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Issue: 2015-05-28

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Issue: 2015-05-28


"Something BIG is Cookin’

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: IMDb.com

In the North, peril can strike anyone in the summer, or the winter. But when Christopher McCandless died at the age of 24 in August, in an abandoned bus near Denali Park in Alaska, apparently of starvation, the response was intensely mixed:... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-05-28 Photo: Kim Melton

Returning home after traveling can bring culture shock that’s just as discombobulating as that experienced when heading off to the far side of the globe. I’m learning that staging the return helps ease the transitions of climate and jet lag, as... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

They come for a pee, a snack, and a knick-knack. After spending 45 minutes in the fi rst Canadian community that many will ever experience, cruise ship passengers are back on the buses to see Emerald Lake or have a chicken dinner at Caribou... Read more

Carcross

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Marion Sarre

Earlier this year, at the Toronto Interior Design show, the Cubitat was introduced. This lifestyle cube is 10’ x 10’ and features a bed, bathroom, kitchen and television. All you need to do is hook up water and power and you have yourself a... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: courtesy of Jordy Walker

The second annual Whitehorse Nuit Blanche is set to transform the downtown core into an all-night art playground. Inviting the audience to become the artist, this art crawl will bring installations, performances, and other participatory exhibits... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: courtesy of Bryce Bekar

The 20-minute drive into the heart of polar bear country led to Sheldon’s secluded house. The large two-story dwelling looked out of place in the desolate landscape, and blowing snow squalls caused it to appear and disappear in the distance as I... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-05-28 Photo: kozzi.com

Over the years I’ve been out in the rain. I’ve seen people who wear raingear from ultra-expensive Gore-Tex to disposable vinyl rain ponchos, or even garbage bags. Huddling under a tarp is another common sight. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: IMDb.com

In early-1993 my mom took my sister and I to see Alive, a film about an Argentinian rugby team that must survive a plane crash in the Andes. But the film was rated R and I was 11, so my mom had to do some research. Read more

Photography - Film

There was a time when Barbara McInerney says she wouldn’t sit in the same room with Whitehorse RCMP officers. She’s the executive director of Kaushee’s Place and Betty’s Haven — two women’s shelters in Whitehorse — and she says communication... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Geneviève Doyon came North in 2010. Her first job in the Yukon was assisting Steve Slade with Arts in the Park. She says it was an amazing way to be introduced to the community. “I didn’t know the community at all when I started because I’d just... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Trapnell

There are 284 bird species recorded in Yukon. This weekend is your chance to count as many as you can. The Yukon Birdathon is designed to get you out birding, and raise funds for bird conservation. Held the last weekend in May, the goal is to... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

I WORK AT THE OLD CROW AIRPORT AND I GIVE A WEATHER REPORT. I LOVE WHERE I WORK AN’ I TALK TO THE PILOT OF A HERC. I’M A RADIO TALKER I TALK TO THE PILOT OF A HAWKER. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

An old Remington typewriter sits on a wicker shelf in Sid’s home, nestled among vintage 1950s View-Masters stereoscopes. “That typewriter is probably from the 1920s,” says Sid. “I’ve had that old typewriter for a long time.” Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Amelia Merher

Do you like wind in your face? Because if you love a headwind, I recommend biking south along the Alaska Highway. All that extra initial effort will just fade away into a lovely tailwind on your return trip home. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-05-28 Photo: Dan Davidson

By the time you read this I’ll be “Exploring the Frontiers of Language” in Skagway, attending this year’s edition of the North Words Writers Symposium. I’ve been at most of these gatherings since the first one in 2010 and have found the trip a... Read more

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