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Issue: 2016-08-04

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Issue: 2016-08-04


"The Husky Bus is a Klondike Experience"

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

Question: What does a steam roller have in common with wood block printing? Answer: Joyce Majiski and Linda Leon. The two Yukon artists are hosting a spectacular event from August 5 to 7. Each day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the skating ova... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Chris Healy

The ladies rule Dawson City this weekend. First up, the Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers presents the North End Knockout on Saturday, August 6. On Sunday, August 7, the best female pokers players in the Yukon gather to play it out for prize... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF CARIBOU. YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF MOOSE. YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF MARTEN. YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF SQUIRRELS. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Jean-Christoph Demers

Another new initiative has sprung up on the Carcross Commons. Near the totem pole stands an off-white canvas wall tent. Inside, it's set up as a photography studio. There are lights and high quality cameras with multiple flashes. There is a... Read more

Carcross

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Did Stieg Larsson know his character Lisbeth Salander was destined to achieve the iconic status of a Marvel superhero? Maybe not. In the 2011 American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, available on DVD at Whitehorse Public Library, ... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

Today, Sid and I are on the hunt for an unusual piece in his collection. As we sift through antiques after antiques, we come across a bellows. A bellows pumps air, and they are commonly known to be hand-held devices used to stoke small fires... Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Amelia Merhar knows what it’s like to be a foster child, to go from home to home, and to be without a home at all. She wonders how that movement affects young people today, so she’s asking them to tell us, through art. Merhar, also known as Yukon... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Bob Sharp

There are two kinds of gardeners in the Yukon: those who can grow tomatoes and those who can't. With Yukoner Bob Sharp's Solar Growing Greenhouse Kit – a stable-temperature greenhouse that extends the growing season by three months.... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Miche Genest

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about heading off on a trip down the Wind River. I was concerned that our group, with all our goods and chattels for the 17-day journey, was going to be overweight for the flight to the put-in at McCluskey Lake... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

Yes, bear stories, undoubtedly a favourite topic in the Yukon and one that gets people talking. As I write here, there is a black bear poking around on our property. I have never had a true calamity involving a bear in my 30 years of hiking and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

The cheetah appeared suddently, and instantly I was overcome with fear. I saw it walking slowly on the porch of the farm house. I froze and my heart was racing. “It must have come in from the wild,” I thought, “and now it will eat us.” There were... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Devon Berquist

Not quite a year ago, Jesse Cooke was in Ottawa to receive the Parks Canada Youth Tourism Entrepreneur Award. He was being recognized for his business, Husky Bus, which he launched in the summer of 2012. Even then, as he announced at a subsequent... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

They're on the road again. Bruce Barrett and Judy Forrest, the Whitehorse couple whose van was torched by an arsonist in British Columbia last month, are rebounding from the major setback in their retirement travel plan. Barrett retired last... Read more

Travel Outside