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Issue: 2016-04-21

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Issue: 2016-04-21


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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

Dear Parka, We invited you into our family last summer because we felt a void that only man’s best friend could fill. Down south last summer, we picked you from the litter of pups and brought you up North, to which you’re probably sarcastically... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

For years I have heard the name Voltaire and have not had a chance to locate any of his works. Then the fateful day came when I went into Well Read Books and came across Candide. As I flew through the first couple of chapters at the Gold Pan, I... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Sandra Grace Storey’s Words Like Birds exhibit digs deep into all that we struggle to express. It finds a great tenderness there. Storey has created an exhibition of small, focussed sculptures for the solo show room at the Yukon Artists @ Work... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of Miche Genest

The Old Fashioned takes us right back to the beginning of the history of cocktails. In 1806 a reader wrote to the editor of The Balance and Columbian Repository, a newspaper published in Hudson, New York from 1801-1807, asking about the meaning... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

If you are indulging regularly in the good old Yukon Happy Hour, you may have met last night’s mean morning friend: The Hangover. He may be dependable, but he sure is a jerk. While the obvious advice may be that prevention is more effective than... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Mandy Wong

The next morning we woke up with our first clear view of the Cirque proper. This place is nothing but intimidating -- and yet, surreally beautiful. You sort of feel like you’ve been plopped into the middle of a science-fiction film set, with... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Andree Reynolds

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: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives81/107 f. # 5

Jim Christie was born in Scotland in 1867. He emigrated to Manitoba and then came to the Klondike in 1898. The short, wiry Scotsman took to living in the north Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Yukon Biathlon Club

Biathlon is an Olympic Sport that combines two incredibly different competitive activities. Which two incredibly different activities you ask? Biathlon is a combination of a cross country ski race and small-bore rifle marksmanship. In Europe, ... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy Bonny

Unlike many a published author, Saskatoon writer Sandy Bonny didn’t study to become one. It just happened. “I haven’t got an English degree,” she says, “and didn’t train or apprentice purposefully with literary mentors before my first... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: itv.com

The idea of compiling a bucket list has never held much appeal for me. Sure, I've daydreamed about lots of places and experiences from time to time, but actually listing a dozen or so things I'm itching to accomplish before shuffling off this... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Except above tree-line, good firewood is available in most places in the Yukon but a few days of rain can make pretty good wood too wet to get anything but thick smoke and little flame. A short time spent on preparation can help to get at least a... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with students, donning their... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Bryce Bekar

We drove four hours from Whitehorse to one of my favourite fishing lakes, then an hour and a half across. As a sheep hunter that’s all the info we give on our hunting spots. If you know where that is, you know the Yukon better than I do. Looking... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Scott Price has come home to Whitehorse from a year away in Guelph, Ontario. His new sculpture show, called Separate Realities, emerged from the process of inhabiting these two places. Separate Realities is on exhibit until the end of April at the... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The streets of Dawson vary in size, height, width and smoothness with the seasons. In spite of snowfall and the need to plough them, they are really at their best in the winter, when the hard-packed snow fills in all the possible places where... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Born in 1950 in the Philippines, Socorro Alfonso travelled halfway around the world to live in the Yukon. Socorro was born on the tiny tropical island of Bacacay Albay southeast of Manila. Her mother named her for the Spanish word meaning “help”... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Longtime Yukon teacher Mary Sloan and rapper Eminem have something in common. They both got their careers started in Detroit’s notorious 8-Mile district. However, Sloan’s teaching environment from the beginning to the end could not have been more... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

Put the kids into some old T-shirts and pants that can have paint schmeared on them and head down to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) on Sunday for some hands-on fun. The monthly Kids Kreate program has been offering free art classes once per month... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Kudos to Mad Trapper Alleys. The generosity of this business has enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon to hold their annual fundraiser. Over the past few years Bowl for Kids Sake has become the biggest fundraiser for the organization. Bowl for... Read more

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