Issue: 2015-06-11

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Issue: 2015-06-11

"Launch into Summer"

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Issue: 2015-06-11

John Firth’s massive Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, published in November 2014 by Sport Yukon, is a heavy book. It must weigh 14 pounds. If you’re brain isn’t strong enough to read all of it, mine wasn’t, you can throw out your old... Read more


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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Courtesy on Adam Greetham

Describe Adam Greetham as you wish: tinkerer, scientist, adaptor, businessman. “A bit of all of them,” he admits. “I can’t really deny any one of those.” Another handle that easily fits the president of Groundtrax Environmental Services is ... Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Arriving home after time away, without stopping by the grocery store, may seem overly optimistic, but I was rewarded by finding the freezer just as I had left it. While the remnants of last year’s harvest are certainly dwindling, there is plenty... Read more

Meet Jordi Mikeli-Jones — a renaissance woman. She is the owner of the popular Triple J’s Music, Tattoos and Piercing. She is president of Kona’s Coalition, a non-profit organization that works towards improving animal welfare in the Yukon. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

From June 17 through 21 Dawson City will host the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival. This is the follow up to last year’s Dawson City Solstice Symposium, which took place from June 18 through 22. Read more

Dawson City

This past summer I had the unique opportunity to meet former New York Times columnist Richard Kinzer in Leon, Nicaragua. During my time there I inhaled his account of the slings and arrows of the Sandinista revolution and made sure I was within... Read more

Travel Outside


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Over the years a few people have told me that due to a loss of flavour, they do not freeze fish and only eat them fresh. Certainly a well cared for fresh fish has a slight flavour edge on one that’s been frozen, but not enough difference to... Read more

Wild Harvest


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Parked in front of Sid’s museum in Beaver Creek, Yukon sits a 1928 Ford Model A. “I bought it at a swap meet in Lethbridge about three or four years ago,” he says. “I put a new roof on it with new wood, canvas, and chicken wire.” Read more

, Beaver Creek


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Amelia Merher

Whitehorse to Atlin You can do this in two days, fully loaded with your camping gear. I rode to Tarfu Lake the first day, and was in Atlin before dinner on the second. If you haven’t been riding with full panniers, you might want to make the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Nellie Dale

The forest is my palette. The flora, the fauna — they inspire me. I am so lucky to have an acreage at my disposal. I’ve created walking paths and gardens. Over the last few years I’ve enjoyed yarn bombing the forest paths I’ve created. Read more

Yukon Arts


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Sean Smith speaks with a composure and intelligence that demands to be heard. He is a member of the Daghaalhaan K’e dance group from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation, he’s been dancing for seven years, and he has participated in the Adäka Cultural... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: courtesy of Uzume Taiko

Whitehorse is about to get a dose of Japanese culture from the upcoming Festival of Taiko Drumming. June 11 to 13 will see the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon host the world-renowned drumming group, Uzume Taiko, for a series of workshops... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It is up to the orienteer to choose the routes between controls. The key to staying on track is to look at the map often, because it can take up to three glances before you realize the surrounding terrain is not what you are expecting from the map. Read more

Yukon Summer


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger and Jessica Vellenga

From dance to live painting to a spider web takeover of a local park, the second annual Whitehorse Nuit Blanche (WNB) has an exhibit and activity for everybody. With a focus on participatory performances, the all-night art crawl transforms the ... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: courtesy Champagne and Aishihik First Nation

“You feel it to your core; it is a heartbeat; so uplifting; it just goes right through me.” Steve Smith, the chief of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is trying to explain what drumming means to him and his First Nation. “It was dormant... Read more

Yukon Culture


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Nancy Ohm

The robins nest around the house every year, but this time they are on a special spot, like on my hiking shoes next to the house entrance. They started building the nest at the beginning of May, they laid four eggs in four days and were sitting... Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin


Old Crow