Issue: 2009-12-24

Steak and Kidney Pie has been a Boxing Day tradition in my family. They go "Box" (shop) and I make the pies ... mmm ... Read more

The revered holiday poinsettia is among the most-beautiful and significant flowering plants of the holiday season. Also known as the Christmas star or Christmas Flower, the poinsettia has history rich with tradition and meaning. Read more

Yukon Christmas

"Hey," Marcella says, "do you want to be on our team for a bike race?" I was visiting Marcella in her store above Shoppers on Main Street. My answer was " ... uh, I don't have a bike." "Oh, that's OK, I can lend you one." Read more

​"I've loved singing since I was a little girl." "I remember singing on the back of my mother's bike, on the swing set, everywhere. I'd always be asking her to teach me more songs." Read more

Yukon Music

Mid-morning ... and there's a fairy tale moon in the sky; a sliver of silver Read more


At this time of year, we count our blessings. One that I give thanks for, now, is being welcomed as a non-artist member of the arts community. I have the best and most-interesting friends that I could ever have hoped for. Read more

Yukon Arts

Vangie Ramirez wears a warm smile on her face and she laughs a lot. It is not a naïve or childish laugh; rather, it seems to be a quiet acknowledgement that life is treating her well. When Ramirez arrived in the Yukon in 1990, it was the... Read more

Yukon People

Sheldon Currie wrote a short story about a family in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, that echoed his message in the acclaimed Margaret's Museum. Lauchie, Liza and Rory, too, looks at a Cape Breton Island community.... Read more

Theatre - Dance

As we race toward Christmas and the new year of promise that follows, I can't help but reflect on the wonderful and poignant experiences that have transpired over these last 12 months. Post-Christmas, last year, began with a wonderful evening... Read more


Young Adult (YA) readers love adventure, and a look at work by Northern authors Joanne Bell, Keith Halliday and Anita Daher shows why. Read more


Hunter credits her hire for this prestigious position to a series of serendipitous events connecting her to Ronceria. She recalls how she began dancing at the age of 12, when she took tap classes in Lana Beebe's basement and moved on to jazz classes Read more

Theatre - Dance

About six months after we purchased our farm, we decided we needed to start raising chickens. This decision came about when, about a week after Christmas, there were no eggs, milk or butter on the shelves at the local grocery store. Read more

Farm - Garden

The next time you are outside at night, take a moment and look up at those dark Yukon Night Skies. High overhead you will see the constellation of Perseus, the Hero. This is the home of the infamous Double Cluster. People are always talking about... Read more


Not such a bad view for my lunch in the middle of a busy day. All the more incredible is that this place is just two minutes from downtown and two minutes from Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, et al. It is the Yam-Woon-Sen Bistro at Fireweed Market Society. Read more

Yukon Local Business

Lawyers became involved and, in the end, James Long was left with a play that presents these moral and legal questions and more. Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut is a one-man show that began with these fateful words, "Hey, forget about...." Read more

Theatre - Dance

Over a mug of root beer, the editor of What's Up Yukon, Darrell Hookey, extols his particular Christmas Wish List. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

Eleanor Rosenberg's work is "primarily driven by storytelling". She aspired to "honour the original intention" of the book as well as adding her own interpretation, layering levels of information into each image. "The longer you look ..." Read more