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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: courtesy of David Johnny

I grew up in the traditional way in and around Pelly Crossing, learning to hunt, fish and trap from my relatives and Elders. It wasn’t until I was 16 years old, though, in 1963, that I had my first real long hunting trip... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It can be intimidating starting a new sport, especially one that is generally about riding downhill, on unpaved mountains, with perilous things like rocks and trees that don’t seem to move out of your way. So the first step to learning to ride my... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Bonnee Bingham

I had the great pleasure of attending Cor Guimond’s party this past weekend in Dawson City. I don’t recall how long ago or what time, exactly, that I met Cor, but the moment I met him I knew he was going to be a lifelong friend. So, when his wife... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Exploration, adventure and community are among the most important aspects of living in the North. For many Yukoners, it was the “want” to explore a fantasized part of the world and to seek adventure in discovering Canada’s North, but it was the... more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Yukon First Nation Graduation Society/Rick Massie

On May 25, students from all over the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories gathered in Whitehorse at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, in celebration of the forty-third annual First Nations graduation... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Josh Winkler

Josh Winkler´s work is no stranger to the Yukon. In 2016 his work was exhibited with two other artists at the Yukon Arts Centre; Cut Climb Conquer was the title of his exhibition. He used watercolour and printmaking to show the history of American... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One of the best parts of mass-produced breads, like hotdog and burger buns, is their super-squishy, cake-like quality. That makes them a great ingredient to serve as both dinner and dessert on your camping trips. more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

The Contagious Mountain Biking Club (CMBC) is hosting their annual 24 Hour of Light bike race. “This is one of the last remaining 24-hour mountain-bike races in Canada, and it is the only 24-hour race in North America where no lights are allowed,”... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Baked Laughs

The Whitehorse comedy scene is on a roll as of late. There have been pro comic events at the Guild Hall, the Ride for Dad Comedy Night, the creation of the Yukon Comedy Collective and the Yukon Comedy Festival. Seasoned Yukon comics have also been... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

There was a not-so-urban myth out there that you could see the Tintina Trench from the moon. That is not true, unless the person on the moon had a good telescope. You can see the Tintina Trench from space, though, from the International Space... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

This month, Yukon Pride: 24 Hours of Gaylight is happening for the sixth year in a row—and it just gets bigger every year. With more people involved and more events happening, 2018’s edition of 24 Hours of Gaylight is a hotly anticipated weekend... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Since 2008, over 10-million people across the globe have been part of an art project that placed 1,890 street pianos at 75 installations in 60 cities, including the likes of New York, London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. The creation of British artist... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Susan Clark

What 69-year-old chooses an activity that routinely results in numb hands, painful wrists and soreness in an area that makes it difficult to perform certain necessary bodily functions? Well, it turns out that there are quite a number of these... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Clare Devenish

Dream fish at Robert Service School A team of facilitators from the Stream of Dreams program was in Dawson this week to promote environmental stewardship and facilitate a community art project. The program ran at Robert Service School (RSS) from... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Admittedly, this is more of a really delicious idea than a recipe. My one suggestion is to make sure you don’t leave the bananas on the fire too long; they will get watery if you forget about them for an hour or more (I know from experience)... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: courtesy of BC/DC

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ’n’ roll, but British Columbia’s famed tribute act to legendary rockers AC/DC, aptly named BC/DC, is already there. Paying homage to a band that has inspired generations of musicians to learn to play... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

During the winter I had to decide what sport I was going to invest in for the upcoming summer. If I had an endless pit of money, I would have all types of equipment, for any occasion, but the reality was more finite... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Rear Admiral Harley D. Nygren, U.S. Government

There are so many good places in Alaska to go RV camping; it's a bit of a fool's errand to select just one to kick off our new six-part summer series on RV Hotspots in Alaska, Yukon, northern B.C. and N.W.T. That is the challenge at hand—a dirty... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

I am not a father. I am in awe of my brothers, friends and peers who are. I am not a father, in part because my fear of failing the children in my care is greater than the sense that I will do okay. My awe for fathers is because I see that this... more

Yukon Families