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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Community Choir

"It keeps me young at heart," said Barbara Chamberlin, musical director of the Whitehorse Community Choir. Barb's enthusiasm, knowledge, musicality and great sense of humour carry the choir through the hours of rehearsal needed to polish each... more

Yukon Music

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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: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

On Friday, February 18, 1949 under a bold headline reading: “No Excuses, Please,” Horace E. Moore, publisher of The Whitehorse Star, wrote a scathing editorial directed at federal and territorial politicians in which he reminded them 1949 was an... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-03-28, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

We don’t pack water anymore. We don’t vote with our hands anymore. They don’t sign their names with an “X” anymore. We don’t buy from the Trading Post anymore. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Rock, not the genre of music, that guy on the radio or your friend from Newfoundland referring to “The Rock” as home, but rocks and the minerals they are made of, are integral to our existence. We interact with them in many ways every day... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

Spring. Daylight. Forward. Change. These words all individually invoke positivity and renewal. They remind us of the potential of bettering ourselves and opportunities to seize life to the fullest. I think that’s why some marketing masochist... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Dan Davidson

When we look back on Canada’s sesquicentennial year (and yes, I did look it up to make sure I spelled it correctly), what will we think of it? There were some who felt that the events, which began somewhat sluggishly under one government... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race began back in 1977 as a way to honour the legendary Percy DeWolfe, who courageously carried mail by dog team, horse and boat between Dawson City, YT and Eagle, AK, from 1910 and 1949.” So reads the late John... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

The Robert Campbell Highway (Highway 4), which runs diagonally across southern Yukon from Watson Lake on the Alaska Highway (Highway 1) to Carmacks on the North Klondike (Highway 2), is certifiable proof that all you needed in 19th century Canada... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

Foot reflexology is an accessible touch therapy where a practitioner uses both light touch and deeper pressure techniques to stimulate points or reflex zones of the foot and lower limb. Reflexologists from all influences base their practice on the... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

We all know nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. My concern is that the noble art of the insult is also on the skids these days. When I was a kid, one of the worst taunts you could throw at someone was, “Ah, your mother wears army boots.” Stupid... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Vanessa Ratjen

On the surface of national history, the Yukon is primarily known for events that happened more than a hundred years ago: the Klondike Gold Rush. Residents of the Territory today know, intimately, how much more there is to the region than its... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

In modern times oil or kerosene burning lamps are used more as part of décor than to throw light on a situation. People nowadays run electric lights – either battery powered or using electricity – from the grid or a small generator. more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Government of Yukon

From a comfortable, 21st century perch, the casual Yukon visitor might mistakenly assume The Klondike Highway (Highway 2) was planned to be a Skagway to Dawson tourist route, roughly following the journey made by the stampeders in 1898, but... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s been just 10 years since Amazon sold its first Kindle reader devices and the market for ebooks exploded. Not that there weren’t ebooks before that. The Palm series of personal digital assistants (PDAs) made ebooks possible as early as 2002... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, was working as a Heritage Resource Officer with CAFN during the project. She said that the physical body of an Indigenous ancestor is a powerful confirmation... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Hoefs’ family collection

Gold-mining in the Yukon River watershed took place well before the Klondike discovery. It started in the Forty-Mile River in 1886 with 600 miners participating, and Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka (1892) described 100 to 200 miners working the... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

According to the Yukon Commissioner’s office, the New Year’s Levee is an old tradition that dates back to King Louis XIV of France and was first introduced in Canada when fur traders would pay respect to their government representatives on New... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Karp

Christmas is in the air and for many Yukoners that means either a chance to reconnect with family and friends, deepen their faith in Christianity or a combination of the two. For people from all denominations and belief systems it’s a civic... more

Yukon Christmas