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Switzerland

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

On Friday, February 18, 1949 under a bold headline reading: “No Excuses, Please,” Horace E. Moore, publisher of The Whitehorse Star, wrote a scathing editorial directed at federal and territorial politicians in which he reminded them 1949 was an... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Mueller

My husband and I learned to ski when we were three years old – something that is quite normal growing up in Switzerland in the 1980s – and we have enjoyed it ever since. So when we came to Whitehorse we were glad to learn about the Mount Sima ski... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Wolf’s Den Restaurant

Of course, you have noticed that many people from Switzerland visit the Yukon in summer. Did you ever ask yourself what they do in wintertime? Here is the answer: They enjoy a relatively mild winter in Switzerland and every now and then they eat a... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Ploytida Samanachangphunk had one sister living in Whitehorse before she immigrated to Canada. Now she has three sisters and an extended family here. Ploytida’s sister would return for family visits to their hometown of Nan, in northern Thailand, ... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Priska Wettstein’s love affair with photography began in 2008 when husband Paul presented her with a camera. “I don’t know why he did that,” she says, “but ever since then, I’m just hooked. So whenever I go for a walk, or drive out of town, or... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of The Cookers Quintet

They took their name from a Blue Note album recorded live at New York's Club La Marchal in April, 1965 that's been described as "one of the most compelling documents of a live band in full flight". That album, The Night of the Cookers ... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-30 Photo: kozzi.com

Too often, I have seen people wearing knives that are really too big to take on any task except chopping down trees. These are often visitors, but locals sometimes wield these big blades as well. If we had junglelike undergrowth, maybe these... Read more

Yukon Outside

I'm always interested whether when people choose the foods for dinner first, and then select accompanying wines, or vice versa. I use both methods. Several weekends ago my partner and I hosted a cheese fondue in honour of a friend's birthday... Read more

Beverages