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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Matt Hosford

Start of Race I looked up at the cawing ravens flying over head, passively flapping their wings and circling me as I ran. They glided with such ease as if to point out their superior wings to my two gravity abiding stumps. I was envious... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: J. Simon

With the world’s longest undefended border it’s not difficult to become an accidental illegal alien, especially between the Yukon and Alaska. After all, the last time there was a serious passport control on the Chilkoot Trail was during the gold... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Quest

“In the 2015 Yukon Quest, we were going up over Eagle Summit… it can be a real challenge, an extremely steep summit, and we'd heard terrible things about it. My dogs were amazing, barking, screaming with happiness, getting a high off of having to... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Spencer Sumanik graduated from Porter Creek Secondary in 2009 and is now studying to be an aerospace engineer in Ottawa. I am meeting Spencer at his parents’ home on the Hot Spring’s Road. He's home for the holidays, ”I am doing well and happy to... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: my Mark Kelly

Don Hampton advises that for the rest of the winter, find a high spot at night, away from human-made lights, and look north. “My guess is that for the rest of the year, it’ll be pretty nice,” he says of this winter’s aurora borealis. Read more

Yukon Outside

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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: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Sue Meikle

Looking for healthy-living inspiration? Turn your gaze from younger athletes and movie stars toward the golden generation - 55 might just be the new 20. Just ask the 97 Yukoners aged 55 to 91 who will be participating in the 2016 Canada 55+ Games... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Dawson City Curling Club

It's younger than the Stanley Cup (1892), but a decade older than the Grey Cup (1909). And in the world of curling, it makes the national men's championship originally named to promote the Macdonald Tobacco Company's "Brier" brand seem ... Read more

Yukon Winter

A pack of roughly 260 teens and tweens are in Alaska this week last to compete in the Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The 10-year-olds right up to the 19-year-olds, will have been managing their adrenaline all week, bolstering their courage... Read more

Yukon Active

The Yukon Quest is an annual event in the North that can banish your winter doldrums, lift your spirits, and get you cheering. The Quest, a 1,000-mile (1,609-kilometre) dog sled race, takes place every year in February, bringing people out of... Read more

Yukon Winter

Renio had been a palm reader in Dawson City since her arrival in town in 1899. She operated out of a cabin on Second Avenue with a sign out front reading "MADAME RENIO, Palmistry, Card Reading, Astrology." Read more

Yukon History

Brian Wilmshurst has a dream - a big one. The Dawson City area dog musher is running the Yukon Quest, which is considered the toughest sled dog race in the world. The Quest starts this year in Fairbanks Alaska on February 4, 2012 and ends in Read more

Yukon Winter

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Yukon Roller Girls Photos By: Jean-Christoph Demers

It's a lot of work being a Yukon Roller Girl.There are two practices a week that keep you on your skates for a few hours at a time.There are boot camps to organize and attend, funds to raise through skate-a-thons, bar nights and community sponsors. Read more

Yukon Active

At the end of July, the big arts news in Fairbanks was the 30th anniversary of its Summer Arts Festival. The festival seemed to me an interesting idea that Whitehorse should perhaps consider stealing. Read more

Yukon Arts