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Issue: 2014-03-27

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Issue: 2014-03-27


"Dads Can Be Moms, Too"


My wife Marion grew up in Grossposna, a small village a few kilometres outside of Leipzig in the Eastern part of Germany. Twenty-five years ago, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, she left everything she knew behind and persued a new life in Canada... Read more

Condor Contest

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I believe Charles Manson ended the '60s. I promise to vote. I believe (nearly) everything one needs to know about ethics can be learned by watching the last scene of Paths of Glory. Read more

Humour

My first day on Mount Sima — Sunday, January 12 — was so epic. The beautiful landscape, all dressed up in snow, looked like a postcard. It was so fun to hear all the laughter from people coming down as I rode up the mountain on the ski lift. The... Read more

Yukon Winter

Coffee houses are events organized by various members of the Dawson City community, which take place at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) from September to April, with the last show being held next week. Read more

Dawson City

Just how many teams will run is never known until the night before, at the mushers' meeting, but society president Anna Claxton says she has heard interest is high. Last year 14 teams started the main race and another 10 ran in the Percy Junior Race, Read more

Dawson City

In every Yukon town and city we are less than five minutes from mother natures gifts. Spring is almost here and the world outside is changing daily. Birds are returning, snow is melting, and life is returning to the frozen mountains. Well, maybe not Read more

Yukon Winter

Culture has been described as the immune system of a people, and in a world where so many distractions are coming at us on a regular basis, Yukoners can take comfort in knowing that we are home to a beautiful and thriving culture. Read more

Yukon Culture

Facebook marked its 10th anniversary this February, a few months before its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, turns 30. It's not every 19-year-old that changes the world. The success and background drama of Facebook inspired the 2010 film, The Social... Read more

Photography - Film

My name is Jay and I'm a stay at home dad. It wasn't always this way. A few months ago my wife and I were working full-time in Whitehorse and our two-year-old daughter Emily was whisked off to daycare, where she played and learned with other... Read more

Yukon Families

Yukon Love

Yukon Love Column by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Christina Kaiser first fell in love with the Yukon in 1998, long before she set eyes on the man she would marry. Christina, who was living in her native Germany at the time, took a trip to Canada and drove from Vancouver to Fairbanks and back that... Read more

Yukon People

It was a cool November morning in 2010, when the unexpected happened. My dog Gypsy and I had walked the Fish Lake Road area for the past five years, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of McIntyre Creek. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

The ancient martial arts and those who master them are often praised for their speed, power, and feats of incredible strength. Most people will likely think of Kung Fu or Karate, and conjure images of Bruce Lee's famous one-inch punch sending men... Read more

Yukon Active

Books really get around in the Yukon. On a behind-the-scenes tour of the Whitehorse Public Library, with Joyce Kashman, librarian, and Julianne Ourom, director of the Yukon Public Libraries Branch, I saw hundreds of books in the shipping room, ... Read more

Literature

"Spring has sprung," cries my body as it soaks up the sun streaming through my window at two o'clock on a glorious March afternoon. It retracts the statement the following morning as I crouch, shivering to light the fire. Read more

Farm - Garden

Something new was added to the Takhini Hot Springs Road neighbourhood, where I live, last fall. We now have a Little Free Library at Bean North Café. Little Free Libraries allow you to take a book and return a different book, or the same one... Read more

Literature

Now that spring has officially sprung, local farmers are waiting for the ground to warm up enough to put seeds and seedlings into the earth. Every year, farming is a gamble. It takes a pile of money to get started, and then farmers are at the mercy Read more

The Green Issues

We are welcome to visit the Yukon Senator's office in Ottawa, which has a homey feeling, adorned with art from the territory. The Honourable Daniel Lang or his assistant will happily show you artworks from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection on Read more

Yukon Arts

Before I left, Allan asked me to bring back some spring with me. When I got there, it was indeed spring. Crocuses, daffodils and other spring flowers were in bloom. Small shrubs had leafed out and were starting to bud, although some trees hadn't put Read more

Farm - Garden

Next to drug dealers, North American kitchens are probably the biggest users of smallish, sealable plastic bags. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing