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Marsh Lake

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Annie Veilleux

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: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Alex Jager

Everybody knows the Yukon has its share of folk music and roots rock, but they don’t often think about electronic music. According to Kevin Jack, they should. Four years ago, when Jack opened to the public what had been an invite-only affair for... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Donald Graham

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: WUY file photo/Alex Jegier

The Yukon’s annual electronic Paradise Music Festival is back and is set to take off July 27–29 at Kettley’s Canyon, at Marsh Lake. The Paradise Electronic Music Festival was born 13 years ago after festival founder, organizer and local DJ, Kevin... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

One day, the warm, shorts-and-dresses weather will be here and we can all emerge from our winter-chrysalis ready to throw down and get ready for another epic summer. And what could be more summery than a music festival? Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Scott Cameron

If the crocus is the official flower of spring, then the swan must be the official bird of spring in the Yukon. Each year thousands of swans ascend to the Yukon from winter feeding grounds along the coasts of Washington and southern British Columbia. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Pat Kulachkosky

Kristin homesteads at Marsh Lake with her partner Ron, her two sons and her stepson and her parents living close by. She had imagined having her babies at home since she was a teenager. “Giving birth is natural, every animal does it and we were... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Keith Williams

We’re getting ready for winter and so are the birds. They’re chirping and feeding everywhere and the sky is alive with flocks of all kinds. It’s so busy one of Yukon’s most avid birders, Tracey Allard, says fall can seem like spring for a few weeks. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Sheff Doc Photography

As the end of August approaches, and leaves are changing colour, it is time to say goodbye to festival season. From August 19-21, hundreds will gather at Kettley’s Canyon to send it off in style. Over two days, 20 DJs, local dance troupe BoSo and... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Two brightly coloured shows of paintings adorn the walls of Arts Underground. While they share intense palettes, their worldviews contrast profoundly. The Things You Know by Whitehorse artist Heather Von Steinhagen offers a surreal, disturbing... Read more

Yukon Arts

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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

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

“Welcome to paradise,” Kevin Jack says. Thus begins my tour of a property that edges onto the swampy back of Marsh Lake. An old gold mining site, it is a refuge for old gold mining things: a tiny log cabin with grass growing out of the roof; ... Read more

Marsh Lake

It’s a season of traditions, and for thousands of Canadians this means taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Called the “longest-running science project in the world” by the Audubon Society, this annual winter event — the 115th Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Sept18 Issue

1:00 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon in July.There is a gentle breeze blowing. The sun casts a warm glow across the sky. The waves in Marsh Lake are bobbing along smoothly; it is a perfect summer day. I sip my second cup of coffee while enjoying the Read more

Marsh Lake

Swans at Swan Haven

Photo by Roy Jantzen

If you spend time at Marsh Lake’s M’Clintock Bay this week, you may see new visitors. At up to four and-a-half feet tall, 35 pounds, with 8-foot wingspans, these visitors are hard to miss. Read more

Marsh Lake

April marks the glorious return of thousands of swans to the M'Clintock Bay area of Marsh Lake. This year is particularly special because it marks the 20th anniversary of Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, the facility that has been designed to Read more

Marsh Lake

Marsh Lake-area family is working hard to demonstrate how well Northerners can reduce their energy consumption. Along the way, they hope to show other Canadians a thing or two. Brian Kitchen and Marguerite Kuiack, along with their daughters, ... Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2011-10-13

For most astronomers there is always the memory of that first, jaw-dropping, eye-popping, "I don't believe this is real" experience at the eyepiece of a telescope. You even get the chance to hear the occasional, "Holy Smokes!" every once in a... Read more

Hobbies

Welcome to an exciting new year in astronomy that promises to be filled with fabulous cosmic events and happenings. The weather of late has been uncooperative at best, and just plain downright annoying the rest of the time. In Whitehorse we were... Read more

Hobbies