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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Simon Ager

On May 18, the Indigenous Music Awards will return to Winnipeg with awards in 19 categories that honour music that has been created by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Turtle Island. The awards are a part of the Manito Ahbee Festival... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Matthew Hosford

The Last Frontier Alaskans seem to embrace their long winters more than anywhere else I’ve seen in the north. Their affinity for crazy adventure races is a testament to their celebration of northern living. The state hosts a number of major... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The First Poutine I had to start somewhere, but my first poutine should be the best, right? So, I queried the public to ask – where is the perfect poutine in Whitehorse? With the most votes on my public poll, I got my first taste of fries, cheese... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Sheldon Casselman

The Elite Martial Arts Academy (EMAA) first opened its doors back in May of last year and has been gaining momentum ever since. Located in Riverdale at 38 Lewes Boulevard, EMAA has a class schedule that offers so many styles of mixed martial arts... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Matt Hosford

Start of Race I looked up at the cawing ravens flying over head, passively flapping their wings and circling me as I ran. They glided with such ease as if to point out their superior wings to my two gravity abiding stumps. I was envious... more

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race began back in 1977 as a way to honour the legendary Percy DeWolfe, who courageously carried mail by dog team, horse and boat between Dawson City, YT and Eagle, AK, from 1910 and 1949.” So reads the late John... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: Elaine Taylor

On Saturday March 3, more than 200 Yukon students gathered at F.H. Collins Secondary School to participate in the territory’s Destination Imagination Yukon Tournament. The program partners with schools to challenge students to use creativity and... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the 2018 AWG Host Society

The Arctic Winter Games are fast approaching and Kechi( pronounced Kee-Chee), the snowy owl, is helping to spread the spirit of the games. Selected as the official mascot for the games, Kechi is all on board to represent the games slogan, Find... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Thaw-di-Gras, Dawson’s spring-or-late-winter carnival, is adding a day this year, with events beginning on Friday, March 16 and running through Sunday, March 18. Paul Robitaille, marketing manager for the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), said... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Shawna Shipman

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and the unique relationship between a Yukoner and their beloved canine companion are two of the most enduring images of life in the North. So, it should come as no surprise that man and woman’s best friend features... more

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Manu Kegenhoff

The multi-event Mad(am) Trapper competition, slated for Feb. 23 through 25, usually attracts dozens of women and men vying for the title of Mad Trapper or Madam Trapper. Historically, contestants have competed in five sourdough “skills”: the Log... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Bruce Sahlstrom

Since the winter carnival began in 1945, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous has been a popular tradition and none more so than the Strength and Style competition. “Strength and Style has always been one of the core events from the start,” said Bruce... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

The annual BYTE Battle of the Bands, which will feature up to 10 groups, has been taking place for over a decade and has teamed up for the second year with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as an affiliated event at Shipyards Park. The event takes place on. more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Quest for the Crown competition features opportunities for us to dress in gold rush era finery and spend a civilized afternoon visiting with the women hoping to be Queen: the Queen’s Tea and Social and the Queen’s... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

In its second year, Her Majesty’s Royal Feast was created to give the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen candidates a high class venue to deliver one of the most important components of the competition: their speeches... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Insomnia Soccer

The annual Christmas Insomnia Soccer Tournament is a little known tradition that dozens of Yukon families have been participating in for more than a decade, held over three days each holiday season... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-12-20

The Lights Out Invitational Basketball Tournament has helped turn the lights on for the adult basketball community in Whitehorse. The tournament, cleverly named due to the lack of light in January and how a player can shoot the lights out on the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of SUP Yukon

Sixteen teams competed in the inaugural Yukon River Quest (YRQ) 20 years ago – that’s a fraction of the numbers anticipated by race organizers in 2018. In the two decades since that first race, the YRQ’s reputation has grown to the point where the... more

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