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Hasselback Potatoes

Roast potatoes are great. They’re a clean and simple side dish – salty, savory, crispy and soft at the same time. With the holidays coming up quickly here’s a twist on the classic roast potato that you can scale up or down whether you’re dining...

Good Ol’ Comfort Food

Baked Fish and Vegetables 4 large mushrooms, sliced 1 cup peas 2 chopped white onions

There and Back

The Nā Pali Coast’s Kalalau Trail is a stunning 18-kilometre there-and-back hike on the north coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Often topping Greatest-Hikes-in-the-World lists, along with Most-Dangerous-Hikes-in-the-World, it promises a rugged trek along...

Go Where The Road Takes You

Many of us daydream about packing everything into a van and hitting the road at one time or another. For one Yukoner, 25-year-old Ben Barrett-Forrest, this is a dream come true, and it's happening at this very moment...

Quietly Connecting

“For the first – I don’t know how many hundred thousand – years of human life, (when we were out on the Savanna learning about the forest) silence was essential to our survival. So, silence is our natural milieu, and the farther we get away from...

Flying High

To hear Hugh Kitchen tell it, operating a Northern aviation business seems a lot like trying to romance a porcupine. Besides needing opportunity, courage and excellent timing, “you have to be flexible and fast on your feet.” Kitchen ought to know...

In talks with Luann Baker-Johnson

Rhiannon Russell: You opened in June 2016. How has the first year of business been? Luann Baker-Johnson: Absolutely spectacular. The community support is phenomenal. We always thought that this medium is wonderful and almost addictive in nature...

Happy Beer-day to You!

If you’re feeling dapper this weekend, you’ve got an opportunity to dust off your best prohibition era outfits and celebrate the Yukon Brewery’s 20th Anniversary. The brewery is throwing a shindig to celebrate, offering the public 20 per cent off...

Hasselback Potatoes

Roast potatoes are great. They’re a clean and simple side dish – salty, savory, crispy and soft at the same time. With the holidays coming up quickly here’s a twist on the classic roast potato that you can scale up or down whether you’re dining...

They’re Here to Help

If something isn’t working, try differently, not harder. Art therapist Zoë Armstrong lives by these words, but last fall, she embodied this expression even further: she decided she needed a change from the local counselling agency where she had...

Harvest at the Yukon Grain Farm

The giant green machine inches its way along a row of potato plants with the fall coloured mountains as the backdrop. From far away it looks like a slow-moving, peaceful agrarian scene, but this changes as I get closer...

Good Night, Good Morning

Ann-Marie MacDonald’s award-winning comedy Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) has been around for almost 30 years, but Brian Fidler and Clare Preuss are convinced it will still play well to contemporary Whitehorse audiences. “I think it...

Good Ol’ Comfort Food

Baked Fish and Vegetables 4 large mushrooms, sliced 1 cup peas 2 chopped white onions

People who crafted the promise of Canada

Continuing this series of reviews of books that deal with the Canadian identity and, to an extent, with the idea of Canada at 150, we come to the latest book by former Berton House writer-in-residence Charlotte Gray. It’s called The Promise of...

Living With Wildlife: Judith Beaumont

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

Didee & Didoo: Didoo’s Trunk

Didoo’s Trunk That's where she kept her knife. That's where she kept her awl. That's where she kept her file.

It seems we can’t always tell what comes first

It’s the age-old debate about the chicken and the egg. Sometimes, we simply don’t know what is cause and what is effect. This is especially true when it comes to matters that touch on personal feeling. As a for-instance, do you love cream of...

Northern Food Fusion: Arctic Char Harvest

I can still smell the smoked fish on my jean jacket and I smile. It means I have been home to the Northwest Territories. At the end of August, I went home to my family’s fish camp. August is when the Arctic char (also known as Dolly Varden...

Simple Meat Ragu

It happens to everyone who gets their meat several hundred pounds at a time: things get freezer burnt. And while it may not look appetizing, those unfortunate packs of meat are still very much edible and can still be delicious if you know how to...

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

It is 2017 and plastic is all around us — in our toothbrushes, phones, and children’s toys. We use it to store our food and bottle our water. We put our plastic purchases in plastic bags to bring home. Many plastic bags will get used only once...

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