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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

To be, or not to be. For advocates of plain writing, Shakespeare’s most famous monologue is a touchstone. Its opening sentence consists of nine one-syllable words in a row, followed by one containing just two (depending on whether one reads... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I feel tumbled up against the advance of winter. All summer, the sun pulled me on with the force of a tearaway sled dog and, when the days shortened into fall, it was as if she slowed suddenly to sniff out a piece of news and I hurtled into her... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: MacBride Museum Collection, 1990.29.1.60

On October 23, 1918, at 10:10 p.m., over three hours later than scheduled, the CPR vessel S.S. Princess Sophia (So-PHY-Ya) piloted by Captain Leonard Locke, departed Skagway with at least 353 passengers and crew, the exact number unknown because... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Pat Bragg

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: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Life isn’t always kind and rosy. Each of us experiences things we would rather not and, as a result, have a story to tell. These challenges sometimes leave deep hurts, wounds and scars that drastically affect our lives and how we live them... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin’s life has been blessed with music and he’s had the chance to explore it with long-time The Tea Party bandmates Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood. Martin’s solo concert on October 20 will be the first time that his unique music has been... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Lulu Keating

When the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City put out a call for a members’ exhibit with the theme of “The Age of Selfies,” local filmmaker Lulu Keating decided to submit a work about her recent hip replacement... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Michael Gates

Lest we forget … This is why Michael Gates (Yukon historian and Yukon News columnist) and D. Blair Neatby (military historian, Yellowknife) have co-authored the memorial book, Yukon Fallen of World War I, a collection of more than 100 biographies... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

This quiet, reserved and thoughtful corner of the year-round Yukon has gone to the birds this week, namely Arctic terns, the all-time migratory champions, not only of the bird kingdom but also the entire non-human animal world, including bugs and... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

The widespread use of coal was one of the major factors in fueling the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s and early 1800s. In recent decades, however, coal has received a bad reputation as a major source of acid rain and carbon dioxide in the... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

For a two-night gig this past July in Beaver Creek, Larry Berrio and his band shut the town down! Berrio, from Sudbury, Ontario, travelled 5,000 kilometres with his bandmates to the most westerly community in Canada. With open arms, the town of... more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Squid is an inexpensive, sustainable and awesome little cephalopod that should be part of everyone’s diet, beyond fried calamari at the bar (an awesome little appy as well, don’t get me wrong)... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Elise Giordano

The Nude & Rude Revue started with two best friends, Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, and their love of performance art. Vidic, 25, was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, and met Brockett during high school in Juneau. Brockett was born in... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

Wren Brian was just 10 years old when the first X-Men movie came out in 2000. The film’s opening scene, set in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, triggered a fascination with the Nazi Holocaust that remains with her today... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Jake Paleczny

It was a record-breaking summer at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, with 4,899 visitors coming through the gates this past August. Compare that with 3,200 visitors in the entire first year of operation in 2004–05, and you get an idea of how the... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO:Jozien Keijzer

Recently I visited Kluane National Park. After a few hours of driving and only a hike through the forest, I was in my element—a world of rock and grand vistas. My friend and I were on Sheep Mountain, a very popular trail, and I can see why it is... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

Everyone handles their grief differently. That is one of the fundamental ideas that Hospice Yukon uses to guide their approach in supporting Yukoners through their programming. Within that no-one-size-fits-all philosophy, children have a special... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Henry Navarro

Landing in Whitehorse for the first time, Henry Navarro Delgado arrived in the Yukon knowing nothing about the place. Delgado wanted to remain as open-minded as possible when he settled into the coveted Junction Artist in Residence (JAR) Program... more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

A few weeks ago, a local association called GoOFY (Growers of Organic Food Yukon) held an event about nose-to-tail eating—eating every bit of an animal that is harvested. Which is not only sound ethical practice, but a really sustainable and... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Upper Tanana artist Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé has teamed up with Whitehorse-based artist Nicole Bauberger to create a scavenger hunt of installations and events this fall. The artists began collaborating a year ago around the idea that the... more

Yukon Arts