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Legion

For those who leave never to return. For those who return but are never the same.

WE REMEMBER.

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Issue: 2019-04-03, Graphics: Yukon Fallen/Michael Gates

This slender volume contains brief biographies and photographs of the men from the Yukon who fought and died for Canada between 1914 and 1918. Seven of the enlisted died in 1919, but are recorded as still being in active service... Read more

Literature

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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: 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: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Michael Gates

Lest we forget … This is why Michael Gates (Yukon historian and Yukon News columnist) and D. Blair Neatby (military historian, Yellowknife) have co-authored the memorial book, Yukon Fallen of World War I, a collection of more than 100 biographies... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

No summer in the Yukon can be complete without the yearly Canada Day events. The very mention of Canada Day can conjure up memories and build anticipation for just about any Yukoner. Like any other year, 2018 is promising the fun Yukoners have... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Jenny Trapnell

In early April, 79-year-old Lorraine White did what lots of Yukoners do: she held a garage sale. White, who was moving to Vancouver Island, sold her furniture and old china at her Takhini senior’s residence, and gave away the rest... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Darren Holcombe

Do you miss browsing a variety of vendors and their wares at the summer Fireweed Community Market at your convenience? Well, fear not. Vendors and their crafting friends are gathering for The 12 Days of Christmas Market this December... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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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: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Archives

With the exception of sports figures, Max Fraser contends, Canadian heroes seldom get the respect they deserve. The Whitehorse filmmaker and military history buff wants to help change that, especially when it comes to a larger-than-life former... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Have you seen the gamers and sci-fi fans and people dressed up as action heroes from the comics and board games? Well, Paul Scholz is their president. To be more precise, he is the president of the Yukon Comic Culture Society, an all-volunteer... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Reid Vanier

If you think Captain America’s corny and overrated, you’re in good company – with the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury. They’re just three of the heroes who will spend a night laying burns on the Captain at a “roast” during YukomiCon this... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I promised to tell a little bit of the story of the Klondike Sun’s near death experience if the editors here said it was okay. They did, so here goes. It’s hard to keep small newspapers afloat these days. The Sun is in its 26th year now, and during.. Read more

Dawson City

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

Dawson's first public library opened in a tent on Front Street in 1897, with 1,500 volumes donated by the Forty Mile Prospectors to "the mushing parson" S. Hall Young. Read more

Literature