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Canada Wide Science Fair Winners

Grace Snider

The Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) has been happening since 1962, and every year around three projects from the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair are chosen to be part of the annual national event. This year, the CWSF took place in Ottawa, where, more

Yukon Education

Michelle Irvine enjoying the Mount McIntyre trails

Kylie Campbell

We live in the wilderness (in case you didn’t notice). Literally, we have 12 square kilometres per person of wild landscapes, untamed animals and often dodgy cell reception—and that can be all within city limits. The City of Whitehorse has over 700 k more

Yukon Active

Conrad Campground

Credit: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

There is a precise and exact spot on the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Teslin, a little way northwest of Rancheria, where you cross the Continental Divide for the last time on your long journey to the northern hinterlands of our continent. more

Yukon Summer

Murray shares some meat pie and quiche recipes

Credit: brizzle born and bred on Foter.com

When preparing to cook any wild game meat, try to remove as much of the fat as possible as this is where the game taste lingers. To reduce the game taste you can rub prepared mustard over the meat and leave it for a couple hours, then wash it off and more

Recipes

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Cathie Archbould

“Northerners have been adapting for generations. It’s part of being a northerner … [it] is part of the culture. So, in some ways, some of these adaptation actions that we’re taking haven’t been traditionally labelled as climate change adaptations— more

The Green Issues

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Back in the early days of the 1940s and ’50s we made most of our desserts at home rather than buying something at the local corner store. That way we knew exactly what was in them and the lady folks experimented from there to enhance the home baked t more

Recipes

Keith Clark (left), Brenda Berezan and Kate Weekes

Danny Macdonald

A local Whitehorse book group, inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, have composed songs that will be performed on August 13. Keitha Clark, Kate Weekes and Brenda Berezan originally joked about the idea of writing songs based on the poem, but then one e more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Darlene Sillery

Haines Junction is gearing up for the second-annual Augusto Children`s Festival. With 28 workshops for kids aged five to 12, on puppet-making, magic, Southern Tutchone dance, circus skills, ukulele playing … and many more. It’s the Yukon’s only... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

One thing about chicken ... just about anywhere you travel, you can bet you will find a thousand different recipes to match just about any taste. Don’t pass the chance to try a different dish on the chicken menu. Of all the chicken recipes I have... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Tanco-Smith Photography

This August, Whitehorse heavy metal music enthusiasts will be treated to a blast from the past, augmented with an infusion of new blood. Heavy-gigging juggernaut Warrmauth will be returning from hiatus to play a very special one-off show at the... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

The recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano, on the island of Hawaii, has consumed property and displaced people. The eruption at the Fuego volcano, in Guatemala, has killed dozens of people. Past volcanic eruptions in Alaska have resulted in... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Historic Miles Canyon holds a special place in the story of Whitehorse. Today’s picturesque hiking trails, pedestrian suspension bridge and impressive rock cliffs are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. And the historical... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Sue Meikle on behalf of the ElderActive Recreation Association

"The Territory exploded onto the scene in 2004..."When the Canada Senior Games (CSG) were inaugurated on a small scale in Regina in 1996, the Yukon Territory was nowhere to be found because "Yukoners hadn't heard about these Games yet," according... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: VisitLakeland on Foter.com

When I was playing music in the Gold Pan Saloon, I used to see all these young men and women coming into the Yukon. They were either coming back from university, or up looking for work. And I always told the women that if they planned on staying... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

What colour of bait is best? Most fishermen stand in front of fishing-tackle boards in the store and think, If I was a fish, I would go for that colour. Problem is, they may tell “fish tales,” but they don’t have fish vision. Fish have what is... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I like to see animals on all fours And I see their tracks outdoors. When I see animal tracks I know they’re lookin’ for snacks. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Emma Barr

I’d like to share what I know about canvases that are available locally. It is the most important part of your painting. It’s also known as the “support.” Even if you are playing around, for fun, you just never know when a piece will turn into... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The Yukon Fish and Game Association hosted the Yukon Outdoor Woman (YOW) Program, a weekend where 20 women participated in outdoor workshops, in the bush, to further develop skills and knowledge... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Brendan Preston

Take a drive about five minutes up the North Klondike Highway, turn left up to a nondescript building, walk through the creaking door and you may feel like you've walked into an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. There are buckets of boiled... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Edsel L on Foter.com

You don’t have to be a big-game hunter to enjoy wild meat. As a youngster, back in the 1930s and ’40s, I looked forward to a dish of rabbit. Basically, we got our cottontails with the use of a ferrite, but by age 13 we had also been trained to... more

Recipes