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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Seventy years of accumulation of stuff—that’s what I have in addition to my husband’s “resource,” as he so fondly calls his stuff. Somehow the amount of stuff we collected over 47 years of living together seems to fill our living and outdoor space... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2019-03-27, IMAGE: courtesy of Chris Caldwell

Having our second child was an interesting event. My lap had always been owned, lock stock and barrel, by Farley, our cat. As my pregnancy progressed and his lap space got smaller, he relocated his perch to more of a cross-belly lounge. He only... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It may be an exaggeration to say that Kermit the Frog saved my life, but only slightly. It was 1971. I was 17. The Beatles sang “The Long and Winding Road” and I was deep in the swamp of solipsistic angst in the way that only teenagers can be... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Charles Horton Metcalf Photograph Collection, 1896-1899 / Wikimedia Commons

No, her name wasn’t Klondike Kate, the Oregon Mare, Bombay Peggy or the (immortalized by Robert W. Service) “Lady that’s known as Lou.” She and her husband Albert were in the fabrication and construction business in Seattle... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Barry Waitt

When I was first asked if I wanted to join the talented group of writers at What’s Up Yukon and contribute a column that would provide a perspective as a male “senior,” I thought, “I don’t know. I don’t feel like a senior. I don’t even like to... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Peter Jickling has a casualness about him. He sits, relaxed, sipping a beer as he relates the inspiration for his new book of poetry, Downtown Flirt. The book itself reflects a period in his life where he explored moving to Toronto to see what was... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Somewhere in the Boreal Forest, there is a small community called Rockton.It’s sometimes called the City of the Lost because it’s inhabited by people who, for one reason or another, really wanted to get away from it all... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Sabine Schulte

Tomáš Kubínek was just three years old on the August night in 1968 when 250,000 Warsaw Pact troops invaded his Czechoslovakian homeland to crush Alexander Dubček’s liberalization movement, known as the Prague Spring... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Rendezvous made Marj Eschak move to the Yukon. It was 1977. She’d only come up for the weekend, but was so impressed, she decided to stay. “So I’ve been in every one since then,” she said over the phone, a couple weeks before the 2019 Yukon... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Deborah McNevin

It began innocently enough. At a gathering shortly after I stopped working, I overheard a friend mentioning that another friend had said she was going to learn bridge in order to have something to do in the nursing home... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

Each year, just as New Year’s rolls around, I place this on the front page of my new diary so when I open it and read each line, it will help me to make my way through the on coming days of another year. I pass this on to you, with hopes it will... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy Erica Henault

I think many of us have reflected on the “sliding door” moments in our life, the what ifs? What might have been? How would my life be different now? I know I have. It may be a split decision to take a different route home or leave 10 minutes later... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Chris Clark

This is a phrase I have said, myself, as I rolled my eyes. We have all read stories and watched sitcoms where adult children are saying this to their friends, clearly intimating that the upcoming visit will be difficult. And it always was, when my... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-12-19: PHOTO: Pixabay

I was 11 years old when we moved from Dawson Creek, B.C. to Haines Junction, a community of perhaps 500 residents. It really wasn’t much of a shock leaving what I considered a “big place” for a small community at the base of the St. Elias... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Gurdeep Pandher was one of the first people I met when I moved to the Yukon. I walked into a Scottish country barn dance at the Old Fire Hall, in Whitehorse, and here was a guy in the remote North in his pagri, at an event, sitting and absorbing... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Eirik Sharp

Eirik Sharp, owner and operator of The Sharp End: Mountain Adventures, with his extensive avalanche background, is bringing change to how the Yukon manages avalanche terrain. Sharp, 36, was born in Hong Kong. He is Norwegian and his family... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Tyler Nichol

Tyler Nichol, originally from Dawson City, has been building parks since he was a kid on the Dawson Dome and has gone from gold miner to a nationally renowned park creator in Canada. “I started off working in the mining industry at 18, so I gained... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

With over 225 novels to her credit, Nora Roberts is a bestseller by any definition. Wikipedia says the books are all romance novels, so I’m not sure if that number includes the 47 mysteries in the In Death series... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Tim Green

Sophie was born in February 2008, in Saskatchewan, to proud golden retriever and poodle parents. She spent a happy, early puppyhood romping through open fields on a farm, near Regina, with her twin sister Sasha. At the age of one, she moved to the... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Denis McCrae saw an advertisement asking for volunteers at the Thomson Centre, about two years ago, and thought to himself, I have some time to spare, I can do that. He wasn’t quite certain what he was getting into, but McCrae is glad he did. It... Read more

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