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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Sebastian Fricke

Having completed our undergraduate degrees, Rose and I were very eager to break free of the bureaucracy and daily grind of city life. We followed our inner compasses north, to Alaska and the Yukon, writing all along the way and compiling it into a... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

This quiet, reserved and thoughtful corner of the year-round Yukon has gone to the birds this week, namely Arctic terns, the all-time migratory champions, not only of the bird kingdom but also the entire non-human animal world, including bugs and... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons

Driving to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. (located on Kugmallit Bay of the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean), is no big deal. Canadians have been doing it for many years on the annual winter ice roads that used to run down the Mackenzie Delta, from Inuvik... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s May long weekend and we’re driving to Skagway, and it seems as though most of Whitehorse has decided to do the same with a queue of 20 vehicles at the U.S. border… It was a warm evening, and we went to Starfire, in Skagway, to enjoy some Thai... more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

Walk … “You weren’t in any hurry to walk,” my mother said as she showed me a photo of myself at 15 months, happily sitting on a blanket in the yard. But after a late start, there was no stopping me. more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

“Miss, where are you living?” (U.S. border agent) “Whitehorse.” (Me) “Ohh ... you’re coming to eat Thai food.” “What?” (Me, looking puzzled) more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

All Yukon RV campgrounds were not created equal. The territorial government operates and services 42 campgrounds from Watson Lake to Rock River on the Dempster, and Snag Junction on the Alcan, but the Feds (Parks Canada) have just one, Kathleen... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Since I was 18 years old, I have been an immigrant 12 times. My entire adult life has been spent as a foreigner to those I live and work with. Always being different. Never quite fitting in. So what makes someone want to leave their friends... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Jerry E and Roy Klotz via Wikimedia Commons

Of all the cities, towns and villages in northwestern Canada, Atlin's journey through the turbulent 20th century was more dramatic than most. It went from a golden boom town, in 1898, to a burnt-down town in 1901, then another boom until the fire... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Exploration, adventure and community are among the most important aspects of living in the North. For many Yukoners, it was the “want” to explore a fantasized part of the world and to seek adventure in discovering Canada’s North, but it was the... more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Faye Cable

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Rear Admiral Harley D. Nygren, U.S. Government

There are so many good places in Alaska to go RV camping; it's a bit of a fool's errand to select just one to kick off our new six-part summer series on RV Hotspots in Alaska, Yukon, northern B.C. and N.W.T. That is the challenge at hand—a dirty... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of GoNorth RV

“Summertime is RV time—for locals and tourists alike! Whether you want to rent an RV or you need your own unit repaired, GoNorth is proud to serve you,” said the new GoNorth branch manager, Keith Friendship. In 2012, GoNorth opened its first car... more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Sherri Green

If I were to go to Germany, where would I go? There are so many possibilities. I usually have trouble deciding what to order off of a restaurant menu! I asked some friends and they helped me narrow down the possibilities. Their suggestion? Tour... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

By no means do I consider myself an aficionado about hiking, but I love it most of the time and learn something new every single hike – either through an experience or meeting someone who does it better. Slowly, over the years I have accumulated... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

Quiz Question In 1884, Haines, Alaska was named for: A. A sea captain B. An Army general C. A female missionary D. A trading company governor E. A reclusive fur trapper more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Lara Lewis

It’s 3:40 p.m. on November 12, 2014, and the very first track on the latest album by Manny Berlin (a.k.a. Manfred Janssen), Basement Tapes, is being recorded at Frostbite House in Whitehorse. Neither Janssen, nor his co-producer Jordy Walker. more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: JAMIE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY, FORT NELSON, BC

I truly can’t imagine what my life would be like without my trusty sidekick, Bear. He’s an 11-year-old husky/lab cross, who I picked up for free while getting groceries one day in Fort Nelson. I had no idea, that sunny April day, just how much of... more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-04-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I always bring my tent. I always bring my wood stove. I always bring my axe. I always bring my knife. more

Old Crow