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Remembering

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Issue: 2019-03-20, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

William Ch’itzee (Fort McPherson), ganaldaii (I remembered). Belle Herbert (Chalkyitsik), ganalydaii. Rev. James and Sarah Simon (Fort McPherson), ganaldaii. Special Constable Thomas Njootli (Aklavik), ganaldaii... Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY) will be hosting events this November in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the success of the Redress campaign in 1988. Fumi Torigai, former president of JACY, for 9 years, now community... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Better Man Film

This year’s 16 Days of Action to End Gender-Based Violence was packed with some powerful events. The kick off at Epic Pizza featured the local talents of Emily Ross and the Ukes of Hazard... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis

The holiday season is a time of celebration. It is a time for friends, family and loved ones. But for Hospice Yukon, it is the time of year to offer support to grieving Yukoners during the Lights of Life, the original support program launched by... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: courtesy of National Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, BC.

Remembrance Day has taken more meaning for me lately. Recently Yukon Archives shared some information about some Japanese from Dawson City who served in the First World War. This was a complete surprise to me. I wondered, Why would they serve? Read more

, Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Once upon a time there were quite a few Jews in the Klondike. They arrived with the other gold rush stampeders. There were enough of them that they established their own graveyard. But the Jewish presence in Dawson City nearly vanished after the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the YHMA

During the Great War of 1914-1918, nearly a thousand Yukoners enlisted for service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or fought for Britain, France and other Allied countries. Of these only a small handful were women. One woman who did not... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives81/107 f. # 5

Jim Christie was born in Scotland in 1867. He emigrated to Manitoba and then came to the Klondike in 1898. The short, wiry Scotsman took to living in the north Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Yukon Archives George Black fonds 81/107 f. # 5

Joe Boyle came to the Klondike with the first wave of gold-seekers in the early summer of 1897, but soon left with a dream of becoming rich. He was successful in obtaining a large mining concession in the Klondike Valley from the federal... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Gates collection

Canada was part of the British Empire, so when war was declared by Great Britain on August 4, 1914, Canada, too, joined the the conflict. There was a tremendous upswing of patriotic fervour. The vast American influx during of the Klondike gold... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Karee Vallevand

A friend of Jeanie Dendys’s 15-year-old son told Dendys he gets more excited for the native hockey tournament than he does for the Canada Games. Dendys figures it’s because of the exposure and the level of competition — and the community. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: courtesy Whitney Sandulak

Hello readers, Do you have a tattoo that is important to you? Is it inspired by something or someone in the Yukon? Please submit a high res image of your ink along with a brief explanation of its significance to editor@whatsupyukon.com. Read more

Tattoo You

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

I learned many lessons from Alan Baer, and one was to relish the spectacular vistas that were the backdrop of our aerial classroom Read more

Yukon People

As my husband and I crossed the blue steel bridge at Stewart Crossing in our rented Prius, I remembered the relic of my friend, Janet Collins, in my windbreaker pocket. It was a late July, 2014, almost exactly a year after her memorial, or, “going aw Read more

Yukon Outside

"I liken her to a fizzy drink—refreshing, invigorating and fun." "She was a hummingbird with high energy." Read more

Yukon History

It's a sunny Sunday in Dawson, the first day of a new month. I am standing by the window at our kitchen counter eating a beetroot sandwich (toasted Calabrese bread, cheddar cheese, pickled beets, cucumber, tomato, and baby dill pickles with a sprink Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

My cousin's husband, Jerome, died in his sleep at home in Paris on December 18, 2003. He was 45 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer the previous March. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

Laughter, tears, dancing and push-ups. The celebration was just how Reid Curtis Parent would have wanted it, as if his spirit were guiding us. To all who knew him, Reid was a shining light, as unique a character as the Northern Lights he grew up Read more

Yukon People

I've never met Tytus Hardy, or Tess or Lymond Hardy. But I know for a fact that they are good people ... smart, caring and adventurous. I know this, unequivocally, because I knew their Dad. Read more

Yukon People