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Evan Rensch

Elsa’s prospects rose and fell with the price of minerals. Its population swelled to 700 in the 1940s, drawing people from allover the world to work on the site. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: Doug Davidge

Doug Davidge finds lost things. Over the course of more than three decades in the Yukon, Davidge has been known to find things that people know are missing–such as the A.J. Goddard, a steamboat that vanished in Lake Laberge in 1901–and things that... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: courtesy Murray Martin

Back in the early 1970s I wrote a monthly outdoors column for an Ontario outdoors magazine. One evening, after a day spent hunting moose, we pulled the canoe up on the sandy shore of an island and started a small campfire a short distance from our... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: Pixabay

I have a clean driver’s slate. I mention this because it shows that most people, no matter how many goofy things they do when they were young, will finally straighten themselves out. I really try to never speed anymore and I am usually in... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Leighann Chalykoff

Erin Dixon is interested in how other people live. “I have been interested in other people’s houses, since I was a little kid,” she said. “Trick-or-treating was always my favourite because you got to go to other people’s houses and peek inside... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) wants Yukoners to learn more about the history in their own towns. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

What do Jack London, Martha Black, Pierre Berton and Ted Harrison have in common? They’ve all been commissioned by Rolf Hougen to be sculpted by Harreson Tanner to populate Whitehorse’s Main Street. This summer, Edith Josie will join them. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-08-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the McDougalls

Mike and Kim McDougall have been mining gold in the Sixtymile region of the Klondike for nearly 40 years. Throughout the decades, they’ve made their own history in the area. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

The smoke has begun to clear in Beaver Creek, but hot embers still smoulder along the highway. We haven’t had a fire like this one for many years, not this close to town. Sid has the morning off so we are heading down to Livesey’s near the Creek. Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

When Richard Gordon was a young man he worked on an oil rig in the Beaufort Sea, but often found himself looking across the water to a special place he had visited as a child. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Sid’s days off consist of visiting with other locals at coffee time, doing several dump runs in a day and shuffling his classic cars around his yard. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Doug Sack

I remember my first conversation with Joe Ben Raven like it happened yesterday. It was the winter construction season of 1972-73 up on the Eagle Plains of the Yukon’s half-built Dempster Highway in a borrow pit south of the Oasis in the Wilderness Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

It was about 7 a.m. when Bordertown Garage and Museum started waking up for its already lively season. Sid, the owner and curator, was up and about prepping his backyard museum for more visitors in June. Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Tony Gonda

When it reached 500 people, Murray Lundberg was satisfied. Then, out of the blue, it jumped to 2,500, then 5,000. Now the “Yukon History and Abandoned Places” Facebook group has more than 11,000 users. And it steadily gains 50 new users each week. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Late May brought sun and warmth to the bordertown of Beaver Creek, Yukon. Sid was already back working hard at the Visitor Information Centre. He could feel the season was going to be a good one. Sid had come a long way from his childhood... Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

By the time the 1986 Molson’s World Cup men’s downhill and Super G, aka The White Circus, rolled into town on March 15, 1986 to close out the 85/86 racing season, I was well-established as the first-ever sports editor of The Whistler Question... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Edwardx / Wikimedia Commons

“Christopher Skaife is both a raven master and a master storyteller. Compulsively readable, I devoured the book in a single sitting!”—Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Butchering So did I! From 4 p.m. to midnight on the very day I found the last... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Jonny Wilkie

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: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Brian Pelchat

Spring is coming and so is the merry month of May, when a choir director’s fancy turns to … tartan? Yes, the Whitehorse Community Choir will be celebrating all things Celtic in its spring concert, Ceud Mìle Fàilte (Gaelic for A Hundred Thousand... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Concretions are not shaped by running water or fabricated by humans, nor are they dinosaur eggs. They are fascinating geological formations that come in the most interesting shapes. Concretions are time capsules holding clues into the past... Read more

Yukon Outside