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Issue: 2016-02-11

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Issue: 2016-02-11


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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Yukon’s winter music festival is back, some might say, finally. Since taking the task on in 2014, a small group of volunteers have been spending their spare time working hard to make this happen. Initially hoping to bring it back for 2015 and... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Sometimes I think we could skip February. I mean, January has got the cold and dark covered, and the wonderful triad of snow, sun and skiing find their fullest expression in March. Weird warm winters aside, February seems like a little more of... more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“So, how many times have you used that plug this winter?” came the question from my fellow citizen today at the Post Office. He was looking at the plug attached to the three varieties of engine heater (block, oil pan and battery blanket) that are... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Bring family, friends, or even a date, because the All-City Band Society is hosting the 16th annual Dessert and Dance. The evening will start off with some sensational tunes provided by All-City Jazz Band, with the lights dim and the jazzy sounds... more

, Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Jennifer Trapnell

There's nothing like a bird count to inspire new and seasoned birders. This Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place Feb. 12-15 and it’s a family-friendly event for any skill level. The GBBC helps to give a snapshot of bird life throughout... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Urs Wyss

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 more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

At the beginning of January I set myself the task, for 2016, of clearing the cupboard of experimental aquavits, infused spirits and liqueurs. A task that was easier set than done, especially when the experimental beverage, put up with such hope... more

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Whether you see February as the month of love, loneliness, or a time of being just plain fed up with winter, there is one thing that we all turn to during these 29 days: chocolate. Throughout the year we are generally quite good at consuming what... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-11

July: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (American, 1951) While the short stories in this collection are good, the novella – also called The Ballad of the Sad Cafe – is unforgettable. At once hilarious and sad, McCullers captures all... more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Boxing Day: we drive out to Kusawa Lake. My beloved lake, Kusawa. The joys of the lake for me include swimming, boating, floating, skating, to be in it/ on it or crossing the lake. I have even bicycled on it and now I walk on it. I have often... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Some people have a knack for the Grand Romantic Gesture. They're the ones who swim the Hellespont, write soulful ballads in milady's honour, or casually slip the keys to a Maserati under their partner's breakfast plate. Then, there are the rest of... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Sarah Ott

So what are teen relationships like on Valentine’s Day? Well, the answer may surprise you. It is actually one of the most stressful days of the year. For girls we look to it with heightened anticipation, but there’s also some stress. All of a... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

As I turn from Mountain View Drive and toward our Whistle Bend home, I am yet again gobsmacked by the sudden and looming sight of the mountains on the far side of the Yukon River. Blue in the mornings, pink at night and otherwise brilliantly lit... more

What's Up Yukon Columns

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Mini Biscuit Pizzas 1½ cup flour ½ cup milk 1 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp Baking powder ¼ cup oil ½ tsp salt Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix well. Add your oil and milk. Make sure the dough remains soft and mix into a bowl.. more

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: commons.wikimedia.org

If you had a good grouse harvest or are just looking for a different way to serve them, follow this easy recipe. more