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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: DeYoung’s via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. President Donald Trump’s grandfather started the family fortune during the great Klondike Gold Rush. He never reached the Klondike Gold Fields; he was hundreds of miles short. Nevertheless, he made his golden stake in Golden, B.C., and in the... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

Yukon Cares, the local grassroots refugee re-settlement group, successfully supported the arrival of a family of two from Liberia in December. The local organization arranged for the Liberian family to re-settle in the territory as part of the... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Gurdeep Pandher was one of the first people I met when I moved to the Yukon. I walked into a Scottish country barn dance at the Old Fire Hall, in Whitehorse, and here was a guy in the remote North in his pagri, at an event, sitting and absorbing... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

The Deli started as a dream that Ernst Wohlfarth (better known as Ernie) had when he was growing up in war-torn Germany. He dreamed of making sausage and became an apprentice in that field, as a young teenager. He soon realized that it was not... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Joanna Lilley

Yukon-based writer Joanna Lilley has published her first novel, Worry Stones, after 17 years of working on it. “I wasn´t working on it every day, during that time. There were periods when I put it aside.” Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Patrick Jackson

The 2018–19 Whitehorse Rapids over-35 soccer season kicks off at the end of September, bringing together a collection of expats and non-hockey-playing Canadians in one homogenous mix. When I first arrived in the Yukon, from England, there weren’t... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Since I was 18 years old, I have been an immigrant 12 times. My entire adult life has been spent as a foreigner to those I live and work with. Always being different. Never quite fitting in. So what makes someone want to leave their friends... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

Fiona Azizaj will be the guest speaker at this year’s Yukon Cares Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 1993, during the Yugoslav Wars that led to the breakup of Yugoslavia, Azizaj and her parents fled Kosovo to Germany when she was months old. They... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s been 20 years since Thomas de Jager first discovered the Yukon. Today, he runs his successful business Yukon Wide Adventures that gives locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the Yukon’s outdoors. Thomas, originally from Monheim... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Courtesy of Nicole Edwards/Alistair Maitland

The first time I heard Nicole Edwards’ voice, it drew me down a Yukon College hallway during the 1998 Frostbite Music Festival and into one of the festival’s classroom venues. There I found Nicole Edwards, new to the Yukon at that point, singing... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Stockstill

November, 1972. California-born musician Mike Stockstill and two friends packed their instruments into the car and headed for Alaska. The car was a 1942 Dodge truck that had six months earlier been a chicken coop. Mike, a mechanic, and his friends... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

My days paraded to the rhythm of the team, a certain form of serenity growing deep inside me... Forty-five days ago, I placed my feet on Canadian soil, with the goal of changing my life completely. I must say that, for the moment, things are going... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Hidden Histories Society Yukon

May is Asian Heritage Month. We recognize Socorro (Cory) Alfonso, who came to the Yukon in 1986 as one of the first Filipino nannies to work here. She was an adventurer, willing to leave the familiar for unknown challenges and the hope of a better... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Joanna Lilley

Yukon based writer Joanna Lilley has just published her second collection of poetry If there Were Roads by Turnstone Press; she says that there are no roads to the past. “You can never go back.” Inspired by a childhood memory, she wrote “The... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round. And they knew it... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

Marcelle arrived shortly before 7:30 pm and I was on my way to Alayuk Adventures! My luggage loaded into the trunk, we get into the warm car and drive on the South Alaska Highway. Two strangers meeting for the first time – despite a few exchanges... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: J. Simon

With the world’s longest undefended border it’s not difficult to become an accidental illegal alien, especially between the Yukon and Alaska. After all, the last time there was a serious passport control on the Chilkoot Trail was during the gold... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

The crazy adventure of a temporary (or definitive, who knows?) expatriate - Part 2 Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

The crazy adventure of a temporary (or definitive, who knows?) expatriate - Part 1 Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of B. Martens

In much the same way as hospitality is a cornerstone of Islam, Yukoners have fostered a welcoming culture that Europe struggles to build. And perhaps that is why Hasan Arafat, the eldest son of Hussein and Fatima’s nine children, is so animated... Read more

Yukon People