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Every Dog Has Its Day, Apparently

It was a strange encounter that still has my brain abuzz. I was walking home from the grocery store in my current city of residence southeast of Whitehorse. My route took me past the site where small men and large machines have been toiling for...

Hitching a Ride

Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a...

Girls Gone Wild(erness)

Martha Henderson didn’t expect to get one of the six Young Nature Leadership Grants awarded by Nature Canada this year. “I’m a bit stressed honestly,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Oh no, people are expecting things of me now!’”

A Little Gift Shop with a Big Heart

A visit to Watson Lake would not be complete without a walk through the amazing Sign Post Forest with its more than 77,000 signs, or a stop at the little shop covered in license plates at the back of the Sign Post Forest.

Oyster Sauce Makes it Better

Not too many years ago, I discovered oyster sauce during a barbecue at a friend’s house. I wasn’t sure what the new flavour was, but I really enjoyed it. I have passed on the secret to many others since then and all who have tried it rave about it.

Ten Glorious Days of ‘PLAY BALL!’

Less than a week after Canada finally celebrates our 150th birthday, the top men's softball (fastpitch) players in the country will be saddled with facing an angry New Zealand haka performed by disgruntled Black Sox players to begin the next 150...

Watson Lake Farmer’s Market Moves to the Sign Post Forest

Looking for something interesting to do on a Saturday afternoon? Look no further than the Watson Lake Farmer’s Market held at Historic Mile 635 in the famous Watson Lake Sign Post Forest. Every Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., you can visit with...

Big Fun at Little Atlin Lake

You don’t own a boat or a canoe? No problem – Little Atlin Lodge is one of the very rare locations in the Yukon where you can rent a boat or a canoe directly on a lake shore. The Little Atlin Lodge at km 6 of Highway #7 (Atlin Road) offers boat...

Filipino Spaghetti with Bison

Filipino spaghetti is the perfect food; it’s meaty, savory, sweet and cheesy. And most importantly it’s filled with hot dogs. Whitehorse is lucky enough to have access to lots of great Filipino ingredients on our grocery store shelves, you can...

Gertie's First Season

Once upon a time, long ago, a young truck driver in Whitehorse found himself with five days off work to celebrate the May long weekend and decided to finally visit Dawson City for the first time. It was either 1971 or '72, and he had been...

A Year of Firsts at the Yukon Arts Centre

There’s a lot to look forward to at the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) this coming season. “We want all Yukoners to enjoy the arts and not have to go down to Toronto,” says YAC Marketing and Development Director Sarah Frey. This season the centre is...

Fireweed Jelly

The beautiful and striking fireweed plant, with it's spray of magenta flowers is the iconic symbol of the north. Chosen as the Yukon's official floral symbol in 1957, fireweed represents not only the natural beauty of the territory, but also the...

Those Were the Days. They Still Are

The emptying-out of Yukon’s schools signals the official start of that much-anticipated annual ritual: the Summer Holiday. We all know the narrative arc of that story. For the first little while, the kids are bursting to be outside every moment...

East Comes West for Atlin

There are so many East Coast-ers performing at this year’s Atlin Arts and Music Festival, organizers felt it only made sense to program an East Coast kitchen party during the festival, taking place in Atlin July 7 to 9. “Definitely (the kitchen...

Celebrating Film During the Arts and Music Festival

There’s going to be a new projector at the Globe Theatre this year when the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) takes its films to the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Andrew Connors, artistic director of ALFF, says this will give a sharper image...

Giving Everyone a Chance to Shine

Getting a medal is never the point of the Special Olympics Provincial Games. “We’re there to have fun,” says Gaetan Michaud, captain of Yukon’s Special Olympics soccer team. “It’s about doing your best.”

Healing through Massage

Justine Alton is no stranger to health issues. Since she was 19-years-old, the born and raised Yukoner has had a keen interest in psychology, bodywork and holistic health and wellness, but it was her own 10-year struggle with deep seated physical...

Black or Grizzly? It’s Good to Know

Just two weeks ago – and many times over the past – I’ve heard people say they saw a grizzly bear along the road or out in the wilderness. In many cases I have asked why they were sure it was a grizzly bear and all too often the only reason is...

Make the Most of Your Canada Day!

Summer sun brings with it loads of visitors to the various Yukon campgrounds, especially on the long weekends. Those folks joining the campers for the Canada Day long weekend will be missing out! On July 1, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday.

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