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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Ben Craigen

As those cold, dark winter days start to fade like a bad memory, Yukoners emerge and many will dust off their snow machines, or sleds, in preparation for popular spring sledding. But what’s the appeal of investing time and money on these machines... more

Mar. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Active

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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

Mar. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

With the prime backcountry skiing time of spring fast approaching, it’s important to know some safe tips and where to get information before heading out there. In collaboration with Yukon Avalanche Association President Jasmin Dobson and... more

Mar. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Winter


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

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sara McPhee-Knowles

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous season begins in February, but for some people it is a year round commitment. The women of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Cancan Line are arguably the most in-demand group during Rendezvous, and their appearance bookings... more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Yukon Active

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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

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


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

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Jonah Clark

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current location on Quartz Road... more

Dec. 13, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of the CFLPA

As part of this year’s 16 Days to End Gender-based Violence campaign, former BC Lions player and 2011 Grey Cup Champion, J.R. LaRose will be returning to the Yukon. LaRose will be visiting on behalf of the Be More Than A Bystander program, a... more

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Lifestyle


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

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Isaac Pumphrey

The Yukon’s Freestyle Ski History Back in 2013, it was hard to believe that Mount Sima had much of a future. “The Mountain was bankrupt,” said Tyler Nichol, the Mount Sima Terrain Park creator and builder. “I thought I was going to have to move... more

Nov. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter


Issue: 2017-11-01, Photo: Library of Ireland on The Commons

The night before the official opening I was surprisingly nervous and had trouble sleeping, not because this time I would be carrying for the greatest golfer of all time, but because I've had a lifelong fear and loathing of crowds and I knew the... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Hobbies


Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Ann Asquith

Looking for a way to liven up your fitness routine and de-stress while you build flexibility, core strength, and all-over muscles? Pilates might be just what your life is missing.In this series, certified Pilates teachers from The Studio, located... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

For Patrick Jackson, the owner and operator of Changing Gear, it seems like only yesterday that he moved from Vancouver up to the Yukon, but 20 years later he’s still here using his experience and passion to run a successful store... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Local Business 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Bowman Gum - Heritage Auctions, Public Domain

Other than Samuel Clemens, who wrote as Mark Twain, few historical Americans are more oft-quoted than former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who died in 2015 at the age of 90, but will live forever for the things he said while he was alive... more

Sep. 27, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... more

Sep. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Mariela Burkett

Burpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett... more

Sep. 13, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Read

I've been doing yoga since I was a kid, tagging along to my mum's occasional classes. I started taking the practice seriously three years ago and earned my 200-hour yoga instructor certification last summer. Though I mostly practice on my own... more

Sep. 06, 2017 midnight Health and Wellness


Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: United States Mint

Although I can't absolutely verify the factual accuracy of the following "claim to fame," if I'm not the only person who had the unique opportunity to caddy for Jack Nicklaus both before he won his first professional major (1962 U.S. Open) and... more

Aug. 16, 2017 midnight Yukon Active