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Issue: 2017-10-18, Screenshot: Kylie Campbell

Perpetually single and constantly moving all over the world, settling into a new place can be tough. How do you meet people? How do you get into a good clique? How do you meet a decent or even “normal” person who you don’t want to throw out a... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Amelia Merhar

This is part 4 of a four part series, chronicling one woman’s Tinder dating experience (or lack therof) in the North. I heard a rumour that the old pond hockey tournament in Whitehorse was started by a woman seeking to land an Alaskan husband. Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Amelia Merhar

Say you’re a single person throwing a barbecue. No stranger to the rigours of quality event coordination, you line up a food and drink theme, secure a donated fire pit, invite all your friends and lots of peeps you know but never really hang out... Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Amelia Merhar

Amelia, 31. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Yukon College. Grad student, artist and musician. Happy to be back up North after a year at school! Small truck and a big dog. That, my friends, is my Tinder profile. Tinder is one of of numerous... Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of Speed Dating

“Don’t be shy,” my friends say. It’s so easy for them to say that, they are a happily married couple, I think and take a sip of my gin tonic. I am sitting at the Warehouse, a bar in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, and I am waiting for speed... Read more

Travel Outside


Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of Antje Schiebel

I will try anything once; twice if the first time doesn’t kill me. Which is fortunate, because that’s how many times I had been skiing prior to my lesson at the Mount Sima Ski School: exactly twice. I was 17 and had gone on a “romantic ski date”... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Sarah Ott

So what are teen relationships like on Valentine’s Day? Well, the answer may surprise you. It is actually one of the most stressful days of the year. For girls we look to it with heightened anticipation, but there’s also some stress. All of a... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Blind Date

Having a blind date can be very stressful — from thinking about what to wear and say, to awkward silences and thoughts of escape. Now imagine having a blind date every night. Read more

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In his last article, Charles discussed feedback from his previous writing about online dating. In this article, he nears the end of a really short list. Online dating was all a bit awkward at first, sticking my neck out, exposing vulnerabilities.... Read more

Yukon Families

Love Online

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A while ago, What’s Up Yukon featured Mr. Charles Green’s articles, “Looking for Love Online”, from a male perspective. I am writing from my perspective, and experience. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

In my five-part article “Looking for Yukon Love Online” published here in June and July 2014, I outlined my experience as a 50+ man investigating the online dating scene in Yukon. Based on my observations, I provided some suggestions about tailoring Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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July 3-2014

In previous weeks, this unattached Yukon man described his initial experiences in online dating, provided some observations on improving online dating profiles, and discussed how he grouped the Yukon women’s profiles he came up with. Now, on to conta Read more

Yukon People


June 2014

In the previous three weeks, this unattached Yukon man described his foray into online dating, and provided some suggestions for improving one’s online profile. So how did it all work out? Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


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Okay, here I am — an educated, articulate, professional, employed man. I’m mid-1950s vintage, a home owner, and unattached. I keep fit with outdoor activities. I love drama, art, and music. During the several years I’ve been in Whitehorse, I’ve join Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


Issue: 2014-02-13, PHOTO: iStock

Dear Juniper and Johnny, My girlfriend and I were casually discussing the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use plan that was just released and we ended up getting into a very heated argument that ended in her never wanting to speak to me again. I am... Read more

Yukon People

Hi Juniper & Johnny, My roommate's boyfriend of three years claims to be in the process of separating from his wife, however I believe it's a big lie. My roommate has never been to his house, he has never spent the night, they never see each other... Read more

Yukon People

Dear Readers, Charley Sprucetip and I have parted ways. Fortunately, I have found an absolutely delightful and charming writing partner, Johnny Snowshoe, who has years of experience and valuable insight on love and lust in the North. Read more

Yukon People


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Q: There is this woman I have known for a few years now and I know she is single. I asked her out for coffee about a year ago and she said no. Lately I have been running into her again and I have been striking up conversation. I still really want... Read more

Yukon People

Q: What should I do if I don't have a date on Valentine's Day? –Dateless on Donjek Charlie Says: Count your blessings Dateless. Valentine's Day can be an expensive Hallmark holiday full of pressures, expectations and annoying restaurant line-ups... Read more

Yukon People

Someone recently told my lover, "In Whitehorse you don't lose your girlfriend, you lose your turn." It's a pithy summary of the dating experience in this town and perhaps in the Yukon in general. A quick look at the Statistics Canada 2012 data reve Read more

Yukon People