What's Happening - Yukon wide Activites and Events

Fighting Oppressive Gender Stereotypes, One Smackdown at a Time

From derelict cabin dreams of a wrestling showdown featuring Dawson’s best and gnarliest she-warriors, to a national league and 12 face melting, raucous cross country rumbles in between, the League of Lady Wrestlers has come a long way.

How Long Can You HIIT?

Want to do something this summer that you can brag to all your friends about? Its free, requires a small space and will improve your overall health. Welcome to your new summer activity called High Intensity Interval Training - otherwise known as...

Ordinary Bones of Extraordinary People

Henry is an introvert. He leads a fairly simple and solitary existence; works at a mechanic garage for wages and collects bones to assemble into bird skeletons for fun. He lives alone, quietly playing different supporting roles for the few people...

Yukon's Fictional Geography

Writers have been fictionalizing the Yukon since the days of London and Service. This may just happen for dramatic licence, to fit some plot point, or to be certain that they don’t actually come too close to describing a real person or place.

Finding Orchids in an Unusual Setting

Finding the entrance to Orchid Acres can be a little confusing for newcomers to West Dawson and Sunnydale. Someone will tell you it’s on the road to the Dawson City Golf Course, and that’s true, but the signs indicating that road are a little...

A Bumpy Road to Citizenship

November, 1972. California-born musician Mike Stockstill and two friends packed their instruments into the car and headed for Alaska. The car was a 1942 Dodge truck that had six months earlier been a chicken coop. Mike, a mechanic, and his friends...

Why I Love Little Birds

On the way back I happened across a spruce grouse and it seemed that my luck was changing. As I was dressing my grouse I heard two more shots and it turned out that my hunting partners had had a similar thought about duck hunting, and had also

Stream of Consciousness

Visit the Academic and Skills Development office in the A-wing of Yukon College, and you’ll be greeted with words of empowerment on the backs of a stream of 16 cedar salmon in a work of art created by local artist Cheryl Teya.

Human Errors Re: Bears

Sadly some human errors are fatal mistakes when bears are involved. Bears are somewhat predictable, but there are many exceptions to that rule. As a result, humans must always err on the side of caution when in bear country.

Moose Heart Tacos

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a fresh (or frozen) moose heart on hand you can still try this recipe out using any sort of sliced steak.

Come As You Are

The Paradise Electronic Music Festival was born 12 years ago after Jack decided he wanted to showcase Yukon artists in the local electronic music scene. Jack has been making and producing music for over 15 years, and along with all aspects of the fes

The Dempster Highway: Past, Present & Future

Today, the Dempster is Canada’s only all-weather road across the Arctic Circle. But it was no easy feat. It began in 1959, called “Yukon Territorial Road No. 11.” As it was extended, the road continuously earned new names, corresponding to its new de

Jackie Chan Movies Don’t Count

Most of us have experienced Kung-fu through the lens of martial arts cinema legends such as Chow Yun-Fat in the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Jackie Chan in director Lau Kar-leung’s Drunken Master.

Wild Edibles: From Curiosities to Staples

Of course there are many books on plant identification, but finding one specific to your climate and region is, well, essential. A time-tested book is Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada by Andy Mackinnon (2009) – and there’s a whole related series

A New Sparrow is Arriving

This fall, Beggs will be launching her 6th solo album, called Said Little Sparrow, which is the follow up to 2013's Beauty and Breaking.

Imagine the Yukon - Part 1

To kick off this series, we asked MLA Geraldine Van Bibber to tell us what her favourite book was when she was a child. Here’s what she said: “When I was asked to name a favourite book, I could not. Because to me each book had magic and secrets in i

Fishnets and Chainsaws

From antique carousel and ferris wheel rides, to wearable art and cake bake off contests, to beer and wine gardens, to beach wrestling and the Fisherman’s Rodeo, the Southeast Alaska State Fair really does have something for everyone...

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