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Don’t rely on bear spray in the back country, experts say

Not knowing how to use bear spray properly can lead to a grizzly scene

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Invaders: Many common ‘wildflowers’ are invasive species in the Yukon

Ox-eye daisies, sweet clover and hawkbeard are among the most common invaders

The life and times (and bag limits) of Yukon’s lake trout

‘They’re something as spectactular as a grizzly’

Life lines: Te Wehi Preston brings Māori tattooing to the Yukon

‘Tā moko is not a tattoo for our people. It is a way of life’

Piano man invites Whitehorse residents and visitors to tickle the ivory

Plans to put pianos in public spaces would Whitehorse on par with cities around the world

Rain fails to dampen fun at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival

‘This is one of the top folk music festivals in the country’

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A Dog's Day
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CANADA 150: Favourite spots in our homeland
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Canada 150: Keeping culture alive through dance and theatre
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REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video
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Angling for one of Yukon’s overlooked fishing gems

Fish and game association educates kids on the upside of the overlooked whitefish

Traditional watercraft take to Yukon River

‘Our ancestor’s stories are going to be our stories now. We’re going to make legends’

First we eat: Dawson woman to subsist on local food only for a year

Eggs, meat, fish, berries: Yes. Chocolate and coffee? No.

Skagway’s gold rush park offers view of the Gold Rush’s ugly side

New exhibits reveal the history of racism, prostitution and theft during Chilkoot trail era

Archaeologist salvages Skagway’s Gold Rush history by sifting through trash

Newly unearthed site Chilkoot Trail site was at risk of washing away

Gaylight shines bright in Whitehorse

Whitehorse’s Main Street was once again a flowing river of colour, support and pride on June 10.

Dog days of summer: Yukon Kennel Club hosts 46th annual dog show

Janine Starink has a hair dryer in one hand and a brush in the other. She softly hums to the music playing on her portable speaker as she gets ready to carefully brush. But it’s not her hair she’s doing. Today isn’t about her. It’s all about Manny.

Champagne and Aishihik scholar lands prestigious scholarship

Jocelyn Joe-Strack was sitting on her desk, writing up the working land use plan for her First Nation’s land when she was struck with an idea.

Advice for new gardeners: Kick the tires, then grow potatoes in them

The kale took longer than expected to come up. I suppose that’s because kale, when fully grown, will overrun a garden like a particularly delicious weed in about the time it takes to sneeze.

After 30 years, a final trip for Whitehorse’s resident Greyhound driver

Roger Veilleux has been a bus driver with Greyhound for 31 years. He’s been driving the same run, between Whitehorse and Fort Nelson, for the last 16.

At Lumel Studios, glass blowing program for ‘river walkers’ is ‘just right’

Glass artist Mark Steudle twists the molten glass — which has been heated in a furnace to 1,200C — about the end of the pipe with decisive but delicate care.

Whitehorse’s thrift stores are gone, but the flea market lives on

A child skips past holding a naked doll, a bead braided into its hair. An older man with the sleeves of his polo shirt rolled up to his shoulders leafs through a box of records, setting aside a copy of Bach’s collected symphonies with a well-loved cover.