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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: Josh Paton

The average reader may be surprised to learn that disc golf tournaments even exist. Indeed, many people are still unfamiliar with the bastard cousin of traditional ball golf. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-07-31, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

I’m not a real connoisseur of fine dining, but I do enjoy trying out new tastes and exploring local foods, especially when I’m travelling. Portugal provided lots of opportunity for that when my friend and I went there in late March and early April. Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Here are some of my tips on travel to Portugal as a curious 70-year-old with a “willing to try it at least once” philosophy. This is based on two weeks travelling by train with another 69-year-old woman in late March and April... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Yes, that’s right, I’m going to write it. The “P” word. That’s right. Period. (Not the little dot at the end of a sentence, but the one that affects half the population for most of their lives.) It’s funny how a word can make people cringe, even... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

In 2016 I was living in the Republic of Georgia and travelled to the Islamic Republic of Iran for two months solo. Where and why you may ask? Two years prior I was travelling through Eastern Europe, and while in Ukraine, I met travellers heading... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

It was the end of my first camino, the ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, and I never wanted to put those dang boots on again. For the previous decade, they had served me well and felt comfortable during many one-to-four-day hikes. After a... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Eirik Sharp

Eirik Sharp, owner and operator of The Sharp End: Mountain Adventures, with his extensive avalanche background, is bringing change to how the Yukon manages avalanche terrain. Sharp, 36, was born in Hong Kong. He is Norwegian and his family... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Leslie Leong

Whitehorse artist Leslie Leong applied for a residency at the Ted Harrison Artists Retreat to work towards a large show at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in the fall of 2019. But she had lots of other ideas to work through first, both larger and... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Helen Dewell

April 9, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Many refer to this as the point in time when Canada became a nation. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great victory for Canada, but it came at a price. In this battle, there... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Once upon a time, “back in the days” (last year, in October) when the Greyhound bus still existed, a garter snake slithered out of the way, a pronghorn bounced over a fence, and I happened to step into cactus. This is the beginning of a most... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

Halloween is most certainly a North American pastime, but this tradition has slowly morphed into a worldwide event for both kids and adults. I love Halloween ... Ever since I was a little kid, I envied the kids I saw, on TV and in movies, who got... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Lulu Keating

When the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City put out a call for a members’ exhibit with the theme of “The Age of Selfies,” local filmmaker Lulu Keating decided to submit a work about her recent hip replacement... Read more

Photography - Film

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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... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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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... Read more

Literature

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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... Read 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... Read 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. Read 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) Read 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... Read more

Yukon Summer

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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... Read more

Yukon Summer