Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Helicopter Tour of Whitehorse, Yukon

This past weekend was Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse. This is one of the biggest events of the year in Whitehorse – the celebration of the end of Winter. Many years, we get truly awful weather for the event, but this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a 3-Airline Yukon

Like most Yukoners who travel, I got quite excited by the January 30th announcement that WestJet is coming to the Yukon. They’ll be starting daily service between Vancouver and Whitehorse on May 17th. The exciting part wasn’t the fact that … Continue reading

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Distracted by the Sunshine and Warmth

I had to go into town for a few errands on Thursday, but it was so incredibly beautiful I got distracted and went for a long walk at the airport. I sometimes check the day’s flight arrivals and departures so … Continue reading

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Another Winter Drive to Skagway, Alaska

The weather forecast for Tuesday was only fair for a mountain road trip in mid-winter, but I had a few things sitting at the Skagway post office that I had to get, so it would have to do. Stopping for … Continue reading

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A GMO-Free Yukon?

Hi everyone, A committed group of concerned Yukoners has gotten together, built a website, launched a Facebook page, and started a petition to keep the Yukon GMO-Free. We know genetically modified organisms are already in a lot of the food … Continue reading

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Norwegian Icebreaker heads up the North Saskatchewan River

As you may have seen on the news, it was very cold in Alberta in recent weeks (though it’s warmed up now). It was so cold, in fact, that the Government of Alberta borrowed a Norwegian Icebreaker from Minnesota to … Continue reading

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