. From Sept. 2 to 5, teams from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska will converge on two ball diamonds to compete in the Labour Day Slo-Pitch Classic... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Dark Works Photography

Having a ringside seat at an Aaron Pritchett concert might just get you one of his trademark cowboy hats simply for being there. "When I get excited about having a great show, I tend to throw them out into the crowd to give them a little memento,"... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Association Franco Yukonnaise

Look around. The birds are singing, canoes and kayaks are back on Subaru roof racks and my neighbour seems to have an urge for gardening at 11:30 p.m. These are signs of summer. It’s a change from spending much of our time inside, sipping hot tea... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Dear Sir/Madame; It has come to my attention that you may have lost these (see photo). They were left in a fire pit sometime over the winter, which was installed in the parking lot of the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area, directly adjacent from the sign... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

While the chip and candy industry churns out boxes of treats for the kids, there lies another type of treat adults can enjoy at Halloween: creepy cigars. With names like Insidious, Exorcist, and Warlock, there is a niche market of cigars with... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

If it weren't for the colour of the beverages being swirled in the tasting glasses, you would think you had stumbled upon a wine-tasting event. But, no, this would be the second annual Yukon Beer Festival at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

I recently re-visited Holland, the country I grew up in. I have learned over the years, in speaking to fellow ‘Dutches’, that how I experienced things in my childhood - or, for that matter, when I go back to the place I spent my childhood... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-08-06 Photo: wikipedia.com

The year is 1720. If you just touched down in London town, you would see a bustling city with ships docked at each port. If you were a male looking for work, you might have considered the popular porter trade. With London being on the banks of the... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

The world of suds has official definitions of what constitutes a craft beer. That doesn’t prevent Marko Marjanovic from offering his own. “For myself, it’s a beer that’s brewed by passionate people who want to create a flavourful beer that’s been... Read more

Beverages