What's Happening - Yukon wide Activites and Events

Surviving the Great Whitehorse Earthquake of 2017

Surprisingly it was not the earthquake that woke me up on the morning of Monday, May 1. It was the stunning one-two punch of the intense, standing-on-frozen-Lego agony of being barefoot on cold gravel, coupled with the mind blowing realization...

Yes, it's a Men's Issue

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month and once again we’re talking about women. Don't men also suffer from unwanted touching, sexual harassment and even rape? Isn’t it problematic that our society doesn't provide safe spaces for male victims...

North Words

“Exploring the Frontiers of Language” will be the theme of this year’s edition of the North Words Writers Symposium, which will be held in Skagway from May 31 to June 3. This is the eighth annual symposium since the event’s inception...

Celebrating the Power of Art

A mural festival in the Yukon will draw artists, youth, and the general public together to decorate some buildings in Whitehorse with a colourful palette. The 2-month long Yukon Heritage Mural Art Festival is kicking off on Saturday, and...

The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

With summer approaching quickly, parents are faced with a familiar question: Where do I want my kids to spend their days while I am at work? This can sometimes be a stressful decision for parents, with so many diverse options for camps and...

Ice Cave

On a spring hike to the ice cave near Haines Junction, we found that the ice cave looks more like a bridge. Neither did we cross that bridge nor did we go under it. After reading a CBC news story called “Once a local secret, visitors flock to...

Stir Fried Eggplant with Ginger, Sesame and Steak

Eggplant is a great way to bulk out a stir fry with something meaty and satisfying that’s not actually meat. Japanese eggplants are long and thin and tend to not have the bitter under notes that European eggplant might. They do a great job of...

Challenging Our ideas

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long...

Forever Friends

Finally summer is back!!! I'm so excited but yet… I’d rather not be. It doesn't sound right when I say it like that, but maybe my story will help this make a little more sense. This has been a busy year. The beginning of the spring was rough and I...

History Maker

In February, Sid Van der Meer received the History Maker Award presented by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association. The History Maker Award is presented to an individual, organization or business for outstanding contributions to Yukon heritage.

Lobsters for Literacy (And More)

Whitehorse might be the site of the northernmost East Coast kitchen party in Canada this summer. On Friday, May 26, the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre will serve as the venue for a Rotary Club dinner featuring fresh Prince Edward Island lobster...

There is always time for Soda Pony

It is a typical Sunday evening in Whitehorse, and the Whitehorse two-piece alternative rock band Soda Pony is hard at work rehearsing and perfecting material for their upcoming CD release show in June. They have just finished the recording and...

Watson Lake Generosity Supports Cystic Fibrosis Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) month. A drive through Watson Lake will give you an idea of just how important this month is to our town. Numerous businesses join in “painting the town purple” by decorating windows and doors in purple, the official CF...

Grab your Lunch and Get Ready to Boogie!

Get ready, get set, and don’t forget to bring a lunch! Arts in the Park is about to head into another spectacular season of performing arts over lunch hour at Whitehorse’s LePage Park. Most locals are well acquainted with this beloved weekday...

Gypsy Goulash

When you're in the backcountry, sometimes you don't have a lot, but you need something fast, tasty and hot. This is a simple, highly adaptable dish that can be made almost anywhere, with a wide variety of ingredients.

Take My Jeans… Please

It’s May. The time to spring-clean which, for me, means emptying out my closets and passing on the gently-worn-but-no-longer-fitting clothes to someone else to love. Especially my jeans, which have survived my hopes of losing weight or growing...

Living With Wildlife: Laura Hill

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

Thunder and Lightning

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...

The Rush is On

Early in May, with the deadlines for the 2017 edition of the Dawson City International Gold Show approaching, Coralee Rudachyk was busy, but calm. As the General Manager of the Dawson City Chamber of Commerce, she has the primary responsibility...

An Evolution of Music and Friendship

It was 30 years ago, but Andrea McColeman still remembers what Lucie Desaulniers was wearing the first time they got together to jam: neon leggings and a fitness headband (à la Olivia Newton John) propping up her permed ‘do.

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