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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Amazon.com

From breakfast to dinner, allergies to diets, less sugar, more greens — we talk a lot about what we do and do not eat. But what about once we’ve supped our plates clean? Do you feel awkward already? Digestion is a private if not at times taboo... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Nowadays, most people run away from the idea of using an outhouse. The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) in Dawson City would rather you put that running to good use and join them in this year’s Great Klondike Outhouse Race, taking place... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Here is a fun health test you can do at home. Measure out two tablespoons of whole sesame seeds and swallow them with water. Take note of the time and wait and see how long they take to make their way out. This length of time is known as you... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I’m not saying my daughter Emily is soft when it comes to roughing it. She just happened to have spent her first three and a half years living in the total comfort of a warm bed, running water, and the ability to flush her business down a toilet... Read more

Yukon Summer

According to journalist Ken Spotswood, who prepared a media kit of short articles for the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) to be used during our centennial years (1996-98), the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race had its first run in 1977, Read more

Dawson City

Poop Aint Easy

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Searching for a successful best potty-training strategy Read more

Yukon Families

Toilet

Kim Melton

I recently found myself on my knees, in front of a toilet in Home Hardware, being taught how to install a toilet by Megan Fuller, plumbing and electrical supervisor. Fuller fell in love with the "Lego aspect" of plumbing and electrical work while... Read more

Hobbies

THEY GO ON THEIR DAILY TOUR WHEN THEY PUMP THE SEWER. THESE ARE THE GUYS WE SHOULD THANK WHEN THEY EMPTY OUR SEWER TANK. WHEN IT'S HOT IN THE SUMMER THEIR JOB MUST BE A BUMMER. Read more

Old Crow

Every Friday at 10:00 a.m. I meet with What's Up Yukon's editor Tamara Neely at her home in Riverdale. We sit in her dining room and review our previous week's work and plan for the week ahead. It's generally a lighthearted affair that includes a bit Read more

Humour

I think it's fitting that the most important event in my life happened while I was digging up my garden. Read more

Dogs really need to get out and check their messages on a daily basis, in the same way that we humans need to go to the post office or check our e-mail on a regular basis. Read more

Dawson City

Every spring, we all have certain things we fervently look forward to. It could be the continued sublimation of those stubborn piles of snow, the longer light in the evening sky or the exuberant sight of the croci poking out of the ground... Read more

Humour