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Issue: 2015-10-01

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Issue: 2015-10-01


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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

As the crew who came here to film an episode of the Canadian television series Murdoch Mysteries a few years ago told me, Dawson is a place that’s just a perfect backdrop for storytelling. The particular episode was a lot of fun to watch them film... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Kim Melton

When I first began eating wild mushrooms, I was studying squirrels. I watched which mushrooms they picked to stash in trees, and figured that whichever ones they ate were probably not (or not very) poisonous. These days I know a little more and am... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Blackbird Bakery

Proud Yukoners want to shop Yukon – but sometimes it feels hard to do that. With so many of our goods and services being provided by companies on the Outside, it often feels like we’ve got no choice but to shell out to the big boys. For those who... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Rowena Shannon

Conquering exotic culinary worlds is exhilarating, but the dispiriting lack of some foods can make home feel very far away, indeed. For some people, a curious thing may happen once they relocate. They may develop a taste for things they wouldn’t... Read more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Rick Massie

In the popular bowling movie Kingpin the term “munsoned” is coined by the film’s writers Peter and Bobby Farrelly to describe being up a creek without a paddle, essentially being left for dead. For the Mad Trapper Alleys in Riverdale that seemed... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-10-01 Photo: John Birmingham

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what's going on and what camera equipment you used to editor@whatsupyukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Jesse Roper

The Midnight Sons Band is fresh off a tour and ready to rock. On Saturday, October 3, the band is presenting – and performing at – Rock the North, which is an all-ages dance at the Yukon Convention Centre featuring the rockabilly/psychobilly band... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-10-01

“I don’t really believe in that stuff,” a coworker says, when I ask if he’s ever had his tarot read. A year ago I might have said something similar. I wouldn’t have been telling the whole truth, though, because at that point I had neither figured... Read more

Paranormal

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: kozzi.com

People new to outdoor activity such as hunting, hiking and camping are likely a bit more organized on the second or third trip than they were on the first one. At first the newbie often just stuffs the pack and gear boxes in no particular order... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Roger Jackson

My sister Marion Dale and I share many wonderful childhood memories. One of our favourites is the summers we spent with our Great Auntie Kate. In her 70’s when we visited she raised sheep on a family farm near Renfrew, Ontario. No inside plumbing... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Wolsak and Wynn, 2014

It's the fall season, which means two things: the slow-creep of cold weather and a near-existential dread of the aforementioned. It also means, for thousands of Yukoners, a frantic dash to enjoy those last, fleeting moments of liveable outdoor... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: hbocanada.com

Winter is coming. You might say that’s our motto above the 60th parallel, but they’re also words to live by in Winterfell, the northernmost kingdom of imaginary Westeros. The Game of Thrones saga has unexpectedly surpassed cult status, but its... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

GOOD SAMARITANS ALWAYS CARE AND THEY ALWAYS LIKE TO SHARE. THEY WORK FOR GOD ABOVE Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Cirque du Soleil sets the bar high when it comes to circus-style performing arts. In the Yukon, there happens to be a society dedicated to performing and teaching circus performances. At the head of things is Claire Ness. Having gathered... Read more

Theatre - Dance