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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Courtesy of Michelle Joy Carmichael

I am a lover of adventure and fine tastes – a forager of the wild world. The life I live is close with nature and so is my diet. I am a Gwich’in Inuvialuit Caucasian woman living in the far north, and a student of natural medicine. Read more

Wild Harvest

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Jessica Simon

Visit the Academic and Skills Development office in the A-wing of Yukon College, and you’ll be greeted with words of empowerment on the backs of a stream of 16 cedar salmon in a work of art created by local artist Cheryl Teya. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

Many household freezers have some – or even a lot – of salmon waiting their turn on the menu. Hopefully all our salmon is wild salmon and not the farmed Atlantic Salmon that is so common in stores these days. Farmed salmon looks and sounds to be... Read more

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

Being an adult is challenging. Eating well three times a day, every day, for an entire life is one of those things. Doing so while you are also responsible for feeding another being that is growing inside of you at an alarming rate – that’s a... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Chris Hanlin

As Tom unpacked he took inventory: sub-Arctic self-erecting tent, sleeping bag, water/bear proof ruck sack full of high protein granola and astronaut food, zinc for the nose, GPS, selfie stick. He hadn’t been camping in years, since his last fall... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

Remembering the five species of Pacific salmon is as easy as counting the fingers on your hand. Start with your thumb, which rhymes with chum. Chum, which is also called “dog salmon” is very good smoked. The late fall chum run is one of the... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Gowdie

France has the Tour de France. Italy has the Giro d’Italia. And here in the Yukon, we have the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. The relay sees cyclists ride the spectacular 238.3 km from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

Someone once said, "Give a man a fish, and you will teach a man where to get free fish.” If you try to give a fish to a local – in places where salmon are plentiful – many will ask what kind, before accepting. Apparently to some, sockeye is the... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Ruth Lera

We always said that when the kids were old enough we would take them for an Alaskan kayaking expedition, just like the one we had gone on before the kids were born. So last summer we did just that, and what we learned is that an eight-year-old... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: wikipedia commons.com

Just think of all the salmon or tuna sandwiches you’ve had over your lifetime. Well, with a small amount of effort you can do the same with pike. Sadly, pike have got a bad reputation with many people and even one of their nicknames, “slough shark,” Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-06-11 Photo: kozzi.com

Over the years a few people have told me that due to a loss of flavour, they do not freeze fish and only eat them fresh. Certainly a well cared for fresh fish has a slight flavour edge on one that’s been frozen, but not enough difference to... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Salmon can be grilled in your oven. Then, it’s referred to as broiling. It can also be grilled on the barbeque, or carefully over a campfire. During our lengthy winters broiling is the usual method at our house, but occasionally I dig the snow... Read more

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The first snow is a long-anticipated event for me. It is not only eagerness, but also apprehension, that keeps me company on my tenterhooks. Either way, there is relief when the white stuff finally flies. Read more

You stand on the bridge, the rough wood warm underfoot. You lean over the green metal railing, staring into the river water. Sometimes a line of men, all strangers, sit in plastic woven lawn chairs, holding fishing rods.It’s salmon season; this means Read more

Yukon Wildlife

When a gate opens to fresh Alaska King salmon, you simply must walk through. There are many types of salmon, but Alaska King is always a treat, and I recently had the pleasure of finding one in my possession. Read more

Wild Harvest

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July 31, 2014

His name is Douglas Roy Rogers Dupont the Third. That’s what he’s known as on the water around Tagish, at least; it’s his two-way radio handle. He says all he needs is to catch a fish bigger than 60 pounds, and then he can die. Dupont used to live Read more

Tagish

A very traditional—often thought of as old-fashioned—way of preserving fish and wild game is canning using the pressure of steam. Unless you have a friend to lend you a pressure canner, the start-up cost can be between $100 and $200 to purchase the Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Sockeye is in season and if you haven't yet discovered the ease and piquant flavour of cooking fish on a cedar plank, now is the time. Read more

I suspect salmon and hospitality have been partners a long time in this part of the world. The salmon makes regular appearances in the artwork of the First Nations peoples all along the Yukon River and across the mountains to the BC Coast. Read more

Beverages

Take a can of salmon ... it is amazing what one can do with it. With fresh salmon so pricey and fish so healthy to include in the weekly menu, one must be creative. Read more