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Issue: 2015-07-23

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Issue: 2015-07-23


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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: creativecommons [Will Steacy]

There’s a reason people like me should never play the stock market. Some time ago, when I heard that a new arts and entertainment magazine was in the works, the cynic in me said it wouldn’t last six months. These things never do. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: James May

As the famous Alice Cooper song says, “School’s ouuuuuut for the summer!” But for kids of various ages whose passion is music, classes are set to resume next Monday, when the Yukon Summer Music Camp begins. The week-long annual event offers... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: by courtesy of Yukon Culinary Fair

At the end of July, foodies from across the country will travel north to take part in the 2015 Yukon Culinary Festival. Now in its third year, the festival will showcase and celebrate the Yukon’s local food movement to visitors and locals alike. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-23

Teslin is a Tlingit village that has accommodated change with beauty, culture and strength. This weekend, it’s the go-to destination for the Tlingit Hà Kus Teyea Celebration. As well as a giant family reunion, with coastal connections to Juneau... Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Lee Gunderson

The second best thing about a 68-year-old writer listening to an 81-year-old singer at the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival was feeling young again. The first was admiration, knowing the “Ol’ Cowboy” still has what it takes to captivate a... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I couldn’t sleep the night before. Was it the roughly 10 night-shifts in a row I had pulled just prior to leaving, or was it the excitement to get on that river? I’m not a river paddler. I grew up in Ontario (which I realize has rivers) and am at... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage & Museum is composed up of numerous themed rooms. One room is themed as an old general store and post office. “I made the General Store because I had all this stuff pertaining to an old store. Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

In 2012, Environment Yukon issued a report on hunter satisfaction in the territory, based on a survey of over 810 licensed hunters. Participants were asked their opinions on a wide range of topics, including the permit hunt process, clarity of... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

It is possible that some of the most serious recent bear encounters might have ended differently if bear spray had been at hand and had been used. Hindsight is always 20/20, but bear spray has been shown to be very effective if used as it was... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@ WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

What would you consider to be valuable about Whitehorse? The nearby mountains? The vibrant community? Being able to fish and hunt close to town? Having the cleanest air in the world? How about the landfill? Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Festival season is in full swing, and every weekend sees crowds descending on another Yukon community for a bit of all-night sun revelry. My personal favourite, and often my only festival of the summer, is the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Scott Allen

Thirteen-year-old Piper Allen, of Watson Lake, and Mike Smith, Olympic-gold-medal-winning goalie and bonafide NHLer with the Arizona Coyotes, have two things in common: they love the game of hockey and they can’t wait to meet each other. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Slocan Ramblers publicity photo

The Slocan Ramblers often get asked how it happens that four lads who live in Toronto came to be interested in bluegrass music. Bass player Alastair Whitehead says there’s a fairly vibrant bluegrass scene in Toronto and even a lot of interest in... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

SHE WAS AS TOUGH AS ROCKS MY GREAT GRANDMA MARGARET BLACKFOX. SHE WAS THE TOUGHEST GWICHIN ‘CAUSE ANY RACE SHE CAN WIN. DIDOO DOESN’T LIKE TO SIT THAT’S HOW COME SHE’S FIT. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO:Meagan Deuling

The motto on the Montana licence plate is Big Sky Country. I went to Montana before I knew the true meaning of ‘big sky’ — I was raised on the slope of a mountain in the narrow-valleyed interior of British Columbia. Read more

Yukon Outside