Haines Junction


Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

There’s a furry addition to Team Yukon’s uniforms as they march into the opening ceremony of the Arctic Winter Games in the Northwest Territories on March 18. Athletes will sport fur pom-poms made from wolf pelts harvested in the Haines Junction... more

Mar. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, was working as a Heritage Resource Officer with CAFN during the project. She said that the physical body of an Indigenous ancestor is a powerful confirmation... more

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Eighteen years ago three sheep hunters named Bill Hanlon, Warren Ward and Mike Roche happened upon the body of a young Indigenous man while crossing a glacier in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations traditional territory... more

Dec. 06, 2017 midnight Haines Junction

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... more

Nov. 08, 2017 midnight Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

The colourful fall season is over very early in the Yukon – much earlier than in my home country, Switzerland. But I found that the month of October is also very attractive for an amateur photographer like me, even if the coloured leaves have... more

Oct. 11, 2017 midnight Photography - Film


Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Hickman

Three years of collaborating, interviewing and gathering has culminated in one powerful play that shares both beautiful, heartfelt reflections and the harsh realities of northern living. Busted Up: A Yukon Story presents the colourful and eclectic... more

Sep. 06, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Every week I spend in the Yukon, the more I fall in love with this Northern magical place. I feel lucky to call this place home. This week was spent doing more Yukon Search and Rescue training and volunteering at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass... more

Aug. 16, 2017 midnight Yukon Summer


Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Andrew Marston

It’s a summer Friday night in Haines Junction, and almost anybody who loves good food, good music and the spectacular St. Elias Mountains knows right where they’d like to be. As the dinner hour draws near, so do the patrons of the Village Bakery... more

Jun. 28, 2017 midnight Haines Junction


Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Massie

World travel has its place, but Sharon Shorty says a lot of Yukoners need to get out and take a trip into their own territory. And, she says, if you want to start with Haines Junction, The Da Kų Nän Ts'etthet Dance Festival makes it easy... more

May 31, 2017 midnight Haines Junction

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of The Boxcars

The roots of bluegrass music go back to the old-time string bands popular in the 1920s and ’30s. Nowhere was the string band more popular or prolific than in the Appalachian mountains of the southeastern United States. Back in those hills and... more

May 31, 2017 midnight Haines Junction


Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

On a spring hike to the ice cave near Haines Junction, we found that the ice cave looks more like a bridge. Neither did we cross that bridge nor did we go under it. After reading a CBC news story called “Once a local secret, visitors flock to... more

May 24, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... more

May 17, 2017 midnight Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: A. Smith

James Bernard MacKinnon, commonly bylined as J.B. MacKinnon, will be coming to the Yukon from Vancouver to be the Yukon Public Libraries’ choice as a travelling writer to visit a number of communities during the Yukon Writers’ Festival taking... more

May 03, 2017 midnight Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Carly Sims

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Apr. 26, 2017 midnight Yukon Dog Culture


Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edith Belanger

The fiddling tradition is alive and well in the Yukon thanks to the Fiddleheads, a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from seven to fourteen years old. The local youth fiddle club is teaming up with groups in Haines Junction and Dawson City to... more

Mar. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Marc Atkinson

From Tomaso Albinoni to Django Reinhardt, by way of Led Zeppelin? It’s all part of guitarist Marc Atkinson’s musical journey. The 48-year-old Atkinson grew up on B.C.’s relatively remote Quadra Island, without YouTube, or even television, but with... more

Mar. 22, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by David Hatherly

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action task all sectors of Canadian society to make changes that will affect “the way things are done” between First Nations people and non-First Nation Canadians. The TRC came about as a... more

Nov. 09, 2016 midnight Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: by courtesy of Olivier de Colombel

If you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. During a 2015 bike tour... more

Nov. 02, 2016 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Ruth Lawrence

It’s autumn and time for the thrift shop in Haines Junction to ramp up again for winter. Dozens and dozens of bags of used clothing and housewares have been dropped off in the last month at the back door of St. Christopher’s Church. Local women... more

Oct. 26, 2016 midnight Haines Junction


Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: Ryan MacDonald

Canadian music duo Katelyn Clark and Julie Ryning have been creating ethereal, medieval sounds for the past eight years. They are known as musica fantasia. On Sept. 23 and 24 they perform in Haines Junction Whitehorse. Clark and Ryning started... more

Sep. 22, 2016 midnight Yukon Music