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Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

I attended David Phillips’ (Senior Climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada) March lecture on weather and climate change. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-05-01, GRAPHIC: NOAA US National Weather Service

I attended David Phillip’s lecture on weather and climate change in early March and was inspired to write a series of articles with the goal of elaborating on many points that he made in his ‘factoid’ filled presentation... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you don’t make it fun, they won’t like it. Going out again will be unlikely. In that respect, it’s like summer fishing, only it’s cold as well as boring. Kids need to be entertained and that’s your job. They also do better if they have stuff to... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

In cold weather, a head without a hat on it can lose up to 50 per cent of your body heat and some of that wasted heat could have been going to your hands and feet to keep them warm. Your fingers and toes are the parts furthest away from the heat... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

One of the most annoying things about the fall and spring seasons is the need to scrape the frost off your vehicle’s windows before you can drive anywhere. In the summer, you only have to worry about a little bit of fog; and in the winter, there’s... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Catherine Henry

Snow. It affects our lives in the North for half the year ... but other than wiping it off the windshield of your car or shovelling it from your driveway, what do you really know about the dynamic and interesting snow... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Larry White

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. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

January 2018 was only a short time ago, but our memories are probably quite variable. Many of us will remember the brief warm spell when we had a high of +7ºC and above freezing temperatures for about 48 hours. Trails, roads and sidewalks were icy... Read more

Yukon Winter

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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... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Alexander Jegier

I never took much notice of something as simple as the seasons until moving North. Pre-Yukon, I was rather unmoved by the monotonous blend of greens extending from the mossy forest floor to the heights of the coniferous giants on Vancouver Island... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Once summer arrived, along with consistent plus 25 temperatures, it was time to enjoy some swimming, hiking and generally the beautiful weather in Yukon. (In the Yukon, if you see a single day of plus 20, there is a likelihood it will come to... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

Thunder and lightning do not seem to be as common here in the Yukon as in southern Canada. However, lightning strikes are probably the most common cause of our forest fires. Lightning is a gigantic spark jumping between a charged cloud and the... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s been a truly odd winter here in the Klondike. On the one hand it’s been colder, and colder for longer stretches than it has been for several years. Mostly, it hasn’t been really cold, which begins below, say, minus 35, and carries on down... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore

The gentle, warm summer breeze touched our faces as we stood watching the bees. The bees were just doing their thing: flying in and out of the hive, gathering pollen. Suddenly we noticed a large black cloud forming in the southwest... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Mandy Wong

The next morning we woke up with our first clear view of the Cirque proper. This place is nothing but intimidating -- and yet, surreally beautiful. You sort of feel like you’ve been plopped into the middle of a science-fiction film set, with... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“So, how many times have you used that plug this winter?” came the question from my fellow citizen today at the Post Office. He was looking at the plug attached to the three varieties of engine heater (block, oil pan and battery blanket) that are... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Robert Postma

Climate change in the North makes many changes to the growth of our plants, and confuses our animals with more wind, rain and fog. It also affects the river levels. They are constantly rising and dropping, resulting in fishnets needing to be taken... Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I looked out our window on Halloween Day, 2014. It was only -10ºC outside, but the trees were shaking as the wind howled making it much colder. The weather network put out a warning for Old Crow the night before announcing winds up to 40 kilometres.. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Amelia Merher

Do you like wind in your face? Because if you love a headwind, I recommend biking south along the Alaska Highway. All that extra initial effort will just fade away into a lovely tailwind on your return trip home. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-05-28 Photo: kozzi.com

Over the years I’ve been out in the rain. I’ve seen people who wear raingear from ultra-expensive Gore-Tex to disposable vinyl rain ponchos, or even garbage bags. Huddling under a tarp is another common sight. Read more

Yukon Summer