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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

By the time the 1986 Molson’s World Cup men’s downhill and Super G, aka The White Circus, rolled into town on March 15, 1986 to close out the 85/86 racing season, I was well-established as the first-ever sports editor of The Whistler Question... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: DeYoung’s via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. President Donald Trump’s grandfather started the family fortune during the great Klondike Gold Rush. He never reached the Klondike Gold Fields; he was hundreds of miles short. Nevertheless, he made his golden stake in Golden, B.C., and in the... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Lonnie Powell

Lonnie Powell’s passion for percussion dates back to a childhood night in B.C.’s Kootenay region, when he attended a wedding reception with his mother and watched a “really animated” drummer strut his stuff... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Jodi Proznick

By her own admission, Jodi Proznick, an award-winning bassist and member of Triology, has enjoyed an “incredible performing career, and had opportunities really beyond anything I could have imagined for myself at the beginning of this journey.” Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-01-16, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I didn’t need my snowshoes. I didn’t need my skis. I didn’t need my skates. I didn’t need my snowboard. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Gurdeep Pandher was one of the first people I met when I moved to the Yukon. I walked into a Scottish country barn dance at the Old Fire Hall, in Whitehorse, and here was a guy in the remote North in his pagri, at an event, sitting and absorbing... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

The landscape east of the Klondike Highway, between Log Cabin and Fraser, B.C., is a giant jigsaw puzzle of water and rock. Large, round rocky outcrops are surrounded by water, with scattered vegetation growing in-between the rocks. This is a very... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Alexander Mark Weber

If you’ve read about our first attempt to climb (or even glimpse) Bear Mountain, you may be wondering how or why we ever returned. I wish I knew myself, with any sort of confidence. Was it the resentment of failure? Was it the undeterrable... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Ray Marnoch

Darryl Tait, 28, grew up in Atlin, B.C., and has been snowmobiling since he was four years old. Being afraid or seeing “impossibilities” in a challenge doesn’t fit with his life and he continues to push the boundaries in sport... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY) will be hosting events this November in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the success of the Redress campaign in 1988. Fumi Torigai, former president of JACY, for 9 years, now community... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

On July 8, 1992, the Whitehorse Star reported a find near Frances Lake of what was stated to be a world-record-sized piece of jade at 577 tonnes. It was speculated to be worth $5.8 billion. There is no consensus on what is the largest piece of... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

Things started off great when we immediately got off trail (we wouldn’t know this till days later). We attempted to follow some GPS tracks I plucked from the internet. This involved scaling a wet, lushly vegetated and slippery mountainside... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

In the late summer of 2016, my friend Dan and I attempted to climb Bear Mountain, a 2,400-metre tall peak situated in the North Cascades National Park, just south of British Columbia. The north buttress of this mountain offers 670 metres of superb... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the more interesting jobs I’ve ever held was hosting an open-line show (we secretly called it “open-mouth”) on a private radio station in Charlottetown, PEI. Unlike some parts of Canada—especially B.C., with its tradition of brash (often... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Skydive BC

I’ve only experience skydiving back home in Australia when I was 17 years old. As the plane ascends into the sky, your heartbeat races with anticipation as the ground gets farther and farther away. You’re strapped to a “stranger” that you will... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: James Weekes / courtesy of Iron Kingdom

In the beginning, there was Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motörhead, arguably the three most important bands in the history of metal music. The 1970s saw the rise of a dominant new scene, referred to as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, or... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Yukon First Nation Graduation Society/Rick Massie

On May 25, students from all over the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories gathered in Whitehorse at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, in celebration of the forty-third annual First Nations graduation... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Rocks Country

On June 23 Teslin will again be hosting an electrifying country-rock concert called Teslin Rocks Country, featuring a slate of excellent contemporary Canadian country artists. Headlining the show will be two artists from from British Columbia:... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

It was 1978 and I was on a medevac from Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit) to Montreal with a premature baby in a transport incubator. We were flying on a Nordair scheduled flight as was normal in those days. Sadly, it was also normal for there to be... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: JAMIE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY, FORT NELSON, BC

I truly can’t imagine what my life would be like without my trusty sidekick, Bear. He’s an 11-year-old husky/lab cross, who I picked up for free while getting groceries one day in Fort Nelson. I had no idea, that sunny April day, just how much of... Read more

Pawsitive Tails