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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Ride For Dad - Matt Jacques Photography

Sixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

It’s impossible to ignore 200 motorcycles ripping down the road. That’s kind of the point, says Sean Secord, board member of the Yukon chapter of Ride for Dad. Ride for Dad is a national event that raises funds and awareness around prostate cancer... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Carl Maguire

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: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Next Thursday up to 300 motorcyclists will descend on Dawson City for the 29th gathering of Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride. Dick Van Nostrand, a long time Dawsonite, helps organize the gathering. He’s been involved since almost the beginning... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Julie Thorpe

Men are notoriously skittish about admitting they have plumbing problems. But not Tom Amson. The retired addictions counsellor says the loss of sexual function after surgery to remove his cancerous prostate took some psychological adjustment... Read more

Health and Wellness

The annual Ride for Dad (RFD) will fill up the streets of downtown Whitehorse on Saturday, June 7. Hundreds of motorcyclists will gather for this full day event, which aims to promote awareness of prostate cancer. This year marks the 5th RFD in Whit Read more

Making A Difference!

Dying of embarrassment is sheer hyperbole. Except when it isn't. When something is too embarrassing, or too damaging to our pride, we often don't talk about it. Sometimes these things are harmless. Sometimes they can kill. Read more

Making A Difference!

I am so jealous. I just picked my guy up from the airport, back from a two-day Superbike school in California. And he was just one of four Yukon guys who got off the plane with racing track prints on their retinas. Read more

Yukon Summer

I don't like to admit it, but I hate the feeling I get coming back home after a long motorcycle trip. There is so much stuff everywhere, routines become bad things instead of good things, and all I can think of is setting in place plans to get away Read more

Yukon Outside

How much time do you have, I mean to think, right now? If you are like me, the answer is probably, "Not much." Keeping track of and organizing all the things that I have to DO seems to take up all my mental energy when it comes to everyday life. Th Read more

Yukon Summer

A wise person in my life recently told me, "In order to get to that place or circumstance where you want to be in your life, you have to already be there." I can see your eyebrows pinching together and your mind doing the "What?" thing as you read t Read more

Yukon Outside

Most of me loves the twisties. There is a small part of me that is disappointed with the fact that I don't always do them justice. I get the feeling I am just going too slow. We are talking about curves, corners, bends ... you know, "twisties". Read more

Travel Outside

My best rides are framed by the rituals I have adopted. When we jump in our cars or trucks to drive somewhere, unless it is for some great road trip, we are not thinking about the ride – just about our destination. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

There are cacti and scrub brush and even a couple of cowboys herding reluctant stray cattle along a sandy road. Each time we stop to rest, or to try and get our directions at a fork in the road, it is so hot that our helmets and jackets come off to Read more

Travel Outside

As you may have guessed from my first column, I am not really an early or late-season rider. I will endure the cold as part of a larger adventure, but not for a Sunday ride. Already the weather is discouraging me from riding. Seeing fallen leaves de Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

I think I have seven versions of "Motorcycle Trip Gear List" on my computer. Every time we go on a trip there are three more things I really should have left behind and one or two more I've forgotten or found a newly discovered need for. Seeing all Read more

Yukon Outside

Do you ride for pleasure? ... or survival? For most of us, it's not one or the other. It depends on the day. I have a friend who sets his own work schedule. For him, hot sun on black leathers is an irresistible seduction. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Riding has a tendency to push your personal limits. Whether it is the distance you cover in a day ... or your speed ... or the cold weather ... or how bad a road you can navigate successfully. The problem is I seem to get a lot of help from my compa Read more

Yukon Lifestyle