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Issue: 2014-05-01

What's Up Yukon May 1 Issue

Photo by Bruce Bennett

What's Up Yukon May 1 Issue

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Kent Kallberg

One might think that winning six Olympic medals in two sports speaks for itself. Not for Clara Hughes, who believes there’s still so much more to talk about. Read more

Making A Difference!

Noosa

Photo courtesy of Noosa

Beginning next week, Dawson City residents will have something to sing about – literally. The Good Times Community Choir will start up on May 6 for people of all levels who have always wanted to learn how to sing, read music, harmonize and, Read more

Dawson City

Frost To Frost May 1

Photo courtesy of Joan Norberg

Spring... there is nothing quite like it. Living here in the North, we generally have a long winter followed by a long spring. It seems to take forever to finish melting the snow and warming up the ground. To help keep us going, the pussy willows... Read more

Farm - Garden

Birds, Bats And Bees

Photo by thinkstock.com

For more than a decade, the Yukon Fish and Game Association has helped youngsters build houses for our winged friends. Read more

Hobbies

On the way to the mountain, it occurs to me that the water temperature in the Yukon is quite similar, winter or summer. In big lakes the surface water rarely climbs above 11 C. Read more

Yukon Active

Living With Wildlife: Matt Fenlon

Photo by Matt Fenlon

We invite you to share your photos of Yukon Wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what's going on and what camera equipment you used to editor@whatsupyukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

Statu Quo

Photo by Emily Cooper

A Vancouver play that earned four nominations for prestigious Jessie Richardson awards (Jessies), and won the category of best script by an emerging playwright, will take to the Old Fire Hall stage next week. Read more

Theatre - Dance

With Kim Barlow’s recent departure from the Yukon, the local music scene appeared to have lost its most well-known singer-songwriter. However, Blue Hibou, Barlow's collaboration with Hélène Beaulieu and Micah Smith, suggests that we may not know her Read more

Yukon Music

Maypole

photo by thinkstock.com

“How about a Maypole dance?” My Skype connection to Whitehorse was adequate at best, so Peter Jickling’s response seemed reasonable. “What?” Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Alice In Wonderland Drawing

illustration by Sir John Tenniel

It might have been on John Lennon’s mind when he wrote “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (so speculates Beatles biographer Bob Spitz). It was directed by a cast member of Beyond the Fringe, a popular satirical revue from the early 1960s, Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Tyler Kuhn

Nakai's Homegrown Festival travels through a varied terrain of theatre styles and themes. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Didee and Didoo May 1

Illustration by Allan Benjamin

I have to slow down ’cause I’m always rushin’ around. I’m always in a hurry which makes me worry. When I do two things at once I can be a dunce. Read more

Old Crow

Whitehorse Choir Warming Up

Photo by Whitehorse Community Choir

The Sixties are making a comeback in Whitehorse this week, complete with musicians ranging from Pete Seeger to Led Zepplin. Read more

Yukon Music