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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

If you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Erik Pinkerton Photography

Vikki Quocksister was still booking mainstage performers for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous the week before the festival’s kick-off, but, after six years of being in charge of the stage, she was pretty calm about the last-minute confirmations... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

When it comes to the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous lip sync competition, you might have to bring more of an A-game than you’d have to bring to a contest where you actually sing. Somehow, lip sync competitions have come to attract a level of... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

I was driving by the Whitehorse courthouse the other day and it made me remember a warm sunny day in 1985 in Inuvik. A customer came into my auto parts store to buy a gizmo he was looking for. I presumed he was just another dumb truck driver... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Some people think that omelettes are light. With the addition of some toast and a light salad though, this hearty omelette could make for a filling supper. It’s a great fix for those empty-fridge-still-need-to-do-the-grocery-shopping nights... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Guaranteed, there is no better dessert than a homemade dessert—especially if it’s from my mother's or grandmother's kitchen. No wonder my wife Lisa is a great cook, as she has access to these recipes from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

In the midst of Sourdough Sams, tattoo competitions, and beard and leg hair-growing contests, Yukon kids need a place to call their own during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Kidsfest, organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY), is the hub... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Hairy legs, bushy beards, interesting and colourful tattoos—that’s just some of what you can expect to see at this year’s Strength and Style Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Rendezvous made Marj Eschak move to the Yukon. It was 1977. She’d only come up for the weekend, but was so impressed, she decided to stay. “So I’ve been in every one since then,” she said over the phone, a couple weeks before the 2019 Yukon... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Sabine Schulte

Tomáš Kubínek was just three years old on the August night in 1968 when 250,000 Warsaw Pact troops invaded his Czechoslovakian homeland to crush Alexander Dubček’s liberalization movement, known as the Prague Spring... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvousv

It’s been years since the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) was held on Main Street and still, once a month, someone asks – why isn’t Rendezvous held on Main Street anymore? Is it moving back there from Shipyards Park? When? Why not? Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Almost like a fritter, these pancakes can really be a mix of any gently sautéed vegetables brought together in a batter. They make a great light lunch or a side for grilled meat or fish. It’s also a great way to get people who usually shy away... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Somewhere in the Boreal Forest, there is a small community called Rockton.It’s sometimes called the City of the Lost because it’s inhabited by people who, for one reason or another, really wanted to get away from it all... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-02-13, Murray Martin

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Steve Wilson

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 Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

The Whitehorse Motors Sourdough Sams—what are they about? Every year we hear about these Sourdough Sams, this “Call for the Cup,” and that the search for the “primo Yukon male” is on again, but what does any of that really mean? I managed to catch... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous/Manu Kegenhoff

The countdown is almost over, with only days left until the official Rendezvous Kick Off, presented by the Hougen Group of Companies. This year’s Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) event is bigger and better than ever. A giant celebration will... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

If you’re looking to make this simple soup vegan, simply swap the tin of evaporated milk for a tin of coconut milk, and the butter for coconut (or olive) oil. You can also beef up this soup by adding all sorts of hearty vegetables—think carrots... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

If there is anybody out there who recognizes what is in these pictures, please step forward. Recently, I found myself looking more intensively at lichens and mosses. As there are no blooming wildflowers in the midst of winter and as there happened... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

These days they are referred to as a “base layer” and are usually made from some very scientific-sounding material and come with a big, obvious logo to satisfy status-seekers. “Plastic” is another name for what they are made of... Read more

Yukon Winter