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Issue: 2016-02-18

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Issue: 2016-02-18


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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Rendezvous

If you were on a committee to provide decorations for a dance, your shopping list will likely include balloons, streamers and crepe ... lots of crepe. But not if you were decorating the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for the Steampunk Ball 2.0 Tesla... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“It’s an important winter to show this,” says Lauren Williams, collections manager at Toronto’s Museum of Inuit Art. She’s referring to the photography exhibit by Yukon youth, This is Our Arctic, currently on display at the museum. The photos... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The most recent exhibition at Dawson’s ODD Gallery is nothing if not seasonal for its subject is the northern lights, also called aurora borealis, the light display named jointly after the Roman god of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the... more

Dawson City

FIDDLES COST TOO MUCH THEY WOULDN’T LET ME TOUCH. SO WHEN I WAS LITTLE I MADE MY OWN FIDDLE. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Back in the early 1960s, I spent a couple of years banding waterfowl in one of the newly-created marshes of the hydro project in Lake St. Lawrence, just west of Cornwall, Ontario. This is when I really got the opportunity to know the many features... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Louise Burns, a Canadian singer-songwriter and former member of the girl band Lillix, just completed a month’s residency in Dawson City as the songwriter in residence. The Vancouver musician says it was her boyfriend who found the opportunity... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

It was a beautiful sunny day when we went for lunch at Earls Restaurant. We agreed to meet there at 1 o’clock, but I arrived a bit late. I waited in the lovely broad foyer, wondering if we were eating in the restaurant or the lounge. Either one... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Deep in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua grows a tobacco that has an elegant yet bold taste. Combine the tobacco from the Jalapa region with other tobaccos from different areas of Nicaragua and you get a lovely cigar called Casa Magna Colorado. more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Ruth Lera

We always said that when the kids were old enough we would take them for an Alaskan kayaking expedition, just like the one we had gone on before the kids were born. So last summer we did just that, and what we learned is that an eight-year-old... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It’s that time of year again, when it’s totally normal to see girls walking around in period costume, when men compete in beauty pageants, when that guy with the really long beard who comes into the restaurant you work at starts talking about the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I remember the first time I drove the Skagway Pass. Like a place that time had missed, a prehistoric landscape where plants were still just beginning to grow, though I knew those squat stubborn pines were hundreds of years old. Trees grow... more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Lea Roy

My dog, Herman, once stepped between myself and a charging two-thousand-pound black Angus bull. He turned the animal back by sheer virtue of his own ferocity and unwillingness to be moved. On another occasion, he chased off a young male grizzly... more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Betty Stalberg

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Yukon Dog Culture