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Wild Fire

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Jim Borisenko

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: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Murray Martin

First and foremost … I have the greatest respect for all firefighters when they fight a fire—be it a house fire or a forest fire. As a conservation officer in Ontario, we were trained in fighting forest fires. It is one of the most-dangerous jobs... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Chad Thomas, manager of the XY Charlie Crew, is leading the development of top-level wildland fire professionals in the Yukon, for First Nations. Wildland fire management is an important part of our public safety services in the territory, and... Read more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

On July 2, 1998, as Canada Day weekend celebrations carried out across the Yukon, a wildfire ignited. It was one of the largest and most expensive wildfires in the history of the territory. It was preventable and began after a campfire was not... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

Mike Sparks has been managing wildfire for more than 35 years. Beginning as a teenager in Alberta and then moving north, he is now the Manager of Wildfire Operations for the Yukon Wildland Fire Management(WFM) program. “We are a small organization... Read more

Yukon Outside

How many memories are created by a simple family vacation ... Depending on how you look in the rear-view mirror, the road behind can seem rocky – one of bad luck and poor decisions – or like a yellow-brick road of which each stone.... Read more

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