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Wrangling a bevy of beautiful can-can dancers and introducing them to the world is a tough job, but Canuck Chuck, aka Charles Frisbee Tiberius Mackenzie, handles his duties with style and grace. The Rendezvous can-can MC originally hails the small c Read more

Yukon History

Dennis Fentie is the premier of the Yukon and watches over an annual budget of $550 million ... but I don't care about that. I do care that he likes to play Bridge and, before he lost most of his free time to that government job thingy of his ... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

Every now and then, a fella happens to hit the sweet spot, even if it is more by good luck than good management. I rest my case on a recent example. Early in the week, I casually mentioned to “Herself” that it was time to consider remounting the... Read more


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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Just for the heck of it, let’s take a look at three English words that, on the surface of things, appear to have a lot in common. Before we start, I want to mention once again my amazement that anyone can actually understand the English language... Read more



Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: creativecommons [Will Steacy]

There’s a reason people like me should never play the stock market. Some time ago, when I heard that a new arts and entertainment magazine was in the works, the cynic in me said it wouldn’t last six months. These things never do. Read more

Yukon Business

In September 2008 I visited Scotland for two weeks with Casey Lee McLaughlin. I was almost killed on the slopes of Ben Nevis and I nearly went to heaven in the Oban distillery, Read more

Travel Outside

Shortly after setting up camp in my adolescent bedroom, I learned about What’s Up Yukon. I emailed then-editor Darrell Hookey — with a couple of attachments demonstrating my writing prowess — and mentioned I was interested in “editorial work.” Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

Back in 1971, Canadian sportswriter nonpareil Jim Coleman published a book whose title alone deserves a place in history. He called it A Hoofprint on My Heart. I can't say I ever read it—I believe it had something to do with horse racing ... Read more

Anyone who comes to Yukon quickly becomes aware of several things: the vast landscape, the clean air ... Something else newcomers soon discover is the remarkable depth and breadth of artistic and cultural expression available in the Territory. Read more

Yukon Arts

Editors love – and hate – writing competitions. We love them because they give us a chance to discover how different writers approach similar subject matter, the choices they make about what details to include, the images they employ to paint ... Read more

What's in a word? In the hands of Peter Jickling and his friends, each word has its own voice. You can listen to those voices at the Word Project: A Treatise on Resonant Philosophy at the Old Fire Hall May 14-20. Read more

Yukon Arts

Painting a bedroom? Building a deck? Maybe just hanging up a few pictures? Whatever do-it-yourself project you may be tackling, it's a good idea to think of it as being on the job site. That's certainly the way Stu Purser sees it. Read more

Yukon Education

Backpackers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shame. I've been a regular backpack wearer for only a year, since forsaking daily vehicle use in favour of shank's mare and public transit. Read more

Yukon Active

At the risk of losing my passport, and the friendship of obsessives such as George Maratos, I confess: my all-Canadian heart has never skipped a beat over the great Canadian pastime. I don't love hockey. I don't hate hockey ... Read more

Yukon Active

The common thread that links the stories and columns in What's Up Yukon each week boils down to two words – creativity and commitment. From the outset, this magazine has had a strong focus on arts and entertainment, where creativity is a given. Read more


Sometimes I wish I didn't know how to read. No. That's not true at all. I am endlessly grateful that I can read, and I wish everyone in the world had that privilege. What I should have said is that I wish I weren't addicted to books. No ... Read more

A new writer submitted a story the other day. A good story, too: well-written, informative, witty. But something in the first paragraph hit one of my uh-uh buttons. What made the veins on my forehead throb was a single word: Xmas. Read more

On the particular Friday in question, I set out to catch a little Main Street culture. When the #1 Riverdale rolled to a stop at the foot of my street, I blithely hopped aboard. That's when my first bald moment of the day struck ... Read more

The wonderful ArtsNet list serve is many things: a notice board, a trading post, a soapbox. I've never posted anything on it, but the ArtsNet folder in my email program contains 4659 items at the time of writing ... And that's just the ones I Read more

Some offers a person simply can't refuse. When the email inviting me to be part of the What's Up Yukon team landed, the cadence of Marlon Brando coming down the wire was unmistakable. The pressure was intense. How could I rush ... Read more

What's Up Yukon Writers

These days, whenever I drive past Home Hardware, I throw my head back and laugh. You see, I am now a renter. Yup, most of my adult life, I have owned a home (well, the bank and I did) and, so, most of my adult life I have always needed to buy top Read more


I met an expectant mother the other day and I asked if they had picked out a name yet. When she said, no, they haven't, I tried to be helpful by suggesting that a good name would be "Darrell". She received this assistance in the worst way ... Read more


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