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Spring

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Issue: 2018-05-09, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Chiitaii drin díinzhít – It’s a long day Chiitaii drin goo’aii – It is light outside Chiitaii yahkèe – It is dawn Et’ee sreendit nigwìizhit – It is spring time more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The tarps and burlap have come off of our tender apple trees, the snow is gone and the ground is drying up. Now we just have to wait for the magic to happen and the fruit to grow, right? Well maybe... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

The North is a nursery for millions of migratory birds returning from winters in places as far south as South America. To help increase the awareness and conservation of Yukon’s birds and habitat, the Yukon Bird Club has launched another season of... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The signs of spring are appearing all across the territory and Whitehorse residents will soon see another of those traditional symbols. Between April 16 and 19, local residents will discover reusable green bags appearing on their front porches... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The ice pool tripod is in the river, anchored by a cable to the boxed clock on the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, ready for when the ice moves during breakup some time in late April or early May. A statistical prediction created by local engineer... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

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. more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Sadly, black bears have an undeserved reputation of not being very good to eat. A number of Yukon hunters, including me, will dispute that thought as black bear is just as delicious any other animal hunted for meat in the Yukon. As with any hunted... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Andree Magee

Now that March has finally arrived, Dawson City is gearing up for it’s annual Thaw di Gras spring carnival. From March 16 through 18, the community will come alive with a variety of events taking place throughout the town. Friday night kicks off... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The light returns to the Yukon long before the heat and we’re still in the prime season of huge oscillations in temperature between day and night. Mornings dawn crisp – but early – and as of yet we feel no compulsion to head outside until it warms a more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: John Lenart

The warm winds of spring have brought with them the promise of little green shoots popping out of their seeds to generate the stuff of salads. There is a brief moment in our northern spring between the holding cold of winter and the heady 24-hour... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Town of Faro

“They're a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they only weigh around seven or... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s (hopefully) coming to the last wintery blows before the ice breaks; the spring will soon rush in and soon after we can cast our mittens aside for a season. Enjoy the longer nights – while they last – by burying yourself in one (or all) of... more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Last year we had an early spring and I found the first prairie crocus blooming on April 1st. Most years the crocus blooms near the end of April. If you want to become a crocus hunter, don’t wait for all the snow to melt. If the daytime temperature... more

Yukon Summer

Dawn Of Spring

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Just like a child playing hide-and-go-seek, the transition from winter to spring happens if you are ready or not. You can be slightly in denial as you ski over bare rocks and tree roots, desperately hoping for one more tour across the cross-country more

, Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Dylan Nelson

This past weekend, Yukoners burnt away their winter blues at the annual festival of the same name.Photographer Dylan Nelson was there to capture the action. more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Megan Skarnulis

There are several distinctly northern signs of spring. As the long-winter winds down the Yukon people enter an obvious state of outfit confusion. As you drive through town you peer out to see an eclectic mix of people waiting to cross roadways: ... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Arts Underground

If you are looking for a memorable and activity-packed March Break, there is no reason to leave town. In addition to normal family-friendly programming, many organizations are offering special camps for kids. If you missed your chance to get your... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: wikipedia.com

Early in my trip to Nicaragua last spring, I lost my bank card. I had a large sum of money in the bank, but no access. After frantic calls from a phone booth as claustrophobic as a confessional, I got through to the bank. As I waited anxiously UPS... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

September always makes me think of apple picking, hay barrels, corn, and sunflowers. This summer I decided to try and grow sunflowers and even though I have never gardened before, I liked the thought of having my own sunflowers in September to enjoy. more

Farm - Garden