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Issue: 2019-08-28, PHOTO: Tania Liu on Foter.com

I was back home in Inuvik this summer and I took the opportunity to drive to Tuk for the first time. It always hits close to the bone whenever I am there. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Gerald Lacroix / Pixabay

I was up in the Yukon last week working with Gwaandak Theatre on a series of radio plays based on legends from Old Crow. It was great to see all my Vuntut Gwich’in relatives and meet the famed Paul Kennedy from the CBC radio program, Ideas... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Seventy years of accumulation of stuff—that’s what I have in addition to my husband’s “resource,” as he so fondly calls his stuff. Somehow the amount of stuff we collected over 47 years of living together seems to fill our living and outdoor space... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

The allure of even a well-crafted, lightweight shovel begins to pale after days upon numberless days of snow upon snow upon snow. There is wisdom in the old saw that everybody likes to complain about the weather, but nobody does anything about it... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Amica Sturdy

“I always wanted to get a dog, ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper,” Amica Sturdy explained. Despite her deisre, she waited patiently for the right, and responsible, moment to welcome a dog into her life. For Amica, that meant owning her... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

There comes a point in every man’s life when the no-brainer gifts that you receive at birthdays and Christmas change. I can’t quite pinpoint when that came about for me, but somewhere between completing college and becoming a homeowner, there was... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon

“Gaby was four when she was diagnosed in June 2016, and her birthday is in October so she’s five now,” says Keira Kucherean. Her life changed dramatically when she was told that her daughter Gabriella has medullary pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Gould

Clinton Creek was one of the last company towns in the Yukon, part of a cluster that included Elsa and Faro. The mines in Clinton Creek and Faro were developed about the same time, but Clinton Creek had the misfortune to be based on mining... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: GraphicStock

Woodstoves are still a very traditional heat source for our homes and cabins. Firewood and stoves have always been messy with chips and bark in a trail from the woodpile to the stove, but it’s the way of the north. Sadly firewood isn’t as close... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Jerome Stueart

Former Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: ... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

“Once you hit homelessness your world crumbles. People don’t know that there’s people who care.” So says Kerry Nolan, who is speaking first hand. Now, she is the administrative coordinator at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in downtown... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Pat Kulachkosky

Kristin homesteads at Marsh Lake with her partner Ron, her two sons and her stepson and her parents living close by. She had imagined having her babies at home since she was a teenager. “Giving birth is natural, every animal does it and we were... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

As I turn from Mountain View Drive and toward our Whistle Bend home, I am yet again gobsmacked by the sudden and looming sight of the mountains on the far side of the Yukon River. Blue in the mornings, pink at night and otherwise brilliantly lit... Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It’s funny how a change in geography can alter your perspective on something you’re well acquainted with. My places of residence within Whitehorse had always been above the Alaska Highway — first Hillcrest, then Granger. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

I like blank, plain walls in the kitchen. Uncluttered and simple. If the paint is the same colour as every other wall in the house, even better. We have a very nice kitchen, but those walls are just a glaring bore. Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: hgtv.com

The inherent drama of buying, selling, or renovating homes is tailor-made for reality television. You don’t need to own a house to be captivated by the minutiae of managing the large and small choices these programs painstakingly document. Read more

Photography - Film

Ah, stuff. Sometimes my life can feel way too focused on the next thing I think I “need”, as precious hours are spent reorganizing the ones I already have in order to make room. When I get fed up and hop on my anti-materialistic horse, my mind is... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: kozzi.com

They have a saying in the Dixie States, or maybe it's the military: "When you're up to your ass in alligators, it's hard to remember your mission was to drain the swamp." Unfortunately, I hadn't heard this truism before launching my career as DIY ... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

So you just bought a new place, and you didn't pay too much attention during shop class, so you hire a contractor to do some work. But how do you avoid home reno nightmares? Bill Greer, director of capital maintenance at Yukon Housing Corporation,... Read more

Yukon Business