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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s perhaps still a bit wintery by March 15, but that is the annual date when Dawson City celebrates what is nearly the end of that season with its Thaw di Gras “Spring” carnival. The event runs over a weekend, from March 15 to 17... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

A few days from now, I will undergo a frightening transition from this life to another. Please don’t misunderstand. As far as I know, I’m not about to kick the bucket, cash in my chips, turn toes-up, shuffle off the coil, turn in my Bingo dabbers... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The local hockey team, led by coach Michael Nemeth, is a semi-finalist in the nationwide Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Competition this year. They’ve qualified by volunteering and giving back to the community and have already won $2,000 for the... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Josh Schroeder

“Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Klondike Visitor Association

Dawson City finds itself with a brand new lease on winter sports life this year – artificial ice has come to town. Considering how much ice there is in the north, the need for artificial ice sounds odd, but for those who partake in hockey and... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Minnie Clark

The Teslin Arena is going to be rocking on June 25. Canadian country acts Aaron Pritchett, Cory Marquardt and Roger Gabriel are coming to town to put on a country music show. It benefit the Teslin Minor Hockey Association and the Teslin Recreation... Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Old Timers Hockey Association

You don’t have to be a real old timer to play Oldtimers Hockey in Dawson City. Anyone from 35 years and up can play on one of the three teams in the league. “In professional hockey, 35 is pretty old,” says Brent MacDonald, president of the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

Wayne Gretzky once stated that Viacheslav Fetisov was the greatest defenseman he had ever played against. Fetisov (nicknamed Slava) was known to be the “Bobby Orr of Russia.” Winner of three Winter Olympics (2 Gold, 1 Silver), seven World... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Scott Allen

Thirteen-year-old Piper Allen, of Watson Lake, and Mike Smith, Olympic-gold-medal-winning goalie and bonafide NHLer with the Arizona Coyotes, have two things in common: they love the game of hockey and they can’t wait to meet each other. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

The Canada Games Centre, near the top of Two Mile Hill, opens every weekday morning at 5:30 a.m. I did not get there until 7:00 a.m. and that was an effort. As I walked in, I kept passing people on their way out. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Karee Vallevand

A friend of Jeanie Dendys’s 15-year-old son told Dendys he gets more excited for the native hockey tournament than he does for the Canada Games. Dendys figures it’s because of the exposure and the level of competition — and the community. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Resolute - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The last time the Calgary Flames made the Stanley Cup Playoffs was in the 2008-2009 season when they lost in the opening round to the Chicago Blackhawks. Between 2009 and the end of the 2013-2014 season the Flames followed an uninspiring downward... Read more

Yukon Active

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July 10 Issue

Here are the facts: 1. Theoren Fleury gave a keynote speech at the Adäka Cultural Festival on July 2. 2. Theoren Fleury was my favourite hockey player growing up; my hero. Read more

Yukon Active

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June 2014

When it’s Stanley cup season It’s almost like treason. Dougie never misses a playoff Read more

Old Crow

On March 8, 2004, in a game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks, Todd Bertuzzi punched Steve Moore from behind and then drove his head into the ice. I was watching TSN on the 10th anniversary of this incident, and they kept... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2014-01-16: Photo: iStoxk

Nothing upends Canada's conciliatory nature like hockey. Though we regard ourselves — as a people — as humble and polite, hockey dredges up jingoistic fervor and personal passion from somewhere deep within our national belly. Read more

Humour

Growing up on the mean streets of Whitehorse's Hillcrest subdivision, one of my favourite post-dinner, pre-bedtime activities was "taking shots." Read more

Yukon Winter