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Issue: 2016-01-28

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Issue: 2016-01-28


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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

As winter carries on, theatre lovers will have the opportunity to warm their cold bodies with laughter in a brand new black box theatre when long time Yukon Arts mainstay Katherine McCallum unveils her new production company Larrikin Entertainment... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Shyloh van Delft

Yes, baby, it’s cold outside. But birding can get you out of the house, connect you with nature, and other people. During December’s Christmas bird counts – an annual winter birding tradition - hundreds of participants recorded birds in... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Blair Douglas

Blair Douglas and Carly Woolner are hoping you’ll join them outside to have some fun this weekend. They are organizing the second annual edition of The (s)hiver Winter Arts Festival, taking place in Dawson City on Jan. 30 and 31. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson is switching to LED (Light Emitting Diode) streetlights, swapping out the older HPS (high pressure sodium) for the newer, more eco-friendly, longer lasting lights. It’s a move that makes sense in a lot of ways. Yukon Energy and the City of... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Winter solstice is the shortest day and, officially, the start of winter. But it also triggers the sun’s journey back, bringing us spring. This year, for us in the northern hemisphere, winter solstice occurred on Dec. 21. That was when the sun was... Read more

Yukon Winter

THERE’S ALL KINDS OF FORTS. THERE’S FORT YUKON, ALASKA. THERE’S FORT MCPHERSON, NWT. THERE’S FORT SELKIRK, YUKON. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

We gratefully dropped our packs in the well-appointed bedroom of the houseboat. After one hour and five boats we had settled on the first we had been shown, and, not having found anyone with whom to share, were looking at two nights of what seemed... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

The Available Light Film Festival running Feb. 6–14 there will be showing films during the daytime, right in the middle of your lunch hour. So pack a sandwich or a smoothie and head over to either the Yukon Arts Centre or the Kwanlin Dün Cultural... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to budget better and save money, the rising cost of food will make it a tough one to keep. After increasing an average of three per cent in 2015, food prices are expected to continue to rise in 2016. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

In this day and age, are we really still making new year's resolutions? I’d have thought that resolutions fell out of fashion around the same time the "My Year of" books started coming out, those mega-resolutions that people launched their... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-01-28, Photo Cred: Michael Maclean

Gold isn't the only thing that glitters in the Klondike. For single-mother and entrepreneur Andrea Parent of Dawson City, the pasties she makes sparkle as much as her personality. Pasties are decorative patches to cover the nipple and areolae, ... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Wanderers Inn

You can’t beat the price: $35 for a bed, $80-$95 for the private couple/family room or $25 for a place to pitch your tent, including free internet and parking, access to all the facilities, kitchen, shower, piano, and guitars. Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Lars Callieou

Unlike some comedians, Lars Callieou didn't get his start as the class clown, for a simple reason: he wasn't in class. From the age of six until he was 14, Callieou was home-schooled in hotel rooms while his parents plied their musical trade 50... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Miche Genest

In Scottish households it’s a New Year’s tradition to scour the house clean on December 31st to prepare for the coming year. My household has a fair whack of Scots’ influence, and I will say we passed the vacuum over the rugs on the 31st, but it... Read more

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