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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: 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: 2019-06-26, 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: 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: 2019-06-12, 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: Jubilee and Munin via Foter.com

You may have noticed the above quotation comes to you without attribution. That’s for good reason. Nobody seems to know who muttered it or even if it was ever uttered at all. The Tower ravens of London are arguably the most famous birds in history... Read more

Yukon History

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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

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

On a cold February day in 1993, local biologists Cameron Eckert, Pam Sinclair, Wendy Nixon and the late Helmut Grünberg met over coffee, determined to fill a major gap in Yukon’s birding community. While there was a strong body of knowledge and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-04-03, Graphics: Yukon Fallen/Michael Gates

This slender volume contains brief biographies and photographs of the men from the Yukon who fought and died for Canada between 1914 and 1918. Seven of the enlisted died in 1919, but are recorded as still being in active service... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Paul Gustave Doré

Very few writers throughout history have bonded with their subjects quite like Edgar Allan Poe and the Yukon’s territorial bird. His renowned 1845 poem, The Raven, a critical success, but financial failure, cemented man and bird into one entity to... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: NASA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA)

Its difficult not to be awed by the stunning beauty of the “grand design” spiral galaxies, so exquisitely detailed in Hubble images. These incomprehensibly immense discs of dust and gas and stars, structured on a sinuous backbone of fluid spiral... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Within Whitehorse city limits, you can see Grey Mountain from almost anywhere. It is one of the first landmarks tourists see flying into the city. Eight thousand kilometres away, the residents around Salzburg, Austria, can look up from their... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Women’s Transition Home Society

Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society is celebrating 40 years in good standing as a society in the Yukon. We were incorporated in 1979 and opened our doors in 1980. The Women’s Transition Home is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, on the traditional... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle