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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Steve Wilson

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

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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: 2017-08-16, Screenshot: What's Up Yukon

Got a juicy story that you’re just aching to tell the world, but you don’t want your fellow Yukoners knowing who leaked it? You’re in luck. Because there’s a Facebook page for that. The salacious Whitehorse Confessions page is a never ending... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Tessa Macintosh Photography

Take the Gwich’in language challenge. It’s a challenge from Norman Snowshoe, the former Gwich’in Tribal Council vice president. He said, “If you learn one Gwich’in word a day, at the end of the year you’ve learned 365 Gwich’in words.” Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Pixabay

Recently, I was meandering through my trusty Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (shorter, as in not quite as gargantuan as the Encyclopaedia Britannica). This is a habit I acquired in my youth, but indulge less frequently these days, usually when... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: 3gdoctor

I'm from Ontario, but boy let me tell you I would much rather be out here. Where I come from the only outdoor activities families engage in are taking the bus, and burying their heads in technology. You know that the next generation is going to be... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

It was a dark and stormy night a few weeks back. Dark enough and stormy enough that one might be forgiven for thinking the End Times were nigh. It began with little fanfare, when the evil OS known as Windows 10 (aka the pale rider of the digital... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

When I saw the post on Facebook from local Dawsonite Sarah Lenart, asking for two people to join her and friend Jeremy Herndl on a trip to Tuktoyaktuk from Inuvik via the winter ice road, I was elated. The ice road follows the Mackenzie River... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

In previous columns in this space, I have offered various suggestions of ways to improve life for those who roam the earth on two legs, especially those of us who do so burdened by creeping senescence. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I am sitting in the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Windhoek, Namibia, waiting for my fellow writers to show up. It is raining, and everybody is happy about that. Rain is a gift in Namibia; it is such a dry country and it rarely rains... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Murray Lundberg

Cold and darkness. That is what most people who live Outside think of when they think of winter in the far North. Thanks to many websites, however, knowledge of the aurora borealis has spread. People all over the world are able to glimpse the... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Anthony Gucciardo

Space, science and sci-fi is one of the strongest current trends in popular media, from the rebooted version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos and the new Star Trek movies to galaxy-print everything, and the I F***ing Love Science Facebook page. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Ken Bolton

The smugness attack hit a few weeks back, while my wife was visiting an out-of-town friend. Perhaps it was boredom, or the way the pre-autumn sun slanted down on a Saturday morning. Perhaps it having spotted a binful of perfect pickling cukes, ... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

After you’ve picked your first few batches of mushrooms, and haven’t landed in the hospital, you’ll find the mushroom conversation branches into themes of field testing, drying, and alternate uses, such as medicines, dyes and crafts. Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Dragon arose just across the street from Klondike Kate’s in the 6 o'clock twilight and twirled itself into a tight coil before organizing itself for the dancing march. Then it extended its body and began its sinewy dance down King Street, past... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Andre Hooge

Everyone from your mom to your niece’s best friend was/is probably a fan of Bowie. When he died a few weeks ago, my Facebook feed was just a stream of David Bowie songs, remembrances and YouTube links from such a varied group of people that it... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Miriam Ott

Today the internet is an active place with crazy things going viral all the time. From cat videos to fail compilations, to the latest greatest talent, the internet world holds all the weird and wonderful sides of life within it. One such example... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Klondikers pride ourselves on not needing to lock our doors every time we leave our houses. But sometimes we should, as events this week proved. But in this case, locking the doors wouldn’t have been enough. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

In Halifax the better Salvation Army thrift store is on Green Street. It’s about a 15 minute walk from Dalhousie University, where I went. I used to go thrift shopping often, sometimes more than once a week. I’d go between classes, instead of... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle