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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Tess Casher

Upon mentioning – or complaining about – the cold this winter, Yukoners immediately correct me, stating that the weather we’ve endured for the past several months does not remotely count as a real Yukon winter. However, arriving north of 60 after... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Yukon’s mining heritage will be celebrated this summer in Dawson City. On July 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Yukon Gold Panning Championships will take place at the Waterfront Park on Front Street, offering several levels of competition open to all.... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

A television mini-series is being shot in Dawson between April 7 and 17. The two episodes of Her Next Plan are being produced by the newly formed Big Plan Pictures Ltd. Dawson filmmaker Lulu Keating (Red Snapper Films) and Max Fraser... Read more

Photography - Film

Two things are important to Andrea Sinclair: family, and curling. In the end, it was one that took her away from the other. "It was my dad's idea, actually," the 20-year-old says about moving away from her family in Ottawa. "I had a fairly disappoin Read more

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Issue: 2010-11-04

American liquor connoisseurs have Canada to thank for keeping their palates wet during Prohibition, as it was Canadians who made sure they didn't go thirsty. In fact, in its heyday Canadian-based Seagrams was the largest distiller in the world. It' Read more

Beverages

Dawson City was founded on the glitter of gold and, so, it is no surprise that the yellow metal gets mentioned a great deal here. Read more

Dawson City

The first to arrive are the fair-weather Northerns, returning from southern winter retreats. These people are the envy of town, blessed with living the dream of eternal summer, bouncing between the southern Canada/USA or Caribbean and the Yukon's Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Small towns are different than cities in many ways, which includes how one interacts with fellow community members. People get nestled into their relatively small social world, know everyone, and become small-town yokels. Read more

Yukon Communities

At this time of year, we count our blessings. One that I give thanks for, now, is being welcomed as a non-artist member of the arts community. I have the best and most-interesting friends that I could ever have hoped for. Read more

Yukon Arts

This is a special column just for you Cheechakos. If you are a Sourdough, you already know this stuff. Flip the page and you will find a delightful column by Rob Millar on how to barbecue tofu. Read more

Humour

Yukon places are still in the realm of newness as I have lived here for only 15 months. In that time, I have had the opportunity to follow each of the cardinal directions: north, south, east and west. In each region I have found new favourites.? Read more

Readers Submissions

​It's interesting how city bus drivers can reflect the personality of their town. In one large city I saw a driver pull away as a woman fell while about to board the bus; in another, I saw a passenger fall flat on her face after skidding in the slipp Read more

Literature

The first Yukoner I ever met was Rodger Thorlakson. It was 19 years ago and I was two days "Inside". Sure, I met other people in that time, but between the hotel room and work it wasn't a lot. Those I formed relationships with were just like me: re Read more

Yukon People

Om and his extended family say they came down to Whitehorse from the Tok, Alaska area when the ice sheets started receding. "It was kind of pretty when the grass and trees came. Of course, we're following the mammoths. Isn't everybody?" Read more

Yukon Arts