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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Here are some of my tips on travel to Portugal as a curious 70-year-old with a “willing to try it at least once” philosophy. This is based on two weeks travelling by train with another 69-year-old woman in late March and April... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

What a history-packed day November 3, 2018, will be at our local Yukon Transportation Museum (YTM). The special activities start at 3 p.m. with creating wreaths from ropes that formerly adorned the Canadian National Historic Site in Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon History

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Dan Davidson

Of the five writers who have attracted folks to come and visit buildings and gravesites in the Klondike, that are attached to their names, Jack London was the first, having been one of the tens of thousands of men (mostly) and women (fewer) who scale Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Patricia Cunning knows how to get things done. The executive director for MacBride Museum is one of those individuals capable of having a vision and finding a way to make it happen. The new MacBride Museum expansion is a testament to this ability... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, was working as a Heritage Resource Officer with CAFN during the project. She said that the physical body of an Indigenous ancestor is a powerful confirmation... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-06, , PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Canadian Pacific steamer Princess Sophia ran aground on Vanderbilt Reef on the Inland Passage after leaving Skagway on October 23, 1918. It was the last run of the season to Vancouver and Victoria and the ship contained 353 passengers from the... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of the Gates Collection

This is a slightly different edition of The Bookshelf. As with the earlier columns, this one features a book that reflects on Canadian and Yukon history. The difference is that this column is going to direct you to a website... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy MacBride Museum

You wouldn’t think a person could go ghost hunting in the middle of the day in the middle of summer, but MacBride Museum offers six to 12-year-olds a chance to do just that from August 14 to 18. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Transportation Museum

The history of how we move is full of wild and wondrous stories about survival, romance, perseverance and everyday life. It’s also a great lens through which we can explore science and technology. Two new summer programs at the Yukon... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

February is known as Black History Month, March is known as Women’s History Month. In the Yukon, January could be known as Yukon History Month. The MacBride Museum in Whitehorse is launching a new event called Night at the Museum, set to start on... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

An old Remington typewriter sits on a wicker shelf in Sid’s home, nestled among vintage 1950s View-Masters stereoscopes. “That typewriter is probably from the 1920s,” says Sid. “I’ve had that old typewriter for a long time.” Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

No matter how often you visit Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage and Museum in Beaver Creek, there is always more to see. Many people visit Sid more than once to hear his stories and discover additional objects in his collection. Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Sid van der Meer has spent many years collecting antiques to display in his museum. Sid’s museum has several themed rooms for guests to explore. One of my favourites is Sid’s Bordertown barbershop. The barbershop is full of antique combs, makeup,... Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Flo Whyard

A quarter century is a long time; however, 25 years ago the building the Yukon Transportation Museum (YTM) calls home was already old. The structure was originally built during World War II as a recreation centre for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Read more

Yukon History

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July 24, 2014 Issue#388

Right in the heart of Beaver Creek, Yukon, there’s a gem of a find. Sid Van der Meer’s Border Town Museum is quaint and adorable. He’s been collecting artifacts from abandoned cabins and along the Alaska Highway for close to five decades and is som Read more

Beaver Creek

Kyia Bouchard was in her mid-50s when she discovered dog mushing. One year later, she left her life in New York City behind and relocated to the Dawson City area to learn everything she could about it. Read more

Yukon People

There's a lot more than gold in them thar hills and creeks in the Klondike. Aside from all kinds of other minerals that just don't seem to occur in large enough quantities to be of commercial.... Read more

Dawson City

"Opening is always a great flurry," says Sharron Chatterton, manager of the George Johnston Museum in Teslin, with an exhalation of all the tasks yet to be completed, "all those last minute details of turning a seasonally closed business into a Read more

Dawson City