Yukon Love

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Yukon Love columnist Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, tells the Yukon Territory's tales of romance.

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A good campfire doesn't happen; there is an art to building a campfire correctly. It takes the right tools, the right fuel and a bit of practice to build a campfire correctly. Survival Axe, Survival Stuff, Grid Tool, Wood Fuel, Small Log Cabin, Saw Tool, Perfect Cup, Recent Events, Fire Safety

Firelighters

“It will take a few minutes.” Almost all the time, taking a few minutes to get a fire going is an acceptable part of the outdoor adventure. There are some semi-emergency or worse situations where we need the fire going right now and a few minutes is just too long.

Modern furniture design is plentiful these days. Choosing the right home decor is not easy. New furniture will improve every home. Modern Home Furniture, Trendy Furniture, New Furniture, Furniture Design, Furniture Ideas, Diy Wood Projects, Woodworking Projects, Fine Woodworking, Sell House Fast

Home Is Where the Heart Is

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the existing house we lived in. It wasn't until I left our house for a week that I was able to breath properly again. That was when we knew we needed another place to live.

If I were to search out the exact opposite of local, homegrown food, I would pass through the security gates at an international airport. The sportsbars, food courts and even neo-eco-healthy cafés are part of an isolated microcosm that I’m sure. Security Gates, Yukon Territory, Food Court, International Airport, Meals, Search, Healthy, Safety Gates, Meal

Border Lines

If I were to search out the exact opposite of local, homegrown food, I would pass through the security gates at an international airport. The sportsbars, food courts and even neo-eco-healthy cafés are part of an isolated microcosm that I’m sure has allowed for evolution in isolation of the trends towards local, fresh food that are prevalent everywhere else across the country.

“In the 2015 Yukon Quest, we were going up over Eagle Summit… it can be a real challenge, an extremely steep summit, and we'd heard terrible things about it. My dogs were amazing, barking, screaming with happiness, getting a high off of having to... Yukon Quest, Yukon Territory, See And Say, Brave, Eagle, Challenges, Happiness, Amazing, Dogs

Brave and Bold

“In the 2015 Yukon Quest, we were going up over Eagle Summit… it can be a real challenge, an extremely steep summit, and we'd heard terrible things about it. My dogs were amazing, barking, screaming with happiness, getting a high off of having to pull so hard to get up it – it was wonderful to see,” says Ryne Olson, a veteran musher.

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Home for a Yukon Spell

When my parents drove the Canadian Shield to Whitehorse 34 years ago in a rusted, steel blue Pontiac, they were unaware of the lifelong curse they were casting upon me. No, my parents are not wiccan worshippers, or practitioners of the Craft, just a couple of Ontario born kids who had a dream of carving out a life for themselves north of 60.

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an. Yukon Territory, Science Programs, Finland, Russia, Canada, Strong, Ship, Design, Design Comics

A Yukoner at Heart with a Lot to Give

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an Arctic research hub.

Most people are less intimidated by dogs with floppy ears, and consider white dogs less scary than black ones. That& just one awareness Angela Neufeld has picked up in the years she has been using dogs as therapeutic assistants in her practice as. Yukon Territory, White Dogs, Scary, Labrador Retriever, People, Animals, Black, Labrador Retrievers, Animaux

Team Care

Most people are less intimidated by dogs with floppy ears, and consider white dogs less scary than black ones. That's just one awareness Angela Neufeld has picked up in the years she has been using dogs as therapeutic assistants in her practice as a registered psychologist.

It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.”  It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in... Yukon Territory, Metal Drum, The Outsiders, January, Cold, Outdoor, Outdoors, The Great Outdoors

Lean, Mean, Pedal Powered Bean

It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.” It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in insulated overalls and a down filled jacket, is aglow as he steps off an old German stationary bike attached to a “Frankenstein” oven.

In “Spell of the Yukon,” Bobby Service suggests, The realm’s Utopia—snock snarls of forests; Avalanches that out-grumble politicos; Gold that outweighs paper dollars backed by zeroes; Yukon Territory, Bobby, Forests, Paper, Gold, Woods, Yellow

Yukon / Utopia

In “Spell of the Yukon,” Bobby Service suggests, The realm’s Utopia—snock snarls of forests; Avalanches that out-grumble politicos; Gold that outweighs paper dollars backed by zeroes;

No Farmer Left Behind (Iceland Age part Yukon Territory, Iceland, Farmer, Backdrops, Travel, Ice Land, Viajes, Traveling, Backgrounds

No Farmer Left Behind (Iceland Age part 2)

A square, two-storey guest house with bare, small rooms and a simple kitchen is snugged in between the trailer-cum-farmhouse and the sheep barn. The collection of buildings looks tiny against a sweeping backdrop: a deep valley that winds away from the mouth of the fjord, hemmed in by high cliffs.

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The Most Yukonic Night Ever

The Yukon boasts of many iconic landscapes/experiences/situations and on one glorious night I experienced a few of them. The beginning was simple enough. Our church was putting on a bonfire retreat at a farm owned by a youth leader’s family. I asked for directions and was told I could find it near the “Old Dog Hotel.” I opted for a ride.

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Heading Out? Check it Out!

For many Yukoners, enjoying the backcountry is an integral part of their lifestyle whether they love to ski, snow machine, snowshoe or run sled dogs. They rely on their own experiences and common sense to keep themselves safe. Some have tuned into avalanche forecasts that have been available since 2011 on the Canadian Avalanche website and the Yukon Avalanche Association website. But funding for this service has changed and affected availability.

The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially... Yukon Territory, Scandinavian Countries, Sled, Outdoor Fun, Runners, Holiday, Christmas, Backpack, Toys

Every Revolution Begins with a Spark

The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially in Finland.

Trees that naturally grow in and around Whitehorse There are only three families of trees represented in the southwest Yukon. It isn't, so don’t feel bad if you can’t see the trees for the forest. Yukon Territory, Winter Trees, Aspen, The Outsiders, Nature, Plants, Flora, Nature Illustration, Off Grid

Yukon Trees in Winter

Trees that naturally grow in and around Whitehorse There are only three families of trees represented in the southwest Yukon. Sounds easy enough? It isn't, so don’t feel bad if you can’t see the trees for the forest.

So much winter, so little time. With Yukon’s abundance of winter recreation options, how do you choose your sport? Here’s some analysis to help you get the best personal rate of return on your athletic investment. Yukon Territory, Winter Sports, The Outsiders, Mountains, Travel, Viajes, Traveling, Trips, Tourism

Winter Sports Smackdown

So much winter, so little time. With Yukon’s abundance of winter recreation options, how do you choose your sport? Here’s some analysis to help you get the best personal rate of return on your athletic investment.

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Mighty Neighbourly

After living in Vancouver for three years I’d become accustomed to people giving me strange looks if I smiled at them in the elevator or while waiting in line for a coffee. When I returned home to the Yukon it was a pleasure to rediscover its camaraderie and community. People band together to help one another and make everyone’s life just that little bit easier.