Issue: 2014-09-11

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September 11, 2014, Issue #395

"Queenie and the Bees"

Anyone who reads What’s up Yukon regularly will have come across the comic strip, Didee & Didoo. The comic was created by Old Crow resident, Allan Benjamin. It depicts a humourous take on the life of two Gwitchin elders. Read more

Old Crow

Seed saving is a time-honored way of keeping certain plant traits growing. It used to be a common practice among gardeners. Read more

Farm - Garden

There’s a moment near the end of the TEDx talk Andrea Simpson-Fowler gave in Whitehorse last year that explains in a nutshell what her life’s work is all about. “Kids can become extraordinary people with unique skills, while learning how to build, Read more

Yukon People


Alec Watson

Imagine a pleasant home filled with convivial souls, good food and drink at hand, and professional musicians to provide the evening’s entertainment. Read more

Yukon Music

Exactly five years after releasing her third album, Of Ice and Men, Whitehorse singer Barbara Chamberlin is about to launch a new one titled Boomerang Girl, under the nom de guerre of Queenie and the B’s. Read more

Yukon Music

“It’s like the Yukon scenery — I never get tired of reading about Terry Fox.” George Maratos has never had cancer, and nobody in his immediate family has suffered from the disease. Terry Fox is still his hero. He can’t stop talking about the man. Read more

Making A Difference!


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My name is Simon Blakesley, and I am a photographer living in Whitehorse. I’ve submitted a photo from June 2014 showing the parent eagle flying with the juvenile Read more

Living With Wildlife


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This is my favorite time of year. The harvests are in, and whether you garden or purchase from local farms, this is when you can preserve a nourishing, tasty abundance of food for the winter.There are many ways to do this — drying, freezing, and fe Read more

Health and Wellness



I was re-routing some electrical cables through some bushes the other day, and what did my little eye spy? Not one, but two beautiful Agaricus mushrooms, one quite large and already flattened out like a pancake, the other with its veil still intact. Read more

Wild Harvest

We had fireworks just the other night. No one I’ve spoken with seems to know exactly who set them off down by the river. There weren’t very many of them, but there were enough to drive our dog into her customary panic. Read more

Dawson City

Now that school is back in session, entertainment is needed to give aspiring minds a break from the books. For those seeking an early study break, the second annual Future Routes Music Festival is fast approaching. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

I’ve consumed coffee nearly every day of my life since I was 20 years old and I still don’t have a favourite mug.I’ve drank from mugs that bragged “#1 Lover” and “Life is richer in New Westminster”; Read more