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Issue: 2015-12-10

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Issue: 2015-12-10


"Big Days in a Small Town"

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Pat Ellis first arrived in Whitehorse in the early 1950s. She was a 19 year-old art student from Winnipeg and Whitehorse was a much different city then. Ramshackle cabins and tiny derelict homes made up the downtown waterfront replacing today’s... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Dawson Food Bank and the Dawson Women’s Shelter are busy organizing their annual Holiday Hamper Program and Food Drive. It’s designed to assist individuals and families in the community who might need a little boost to get them through the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-10 Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WILLOW MAN IS HIS NAME AN’ HIS ARROW HE LIKES TO AIM. HE’S AS STRONG AS A BEAR AN’ HE HUNTS WITH A SPEAR. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

I really like pizza. A lot. What I really dislike is paying for pizza. In fact, I have no idea why any (sober) person pays for pizza. It’s much cheaper and healthier to make yourself, and really doesn’t take much time to make. Read more

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Emily Lindley

The Christmas season is upon us. For cigar lovers, this is a perfect excuse to indulge and order up a nice selections of stogies. For those who live in Whitehorse, there happens to be a store where you can get the best cigars Cuba has to offer. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I ran away from Toronto like a rabbit from a wolf. Moving to the country’s largest city from my smaller Ontario hometown had been like poking my head above ground and entering the wide and open field. It only took two years of exposure and... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

We decided, my companion and I, to go for lunch at Bean North. That far? Why not. It was an incredibly beautiful winter’s day; the sky was clear and blue, sun glistened off the sparkling white snow, the chill factor of the day stuck winter’s... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Mandy Wong

There’s a GoPro video I captured on my recent trip to the Cirque of the Unclimbables. In it, I am 200 feet up a rock wall, suspended from a questionable anchor made of various webbing and rusted bolts. Above me is 2,300 feet of vertical granite... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Diane Gagne

Historians agree that our modern Christmas tree tradition originated in the German Renaissance period (circa 1500). Martin Luther added candles as decoration. Prior to candles, Tannenbaum (or Christmas tree in English) were decorated with apples... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The office is spacious, warm, comforting. An oh-so-welcoming leather sofa and recliner are along the far wall under a soft pool of light. One wall is painted a deep blue; another, a deep purple. “Those are my favourite colours,” says... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: kozzi.com

These days the word “cooler” can mean a pre-mixed alcoholic beverage, but it’s also the name of an insulated box to keep your food and drinks cool. Coolers come in various shapes, sizes and prices. A really large one seems like a good idea until... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Kirsten Scott

Last Friday I returned from a run to find The Frenchman shovelling snow. The end result is like an iced cake: smooth, precise and clean. It’s peculiar how one can go from being wrapped in one’s tiny world to having a sudden connection with things... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Murray Martin

Wildlife management is a complex science. One way to increase all species of wildlife is to manipulate habitat to its maximum breeding potential – be it a stream, a nesting area for birds or food range for mammals. In wildlife management there... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: John Birmingham

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Courtesy of Sarah Lewis

This Friday and Saturday the Northern Lights School of Dance will be performing their annual run of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.. The annual show functions as the school’s annual ballet recital. This year over 50 students will be... Read more

Theatre - Dance