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North of Sixty

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Imran Babur

When Kate Weekes plays in Whitehorse on May 2, the audience will hear something new and maybe surprising, even if they’re already fans. Having lived in the territory from 2003 to 2014, the singer-songwriter still spends several months here each... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Lara Melnik

The Northern Review #46, published by Yukon College This edition was edited by Maureen Long, Eric Heyne, Andrew Richardson and Jamella Hagan. On its website, the Northern Review, which is published by the School of Liberal Arts at the Yukon... Read more

Literature

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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: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Courtesy of YIP

Applications are open until March 12 for the third annual Yukon Innovation Prize. The contest, which is hosted by the the Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation program and the Yukon Department of Economic Development, is seeking health and... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

How to Survive in the North is a graphic novel where three northern tales — two historical and true, one fictional and set in present-day — are woven together in an artistic cartoon arrangement. While the title suggests the book may provide... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Tuomas Romu, Naval Architect at Aker Arctic

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Amelia Merhar

This is part 4 of a four part series, chronicling one woman’s Tinder dating experience (or lack therof) in the North. I heard a rumour that the old pond hockey tournament in Whitehorse was started by a woman seeking to land an Alaskan husband. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Three photo-based shows currently on exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre all aspire to convey something of the experience of living in the North. Of course there is no “the” when it comes to north; there are many norths. In my opinion, the exhibits... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kathless Merritt

Continuing its tradition of collaborative art projects, this year’s Adӓka Cultural Festival will bring together six northern musicians for a fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds. the artists will get together during the festival and... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’m happy to record that, except for the arrival of the Sears Wish Book at North 60 Petro Express, everything else related to Christmas here in Dawson City seems to have been content to wait until after Remembrance Day to get started. Read more

Dawson City

Long-time Yukoners

Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“I was ready to live here permanently the day I got here – the land just drew (me) in,” says Velma Hull. The day she is speaking of was 57 years ago, when she and her husband - well-known local handyman and one-time bike shop owner Red Hull... Read more

Yukon People

The Arctic Coalition Council is hosting its first conference, called Breaking the Ice, to address social, economic, and environmental issues in Arctic regions. Youth between 15 and 30 years old are encouraged to represent the Yukon's interests. Read more

Yukon Education

The Beatles forever changed our musical landscape with the simple phrase, "You say goodbye, I say hello". This week, hundreds of visitors from across the Circumpolar North will descend upon Whitehorse for the Arctic Winter Games... Read more

Yukon Active

Tom Jackson's words come in a slow, measured cadence when he talks about hunger and poverty. It is the second day of [Tom] Jackson's current Christmas concert tour, 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime. Read more

Yukon Music

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: 2008-12-04

The biggest problems experienced by amateur astronomers, who live in the Yukon and the northern limits of civilization, is the cold. The cold is brutal on the human element, and is capable of wreaking all kinds of havoc on astronomy gear -- from... Read more

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