Issue: 2014-08-28

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August 28, 2014 Issue #393

‘Nature’, or ‘natural’, have become complicated words to define. They have become over-utilized, and given a multitude of meanings.Marketing campaigns bombard us with the word, misusing it to get us to support organizations, approve initiatives, and Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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August 28, 2014

At this time of year, memories of lazy summer days (if you were lucky) give way to a frenzy of chores — like harvesting and processing food, stocking up firewood, getting ready for school, and putting away summer projects and toys Read more

Health and Wellness


August 28, 2014

One road in, one road out — that’s Broadchurch, a picturesque town on the Dorset coast of Britain. So when 11-year-old Danny Latimer is found murdered on the shore, the evidence indicates that the killer is a local, hiding in plain sight. Read more

Photography - Film


August 28, 2014

Some people are just not content to watch the river flow.They have to get in it and, as Ratty said to Mole in The Wind in the Willows, “mess about in boats.”It can be contagious. Our current Berton House writer-in-residence is Anik See. See is a fre Read more

Dawson City

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August 28, 2014

When Kaska master carver Dennis Shorty talks about his art, the conversation is more likely to focus on his respect for the materials he uses than on his finished products. Read more

Ross River

Dan Sokolowski doesn’t disguise his fascination with the Dempster Highway area.“There’s something in the air that makes you feel the people that have been before you, or the caribou that have been through there, but you can’t see,” he says. Read more

Photography - Film


August 28, 2014

Living in the Yukon, people want to enjoy summer to the fullest, “summer” being those 14 to 21 days randomly sprinkled across June, July, and August. Gardeners are no different.The perception of many is that a long, hot summer brings an abundance of Read more

Farm - Garden

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August 28, 2014

Keno.The tiny mining town 60 km north of Mayo is just far enough off the beaten track to possess exotic appeal. Ask Lara Lewis, vocalist and keyboardist for the Whitehorse band, Black Iron Blossom.“Keno has a certain allure to it,” says Lewis. Read more

Yukon Music


August 28, 2014

Living in Old Crow is not for everybody, but it does have its advantages. It’s a quiet town with good people where you can enjoy the scenery and live at a slower pace. Read more

Old Crow


August 28, 2014

If it’s in your budget, a fly-in sheep hunt avoids a lot of work.In many cases you can land at about 5,000 feet of elevation, and that saves carrying all your gear up through the forest, willow, and buck-brush. The flight also puts you in a more Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

I moved to the Yukon because my brother and his wife offered me their spare bedroom. I culled my possessions so they’d fit in two Rubbermaid containers, not compromising on my rock collection, old diaries, or anything denim. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle