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Issue: 2015-12-24

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Issue: 2015-12-24


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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Douglas MacRae

“I’m counting down the days,” says Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival president, Robbyn Chiles. With tickets on sale now, it’s a reasonable time to start counting. And rumour has it this year’s lineup could be the festival’s best yet. Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Last month Jesse Cooke was the recipient of the Parks Canada Youth Tourism Entrepreneur Award, at a ceremony held in Ottawa on Dec. 2. Cooke arrived in the Yukon for the first time 10 years ago, studying glaciology at Kluane Lake as part of his... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

THEY EAT WILLOW LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN AN’ ONLY RABBIT EATS AT THE BOTTOM. MOOSE AND RABBIT MADE A DEAL SO THAT THEY’LL BOTH HAVE A MEAL. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Vampires – is there anything they can’t do? Durable symbols of an underworld that may or may not exist, they show up in the popular culture adept at drama, mystery, romance, horror or comedy. All those theatrical balls are juggled at once in Being... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: K. Thiesenhausen

Ice is important. It allows people and wildlife to use or cross lakes, ponds and rivers. Ice also provides access to what’s below: fish, muskrats and water, for example. Unfortunately, the mild fall temperatures in many parts of Yukon have again... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Several months ago I walked into a beauty salon for advice on a skin problem. Kayla Dewdney appeared from the back of the shop. She looked at my skin and offered her advice. It worked! Today I made an appointment with her for a facial, which... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

If you’re looking for something fun to do this New Year’s Eve in Whitehorse, local band Soul Migration has a plan for you. Members Roxx Hunter and Alex Machidon on lead vocals and guitar, Selina Heyligers-Hare on guitar, keys and vocals, Pam... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTOS: Chase Blodgett

She is far more important to me than a friend. She is my trusted, longtime barber at Barber’s II. She has a remarkable ability to make me feel sexy and confident during the most vulnerable times: job interviews, break-ups, first dates and gender... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Dancesonic

Whether you’re throwing a small dinner party, holiday event or New Year’s eve rager, your playlist can make or break the event. You’ve spent the time and energy on the perfect decorations, food, and outfit – don’t underestimate your playlist. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Photo Cred: Els Lundgaard

We were excited to go to The Chocolate Claim. We knew it was popular with the lunchtime crowd, so we opted to meet at 1 p.m. and to bring along two friends to reserve a table. Turned out to be a good move. My companion and I got in line while our... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Photo Cred: Donna Pendziwol-MacMillan

Perogies have always been a part of my life. Every meal that includes homemade perogies is a special occasion. Learning the best way to make them has been a lifelong process. I am the child of first generation Canadians. My mother’s family... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jason Westover

If you’re searching for a little inspiration this holiday season, then perhaps this story is for you. Many of us give to charity and volunteer our time here and there, but for Sarah Ott, it’s a way of life. At only 17 years of age, Sarah has... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: kozzi.com

A couple of weeks ago, my 17-year-old neighbour hailed me from across the street, "Hey, Ken. Happy Hanukkah!" After a moment of stunned surprise, I replied, "And to you!" The thing is, I don't happen to be Jewish. Neither is my chipper young... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Talking to my friend Mary Whitley, a fellow explorer, we started discussing how many trails we had found this summer that we did not even know existed. She was finding them on her side of town around Mount Lorne, and I was finding them on mine... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Kirsten Scott

Last Friday morning we headed to the riverbank to meet a few locals, to mark a trail across the ice to the other shore. The goal was to choose the least-worst trail because, although rough areas can be avoided on foot, those on snowmobiles need a... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-24

January: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Russian, 1967) January is the perfect time to read this sprawling masterpiece. First written in the 1930s, Bulgakov was unable to publish the work in its entirety until the late sixties due to... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: wikipediacommons.com

Before coming to Nicaragua's beach mecca of San Juan del Sur, I had undergone a hostel scare in Granada - a polite-seeming colonial city with awe-inspiring architecture, nouveau cuisine and two sports bars. I had returned from dinner and was... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Michele Newel

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: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The film Les Enfants du Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945) has been called the greatest film ever made since its release. The film’s resurrection of the vaudevillian Paris theatre of the 1820s and 1830s is the most lavish realization of France during... Read more

Photography - Film