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little planning and preparation can save your day in many situations. The winter bison hunts and Dempster Highway caribou hunts are true examples of the extremes in planning and preparation when it comes to snowmobile travel. Some operators, who realize that bad things can happen, carry survival equipment. Others take off without so much as a shovel. Dempster Highway hunts usually take place over short distances, but even still, if you break down or end up injured a few miles from the road when darkness approaches, it can be a stressful situation. The tundra all looks the same and darkness makes it worse. Winter bison hunts tend to take place in forested areas except when you climb up into the subalpine, where firewood is minimal and snow depth makes walking out impossible. Hunters on day trips often set off with little or no

equipment, as they plan to return later the same day. “It can’t happen to me” seems to be the mantra for many of these hunters. But what happens when a machine breaks down, gets stuck in overflow, goes through the ice or you shoot a bison sometime after the middle of the afternoon? Any of these events will keep you out past dark and perhaps overnight. Having survival gear in this situation is critical. All of the listed gear (except the come-along) will fit in a medium-sized pack and can be carried in the skimmer, on your back or tied to the luggage rack. The shovel, come-along and axe will fasten to the luggage rack with bungee cords, which are easier to undo than frozen rope.

Gear list • 20 feet and 100 feet of light, strong rope (not poly or any other rope with a memory),

looped on each end. Two carabiners for use with come-along. • A net float with carabiner to use either rope as a rescue rope if someone goes through the ice. • At least one ice screw to use as an anchor point for the comealong and rope. • A piece of plywood the size of the floor of your skimmer to put under the track of a machine stuck in overflow. • A headlamp, sleeping bag, tarp (for shelter) and ropes to tie it up. • Fire lighting material, especially kindling such as a plastic peanut butter jar full of chainsaw chips soaked in kerosene. • A pot to melt snow, tea bags, soup, hot chocolate and GORP (good old reliable protein) mix of nuts raisins, granola, etc. cont’d on page 3...

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Snowmobile survival gear ... cont’d

On the Cover Sam Reimer, Emerald May and Bee Smyth get set for Simapalooza PHOTO: Graydon Keenan

Each person should also have a tin mug.

What’s Inside

• Good quality extra socks, mitt liners and a space blanket. Plastic bags to put over your feet inside your boots. (wet or cold feet.) • A whole bag of air-activated hand/toe warmers. These last for up to eight hours and can be placed inside clothing. (ie: in armpits.)

Lighting a fire is

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doing something

positive, it gets people warm, it acts as a

signal, it heats water or food and the

flames have a calming effect on everyone near the fire.

Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and a retired hunter-education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.

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ery few writers throughout history have bonded with their subjects quite like Edgar Allan Poe and the Yukon’s territorial bird. His renowned 1845 poem, The Raven, a critical success, but financial failure, cemented man and bird into one entity to such a degree that it’s difficult to find a photo of the author without the ubiquitous raven, often perched on his head or shoulder. Indeed, your humble researcher came upon over 200 images of Poe, most accompanied by one or several ravens. None showed anything resembling a smile to the point we cannot accurately confirm whether or not he had any teeth. Although history has treated him well, Poe didn’t have a lot to smile about in his 40 years. His parents died when he was three and he was adopted by a strict, stern disciplinarian stepfather who hounded and haunted his childhood right into manhood. Nothing Poe could do would satisfy the ogre who massacred Poe’s teenage personality and turned him into an angry young writer with a gambling problem and the macabre attitude shown in his two biggest writing successes, The Cask of Amontillado and Murders in the Rue Morgue. He also fell in love with his pretty first cousin, Virginia Clemm, when she was a little girl. He married her when she was 13, which was legal in the mid-19th century, though frowned upon by his respectable readers. They had heard only vague things about him before he wrote The Raven and became an instant celebrity and popular poet. The poem was published by 11 newspapers and magazines in the first month and netted Poe more than $100. It was a lot of money in those days, but it was all he ever made from what his wife disdainfully referred to as “the bird poem.” She hated The Raven, his breakthrough effort, and developed bipolar disorder before succumbing to mental illness and dying of tu-

berculosis in 1847. Poe was crushed by her death and spent his last two years in a depressed alcoholic stupor. Although his death certificate said he died of “acute congestion of the brain,” a delayed autopsy later revealed he also had rabies. Oblivious to him in his declining misery, history has decided he was the very architect of flowing morbid poetry and short detective prose and has given him the same kind of respect Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) received for his blockbuster fictions (Huckle-

tered—not a feather then he fluttered— Till I scarcely more than muttered “Other friends have flown before— … Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” Both Rimbaud and Baudelaire were devoted Poe disciples.He was one of the first authors to focus primarily on the effect of style, flow and structure in a literary work rather than content. It was art for art’s sake rather than a paycheque. Today, Poe is remembered as one of the first American writers to become a major figure in world literature. Ravens have always been mischaracterized as both predators and harbingers of death and doom when they are actually neither. They are common, simple scavengers. As such, they are always present on battlefields and disaster sites, after the fact, to do their natural duty. There is nothing macabre or freaky about their makeup at all. Indigenous Raven myths always refer to them as playful tricksters, which is their true nature. The bad reputation they PHOTO: courtesy of Doug Sack became saddled with over the centuries definitely didn’t begin Doug Sack shared this with Poe, but it was certainly intensified by the gloomy American humorous depiction of a raven who garnered so much dark publiembracing Edgar Allan Poe city. Indeed, had Poe selected any other scavenger such as a vulture, berry Finn and Tom Sawyer) in buzzard or eagle to tap, tap, tap the 1870s. It is even theorized by on his windowpane, ravens would some academics that Poe was the have enjoyed a far more carefree principle pioneer American fiction and playful reputation. The macabre came from Poe’s writer and Clemens his student. One perspective that’s certainly dark, depressed nature and not true is that Poe is more vibrant the typical raven’s sunny disposition. Combined as they were with Poe’s protagonist, who was contemplating suicide over the loss of his lover named Lenore, the raven had to utter, mutter and stutter something continuously and it had to rhyme with her name. And thus quoth the raven forevermore, “Nevermore.” That made it one of the greatest poems ever written and a fine and readable today than is Twain, tribute to our beloved and revered whose prose is badly dated and territorial bird … at least, in the tough on the eyes. To wit: Nothing farther then he utcont’d on page 5 ...

“Quoth the Raven: ‘Nevermore.”


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Ravens and Poe ... cont’d eyes of one card-carrying Yukon myth-checker.

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Next time, we’ll discuss an ancient raven myth rumoured to have been started by King Arthur, himself a mythological figure, which is still intact today, and which was a major concern to Winston Churchill during World War II. It may surprise some to learn the psychological role ravens played in assisting the British Bulldog in the defeat of the Nazis and fascists.

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The Delta Rambler with Dennis Allen

A raven conspiracy?

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was reading in the news the other day about the ice bridge in Dawson City and how $200,000 worth of engineers couldn’t figure out why there was no ice forming on their makeshift bridge in the middle of winter. It reminded me of a time back in Inuvik, when the powers that be were trying to figure out why they could not keep ravens from shorting out and blowing power transformers in the winter. The first thing they did was hire a Swedish engineer who had somehow come up with a way to keep menacing seagulls off their runways. They figured that same engineer could fix their raven problem. They also hired an ornithologist from the University of Alabama who was an expert in raven behaviour. Since the Swede had limited English, they had to hire an interpreter, who was a vegetarian. Back then, Inuvik was not known for its fresh vegetables. They had to put in a special order with a greenhouse in Edmonton, which shipped everything up a cost of a buck a pound. It was mid-January and the ornithologist from Alabama got frostbite the first morning out. They reconvened to design and build a specially heated hut with a bubbled roof that was ordered from France. Two weeks later, they finally got settled and ready for work. What they knew was that the ravens, when standing on the transformer, were standing on both the negative and positive posts at the same time. This resulted in the short that knocked out the power and fried the raven. The ornithologist suggested tranquilizing every raven in Inuvik so the birds could be outfitted with special booties make of a nonconductive material designed by NASA for the space shuttle. It took them a day and a half of arguing to realize that there was no way in hell they would have the time or resources to carry out such a task.

The Swede had another suggestion, which was to bait the ravens into landing in a warm tar-like substance. When it hardened into rubber, it would coat the feet of the ravens, thus cancelling any

At this point, the town was going broke trying to keep this operation from failing. They’d burned up the budgeted funds and were now siphoning from the snow removal fund. As fate would have it,

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John Henderson’s cartoons from “You Might Be From the Great White North If …” capture scenes from the North, including the inconvenience of power outages from ravens electric pulse naturally occurring within the raven. They studied that proposal over four more days, finally concluding that they would actually be breaking a law that prohibited the handling of wild game.

