Issue: 2014-09-25

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Issue: 2014-09-25

"The Family Week Issue"

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Listening to Kate Weekes' new solo folk album, Frost on Black Fur, is like mushing around the vastness of the world at great speed as the scenery constantly changes, from Irish islands, to mountain villages in China, to remote rivers in the Peel Read more

Yukon Music

Jackfish Girl

Photo: courtesy of Claire Ness

Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter and comedian Claire Ness is right in her element; the local performer is releasing a new live album called Jackfish Girl, which will drop with a celebratory concert on September 26 at the Old Fire Hall. Read more

Yukon Music

Project Grizzly is a Canadian demonstration of the desire to be indestructible, playing September 26 at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse. Read more

Photography - Film

In 1938, when Anik See’s maternal grandparents wanted to get married, they had to satisfy the authorities in their German homeland that neither side had any Jewish blood for at least three generations back. Read more


Culture Days

Photo: Moriah MacMillan

Want to learn how to paint with plasticine? Interested in meditating to satire in the outdoors? Curious to go on a mystery tour in Whitehorse and see where you end up? If you answered yes to any or all of these, then you are ready for Culture Days. Read more

Yukon Culture

Still have that sore back? How about those headaches? Do you dread spring and autumn because you just know your allergies will start again, and relief feels like a distant possibility? Read more

Health and Wellness

With the Whitehorse Correctional Centre currently under the microscope of public scrutiny, it’s a good time to look at alternatives. Read more

Photography - Film

The beginning of September brings snow to Beaver Creek, home of Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage & Museum. On a chilly September morning, van der Meer takes time to remember the past and retell the stories about the building of the Alaska Read more

Beaver Creek

The facetious title of this article, which dates back to the 1950s and 1960s, is a metaphor for trying out an idea to see who likes it. Read more

Dawson City

Yesterday the sun sank behind the mountains at the same moment as the final round of applause burst forth from the tents lining the roundabout at Shipyard's park — a poetic end to the farmer's market season. Read more

Wild Harvest

The other day I let my daughter Emily watch Tim Burtons’ The Nightmare Before Christmas for the first time. She has developed a keen interest in skeletons, and even though the movie may not be for children under three, I decided to play cool dad, Read more

Old Crow

Being human is to love, and to have, and to feel — deeply. Everyone will experience the loss of a loved one at some point. Regardless of the circumstance, some form of grief will be felt. Grief might affect us with cruel individuality, but to some Read more

Health and Wellness

Like Whitehorse, Santa Fe takes pride in its arts scene. The capital of New Mexico, in the American Southwest, has roughly three times the population of the Yukon; it has 250 art galleries. Err... Whitehorse doesn’t have 80. Read more

Yukon Arts


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An allowance is one of the joys of childhood. Free money! Every week! Until I’m 18! For parents questioning the wisdom of shelling out, don’t despair. The giving of allowance is a time-honoured practice that can result in an appreciation of money, Read more

Family and Health

In my five-part article “Looking for Yukon Love Online” published here in June and July 2014, I outlined my experience as a 50+ man investigating the online dating scene in Yukon. Based on my observations, I provided some suggestions about tailoring Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Love Online

Photo courtesy of Julivanie Suhardja

A while ago, What’s Up Yukon featured Mr. Charles Green’s articles, “Looking for Love Online”, from a male perspective. I am writing from my perspective, and experience. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Firewood: Then and Now

Photo: Peter Jickling

Firewood was a least-loved childhood chore, everything to do with firewood, but especially the process of getting it from the forest into the woodshed. Read more

Yukon Outside

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of language. I’ve learned many a word from him, although many people who claim to be readers have never heard of him. There are several gems in Vonnegut’s arsenal; I’m only going to attack my personal favourites. Read more


Everyone has a doppelganger somewhere in the world, so they say. Sarah Manning, a small-time drifter, sees hers seconds before her double jumps in front of a train. Not one to miss an opportunity, Sarah snatches the bag the tragic woman left behind, Read more

Photography - Film