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What's Up Yukon's Feature Stories From Each Issue!


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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

January 2018 was only a short time ago, but our memories are probably quite variable. Many of us will remember the brief warm spell when we had a high of +7ºC and above freezing temperatures for about 48 hours. Trails, roads and sidewalks were icy... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In 1990, a number of organizations joined together to meld the Young Authors’ Conference and the National Book Festival into a farther reaching Yukon Writers’ Festival to highlight the Canadian literary arts in the Yukon. The current sponsors of... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I have not made the trip to mainland Alaska yet, but my experience of those oddballs and genuinely interesting characters that live in the tiny village of Skagway truly are one of a kind. Hiking and camping are certainly a great way to get out and... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

Earth Day is April 22. A day when we celebrate the planet we call home. This year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution. To end plastic pollution, we need to shift our attitudes and behaviours. Plastic pollution affects our health and the health of the... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

The Top of the World Highway is neither on top of the world nor is it a highway, but is certainly one of the most memorable drives in both Alaska and the Yukon. Technically, it runs 127 kilometres from Jack Wade Junction in Alaska, which is the... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-04-18, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

At the caribou calving grounds There’s only wildlife sounds. The water is clear an’ clean And the land is so pristine. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: John Alderson - Bicycle Ride Productions

The Yukon Chamber of Mines has prioritized outreach and community engagement as part of their programming. Heading into its 10th year, the annual Mining and Exploration Camp, which is held during Yukon Mining Week each spring, is one of two major... more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Kim Hart has spent 10 years shaping young Yukoners into polished performers and also building an appreciation for their community. As the music teacher at Vanier Catholic Secondary School, she teaches the Vanier Junior Jazz Band program that... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The signs of spring are appearing all across the territory and Whitehorse residents will soon see another of those traditional symbols. Between April 16 and 19, local residents will discover reusable green bags appearing on their front porches... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

September 26, 2016 – the day I arrived in Canada with wide eyes, little money, my entire life fitting into a single rucksack, but happy to be back to an English-speaking country for the first time in two years... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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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... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40

My first 54-40 flash was when the band’s career was burning hot. That is symptomatic of a life lived in rock. Memories are short, what remains is vivid like ayahuasca. The past, present and future sear like a brand, like a Tinder cocktail in a... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Playwrights Guild of Canada

On a dream and a successful grant, Monique Renaud will visit Whitehorse for the first time to co-host the first Yukon Playwright’s Conference this Saturday at the Old Fire Hall. Renaud is the Public Relations Manager at the Playwrights Guild of... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Passion – that’s the word that comes to mind when I reflect on my recent Cuban holiday in January. The passion of our tour guides throughout our travels. Their devotion to sharing their love of Cuba and how Cubans are working to build a more... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Carolin Kleedehn

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 more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The ice pool tripod is in the river, anchored by a cable to the boxed clock on the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, ready for when the ice moves during breakup some time in late April or early May. A statistical prediction created by local engineer... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

We are in one of the few places left in the developed world to have an entire mountain and trail all to yourself. With the sheer size, vast open spaces and constant wildlife encounters, is truly a reason to visit – and live – in the north... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Elaine Schiman

Yukon accompanist Grant Simpson helped found Café des Voix in 2016 as an extension of Jazz Yukon workshops that had been occurring since 2011 and as “a safe and supportive space for local vocalists to learn and perform.” Today, the program is... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-11, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Jidii Zraii – Black Jidii Dagaii - White Jidii Ditsik - Red Jidii Vee - Grey more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The big “C”. Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that rocks you to your core. Earlier this year, a close friend of mine was handed that news and it definitely shatters any delusions of health and normalcy. And that’s because we tend to focus on the most... more

Making A Difference!