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Issue: 2018-12-19, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Merry Christmas to Ellen and Robert Bruce. Merry Christmas to Hannah and Joe Netro. Merry Christmas to Jessie and Charlie Thomas. Merry Christmas to Fanny and Charlie P. Charlie. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

A traditional Christmas Eve in Dawson City begins with an ecumenical carol and pageant service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, located there simply because it is the largest of the available church buildings and can hold the most people. By that... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-12-19: PHOTO: Pixabay

I was 11 years old when we moved from Dawson Creek, B.C. to Haines Junction, a community of perhaps 500 residents. It really wasn’t much of a shock leaving what I considered a “big place” for a small community at the base of the St. Elias... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

What image appears in your imagination when you think about Christmas? When I think about Christmas, the first thing I imagine are all of the wonderful Christmas movies (like Home Alone). I think about the smell of fresh mandarins... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Shyloh van Delft

There aren’t a lot of birds around in winter. But the Christmas bird counts always generate a crowd. First established in 1900, as an alternative to the seasonal Christmas “side-hunt,” the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is now an annual international... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Yukon Wildlife Preserve/Lindsay Caskenette

If you’re anything like me, you look forward to the holidays all year long. But then comes the inevitable, nagging sense of guilt it brings when you take a moment to think about the cost. There is the expense of your time as you run around looking... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: courtesy of www.archbould.com

Superhero. Super-Hero. Super Hero. Super. No matter how you spell it, the magic, myth and mystery of our greatest stories comes from these characters of legendary proportions, completing heroic acts and always with a special power or skill to get... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Christmas—’tis the season to be jolly, for many; but for others, not so much (think “Grinch”!). Perhaps … just maybe … a little balance to the celebrating is in order? This year on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, the Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

After almost nine months on the job, the Honourable Angélique Bernard is loving her new role as the Commissioner of Yukon. That time has been mostly spent meeting people and educating them on the role of the Commissioner. Bernard notes that the... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The pre-Christmas season will soon be underway here in the Klondike, actually beginning a few days before this piece can see print. It’s a season of bazaars and open houses that lead up to the actual holidays... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Craft Society

Spruce Bog. Two inspiring and motivational words that bring back many pleasant memories, both of crafting and shopping; they evoke a sense of excitement in so many Yukoners who have an appreciation for the incredible talent and variety of our... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Northern Fibres Guild

Only two weeks to go until the 2018 Cranberry Fair, when, again, over 40 artists will gather to present the Yukon’s exceptional artistic craftsmanship. On November 25, the doors open for another grand exhibition and sale at the Kwanlin Dun... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s official. Apart from a few hardy species that relish cold weather for some absurd reason, backyard garden 2018 has now been decommissioned. Several less-hardy species—tomatoes, peppers, et alia—clung valiantly to life in their wheeled, rodent... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

What a history-packed day November 3, 2018, will be at our local Yukon Transportation Museum (YTM). The special activities start at 3 p.m. with creating wreaths from ropes that formerly adorned the Canadian National Historic Site in Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Early morning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 23 I began my journey to Skagway. The brisk Whitehorse temperatures of -27ºC would be a distant memory once I got to Alaska. I arrived to a balmy -6ºC in Skagway and I started the trek up to Upper... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the hyper-sensitive world of childhood, an ill-chosen word can sometimes have a devastating impact, even if no harm is intended. I’m not talking about the kind of taunting, bullying talk that was unfortunately common on the playgrounds of my... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Back in the 1930s and 40s mom baked her own goodies and desserts were homespun and knowing just what was in those delightful desserts. They also tasted far better than the modern off-the-shelf desserts... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The holiday season ushers in all kinds of warming specialty drinks to cozy up with around the house. This Hot Dickens Cider is named after A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens. I have no idea why, as it’s a variant of the original recipe... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Karp

Christmas is in the air and for many Yukoners that means either a chance to reconnect with family and friends, deepen their faith in Christianity or a combination of the two. For people from all denominations and belief systems it’s a civic... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the early 1970s my brother was killed shortly before Christmas by a drunken driver. He left behind four children, one of whom was a police officer in the city they lived in, back in Ontario. I sat down and wrote the following poem. It was... Read more

Literature