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Oral history in a modern context

A Yukon College podcast on reconciliation by Megan Skarnulis

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econciliation. We have all heard the term used in modern-day politics. You may have heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or even the 94 calls to Action that came out of it. However, few, if any, educational institutions have put reconciliation into practice as authentically as Yukon College. The spirit of reconciliation echoes through the new 11-episode podcast, Walking Our Path Together. The podcast is now available for download via iTunes and on Android. Episodes will be released bi-weekly through July. Episode two is available March 14. Walking Our Path Together is produced by Leighann Chalykoff of LC Creative. It features original music by Jona Barr. Close collaboration between Yukon College and the Yukon First Nations has been a directive of the Yukon College board of governors for over a decade. This podcast begins to tell the story of how Yukon College has invested immensely in building connections and trust with the Yukon First Nations. Dr. Karen Barnes, president and vice-chancellor of the college, admits that this process takes time, but she hopes the podcast

will inspire others to embark on a path to reconciliation. Tosh Southwick, associate vice-president of Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation, echoes these remarks. She said that, to her, reconciliation is “a lot of little steps” and at times it seems “a little fuzzy when you throw out these big words like reconciliation, Indigenization, and decolonization.” Instead of publishing a detailed plan to address these complex issues, this uniquely northern college decided to honour tradition by simply telling a story of its journey towards reconciliation with the Yukon First Nations. While this story will likely not be told over a campfire, or on a trap line, it is oral history, nonetheless. It marries the ancient tradition of oral storytelling with the modern communication medium of a podcast. More than 50 Yukoners contributed to this oral history project explained Davida Wood, director of First Nations Initiatives. Wood expressed gratitude to those who contributed to the project. “We are grateful for everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts and stories with us,” she said. True to tradition, the podcast was launched with

Elders, staff, students and members of the community joining together for a feast of stew and bannock on the Ayamdigut campus. (Ayamdigut was the name given to the campus in 1988 by First Nations Elder, Angela Sidney.) While enjoying a traditional meal, those representing various ethnicities simply listened. They gathered to listen to the podcast, which shared stories from Elders, Chiefs, students, educators, and government officials, and how each has grappled with complex concepts of decolonization, Indigenization and, ultimately,

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t may be an exaggeration to say that Kermit the Frog saved my life, but only slightly. It was 1971. I was 17. The Beatles sang “The Long and Winding Road” and I was deep in the swamp of solipsistic angst in the way that only teenagers can be. “Last night I was a girl dreaming I was a butterfly,” read a poster on my bedroom wall. “What if today I’m really a butterfly, dreaming I’m a girl?” How can I know anything, I asked myself. How can I be sure of anything? Anything at all? I can smile now, but at the time it was nothing to smile about. Suffice to say that I believe my life was at stake. Enter my hero, all green and flippered, singing in a pure amphibian tenor. “It’s not easy being green,” he sang and suddenly my world was, if not perfect (ok, not even close), bearable. “When green is all there is to be … ” Kermit’s nasal notes bounced

off my despair. “ … it could make you wonder why, but why wonder, why wonder? I am green. And it’ll do fine. It’s beautiful. And I think it’s what I want to be.” And that was enough. It’s been a long time since I thought about that time in my life, or that song. But March 2019 is the month I turn 65. If that hasn’t happened to you yet, let me just say that turning 65 is a strange experience. How did this even happen? It has me thinking about many things for the first time in years. The power of music, for one. I’d love to have a conversation with people about songs that changed their lives. I wonder what might be a good forum for that? There have been a handful for me through the years that made deep impressions, formed my faith, my outlook on life, gave me courage and sometimes simply brought me joy. Some of mine would be: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” -

I’m on your side, when times get rough, and pain is all around. “Forever in Blue Jeans” Money talks, but can’t sing and dance and it don’t walk. “Tell me the Old, Old Story” - Tell me the old, old story when you have cause to fear that this world’s empty glories are costing me too dear. “Here I Am, Lord” - I will hold your people in my heart. “Singing in the Night” - But I can laugh and I can cry, sometimes failing, still I’ll try, falling down I’ll touch the sky, my dreams can take me to the heights. There are no answers, say the wise, not much light to fill my eyes, but let the music in me rise, and I’ll go singing in the night.

Bev Brazier recalls a despairing 17 year-old Bev with serious teenage angst being comforted by Kermit the Frog’s nasal notes

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PHOTOS: Pixabay “Sister” from the soundtrack of The Colour Purple - When my sister’s in trouble, so am I. These have upheld me at different times in my life in ways that simple words could not. The interplay of melody, harmony and poetry is delicious, mysterious and a continual source of gratitude. At our church recently, we hosted a viewing of the movie Selma, about Martin Luther King

and the march for voting rights. Perhaps because I’d been thinking about music already, it was clear to me how much the movements for humans rights over the years have been upheld and sustained by music. “We Shall Overcome,” “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory,” “We Are Gentle Angry People,” “I Am Woman,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” It’s my conviction that now is a time in our world when we need music more than ever. Anthems of resistance and hope, anger and resolve. Songs that will literally resonate with us and in us. As I turn 65, I want to say thank you to musicians. What you do matters. It changes lives and sometimes saves them. And to Kermit, my old friend, thank you. I am green. And it’ll do fine. It’s beautiful. And I think it’s what I want to be. Beverly Brazier is the ordained minister at Whitehorse United Church. She writes sermons regularly, but also enjoys the writers’ group at WUC that encourages her to expand her repertoire.

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Fri. Nov. 16 - May 3 Art Exhibit - A Closer Look Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building An exhibition showcasing five new works by Yukon artists, recently acquired for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Fri. Feb. 1 - Mar 30 Art Exhibit - Attu75: War Came to a Wilderness Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Showcasing the work of three artists, this traveling exhibit reflects on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu through artistic expression. Fri. Mar. 1 - Apr 4 Art Exhibit - Boreal Reverie Arts Underground The desire to capture the vast and dynamic landscapes of the Kluane region. Each piece interprets the feeling of a specific part of the region and ties an animal to its habitat. Fri. Mar. 1 - Apr 4 Art Exhibit - It’s a Beadiful World Arts Underground A dedication to a life long Love for Beads, and the beauty they add to making our world beadiful. Thu. Mar. 7 - Apr 17 Art Exhibit - Sentimental Value by Gabriela Jolowicz KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Woodblock prints in two parts an earlier series of large-scale prints and new series that revisits a former project. Thu. Mar. 7 - 30 Reviving Dena Style Masks Yukon Arts Centre Our Journey: Reviving Dena Style Masks is a community project led by master carver Dennis Shorty. Fri. Mar. 8 - Apr 2 Within City Limits: Landscapes of Whitehorse Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Virginia Wilson - Her paintings are an attempt to capture moments on the trails when she has stopped and looked and been filled with pleasure at what she sees. Sat. Mar. 9 - May 18 Jane Isakson: Points of Reference Yukon Arts Centre New body of work exploring our place in the North brings together her semi-abstracted paintings of the arctic and an interactive video installation. Sat. Mar. 9 - May 18 Kaisu Koivisto: Topophilia Yukon Arts Centre Incorporates photography, sculpture and video into installations. Her work focuses on the narrative of places, buildings and objects in a state of transformation.

Wed. Mar. 20 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Mar. 20 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Mar. 20 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Mar. 21 Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Valid Yukon ID must be presented at time of admission. Thu. Mar. 21 YIHA Mini-Giant Bingo 4:00 PM Elks Lodge 306 Great door prizes and a free bonus game Fore more info, please call 4567294. Thu. Mar. 21 Chess Corner 6:30 PM Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu. Mar. 21 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Mar. 21 Sweet Soul Burlesque 8:30 PM The Local Bar Advanced tickets online only, Starring April O’Peel, Ariel Helvetica, Crystal Precious, Lola Frost & Melody Mangler w/ special guests & DJ Mega Krahn! Fri. Mar. 22 Floor Curling Games 9:00 AM Golden Age Society Beginner players are welcome. Fri. Mar. 22 Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri. Mar. 22 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Bidding Closes 2:00 PM Saturdays, each week. See FB for this weeks items Fri. Mar. 22 Cribbage Games 1:00 PM Golden Age Society Beginner players are welcome. Fri. Mar. 22 Sweet Soul Burlesque 8:30 PM The Local Bar Advanced tickets online only, Starring April O’Peel, Ariel Helvetica, Crystal Precious, Lola Frost & Melody Mangler w/ special guests & DJ Mega Krahn! Sat. Mar. 23 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Bidding Closes 2:00 PM Saturdays, each week. See FB for this weeks items Sat. Mar. 23 Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Mar. 23 Sweet Soul Burlesque 8:30 PM The Local Bar Advanced tickets online only, Starring April O’Peel, Ariel Helvetica, Crystal Precious, Lola Frost & Melody Mangler w/ special guests & DJ Mega Krahn! Sun. Mar. 24 Anniversary Celebration 10:00 AM Church of the Nazarene 4th anniversary of our Filipino Ministry with a special COMBINED service. Both the English and the Taglog congregations, along with all guests will be celebrating together. Sun. Mar. 24 Basic Pet First Aid Course 12:00 PM Yukon College Cover basics on what to do from simple injuries/illnesses to keeping your pet comfortable until you can get veterinary care. Email colrayweims@gmail.com to register. Sun. Mar. 24 Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun. Mar. 24 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun. Mar. 24 Intro to Socks 3:00 PM ItsyBitsy Yarn Store Over the 3 week course, we’ll go over the basics of sock knitting, including choosing size, following and adjusting a pattern, working the heel flap and turn, and everything else sock. Email itsybitsy.yarnstore@gmail.com for more info. Mon. Mar. 25 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-6686280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-6334576

LIVE MUSIC Wed. Mar. 20 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. Mar. 21 Gold Rush Jam 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Mar. 21 LIVE: Selina Heyligers-Hare 8:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Thu. Mar. 21 Ginger Jam 8:00 PM Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Fri. Mar. 22 Pretty Exciting 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri. Mar. 22 The Lucky Ones 9:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Fri. Mar. 22 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Mar. 23 Antarticus Vinyl Release Party 7:00 PM Elks Lodge 306 Antarticus is releasing their debut album on vinyl. Opening set by Abscess of the Dog. Tickets available at Triple J’s - All Ages, ID Required for Liquor Wristband, Cash only Sat. Mar. 23 Ben Mahony 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sat. Mar. 23 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Mar. 23 Saturday Sessions with Peggy Hanifan & guests 9:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Sun. Mar. 24 Open Mic Jam Hosted by by William of Catchers Ride 6:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Sun. Mar. 24 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Sun. Mar. 24 Jazz on the Wing - Katie Thiroux Trio 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Thiroux’s unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe. Katie carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton. Sun. Mar. 24 Nicholas Mah 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. Mar. 25 Steve Slade 6:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Wed. Mar. 27 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed. Mar. 27 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM The Local Bar

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Mon. Mar. 25 Whist Games 1:00 PM Golden Age Society Beginner players are welcome. Mon. Mar. 25 Canada Revenue Agency Community Visit 4:00 PM Champagne And Aishihik First Nation - Whitehorse Office Get help with printing income tax slops for current & prior years, bring one photo ID and SIN. Contact 456-6888 for more information. Mon. Mar. 25 Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan Open House 4:30 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Participate in the review and discussion of the draft Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan. Refreshments will be served. Mon. Mar. 25 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail. com Mon. Mar. 25 Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Mar. 25 Burlesque Class with Chérie Coquette 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall Learn the classic art of the Burlesque. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. To register, email at cheriecoquettecabaret@gmail.com Tue. Mar. 26 Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan Open House 12:00 PM Selkirk First Nation Participate in the review and discussion of the draft Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan. Refreshments will be served. Tue. Mar. 26 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Wed. Mar. 27 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Mar. 27 Annual Paddlers Potluck, Video/ Photo Sharing & Used Drysuit Sale 5:00 PM Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Network with other paddlers, look at river maps, lets talk paddling for the 2019 Season. Email info@ yukancanoe.com for more info. Admission by Donation Wed. Mar. 27 100 Women Who Care 5:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Women commit to donating when attending - the fun part is deciding which presentation makes your heart sing the most! No tickets or registration required! Wed. Mar. 27 Spring Has Sprung - Paint Party 6:00 PM Boston Pizza An evening of painting with friends, a fun night out. All materials provided with cost of class. Call for more details. 336-4567 Wed. Mar. 27 For the Love of Whisky 6:30 PM Yukon Brewing Drop in for an evening showcasing Two Brewers Single Malt whisky and be prepared for whisky cocktails, whisky paring with our finest local chef’s creations made with our whisky. Wed. Mar. 27 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Mar. 27 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

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Wed. Mar. 20 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Wed. Mar. 20 Robotics Programming for Kids! 9:00 AM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Learn how to make a robot that you can control with a remote, that can avoid obstacles all by itself, or follow a race track! Lunch and snacks provided. Suggested for ages 10-14. Register online. Wed. Mar. 20 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Whistle Bend Place Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more information. Wed. Mar. 20 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Mar. 20 Mommy Barre 1:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. Thu. Mar. 21 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Thu. Mar. 21 Warhammer Evenings 4:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Every Thursday

Thu. Mar. 21 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. Fri. Mar. 22 42nd Annual Kilrich Yukon Native Hockey Tournament Canada Games Centre Single day and weekend passes available. Email yihahockey@gmail.com for more information. Coordinator Contact:456-7294 Fri. Mar. 22 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Fri. Mar. 22 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Fri. Mar. 22 Mommy Barre 1:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. Fri. Mar. 22 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Mar. 23 Young Explorers’ Preschool Program 10:30 AM MacBride Museum 6672709 Designed for parents and children to explore the animal gallery together. Call or email for more information. Sat. Mar. 23 fit4two Prenatal Fitness 12:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Connect with other moms-to-be in your community while reducing prenatal discomforts like lower back ache, fatigue and swelling. Register online. Sat. Mar. 23 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Mon. Mar. 25 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Mon. Mar. 25 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Tue. Mar. 26 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Tue. Mar. 26 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Tue. Mar. 26 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. Wed. Mar. 27 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Wed. Mar. 27 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Whistle Bend Place Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more information. Wed. Mar. 27 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Mar. 27 Mommy Barre 1:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. Wed. Mar. 27 Hidden Valley Fiddle Lessons 3:30 PM Hidden Valley School Learn to play fiddle with Amelia Rose, call 336-3119 for more info.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Wed. Mar. 20 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Wed. Mar. 20 Special Beer O’Clock: VR Demo Day x Goldcorp 3:00 PM Northlight Innovation Hear all about the virtual reality learning centre that we are building at NorthLight Innovation? Wed. Mar. 20 Vimy Heritage Housing Society AGM 7:00 PM Golden Age Society All are welcome 867-667-7470 Thu. Mar. 21 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com

Thu. Mar. 21 Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 PM CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon AntiPoverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu. Mar. 21 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Fri. Mar. 22 Silk Painting Retreat 3:00 PM Cranberry Lodge Introductory silk painting workshop will guide you in creating your unique silk scarf. Email carolyne_duval@yahoo.ca for more information. Sat. Mar. 23 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 AM A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Wed. Mar. 27 Public Engagement Workshop Centre de la francophonie Participants will leave with insights to achieving greater meaning and effectiveness in engagement activities as well as designing engagement with an outcomes-focus. Call 456-4304 or email info@volunteeryukon. ca. to register. Wed. Mar. 27 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Wed. Mar. 27 Transforming Lateral Violence Advanced Workshops 9:00 AM (co)space coworking space` Further develop tools in working towards healthier communities and reducing the frequency of Lateral Violence. Register online. Wed. Mar. 27 Meet The Expert - Drop In Consultation Services with Davy Joly 10:00 AM (co)space coworking space` Reserve time with Davy to dive into your start-up business, financing, and investment advice by emailing directly at davy.joly@investorsgroup.com. Wed. Mar. 27 YEU Open House 4:30 PM Yukon Employees’ Union Hall Call 667-2331 for more information. Wed. Mar. 27 Seeing My Time Information Session 6:00 PM LDAY Centre for Learning Space is limited; call 668-5167 or email learning@LDAYukon.com to register.

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Limestone reefs in southern Yukon by Hugh Copland

Part Eight Within Whitehorse city limits, you can see Grey Mountain from almost anywhere. It is one of the first landmarks tourists see flying into the city. Eight thousand kilometres away, the residents around Salzburg, Austria, can look up from their morning coffee and see the rugged, beautiful grey-white peaks of the Northern Alps. In both cases, you’re looking at limestone. The two were formed in similar environments about 215 million years ago, during the Triassic period.

Reef fragments in a lime mud, Mackenzie Mountains

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imestone is easy to recognize. It usually has a distinct colour when compared to surrounding rocks. It can be bright white, grey or even black. It tends to stand out in any landscape. Though the mountain east of Whitehorse was called Canyon Mountain by the first Europeans, today it is better known as Grey Mountain. The Yukon Geographical Place Names Board gives the Southern Tutchone name for Grey Mountain as dazhän dhäl kay tthe dägay ghàkwänä�ch’in kàkwäni which translates to “The May” or Grey Rock Mountain To understand how Grey Mountain formed, we need to go back to the Triassic period. At the time, the continents we know today were joined together into one big supercontinent known as Pangea. The Atlantic Ocean did not exist. North America was joined to Europe and South America snuggled into Africa. Globally, there was one large body of water. It was known in the east as the Tethys Sea and in the west as the Panthalassic Ocean. The earth was going through a warm cycle at this time. There was no polar ice. Around the edges of Pangea, especially near the equator in shallow waters, conditions were right for marine life to thrive. Limestone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. Most of it has biological origins. The shells of clams, oysters, snails and the outer layer of corals are all made of calcium carbonate. Some marine plants, including algae, secrete calcium carbonate. Reef-building animals grow in colonies. The two major reefbuilding organisms in the Triassic were corals and sponges. Corals are genetically identical polyp animals with an external skeleton of calcium carbonate. Sponges are similar, with a perforated carbonate shell that allows nutrients and oxygen in the water to flow through

Limestone Grey Mountain, Whitehorse and nourish the living organism inside. Both anchor themselves to the sea floor and never move. Other reef residents at the time would have included molluscs, algae and foraminifera. Foraminifera are one-celled organisms that that have a hard shell of calcium carbonate. As new growth built on top of old, the reef would have started taking the shape of a dome-shaped mound. Modern healthy reefs can grow vertically 25 centimetres a year. The Triassic limestone in the Alps is much more widespread and thicker than that found in the Yukon. Hoher Göll, a peak on the Germany-Austria border, has a well-developed reef over 1,200 metres thick. In North America, the reefs grew as small isolated buildups of corals, shells and sponges, usually only tens of metres thick. These are known as patch reefs. As well as the Yukon and the Alps, other places you can find Triassic reefs include Alaska, Vancouver Island, Nevada, the Andes and the Arabian Peninsula. How were tropical reefs growing in a cold place like the Yukon? Thanks to plate tectonics, 200 million years ago, the Whitehorse area was at least 1,000 kilometres south of here. Offshore, away from the

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Limestone west of the Watson River, Carcross Road

main part of Pangea, it was docked onto the continent of North America in a later tectonic event. In the middle of the Triassic, a series of undersea volcanoes erupted in the Panthalassic Ocean. These formed a series of islands. They are called volcanic island arcs because they usually form in curves, like the Aleutians do today. The shallow, warm waters around these islands were ideal spots for a reef to start. There is a very well-preserved and exposed Triassic reef, known as Lime Peak, on the north side of Thomas Lake, just east of Lake Laberge. R. Pamela Reid, a doctorate student from the University of Miami, spent a number of years in the early 1980s studying the reef’s formation. The reef at Lime Peak is up to 150 metres thick and extends for an area of about three square kilometres. The reef is dominated by sponges, but also contains corals, molluscs and algae. Molluscs average two to three centimetres large. Foraminifera have also been identified. Most are less than one millimetre in size. Parts of the reef appear as massive grey limestone with no obvious fossils. These would be parts of the reef that formed from accumulations of broken shell material that

was worn down to silt and sandsized pieces. They accumulated as a thick lime mud and sand on the seafloor, both in and outside the reef itself, and eventually solidified into stone. It is fortunate Lime Peak is so well-exposed and preserved. The study of the Triassic reefs around the world provide scientists with valuable information on the past climate and changes in sea level. They can give us a window to the future. At the end of the Triassic, most of the reefs died along with about 70 per cent of all marine life. This was known at the Triassic-Jurassic extinction. It was about this time that the breakup of Pangea really started to accelerate. The increased tectonic activity resulted in increased volcanic activity across the globe. Carbon dioxide levels increased in the atmosphere and seawater. The increased carbon dioxide in the water formed carbonic acid and the oceans became acidified. This dissolved the coral, killing it. This is exactly what’s happening to the oceans and coral reefs today, as carbon dioxide levels increase. Scientists have started looking at coral reefs that formed after the Triassic, in the Jurassic period, to see what we might expect

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in the future. It took about 20 million years into the Jurassic period before reefs began to thrive again. When you look at most limestone outcrops, you see a nondescript grey rock. Geologists take what is known as acetate peels to examine what the limestone is made of. It is a process by which textures in the rock are transferred onto clear acetate film and then examined under a microscope. The Triassic limestone in southern Yukon can be easily seen in several locations including northeast of Carmacks, near Braeburn, the east side of Lake Laberge, within Whitehorse city limits and just west of the Watson River toward Carcross. You will notice they all reflect their patch reef nature. They are relatively small, isolated low-relief mountains. The limestone you see south of Carcross and Tagish, down towards Atlin and White Mountain at Jakes Corner is different. It is 100 million years older than that in the Whitehorse area. The limestone that occurs from Watson Lake east and up the Dempster Highway is even older, formed up to 500 million years ago. Next time you are out for a hike along “The May,” take some time to look at the limestone. See if you can find any fossils. You may get lucky and find some mollusc shells. At the very least, imagine what it would have been like to be at this spot when the reef was alive, the water was warm and the sun was shining.

Hugh Copland is a geological engineer living on the South Klondike Highway. He has been collecting rocks in the Yukon for the past 38 years.

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Shrimp salad rolls

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INGREDIENTS

❑ 2 Tbsp mayonnaise ❑ 2 tsp lemon juice ❑ 2 radishes, finely

that are baked in the grocery store. They are usually uncut, so you can easily turn Melt the butter for the rolls

them into split top rolls with just a quick

chopped

❑ 2 scallions, finely chopped

few cuts along the sides and one partially

❑ Salt and pepper to

through the top. This gives you the ideal

taste

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Serves 6

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❑ 340 grams large

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❑ 4 hot dog rolls (the unsplit kind, they’re generally the baked in store ones)

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M31, The Andromeda Galaxy— a hungry “island universe” with its sights on us I t’s difficult not to be awed by the stunning beauty of the “grand design” spiral galaxies, so exquisitely detailed in Hubble images. These incomprehensibly immense discs of dust and gas and stars, structured on a sinuous backbone of fluid spiral arms, spin in a continuous whirlpool of stellar birth and death. They scatter the universe in the hundreds of billions, in any and every direction we look, for as far as we can see. However, before we knew of the true nature of galaxies, the universe was a much smaller place. A mere century ago, our Milky Way galaxy was considered to be the one and only galaxy. All these nebulous swirls in the night sky that were being discovered in ever-greater numbers were assumed to be gas and dust in the process of stellar formation through gravitational collapse. And, most importantly, within the confines our Milky Way galaxy—the entirety of the universe at that time.

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The Andromeda Galaxy However, Edwin Hubble, using the new 100-inch Hooker telescope in 1924, was finally able to resolve individual stars within Andromeda, our closest neighbouring galaxy. Most importantly, he was able to detect Cepheid variable stars, a recently-discovered variable with a known period-luminosity ratio that could be used as a “standard candle” to measure distance. And the distances were immense! Overnight, a fledgling

theory of the era (that these spiral nebulae were actually monumentally huge galaxies, just like our own Milky Way, and very far away) was confirmed. Quite suddenly, the universe became incomprehensibly huge and far grander than ever imagined, with “island universes” (the pet name for galaxies at the time) studding the night sky. Our knowledge of galaxies has grown immensely in the intervening decades. Research has revealed that the strikingly beautiful spiral arms, which are a manifestation of the intense gravity of the supermassive black hole way down at the center of galaxies, are vast star-forming regions. Gas and dust entering these arms slows down and “thickens” up, increasing density and generating prodigious stellar birth. Messier 51 (see image), the stunning face-on spiral galaxy located just off the handle of the Big Dipper, is an excellent display of stellar birth within spiral arms. The spiral arms rotate with the disc of the galaxy, but much slower, usually less than half the speed. Eventually, all the matter of the disc that’s in orbit around the galactic center catches up to the spiral arms. There, just like a traffic jam on a busy freeway (mercifully, someplace far south of here) everything slows down and bunches up, creating dark lanes of dense gas and dust, where even light cannot escape. It is here, within these dense clouds, that millions of new stars of every size are being born through gravitational collapse. The largest of these new stars first reveal themselves while still deep within the cocooning gas and dust from which they were born. Massive stars initially emit tremendously powerful radiation, particularly in ultraviolet, which begins to blast the surrounding clouds away, sculpting a cavity within. The intensity of this radiation is powerful enough to ionize hydrogen by stripping the electron off the hydrogen atom and giving the remaining proton a positive charge. In this state, hydrogen has the capacity to emit its own light, on the red end of the spectrum. All the beautiful pinkish regions in the image represent vast clouds of glowing hydrogen, ionized by mas-

Stellar formation in M51: (1) Gas and dust entering the spiral arms slows down, creating dark lanes of increased density, triggering prodigious stellar formation. (2) Glowing pink clouds of ionized hydrogen attest to massive new stars still buried within the dark lanes. (3) Countless hot new stars exit the spiral arms.

sive stars still buried deep within the dark lanes. Most of those regions in the image are hundreds of light years across and contain many stars. Eventually, all the brand new stars emerge along the trailing edge of the spiral arms, breathtakingly obvious in the image of M51. Here, the “traffic jam” of stars and matter begins to speed up and spread out again. Notice how this bright glow only hugs the outside edge of the arms. The stars responsible for this light have very short lives of only a few million years. Considering that it takes a star almost 250 million years to orbit the galactic center once, these massive stars barely make it out of the spiral arms before expending all their nuclear fuel and, in one cataclysmic way or another, turn off. Our healthy, medium-massed Sun, at 4.5 billion years young, has orbited the galactic center almost 20 times. So much more to tell on the fascinating workings of galaxies, but it will have to wait for another time. For I haven’t yet told you anything of our beautiful “island universe” next door. The Andromeda galaxy, M31 in the Messier catalogue, is, to me, the crowning jewel of said catalogue. It is the largest, and the furthest of all the Messier objects that can be seen with the naked eye. And, at 2.5 million light years (ly), it is staggering to me that we can see it at all! Andromeda is the big daddy of galaxies amongst our Local Group of about 50 galaxies. At over 200,000 ly in diameter, Andromeda is more than twice the diameter of our Milky Way. It contains close to a trillion stars. And surprise—our neighbour is coming for a visit and we’re on the menu! When we talk of the universe expanding, we are referring to clusters of galaxies moving away from each other in all directions. Each cluster is a collection of galaxies that are near enough to each other to be gravitationally bound. Within clusters, galaxies can move toward or away from each other. Andromeda and the Milky Way happen to be moving toward each other. However, even at the approach speed of 110 km/sec, it won’t be here for

another 4 billion years. And even when our two galaxies PHOTO: NASA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA) finally do collide, because of the enormous distances siopeia. Notice in the chart here, between the stars, it will be extremely unlikely that any how the right “V” (well, the “U” of the trillions of stars will ac- to be precise) of the “W” points tually collide. So relax. We have to the vicinity of the Andromeda the more immediate problems of galaxy. In fact, it should lead you global warming and world peace directly to the star Mirach, in the Andromeda constellation. From on which to focus. Here is a link to a short, but there, it’s just a short, two-star revealing simulation of this hop back to the Andromeda galupcoming galactic collision axy. It is always good to have your h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / binoculars along when searching watch?v=4disyKG7XtUnd. Note Messier objects out. With Andromthe clock in the lower corner, eda, you’ll be impressed by the clicking by, I think, faster than clarity and dimensions of its oval a 100 million years per second! shape. Congratulations! You’ve just Also notice how the two galaxies initially miss the first time they found the oldest light that can be meet, causing their spiral arms seen without optical aid. Those to tidally splay far out from their 2.5 million year old photons strikcenters. The end result, when ing your eyeballs right at that very the two supermassive black holes moment left our neighbouring “isfinally merge into one, is a giant land universe” when Australopithelliptical galaxy, without any ecus was strutting his stuff on our spiral arms, and therefore very humble little planet. Enjoy!

PHOTO: International Astronomical Union/Sky & Telescope little new star formation. We are nearing the end of the season for viewing Andromeda, but it can still be found in our northwest sky. The best way to flush out Andromeda now is by starting from Cassiopeia, the W-shaped constellation. Downloading the March sky chart from skymaps. com will assist you in finding Cas-

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Hop out to the Wildlife Preserve this spring

An elementary school class are guided through the Yukon Wildlife Preserve by staff

The preserve has a full calendar of events for Yukon youth by Emily Hoefs

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pringtime at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is just one more thing to look forward to as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. If getting up close and personal with wild animals in the great outdoors is your kind of thing, there are plenty of experiential, outdoor learning opportunities for people of all ages. Plan to bring your family and friends to the annual Most Eggcellent Easter Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt, taking place at the preserve on April 21 and 22. One of the biggest annual events, the Easter Hare, leaves clues for visitors to solve an Easter riddle. Most importantly, there are chocolate eggs for all visitors. Regular admission applies to this can’tmiss family event. Educators can contact the preserve to coordinate school program offerings, continuing into spring with Swan Haven. Running April 8 to 30, with spaces open for classes from grades two, three and five, students travel to M’Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake where they can enjoy great visibility and learn about migrating swans and waterbirds. From May 10 to June 7, kindergarteners can take part in “Animal Explorations.” Through a combina-

tion of storytelling, animal observations and hands-on exploration, students discover how animals are affected by weather and climate. Grade one students will have the opportunity to explore the preserve on foot in an exciting adventure focused on animal and plant classification through “Plants and Animals.” Programming for grade four students has been updated to link directly to school curriculum. In “Wild Habitats,” students will investigate the dynamic relationships that define wildlife in the Yukon, including how living things sense and respond to their environments. Parents and caregivers can book summer nature camps now for 6 to 8-year-olds and 9 to 12-year-olds. Running from June 17 to August 16, the week-long day camps are a terrific and convenient way to connect children with the outdoors and the preserve’s unique facilities. Daily transportation is included to and from downtown Whitehorse. This year’s themes include Animal Care School, Wilderness Skills, Hidden Worlds Uncovered and Wild Detectives. Visit www.YukonWildlife.ca/Education for more details and to see a full list of educational programming opportunities.

Yukon students learn about Yukon plants and animals in Yukon Wildlife Preserve Nature Camps Don’t forget to keep your eyes and ears out for announcements of pending arrivals at the Preserve. That’s right, as in wild habitats, spring often means the arrival of baby animals! New additions also come in the form of wildlife in need of rescue and rehabilitation, so be sure to check in often for opportunities to see and

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learn about the new kids on the preserve block. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a non-profit organization. You can help ensure they can continue to provide high-quality, handson (and fun!) learning opportunities for Yukoners and visitors of all ages by becoming a member and/or donating at www.Donate. YukonWildlife.ca. The preserve is located on kilometer 8 of the Takhini Hot Springs Road, approximately 25 minutes

north of Whitehorse. Spring hours are Friday to Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with guided bus tours at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Extended March break hours mean the gates are open daily between March 8 and March 24.

Participants get to explore the preserve during the Most Eggcellent Easter Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt on April 21 and 22

PHOTOS: courtesy of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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Raise your glass

Celebrate International Whisky Day with award-winning Two Brewers on March 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Open House Two Brewers Release 09 was named “Best Single Malt of the Year” at the 2019 Canadian Whisky Awards

PHOTOS: courtesy of Two Brewers

Bob Baxter (left) and Alan Hansen show off some of their hardware beside the Two Brewers whisky still

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ince launching Yukon Brewing, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter have proven that they know their beer. With the success of Two Brewers whisky over the past few years, they’ve demonstrated to the Canadian marketplace that they know their liquor as well. Their efforts garnered a gold medal and “Best Single Malt of the Year” at the 2019 Canadian Whisky Awards, given for their Two Brewers Release 09. Now

they’re inviting Yukoners to join them at an open house on March 27, International Whisky Day, to celebrate their win. The event will be on a firstcome, first-served basis and feature selections of whisky-infused cocktails for guests, as well as samples of individual releases of Two Brewers whisky. Whisky samples will be paired with appetizers provided by Wandering Bison and arranged at stations through-

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out Yukon Brewing, so visitors can enjoy the venue at their leisure. Since buying their first still in 2009, Two Brewers have done over a dozen whisky releases, exploring different finishes and tastes, including different casks, fruits and peats. The 9th Release is described as having a “robust core of flavours” due to the aging PX sherry barrels made of European oak. The event will highlight a draw for a bottle of the sold-out, award-winning Release 09 that secured all the recent accolades for Two Brewers. Bob and Alan have reached into the archive to offer up the bottle. All attendees will be invited to fill out a ballot to enter. Two Brewers will also be offering promotions throughout the day on March 27, including discounts on single malt Two Brewers and shirts, to encourage whisky drinkers to try their releases and learn a bit more about their process.

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Fri. Mar. 22 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Fri. Mar. 22 Mommy Barre 1:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Focuses on strength, posture, core and ďŹ&#x201A;exibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Fri. Mar. 22 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat. Mar. 23 FIT+ 20-20-20 9:30 AM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 20 mins cardio, 20 mins strength and 20 mins core/ďŹ&#x201A;exibility training. All Levels are welcome - Register online. 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Sat. Mar. 23 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sun. Mar. 24 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM Peak Fitness Sun. Mar. 24 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM Peak Fitness Sun. Mar. 24 BEARS 1:30 PM Biathlon Range Sun. Mar. 24 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM Peak Fitness Mon. Mar. 25 Early Bird Fitness 6:00 AM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 20 mins cardio training followed by 20 mins strength training and ďŹ nish with 20 mins core/ďŹ&#x201A;exibility training-giving you an amazing well rounded workout routine. All levels welcome 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Tue. Mar. 26 Nationals - Whistler Biathlon Range Tue. Mar. 26 Adult Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Tue. Mar. 26 Junior Shooting Program 7:00 PM Whitehorse RiďŹ&#x201A;e Pistol Club Youth aged 1020, parent permission required, Registration fee applies. Participants will learn about gun safety and marksmanship. 667-6907

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Wed. Mar. 20 Better Backs Hips & Hams 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Thu. Mar. 21 Slow Soothing Restorative 12:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga All levels, wonderful for beginners. With restorative yoga there are tons of options to make the pose work for you. Call 334-8599 or email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Thu. Mar. 21 Tai Chi at WGH 4:15 PM Hidden Valley School Thu. Mar. 21 Mental Health Caregivers Support Group 7:00 PM Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services A support group for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Call for more information. 456-3838 Fri. Mar. 22 Creative Hatha Flow 8:45 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga All levels, with a focus on dynamic sequencing and creative exploration. Call 334-8599 or email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com to register Fri. Mar. 22 Rise: Restorative & Hatha Yoga 8:45 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga All levels, self-healing & empowerment. Call 3348599 or email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com to register Fri. Mar. 22 Thai Massage Night 8:45 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga An opportunity to learn massage skills in real time! Call 3348599 or email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com to register Fri. Mar. 22 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Mar. 22 Slow, Flow + Resto 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 ďŹ&#x201A;ow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative. To register call or email, drop ins welcome 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sat. Mar. 23 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715

Sat. Mar. 23 Gong Bath 6:45 PM 7th Ray Studio Email info@7thraystudio.com or call 334-9605 and reserve your place in the session. Sun. Mar. 24 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Mar. 24 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Location may vary please contact oayukon@ gmail.com. Mon. Mar. 25 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Mar. 25 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Mar. 25 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Mar. 25 Absolute Beginners 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon. Mar. 25 SomaYoga Nidra 5:30 PM Breath of Life Collective Great for those with chronic pain, stress, muscle soreness, busy mind or difďŹ culty sleeping. This is an all levels class. Call or email for more information. 3323569 breathoďŹ&#x201A;ifeyukon@gmail.com Mon. Mar. 25 Hospice Walking Group 6:30 PM S.S.Klondike An opportunity to share your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the companionship of others who are grieving. Call or email for more details. 667-7429 info@ hospiceyukon.net Mon. Mar. 25 Hips Ham Core 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac. com Tue. Mar. 26 Rise + Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Mar. 26 Tai Chi at WGH 4:15 PM Hidden Valley School Tue. Mar. 26 Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue. Mar. 26 Intermediate Yoga - Level 2 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Mar. 26 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631

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BALANCE = HARMONY = HEALTH

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Air, Mind, Animals

Earth, Body, Stones

Green stones are the colour of spring and, according to the Guinness Book of Records, one of the rarest green stones is painite. Much rarer than a diamond, only about 1,000 crystal are known to exist. This rare gem comes in different colours, but its key qualities are beauty and durability. Only a very small number of cut gems are held by special collectors. A recent discovery of two major deposits in the Mogok area of Myanmar have led to the recovery of more crystals and fragments, but it still ranks among the rarest minerals on earth. The extreme rarity is due to the fact that it contains zirconium and boron, which normally do not associate with each other in nature. Although there has been in increase in the supply, and you can acquire some small crystal online, the tiny proportion of gem-quality stones still fetch up to $60 thousand per carat. It has been suggested that painite is an empowering crystal, opens your chakra, and relieves pain on all four levels - emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.

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Air as an element, in certain metaphysical traditions, has been classified as masculine. Yet air by its very nature, is mysterious and invisible. Fairies, symbolically creatures of intuition, and the realm of air, move effortlessly, and are not tied to earth by gravity - just as our intuition is not bound by logic or reason. In Quaballah, Raphael is the archangel of air, also associated with healing - often that mysterious process that can occur naturally in our bodies. Air is linked with the mind, and like thoughts, has the ability to go into any and all directions. Just like our minds, air links all, and movement is required to keep air and our minds fresh. Air has also been linked with the colour yellow, the colour frequently associated with spring. And at this time of year, as we begin to open our windows and doors to the new fresh air outside, so too we can open our minds to new and exciting possibilities. This can be a time of learning and seeking new information. What have we been considering and nurturing through these long winter months, that now, we need to bring up to the surface? Allow light and air to brush across these seeds of our dreams, and see what we wish to grow in this coming year.

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Fire, Spirit, Human

So, is the cat dead or alive? The question of multiple universes and if there is a completely Rahanni Celestial Healing different you possibly running around on parallel Spring is in the air and now, as we move into a planes -how does science tackle that idea and explain it? warmer time, it is a great time to look at what herbs to plant. Energy Field Reading and Healing Sounds like science fiction, but in fact it’s science. Small is the new Basil, one of the oldest known herbs, has been used around the Energy Healing for the Dying big so let’s start there. An electron, a very small subatomic particle world, not only to flavour our food, but also medicinally. It is a herb Personalized Crystal Healing bags - they spin clockwise and counterclockwise, and sometimes, they that is perfect to plant in spring, and can be grown indoors or out. 867-334-8470 theenergeticgrove@gmail.com spin both directions at the same time! Confusing - here’s a visual cue. Growing basil in the kitchen is a wonderful way to keep it close at facebook.com/theenergeticgrove/ Clockwise is white and counterclockwise is black, so in between the hand, to not only use in your food but enjoy the fresh, green ‘basil’ two we have all the colours of the rainbow. Now quantum mechanics smell. Basil can be eaten raw and is never more seductive when states that the the rainbow is everywhere. Well, if that is true, and I have never seen it, it is known as plucked and eaten immediately. Basil pesto should never be heated up but eaten raw. Just scoop it out of the “quantum measurement paradox”. What has a cat in the box do do with this? Imagine in one spin the jar and place it on your pasta, salads, or rice - whatever inspires you. Besides the obvious YUM factor, (clockwise) there is a gun aimed at a cat, and in another spin (counterclockwise) the gun has fired and what happens when we eat basil? Basil is a great source of vitamin A, so, like carrots, basil keeps our killed the cat. Same cat, same box, just different spin. So what happens when they spin both ways, at eyes healthy. Eugenol, a component of the oil in basil leaves, is an effective anti-inflammatory. It can used the same time? Is the cat dead and alive, at the same time? It has been suggested that the observer, for stomach problems like gas, spasms, or diarrhea, as well as others. Being good for your gut, it aligns to the person looking into the box, affects the spin - as the observer forces the system to choose. From with fighting depression. The list of benefits keeps growing as it even helps detoxify the liver and is used this concept, we get the idea of thought creating reality, even differing realities, and with that in mind, for diabetes management. Externally, basil can be used as a skin cleanser and has strong antimicrobial understanding that the universe is a feeling universe, (so it responds to the feelings, not thinking) what you properties. Basil is easy to grow and use, so what better addition to your home this spring? feel probably affects what happens. Neat, huh?


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2019 Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction

FOR THE BENEFIT OF

PRESENTED BY

April 13, 2019

Yukon Convention Centre Doors Open at 5:00 pm and Dinner Starts at 6:30 pm

Yukon Special Guests include:

Over 100 Live and Silent auction items including:

• 2 Time Olympic Swimming Medalist Ryan Cochrane • Special Olympics Yukon Athlete Ambassador Jessica Pruden

• Autographed sports memorabilia • Quilts and Artwork • Lovely Jewelry made locally and beyond

• Special Olympics Yukon Champions Network

• Terrific Housewares

• Master of Ceremonies – Bobby Ferris and Special Olympics

• Trips for 2 to Los Angeles, Banff, Las Vegas and the Grey Cup

Yukon Athlete Ambassador Gaetan Michaud

All guests have a chance to win 2 return flights to BC or Alberta with Air North.

• Parker Thomas Jazz • Peggy Hanifan

Ticket Prices:

• Jerry Woolridge and Gord Miller

$760 Table for 8 $125 Single

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• House DJ – Dancesonic

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Everyone’s heading to shred town

Simapalooza 2019 is happening April 5 to 7

by Graydon Keenan

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Sam Reimer, Emerald May and Bee Smyth are on the lookout for fun times at Simapalooza PHOTO: Graydon Keenan

Do you have a FUN, HEROIC, or TOUCHING story about your pet?

ith April right around the corner, Yukoners are getting some spring into their step. For many, it means the bittersweet transition from winter to summer sports. The warm weather wax comes out, the jackets come off and soft, warm snow appeals to most outdoor enthusiasts. It’s here for a good time, not a long time just like Mt. Sima’s annual Simapalooza, happening April 5 to 7. Packed with such events as the classic Slush Cup and Big Air Competition, as well as fun events for kids and family, keep your eye in the sky for the parasailers doing tandem trips from the peak to parking lot where the food trucks will dish out their goods. Visitors are welcome to the observation deck, located at the top of the mountain, to view Grey Mountain flanked by Lake Laberge and Golden Horn. Food trucks fill the air with sweet and savoury smells as the day grows long. Always dress up with a “be free and have fun” mentality. This year’s theme is “Pajamas or Go Bananas” and everyone is invited to sport their best PJ’s, or go crazy and dress however they like! Do whatever it takes to claim the best costume awards which have, in previous years, gone to everything from wolf packs to pterodactyls. This is the second year for Simapalooza’s Sound Stage, a two-night music festival showcasing some local talent. Some of those performing this year include Major Funk and the Employment, Midnight Sons and Soda Pony. The Last Run Lounge is home to the sunniest deck in the west. It sets the stage to view the action for all those not riding the slopes. The beer garden has got more

than enough space for everyone wanting to dance away those winter blues, or watch the competition. At the end of each Sound Stage night, Mt. Sima gives back to the community by giving away a season’s pass for the next year, so you’re not going to want to miss out on these draws. The Big Air Comp is home to the all the high-flying action. Some of these kids practice all season long on a 60-foot feature so they’re prepared for all types of national and international events. It’s visible from the lift, so make sure to look up as the brave get sendy. You won’t want to miss all the double back flips, Cab 900s and Hardway Truck Drivers. In the Knuckle Huck event, riders launch from the crest of where the large landing starts, sending tricks deep into the landing. Mt. Sima’s changing and challenging slopestyle course provides skiers and boarders a worthy battleground to showcase Yukon’s amazing talent. The Trudeau Method Comp is a funny, laid-back event that pays tribute to our prime minister. Prizes are predominantly Canadian flags, so make sure to enter and claim yours. One event guaranteed to sell out is fan favorite, the Slush Cup. Traverse 36 feet of cold, water to get back to solid ground. It’s a sink or swim situation, undertaken on tubes and skis, by twos and threes. Protect your phone if you’re in the front row watching. It may get soaked! The downhill racing events are hard and gritty, as the locals momentarily drop friendship for a cont’d on page 29...

Commissioner’s Awards Call for spring 2019 nominations for: •

Public Volunteer Service

Bravery

Nomination forms are available from the Commissioner’s Office or www.commissioner.gov.yk.ca Nominations are due in the Commissioner’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2019

WHAT’S UP YUKON wants to hear your ‘PAWSITIVE TAIL’! Please send your story, or story idea, and a photo of you and your pet, to monica@whatsupyukon.com PHONE 667-2910 EXT.2 FOR MORE INFO.

Mail, email or fax nominations to: Commissioner’s Advisory Committee 412 Main Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2B7 Tel.: 867-667-5121 Fax: 867-393-6201 Communities: 1-800-661-0404 ext. 5121 Email: commissioner@gov.yk.ca


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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed. Mar. 20 Drop In Counselling 4:00 PM Atlin For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Wed. Mar. 20 Weekly Parenting Group 5:30 PM Atlin Focus on parenting for parents or caregivers of ages 12+ For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Mon. Mar. 25 Mens Group 7:00 PM Atlin For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Tue. Mar. 26 Womens Support Group 7:00 PM Atlin For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Wed. Mar. 27 Drop In Counselling 4:00 PM Atlin For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Wed. Mar. 27 Weekly Parenting Group 5:30 PM Atlin Focus on parenting for parents or caregivers of ages 12+ For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Wed. Mar. 20 Atlin Recreation Centre AGM 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Election of board members, membership renewal. Membership must be in good standing to attend. Wed. Mar. 20 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sun. Mar. 24 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Mar. 24 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Mar. 24 Rambo: First Blood 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre Action Thriller Starring Sylvester Stallone, Seven years after his discharge, Vietnam War veteran John Rambo, wanders into the small town of Hope, Washington.

BEAVER CREEK

Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS

Fri. Nov. 16 - May 3 Art Exhibit - A Closer Look Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building An exhibition showcasing five new works by Yukon artists, recently acquired for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Wed. Mar. 20 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 20 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Mar. 20 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 20 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Mar. 20 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 21 Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 21 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 21 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 399-3321 Thu. Mar. 21 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 21 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri. Mar. 22 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Mar. 23 33rd Annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic Log Cabin Parking Lot, Chilkoot National Park, White Pass An annual ski race on the scenic Log Cabin ski trails on the S. Klondike Hwy. Sat. Mar. 23 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Mar. 24 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Mar. 25 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Mar. 25 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Mar. 26 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Mar. 26 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 399-3321 Tue. Mar. 26 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Mar. 26 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Mar. 26 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Mar. 26 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

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DAWSON CITY

Thu. Mar. 7 - Apr 17 Art Exhibit - Sentimental Value by Gabriela Jolowicz KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Woodblock prints in two parts an earlier series of large-scale prints and new series that revisits a former project. Thu. Mar. 21 Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race Dawson City World-class dog mushers race along the old mail route of Percy DeWolfe, the route goes from Dawson City to Eagle, Alaska and back again. info@thepercy.com Thu. Mar. 21 Hatha Yoga with Jennifer 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Fri. Mar. 22 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Mar. 22 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Mar. 22 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Mar. 22 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Mar. 22 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Mar. 22 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Mar. 23 Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat. Mar. 23 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun. Mar. 24 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Mar. 25 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Mar. 25 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Mar. 25 Author Presentation - Carleigh Baker 7:00 PM Dawson City Community Library Presentation by Berton House Writerin-Residence Carleigh Baker, Refreshments provided. 993-5571 dclib@klondiker.com Mon. Mar. 25 Foam Rolling - ReStore Lower Back & Hips 7:00 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Foam rollers and/or balls will be used for selfmassage & myofascial release. Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue. Mar. 26 Hatha Yoga with Sandy 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue. Mar. 26 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520

FARO

Wed. Mar. 20 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Thu. Mar. 21 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu. Mar. 21 Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Thu. Mar. 21 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 21 Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Thu. Mar. 21 Adult Hockey 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Fri. Mar. 22 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun. Mar. 24 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun. Mar. 24 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon. Mar. 25 Adult Hockey 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Tue. Mar. 26 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. Mar. 26 Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Tue. Mar. 26 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre

HAINES

March 20, 2019

Until Sat. Mar. 30 Art Exhibit - Attu75: War Came to a Wilderness Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Showcasing the work of three artists, this traveling exhibit reflects on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu through artistic expression. Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Mar. 20 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Mar. 20 Rock Band for Teens and Preteens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Mar. 20 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

Wed. Mar. 20 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Mar. 20 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Mar. 20 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu. Mar. 21 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 21 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Mar. 22 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri. Mar. 22 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Mar. 22 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Mar. 22 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. Mar. 22 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Mar. 22 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Mar. 22 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Mar. 22 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat. Mar. 23 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Mar. 23 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5:00 PM Haines Borough Alaska Delicious spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce, lots of auction items, entertainment, fun photo booth. Proceeds benefit our Spay & Neuter and Veterinary Assistance programs. Sun. Mar. 24 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Mar. 24 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. Mar. 25 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon. Mar. 25 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon. Mar. 25 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Mar. 25 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Mar. 25 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Mar. 25 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Mar. 26 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Mar. 26 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue. Mar. 26 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed. Mar. 20 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Mar. 20 Drop in Sewing at Da Ku 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Come in and finish projects or start a new one. Call 634-3309 or email rsmith@cafn.ca for more info. Everyone is Welcome! Wed. Mar. 20 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed. Mar. 20 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Mar. 21 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Mar. 21 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Mar. 21 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Mar. 21 Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Mar. 21 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri. Mar. 22 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sat. Mar. 23 Public Skate 12:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Tues/Wed 3:15 - 4:45 pm Thurs 6 - 7:45 pm - Fri 4:30 - 6 pm - Sat 12-2 pm and Sun 5-7:30 pm Tue. Mar. 26 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Mar. 26 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Sun. Mar. 24 TED X Talks - Self Expression 1:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Watch and discuss a selection of prerecorded TEDTalks. Admission is free, but please bring a plate of food to share

Mon. Mar. 25 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net

MARSH LAKE

Wed. Mar. 20 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Mar. 20 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Mar. 21 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Mar. 22 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Mar. 23 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Mar. 23 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. Mar. 26 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Mar. 26 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Fri. Mar. 22 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Mar. 24 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Mar. 25 Yoga Classes 7:00 PM Mayo Curling Arena Bring your own Yoga mat or borrow ours. Classes are free of charge and drop-ins are welcome. 8979962043 Tue. Mar. 26 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

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Thu. Mar. 21 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Mar. 24 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Mar. 26 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

PELLY CROSSING

Tue. Mar. 26 Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan Open House 12:00 PM Selkirk First Nation Participate in the review and discussion of the draft Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan. Refreshments will be served.

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Daily, Mondays to Fridays, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Group Cycling 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Mar. 20 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Mar. 20 Acro Jam 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed. Mar. 20 SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 21 Mat Pilates 7:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Mar. 21 Senior Weights 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Mar. 21 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Mar. 22 SpinYOGA 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Mar. 23 Ballet with Mary Thole - 4-5 yrs old 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must register directly with Mary. Sat. Mar. 23 Ballet with Mary Thole - 3 yrs old 9:45 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must register directly with Mary. Sat. Mar. 23 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Mar. 23 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Mar. 24 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 25 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 25 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 25 SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Mar. 26 Mat Pilates 7:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles.

Tue. Mar. 26 Senior Weights 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Mar. 26 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. Mar. 26 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

TAGISH

Wed. Mar. 20 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Tagish Wed. Mar. 20 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed. Mar. 20 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Mar. 20 Catch Kids Club 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Email recreation@ tagishyukon.org for more information. Wed. Mar. 20 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Mar. 21 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu. Mar. 21 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Fri. Mar. 22 Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Mar. 23 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Tue. Mar. 26 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

TESLIN

Thu. Mar. 21 Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 3354250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri. Mar. 22 Girls Club 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Fri. Mar. 22 Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Tue. Mar. 26 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Mar. 26 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. Mar. 26 Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ ttc-teslin.com

WATSON LAKE

Mondays-Fridays Youth Activity Club 3:15 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre For grades 5-11, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Meaghen 536-8023 for more info. Thu. Mar. 21 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu. Mar. 21 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Mar. 21 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat. Mar. 23 Practice Well Being with Yoga, Qi Gong & Tai Chi 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Free - Donations Welcome, call 250-415-8270 for more information. Sat. Mar. 23 Toddler Dance Classes 2:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sat. Mar. 23 Ballet Dance Classes 3:15 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sat. Mar. 23 Hip Hop Dance Classes 4:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sun. Mar. 24 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Mar. 25 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Mar. 26 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue. Mar. 26 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

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Costumes designed around the annual theme can get pretty wild at Simapalooza. This year’s theme is “Pajamas or Go Bananas”

Saturday: Junior Jam in Pokey park, Trudeau Method Comp, Slopestyle and Border Cross

A snowboarder takes on the park PHOTOS: courtesy of Mt. Sima few laps down Dans Descent, vying for prizes, but, most importantly, for undisputed bragging rights. The Champ of the Hill contest will also have racers speeding down Dan’s, but with a full cup of water, adding to the challenge. Dummy Downhill invites you to build a crash test dummy and strap it to a board or skis to test the slopes.

Mt, Sima’s amazing Border Cross track is fun and challenging. The competition is fun, fast and slightly furious as four racers share the narrow, windy run, which is filled with sharp banks, rollers and mandatory gaps keeps. The vibe at the base of the mountain is alive and electric, with people sharing stories of their stoke. The bonfire is lit and

we revel in the coming of spring. Simapalooza highlights a community full of hard-working, dedicated people who push hard to create what we have here at Mt. Sima. It’s a wonderful way to commemorate active living here in the wilderness city. Catch you on the slopes! Tickets are available for either Friday or Saturday, or at a discount rate for a weekend pass.

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RACE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR

33rd Buckwheat International Ski Classic Registrations are now being accepted for the 33rd annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic, which will be held on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway, Alaska on Saturday, March 23.

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he race typically draws around 400 participants, marking the end of the racing season in Alaska-YukonBC, with a popular theme, snow carvings, banquet, and lots of fun for all ages. This year’s theme is “Alice in Winterland.” Racers are encouraged to put on their best Lewis Carrollthemed costumes (Alice, Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Queen, others) to be eligible for a Best Costume Prize, a coveted overnight package to Skagway’s Upper Dewey Lake cabin presented by the Skagway Recreation Center, Temsco Helicopters, and Packer Expeditons. The race is a fundraiser for the Log Cabin Ski Society, based in Skagway, whose volunteers groom and set track on about 30 kilometers of ski trails in the cross-country skiing recreation area managed by BC Forestry. The trails are located on the S. Klondike Highway, 27 miles (43.5K) north of Skagway. LCSS was formed in 2012 to continue the ski race founded by Skagway’s Buckwheat Donahue and keep these trails maintained for the benefit of all users. Updates on trail conditions are posted weekly on the website through the winter. LCSS also is raising money for a series of warming huts on the trails. The Buckwheat International Ski Classic will again have 50K, 25K and 10K classic cross country ski races, as well as a 5K kids race, with prizes for the top 3 by sex in all races. Racers can sign up by clicking on the Race Entry tab on the website and following the registration link. There is a discount for registering before the end of February, then fees go up in March. Racers also have the option of joining the society for $10 per year and donating to the Log Cabin warming hut fund. There is a $10 late

A link to the race’s Zone 4 registration site is available online on the Race Entry page at: http://www.buckwheatskiclassic.com.

fee for registrations received online after March 17. Late registrations will be accepted at bib pickup locations in Whitehorse on Thursday, March 21 and in Skagway on Friday, March 22 until 6 p.m. ADT, the final cutoff time for all registrations. See website for details and schedule. Start times for the race on Saturday, March 23 at Log Cabin are as follows (Alaska time): 50K10 a.m. 25K- 10:15 a.m. 10K- 10:30 a.m. Kids 5K- 11:30 a.m. Skagway’s prestigious snow carving crew, “Team Alaska,” just returned from winning three events in Europe and is planning a grand “Alice in Winterland” snow castle at the main aid station. See some of their recent sculptures on the Team Alaska Facebook Page After the race, the fun moves down to Skagway for a fabulous awards dinner at the Skagway Recreation Center. Then the party shifts downtown, where there will be music at local establishments. Watch the race site or Facebook page @ logcabinskisociety for updates.

Brewing Co. A full breakdown of 2019 sponsors and race partners appears on the website. The Buckwheat was named one of the top 49 things to do in the north by the editors of Alaska magazine. And, keeping up the spirit of its founder, the race still howls! IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFO • FERRIES - One ferry is coming north to Skagway on Friday, March 22. The LeConte leaves Juneau at 7 a.m. with a stop in Haines and arrives in Skagway at 1:00 p.m. After the race, the LeConte sails south on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. to Haines and Juneau To book space on these ferries, go directly to the state’s Alaska Marine Highway site at www.ferryalaska. com. • PASSPORTS - Skiers are also

reminded of document requirements for crossing the U.S.-Canada border. You must have a passport or passport card to cross the border. The border is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (8 a.m. to midnight Yukon time). For more info. contact Skagway Port of Entry at 907-983-2325. IMPORTANT: Racers should plan on leaving Skagway at least an hour and a half before

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