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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Here are some of my tips on travel to Portugal as a curious 70-year-old with a “willing to try it at least once” philosophy. This is based on two weeks travelling by train with another 69-year-old woman in late March and April... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Imran Babur

When Kate Weekes plays in Whitehorse on May 2, the audience will hear something new and maybe surprising, even if they’re already fans. Having lived in the territory from 2003 to 2014, the singer-songwriter still spends several months here each... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Jubilee and Munin via Foter.com

You may have noticed the above quotation comes to you without attribution. That’s for good reason. Nobody seems to know who muttered it or even if it was ever uttered at all. The Tower ravens of London are arguably the most famous birds in history... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-04-03, Graphics: Yukon Fallen/Michael Gates

This slender volume contains brief biographies and photographs of the men from the Yukon who fought and died for Canada between 1914 and 1918. Seven of the enlisted died in 1919, but are recorded as still being in active service... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

A cool, open feeling struck me as I walked into the current show in the main gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre. An aqua-blue wall, a glimpse of glaciers painted on spacious canvas and metal sculptures evoked this feeling... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

It was the end of my first camino, the ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, and I never wanted to put those dang boots on again. For the previous decade, they had served me well and felt comfortable during many one-to-four-day hikes. After a... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Sabine Schulte

Tomáš Kubínek was just three years old on the August night in 1968 when 250,000 Warsaw Pact troops invaded his Czechoslovakian homeland to crush Alexander Dubček’s liberalization movement, known as the Prague Spring... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Leslie Leong

Whitehorse artist Leslie Leong applied for a residency at the Ted Harrison Artists Retreat to work towards a large show at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in the fall of 2019. But she had lots of other ideas to work through first, both larger and... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Helen Dewell

April 9, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Many refer to this as the point in time when Canada became a nation. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great victory for Canada, but it came at a price. In this battle, there... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-31, COVER ART: J.D. Sipe

It’s been a fairly typical autumn for bluesman Brandon Isaak. Typically busy, that is. The former Whitehorse musician spent most of September on tour in Germany and Holland, including an appearance at the prestigious Guitar Summit in Mannheim... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

Halloween is most certainly a North American pastime, but this tradition has slowly morphed into a worldwide event for both kids and adults. I love Halloween ... Ever since I was a little kid, I envied the kids I saw, on TV and in movies, who got... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

Walk … “You weren’t in any hurry to walk,” my mother said as she showed me a photo of myself at 15 months, happily sitting on a blanket in the yard. But after a late start, there was no stopping me. Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Sherri Green

If I were to go to Germany, where would I go? There are so many possibilities. I usually have trouble deciding what to order off of a restaurant menu! I asked some friends and they helped me narrow down the possibilities. Their suggestion? Tour... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

Fiona Azizaj will be the guest speaker at this year’s Yukon Cares Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 1993, during the Yugoslav Wars that led to the breakup of Yugoslavia, Azizaj and her parents fled Kosovo to Germany when she was months old. They... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

March is the perfect time of year to plan ahead for a “camino.” April and May in Spain offer green fields flecked with red poppies, storks nesting in bell towers, cuckoos calling in the woods and grape flowers smelling sweet on the vines... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: AilinParsa via Wikimedia Commons

This dish is French in name, but it’s a very fun Danish family tradition. For years, I could not eat it after overindulging as a kid, desperate to find the whole almond hidden in the dessert. Now I'm more strategic. If you're really good at... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

It's a walk, it's a pilgrimage. It's called “the camino” and it has the power to make people feel called to do it, the power to make people talk about it, the power to draw people back to do it again. The Camino de Santiago is an ancient... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Liam Harrap

Yukon musician Jona Barr is pumped. He’s going to Germany – and he’s going to be playing his first set outside of Canada. “I’ve traveled to a few upper American states while touring Canada, but this is my first international festival,” says the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Joe Harrington

My husband and I met Joe Harrington during a “Battlefields Tour” of Europe. We hit it off, and were fascinated with this avid pilot who had hand-built his own airplanes. We invited him to visit us in Dawson City one day – and he took us up on the... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

To devote an entire issue of What’s Up Yukon to the celebration of the hot dog, one must completely understand exactly what a hot dog is ... and isn’t. Immediately what scratches at the mind is the question: What is the difference between a... Read more

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