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Issue: 2014-01-16

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Issue: 2014-01-16


"A Warm Winter's Soak"


IN THE SUMMER THE MOSQUITOS WILL BITE IN THE WINTER THE FROST WILL BITE. WHEN YOU GO TO THE OUTHOUSE YOU WEAR YOUR PARKA OVER YOUR BLOUSE. YOUR PANYS WILL BE DOWN TO YOUR KNEES SO IT WON'T TAKE LONG TO FREEZE. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2014-01-16: Photo: iStoxk

Nothing upends Canada's conciliatory nature like hockey. Though we regard ourselves — as a people — as humble and polite, hockey dredges up jingoistic fervor and personal passion from somewhere deep within our national belly. Read more

Humour

Over the past few decades, the macrobrewing industry has been punctuated by merger after merger, forming huge brewing conglomerates. For many of you it's like a family tree of people you don't care about, but for beer genealogy geeks, it will make... Read more

Beverages

Rossland is a small ski town in British Columbia – or logging town, I'm not sure which prevails. I've raced here once before and it went well, so I was looking forward to another good weekend of racing. Read more

Yukon Winter

Celebrating, tolerating, or avoiding family gatherings and their associated rituals is part of many people's December, whether they ascribe to Solstice, Christmas, or Chanukah. I have no blood relatives in the Yukon, but within my family of friends Read more

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Issue: 2014-01-16: PHOTO: iStock

"Marketing is a hated part of the music business that musicians need to get right," says Steve Reed, executive director of Music Yukon. But he and Music Yukon want to help. They have organized a weekend of seminars that promise to deliver... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2014-01-16, PHOTO: Shelley Penner

There is a new program that has started in Tagish, it's called the Homeschool Social. I interviewed the recreation director, Colin Hickman, and three Penner brothers who go to the social: Dalton (8), Dawson (7), and Alex (5). Read more

Tagish

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Issue: 2014-01-16, PHOTO: Collider.com

Somewhere in England, students congregate daily on the pastoral grounds of the Hailsham boarding school watching soccer, gossiping, and daydreaming about the future. They playfully crowd around a teacher as she approaches the entrance, but she... Read more

Photography - Film

Volunteer radio has a long history in Dawson City, with the current organization – CFYT-FM (106.9) – reaching back to 1984. At that time, the Dawson City Community Radio Society (DCCRS) picked up the mantle left by the Royal Canadian Signals... Read more

Dawson City

Whether it's finding a way to get the kids out of the house when it's -20°C, or letting tightened shoulders drop down from ear-level, the outdoor pools at the Takhini Hot Springs offer comfort even in the frigid temperatures of winter. Read more

Yukon Winter

The mix of open-flowing creativity, with a dash of fear, makes for a high that's addictive for theatre performers — and especially for playwrights who perform their own plays. Usually the audience goes home with ideas swimming around, but we're... Read more

Theatre - Dance

In Whitehorse, the hospital is usually mere minutes away from most corners of the city. However, in the Yukon communities, residents don't have that luxury. Fortunately, there is a support system. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are available... Read more

Haines Junction

Jennifer Walden's exhibit features wildlife and landscape paintings from her time spent on retreat in the wilderness between the Selwyn and Mackenzie mountain ranges in the Northwest Territories. She was inspired to create the exhibition called... Read more

Yukon Arts

Before electricity, drying and canning were the only ways to preserve meat, but I'll bet it didn't take long to get tired of eating dried meat.?With freezers in every home, canning meat has become very uncommon – which is a shame because it is easy, Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing