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Issue: 2016-12-21

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Issue: 2016-12-21


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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Paul Rath

The Christmas and New Year’s letter was a tradition in England that predated the first Christmas card in 1843, according to www.Smithsonian.com. With the expansion of the British postal system, Sir Henry Cole, who had many friends and... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Rebecca Svenningsen

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: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

With December well underway, I'm finally inured to the barrage of seasonal music that assails us whenever we set foot outdoors. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a total Grinch on the subject. In fact, there is a great canon of Christmas-related music... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO ENGLAND BUT I’VE BEEN TO CARIBOU LOOKOUT. IHAVE NEVER BEEN TO FRANCE BUT I’VE BEEN TO RAMPART HOUSE. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

Organizers for the Christmas Eve Pageant Photo Shoot were on edge as October 2 dawned. Would there be a lot of snow on the Bonanza Road sites where the pictures were to be taken? Would it be too cold that day? Would there be enough sunlight to get... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

December is the Friday of the year. The whole month is filled with giddy anticipation for the budding winter wonderland, parallel to the giddy anticipation one feels for the weekend, while staring at the clock Friday afternoon. However, there’s... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Janke

Trying to provide professional-calibre orchestral music in a small northern city can be ... well, problematic. Just ask Daniel Janke. "The main problem is we don't have an orchestra. We live in a community where the demographic doesn't really... Read more

Yukon Music

Brotherhood

Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by courtesy of Sébastien Heins

It started when Sébastien Heins was a student at the National Theatre School in Montréal, tasked with creating a 15-minute piece that addressed a burning personal question. But when Nancy Palk, of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, put her hands on his... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Practically unheard of - the top 10 books reviewed last year were evenly split between male and female authors. And never before: the number of men and women reviewing books in Canada is nearly equal. That’s what the Canadian Women in the Literary... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-21

A plane crashes off the coast of a small island. As the search for survivors surges, the victims’ relatives gather at an inn near the crash site to hope, wonder and come to terms with new loss and old memories. In Birds of Fall author Brad Kessler... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-21

You may know Irish Canadian author Emma Donoghue by the fame she has gained from her 2010 novel Room, and its film adaptation. I must admit, I have neither watched the film, nor read the book. However, when it came to reading Donoghue’s ninth... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

I have about 15 or so cast iron pots and pans with six or seven of them in constant use. The others, too good to pass by, are kept seasoned and see occasional use. At least one fry-pan is too big for regular use, but ideal for making breakfast... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: amazon.com

It was the short, sharp shock heard round the world – eventually. But in the world of Topsy-Turvy, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is being staged for the very first time, and there’s a lot at stake. Before Topsy-Turvy, released in 1999 and... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

This delicious mélange of peanuts, chocolate, and almond bark has become a family favourite. We found it on Facebook, and it looked so delicious, we wanted to try it, and had great results. It is a great blend of sweet and salty, chocolate and... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

It’s that time of year again. With the constant darkness and the cold, many of us are feeling – and looking – a little tired. Personally, I blame the fact that I’m pretty sure outside the hours of 10 to three it is straight-up midnight all the time. Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Image: by Michelle Eshpeter

Everything about wine is fun. It is delicious on its own and it is wonderful with food. There is a wine to match every mood, celebration or weather. All of this fun isn’t exactly free, though. Wine costs dollars and calories, two things that many... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Trees that naturally grow in and around Whitehorse There are only three families of trees represented in the southwest Yukon. Sounds easy enough? It isn't, so don’t feel bad if you can’t see the trees for the forest. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Although Iceland has been getting a lot of press lately as a hot – metaphorically and geologically speaking – tourist destination, it hardly seems a likely go-to spot for an agricultural experience. That however is exactly what landed me in the... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Aislinn Cornett

If you think Mexican food, you might think meat. Sure, Mayan cuisine includes an exotic array of spices, herbs and plant-based delicacies- elote (corn on the cob often served with crema, chili powder, lime or cheese), tamales (pockets of corn... Read more

Travel Outside