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Issue: 2015-11-12

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Issue: 2015-11-12


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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Whenever I travel to cities I seek out green space for the familiarity of trees and the relative quiet. While Day 1 in Delhi was a lesson on how it’s true, everyone is trying to scam us, and the best artists make you feel like they've done you a... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Al Alcock

Many Yukoners are involved in global issues and a series of talks at the Kwanlin Dϋn Cultural Centre brings their international experiences home. The Yukon Development Education Centre is hosting the free lectures in Whitehorse called the... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Courtesy of Audrey McLaughlin

Audrey McLaughlin moved to the Yukon in the 1970’s with “no man, no job” because she thought it would be an interesting place to live. As she became the first woman to lead a major Canadian political party in 1989 and the first female federal... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Promotional

Mark Zuehlke was a writer-in-residence at Berton House in 2003. At the time he had just finished several books on the history of the Canadian Forces actions in Italy during World War II and had brought along copious file boxes full of material for... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-12 Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I CAN STILL SNOWSHOE. I CAN STILL RUN. I CAN STILL BIKE. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-11-12 Photo: Courtesy of Paul Davis

During the late 1600s, over 2,000 coffee houses existed in London, England. For a country whose popular culture is associated with tea, it is remarkable to discover that London had such a earnest affair with coffee. Aside from the warm beverage.... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Fritz Mueller

Yukon First Nations are planning ways to offer authentic cultural experiences for visitors. The plan to bolster cultural tourism among the Yukon First Nations has been in the works for a while, but this week people from across the Yukon Territory... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Different types of tobacco are grown throughout the beautiful country of Brazil – each with its own special taste. The good people at the CAO cigar company thought this was something worth commemorating. Thus, the CAO Brazilia cigar was created. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: courtesy of SMRT Pop Ups

How are tea pots made? What are the origins of cartography? Do bears dream during hibernation? What do we really know about the sundog phenomenon? Unusual questions, perhaps. But the answers lie somewhere out there. Now, there is an inquisitive... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Michele Newell

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: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Kirsten Scott

Like plenty of others around the territory, I’m no stranger to cabin life sans plumbing – my usual mode de vie involves a bucket under the sink and an outhouse in the backyard. My Yukon story is also like so many others: I came for six months... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: wikipedia commons

Traditionally rifles and shotguns were only made in one size to fit an average sized adult and were always too big for women and young people. Some new hunters adapted to the oversize guns, but many became disillusioned due to recoil, poor balance... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: wikipedia commons

It took a king, a pope and a former prime minister to make me rethink my scepticism about extrasensory perception. Let me set the scene. August 16, 1977 was a stinking hot Tuesday in southern British Columbia. I was on Highway 3, midway between ... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

In the 1870s and ‘80s English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was feverishly photographing animals, people in the nude, and people with physical deformities. He is famous for successfully producing a stop-motion sequence of still photographs... Read more

Photography - Film