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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons

Driving to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. (located on Kugmallit Bay of the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean), is no big deal. Canadians have been doing it for many years on the annual winter ice roads that used to run down the Mackenzie Delta, from Inuvik... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Dieter Weise

This summer marks almost 30 years of the Great Northern Arts Festival. The annual arts festival is held every summer in the vibrant town of Inuvik, from July 13 to 22, at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex. Each year, artists and performers from... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Burning one litre of diesel fuel produces about 2.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide. So, for example, Grise Fiord (Ausuittuq), a community of 150 located on the southern shore of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, is dependent on burning diesel to provide... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-09-13, ILLUSTRATION: Aislinn Cornett

My friend, Lucy (not her real name - she asked me to call her that), is no stranger to adventure. The daring Ontario expat, who has called the Yukon home for the last decade, has twice answered the call to cycle the Dempster Highway – a rugged... more

Yukon Summer

P1- The Dempster Highway: Past, Present & Future

Tess Casher

Today, the Dempster is Canada’s only all-weather road across the Arctic Circle. But it was no easy feat. It began in 1959, called “Yukon Territorial Road No. 11.” As it was extended, the road continuously earned new names, corresponding to its new de more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Christine Genier

When Leonard Linklater was growing up in Inuvik, NWT, there was one radio station on the dial. The CBC. Through the airwaves, Indigenous voices carried messages and music. “Louis Goose, Les Carpentier, they were all on the air! I was used to... more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Tessa Macintosh Photography

Take the Gwich’in language challenge. It’s a challenge from Norman Snowshoe, the former Gwich’in Tribal Council vice president. He said, “If you learn one Gwich’in word a day, at the end of the year you’ve learned 365 Gwich’in words.” more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

When I saw the post on Facebook from local Dawsonite Sarah Lenart, asking for two people to join her and friend Jeremy Herndl on a trip to Tuktoyaktuk from Inuvik via the winter ice road, I was elated. The ice road follows the Mackenzie River... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Nathalie Heiberg-Harrison

Every year for 10 days, northern artists and art lovers gather in Inuvik, a small town of 3,400 in the NWT, to celebrate culture and creativity. Entering its 28th year, the Great Northern Arts Festival features almost 60 artists from the Yukon, ... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

About two weeks into my month in Toronto, I go with a friend to the Museum of Inuit Art, where there’s a display of photography by youth in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Inside the museum we head off in separate directions, him taking his... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“It’s an important winter to show this,” says Lauren Williams, collections manager at Toronto’s Museum of Inuit Art. She’s referring to the photography exhibit by Yukon youth, This is Our Arctic, currently on display at the museum. The photos... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: courtesy of Dr. Xiu-Mei Zhang

It’s been a month and a half since the Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner Jim Zheng passed away. Those who he helped will remember him fondly, and those who depended on him to help manage ailments will be wondering how to manage the void he... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Up on the Alaska Highway, in the bright boîte called Tonimoes, attached to the SKKY Hotel, a quiet ritual takes place every Tuesday. Informally known as Scotch night, the weekly event “honour[s] the bounty of Scotland with the frugality of a Scot." more

Beverages

Contrary to what some wise guys in Whitehorse believe, there are trees in Inuvik, NWT and its annual Top Of The World Ski Loppet will run through it April 9. "We are just at the edge of the treeline so we have little trees," says Rita Kors-Olthof, p more

Yukon Communities

Literally, the new facility will be a "hot spot" because it also boasts of a steam room, sauna and hot tub. There will also be two squash courts, change rooms, a kids play zone with a climbing play structure, a birthday room and snack bar. more

Yukon Communities

Residents of Inuvik love their muskrats so much, they named a jamboree after them. Muskrat Jamboree is a celebration of spring and one of its highlights is ... muskrat skinning. "They trim them from the hind legs and open them up," says Gerry Kisou more

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