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11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour - Remembrance Day.  Never Forget.


Each year we hope you take the time to remember on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, wherever we are. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s important to reflect each November 11th and remember those young men and women who gave their lives on behalf of their country. As time moves on, it’s important that our memories of what happened and our commitment to end conflict both remain... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Helen Dewell

April 9, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Many refer to this as the point in time when Canada became a nation. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great victory for Canada, but it came at a price. In this battle, there... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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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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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Harbour Publishing

“Everyone talks about the Goldrush. I’m interested in the gaps in history. The points in between,” says Yukon writer Michael Gates, author of From the Klondike to Berlin. Published last month, this book is, perhaps surprisingly, the first to offer... Read more

Yukon History

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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: 2016-04-21, 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: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Promotional

Mark Zuehlke was a writer-in-residence at Berton House in 2003. At the time he had just finished several books on the history of the Canadian Forces actions in Italy during World War II and had brought along copious file boxes full of material for... Read more

Dawson City

“To know the toll that battle brings, of resolute intention” — From “I Do Not Know Your Name” by Kenny Martin These words they resonate with me. At sixteen-years-old, I believe the magnitude of past events have slipped past me Read more

Yukon History

Without the historical record and extensive documentation, we might swear it is impossible for these people to exist. (After all, there's only so much a person can cram into one lifetime.) "Klondike" Joe Boyle is one of these legendary figures. Read more

Yukon History

The first time you read this might be on Remembrance Day, November 11, a day which has a lot more significance now than it did before our troops began operations in Afghanistan in late 2001. Read more

Dawson City

Our cause is just, our slogan that no one should fear war's pain. We'll win the greatest victory if we ne'er need fight again. Read more

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