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Issue: 2016-07-14

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Issue: 2016-07-14


"Experience the Great Northern Arts Festival"

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Saturday in Dawson's Waterfront Park means it's time for a couple of markets to open for business. The Farmers' Market has been running for many years. While it began with growers selling produce, vegetables, garden plants and bushes, it has... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Ben Schonewille

In summer, birding is all about the kids. Or, chicks. After the spring blitz of migration and mating, many birds are rearing offspring and staying closer to their nests. It’s a time when many Yukoners stop birding. “Our forests are usually more... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

On July 2, 1998, as Canada Day weekend celebrations carried out across the Yukon, a wildfire ignited. It was one of the largest and most expensive wildfires in the history of the territory. It was preventable and began after a campfire was not... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Derek Carr

Next week sees the triumphant return of a woefully under-represented genre in the Whitehorse music scene – heavy metal – brought in the form of the progressive metal four-piece Bushwhacker. The group has been hard at work in Vancouver over the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: wikipedia.com

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, we'll have to make do with 500, since that's all this space allows. The picture in question shows a young woman sitting under a bright yellow umbrella, playing a harp. The sky is... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-07-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I Snowshoed at... ANCHORAGE – IDITASHOE FT YUKON – ICE KING CLASSIC DAWSON – AWG SNOWSHOE TRIALS Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

Spring in Iceland is a mostly cold, grey affair, strikingly suited to the harsh, rugged landscape. The road into the capital city, Reykjavik, from the airport in Keflavik, cuts through rocky, volcanic terrain, reminiscent of Martian landscape in... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Miche Genest

It’s 6 a.m. on a rainy morning just before Canada Day. In six hours I need to be ready to drive to Mayo, with three canoes on the roof and six days of breakfasts, dinners and desserts packed and labelled for the communal kitchen, and 17 days of... Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Being the body’s largest organ, problems inevitably show up on our skin. It’s a complicated organ influenced by diet, stress, lifestyle and environmental factors. People of all ages suffer from dry skin, eczema, acne and a host of other troubles... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Nathalie Heiberg-Harrison

Every year for 10 days, northern artists and art lovers gather in Inuvik, a small town of 3,400 in the NWT, to celebrate culture and creativity. Entering its 28th year, the Great Northern Arts Festival features almost 60 artists from the Yukon, ... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

I have often wondered just how I would feel if after falling out, I was 30 feet away from my drifting boat where my life jacket was draped over the driver’s chair. I have always been a strong swimmer, but the Yukon water is very cold and we are... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Rick Massie

School’s out for the summer, which means that summer camp is IN! An exciting new day camp is taking centre-stage this year in Whitehorse – specifically, it is taking the stage at the Frantic Follies Theatre, home to the Frantic Follies vaudeville... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

A small assembly of structures along Mountainview Drive has been quietly housing 45,000 young salmon each year for the past 25 or so years. The McIntyre Creek Salmon Incubation Facility is located midway between Range Road and Porter Creek. Now... Read more

Yukon Education