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Issue: 2016-03-17

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Issue: 2016-03-17


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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: Rick Massie

Feeling thirsty this Saint Patrick’s Day? Your librations need not come from far away this weekend. Home-grown beer and spirit producer Yukon Brewing has recently released something new into their line up; a Yukon-made whisky, Two Brewers Single Malt Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Whitehorse is a hotbed of artists, dancers and performers brewing with ideas and creativity and this weekend we’ll have an opportunity to see what’s in their minds. On Friday and Saturday the Brave New Works show will be presented at The Old Fire... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

With late February temperatures maxing out at +4 in Dawson, it’s hard to say just what this year’s Thaw di Gras, Spring Carnival will be looking at for weather, but the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) has once again encouraged a wide variety... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Linda Leon

“I think when it’s built, it will be a three-person puppet for sure,” says Linda Leon, Production Manager for Burning Away the Winter Blues. She’s referring to this year’s effigy: a ten by eleven foot wooly mammoth. “He’s built out of cardboard,”... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: Courtesy of YFS.

The intensely charged film Room was the Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Feature at this year’s Available Light Film Festival. If you missed it in February, The Yukon Film Society is bringing it back to the screen March 20th. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: kozzi.com

My Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon colleague’s daughter will be heading to Greenland next month for the Arctic Winter Games. She is competing in snowshoe biathlon, an event that requires athletes to snowshoe as fast as they can, then... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Arts Underground

If you are looking for a memorable and activity-packed March Break, there is no reason to leave town. In addition to normal family-friendly programming, many organizations are offering special camps for kids. If you missed your chance to get your... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

“‘...but gracious me! It's getting light! Good night, old Turnip-top, good-night!’ A nod, and he was gone.” So ends the sixth canto of Phantasmorgia by Lewis Carroll (better known for having written the topsy-turvy classic Alice in... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: courtesy of YQFA

Freeheld Throughout Freeheld we are reminded of how people are so often a combination of the ordinary and the extraordinary. A fictional account of the Oscar-winning 2007 documentary short of the same name, Freeheld is the true story of police... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: gandpsteakhouse.com

It was time to go out for dinner and, since my regular companion was still on the high seas, I invited yet another friend. I was the first to arrive G&P Steakhouse on Main Street. As it was a Monday night, I hadn’t bothered to make reservations. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Adamson

In January 2013 Daniel Adamson first travelled to the Philippines. It was the wish of his sick mother whom Adamson had been looking after for several years. After years of caring for her she wanted him to take a holiday. A Yukon wildland... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Andree Lanthier

“The play was inspired by the shooting of a young man named Freddy Villaneuva,” Vancouver-based playwright Omari Newton tells me. “A young man that was apparently unarmed, had no previous criminal record. He got into some kind of altercation with... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Tess Casher

Upon mentioning – or complaining about – the cold this winter, Yukoners immediately correct me, stating that the weather we’ve endured for the past several months does not remotely count as a real Yukon winter. However, arriving north of 60 after... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: kozzi.com

All the safety rules in the world have no effect if they aren’t followed. Too many people just think, “It can’t happen to me,” and off they go, oblivious to possible danger. In recent years with our now super-powerful snow-machines, more and more... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: kozzi.com

The golfing season and duck hunting season have something in common. I am convinced that if a person took up both sports their problems would be greatly magnified. I came to this monumental conclusion when I was chasing golf balls on the number... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Having reached a certain age, I’m grateful for the younger, hipper people in my life who update me up on popular culture. My friend Katie is such a person. She told me about Groupons, longboards, and Snapchat. Long before the last federal election... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-17, , PHOTO: Whitehorse Curling Club

If you want to get into curling, the Whitehorse Curling Club (WCC) is a great club that you can join. The curling season starts in the beginning of October, but late September is the time when new curlers can register for the "Learn To Curl"... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Alida Munro

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! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: kozzi.com

The other day, I overheard a couple of guys in a coffee shop talking about their impending retirement. One is about to pack it in at the end of this month, the other hits the magic R-day later this year. Perhaps it was excessive politeness that... Read more

Yukon People