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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Carlos Gabriel Morales Toro/Pixabay

May 4 has long, long been, even in countries far, far away, celebrated in geek culture. “May the fourth be with you” has been an inside joke for years. It only seems fitting that Titan Gaming & Collectibles’ Free Comic Book Day concludes an... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: joannapoe on Foter.com

The Company of the White Wolf is Whitehorse’s medieval combat fighting group, but there is a common misconception that their activities can be classified as live action role-playing, aka LARPing. Live Action Role-Playing involves dressing up in... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Giuseppi Donatiello

What the constellation Cancer lacks in bright stars, it makes up for with its special deep sky resident, the Beehive open star cluster, or M44 in the Messier catalogue. At less than 600 light years (ly), the Beehive is one of our nearest open... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Beyond the windows of my study/greenhouse, the temperature is still in deficit mode and falling. Another skiff of snow arrived overnight—the dry, fat, fluffy kind I have no trouble ignoring. It will either blow away, or it will not. It doesn’t... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

If there is anybody out there who recognizes what is in these pictures, please step forward. Recently, I found myself looking more intensively at lichens and mosses. As there are no blooming wildflowers in the midst of winter and as there happened... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Jim Borisenko/ FreeStarCharts.com

The sheer darkness of our Yukon winter sky is studded with many awe inspiring wonders. Some obvious and dazzling, such as the naked eye “stellar nursery” that is the Orion nebula, or the glittering pocket of jewels of the Pleiades open star... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Deborah McNevin

It began innocently enough. At a gathering shortly after I stopped working, I overheard a friend mentioning that another friend had said she was going to learn bridge in order to have something to do in the nursing home... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: freestarcharts.com

Messier 13 (M13), the best and brightest globular cluster gracing our northern sky, resides in the Hercules constellation and is a most-intriguing class of star cluster, so very different from all the open star clusters of our Milky Way galaxy... Read more

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The second annual Geek the Halls craft fair is a different affair than the larger, more established craft fairs. But the vendors participating are a different sort of crafters and artists than the traditional Yukon crafters... Read more

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Allison Button

Do you like crafting, socializing with friends—perhaps with a beverage or two—in a casual, relaxed yet well-lit atmosphere, complete with pinball machines to take a break and try your game expertise? Then Drinking with Scissors is for you... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

When a budding interest in astronomy is pursued with even a cursory investigation into the nature of our cosmos, one quickly comes to the realization that the human mind cannot fully embrace the awesome extent of it all—the unfathomable distances... Read more

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On August 25, all ages will be given the opportunity to get their geek on as the Yukon Comic Culture Society hosts its Get Your Geek On! Craft fair at the Gold Rush Inn Read more

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Joie Quarton

The Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Society will be looking to open a local community-minded thrift store to repurpose your stuff! Read more

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Yukon Astronomical Society

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After testing the waters in 2017 with the first-ever Yukon Star Party, the Yukon branch of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is bringing back the event, with promises of education, fun and most of all, community engagement. Read more

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: BagoGames on Foter.com

Titan Gaming and Collectibles is adding Fortnite to its menu of gaming options, and they’re marking the occasion with a kickoff tournament on July 14. Fortnite launched as a paid-for game on July 25, 2017, that encouraged cooperative play between... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes... Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Paul Derry

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Whitehorse Dice Knights are providing a haven for roleplaying gamers who are “LFG” – or looking for group – in the Yukon’s capital. The Dice Knights are the brainchild of group organizers Eli Boivin, Siobhan McLeod and Travis Lohner, and they... Read more

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Lisa Martin

Art can be in the form of a pencil, paintbrush, or even a scroll saw. My husband and local artist, Murray Martin has been both an outdoor and political columnist for over half a century and his creations just keep getting bigger... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... Read more

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