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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Hairy legs, bushy beards, interesting and colourful tattoos—that’s just some of what you can expect to see at this year’s Strength and Style Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

The Whitehorse Motors Sourdough Sams—what are they about? Every year we hear about these Sourdough Sams, this “Call for the Cup,” and that the search for the “primo Yukon male” is on again, but what does any of that really mean? I managed to catch... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-01-30, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

There’s nothing of him to touch And sometimes he talks too much. Sometimes I can hear my own voice An’ answering back is his own choice. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

Each year, just as New Year’s rolls around, I place this on the front page of my new diary so when I open it and read each line, it will help me to make my way through the on coming days of another year. I pass this on to you, with hopes it will... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Frank Wasmer

Frank Wasmer’s door has always been open to a colourful array of souls in all shapes and sizes. Of the human variety, he and his late wife Nancy Schave, have fostered “somewhere in the neighbourhood of 40” children, hosted 7 foreign exchange... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

In cold weather, a head without a hat on it can lose up to 50 per cent of your body heat and some of that wasted heat could have been going to your hands and feet to keep them warm. Your fingers and toes are the parts furthest away from the heat... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy Erica Henault

I think many of us have reflected on the “sliding door” moments in our life, the what ifs? What might have been? How would my life be different now? I know I have. It may be a split decision to take a different route home or leave 10 minutes later... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

Wren Brian was just 10 years old when the first X-Men movie came out in 2000. The film’s opening scene, set in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, triggered a fascination with the Nazi Holocaust that remains with her today... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

This month, Yukon Pride: 24 Hours of Gaylight is happening for the sixth year in a row—and it just gets bigger every year. With more people involved and more events happening, 2018’s edition of 24 Hours of Gaylight is a hotly anticipated weekend... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Jess Stone

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month in Canada. Across the country campaigns are organized in the effort to end sexualized violence in Canada. Here at home, the Yukon continues to have a disproportionately high rate of sexualized assault... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

January 2018 was only a short time ago, but our memories are probably quite variable. Many of us will remember the brief warm spell when we had a high of +7ºC and above freezing temperatures for about 48 hours. Trails, roads and sidewalks were icy... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Homo sapiens’ decision to walk upright has brought many benefits, but low back pain however is definitely not one of them. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives, either through lifting something incorrectly, a skiing accident... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

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: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: William Warby - Flickr

It’s the age-old debate about the chicken and the egg. Sometimes, we simply don’t know what is cause and what is effect. This is especially true when it comes to matters that touch on personal feeling. As a for-instance, do you love cream of... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-10-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Didoo’s Trunk That's where she kept her knife. That's where she kept her awl. That's where she kept her file. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Until very recently, I had never heard the expression “hitchhiker’s thumb”. Oh sure, there was that weird guy in Grade 9 named Pete Moss, who had double-jointed thumbs. He also had a habit of turning his eyelids inside-out, a truly gory sight that... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of my favourite pastimes is exploring the origins and meanings of common English words and expressions. Our language is such a hodge-podge (dare one say “hotchpotch”?) of thefts, borrowings and adaptations from others, that an etymologist can... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

Those of us who relish a good outdoor music festival – especially of the grassroots-and-granola variety – have learned to endure any number of indignities in the pursuit of someone else’s towering art. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Jonas Bergsten

It was a strange encounter that still has my brain abuzz. I was walking home from the grocery store in my current city of residence southeast of Whitehorse. My route took me past the site where small men and large machines have been toiling for... Read more

Humour