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They say the fastest land mammal of all is the cheetah, capable of running as fast as 120 km/h without breaking a sweat. But “they” are wrong. “They” have obviously never applied a stopwatch to a squirrel the moment it is released from a live capture trap. As a gardener and freshly minted rodent hunter extraordinaire, I know this from personal experience. Recently, en route to my weekend gig as a mini-train engineer in the local mall, I spotted a fellow bus rider with a two-pack of varmint traps. One was for raccoons and such, the other for lesser critters. She needed them for feral
cats in her neighbourhood, she explained. I needed one for the dang-blasted squirrels in my garden, I replied. Turns out the local farm supply place had a spectacular sale on catch-and-release gizmos. For $30, how could I go wrong? I soon realized it was my best impulse purchase ever. Within 36 hours, I had trapped no fewer than four of the nasty grey/black marauders who’ve been laying waste to my groceries for the past two years, and had gleefully transported them to a new home on the city’s southern extremities. Those who know me well, or who have read my less-than-be-
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nevolent Facebook posts, might be surprised that I have abandoned my previously murderous attitude toward the species known as sciurus carolinensis. If truth be told, I’m a pacifist by nature. Live and let die, say I. I do not wish my fellow mammals any ill; I merely wish some of them gone. (At least during growing season.) Accordingly, it gives me great pleasure to chauffeur these furry bandits to a suburban paradise where they no longer need contend with city traffic or the rude epithets of cranky gardeners unwilling to share their bounty. cont’d on page 3 ...
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I’ve even learned some of their language. “Whoa, what just happened? Last I knew, I was munching on free peanuts and some geezer’s sweet corn stalks. Now I’m in the ’burbs.” “I get you, bro. I loved digging up those unsprouted green beans and rooting around the marigolds, but I definitely wasn’t into his garlic or multiplier onions.” And I’m already attuned to what the next wave of potential invaders is thinking.
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“Hey, I hear Herb and Jenny moved out last night, along with their obnoxious kids. Can’t say I’ll miss them.” “I never liked Jenny. Always acting like she was better than the rest of us.” “Well, tell the cousins. Fresh corn stalks on Park Street. And more treats than Halloween around that wire thingamajig.” Meanwhile, I sit patiently at my office window, watching yet another squirrel circle the peanut trail to captivity. Methinks there’s another trip to the suburbs in the near future.
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attended David Phillips’ (Senior Climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada) March lecture on weather and climate change. This inspired me to write a series of articles with the goal of elaborating on many points that he made in his ‘factoid’-filled presentation. As Phillips said, we aren’t likely to succeed at reducing our use of fossil fuels in the foreseeable future because we like our cars and planes. He said we need to get more serious about managing other factors so that we adapt to climate change. In other words, we need to build resilient communities while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. While his focus was on the changing climate and the extent of human-caused climate change, Phillips touched on a variety of human factors related to the destruction caused by severe weather. Severe weather in most of Canada can include any of the following: heatwaves, cold waves, heavy snow or rain, hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. The results of severe weather include wildfires, floods and struc-
tural damage. There are several factors, other than a warming climate, that affect the outcome of severe weather events.
Municipal planning A lack of planning, or poor planning decisions, can worsen the effects of severe weather. Municipal decision-makers know which type of severe weather to expect and should prepare accordingly. For example, we know that Whitehorse can be extremely cold, which makes it necessary to bury water lines four metres underground. Even though it is very expensive to bury water lines to that depth, planners and city engineers are expected to prepare for the most severe situation. Building codes may seem cumbersome, but they are a result of anticipating potential weatherrelated problems. In many cases, lessons have been learned the hard way. The building code anticipates the heaviest snow load, the strongest wind gust, the highest water line and the possibility of lightning and extreme temperatures. It would be irresponsible to build without considering these
extreme possibilities. Our knowledge and awareness of the catastrophic results of wildland fires now makes it necessary to consider changes to our building code that will require fireresistant building materials and landscaping techniques. Making and following a building code is a human factor that we can control. A quote from Scott Stephens, University of California, says it all— “We should design neighbourhoods with emergency access and escape routes, (and) revise building codes based on Firesmart principles for construction materials and landscaping to create defensible space around homes. Combine that with forest professionals developing plans to mitigate hazardous fuels in the adjacent wildlands”
Environmental interference This human factor includes fire suppression, draining of marshland, clearcutting and other disruptions to natural cycles. In the last 50 years or more, 90 per cent of fires in B.C. have been suppressed. The same can be said for the Southern Lakes region, and around most Yukon settlements.
The boreal forest of the southern Yukon has burned repeatedly over thousands of years. In the last 100 years, fire suppression has interrupted the natural cycle. Now the accumulation of dead trees and mature trees as available fuel will increase the intensity of any large forest fire. Regardless of climate change, we know that the Whitehorse/ Southern Lakes area is dry and subject to extremely hot spells between May and August. (Hot summers will be the topic of another article.) Fuel load in the forest is something that we can control. We can use prescribed burning and we can use industrial methods to convert the forest resources into heating fuel. Using our local biomass for heating fuel will reduce our use of fossil fuels and provide local employment. That would be a win-win for human factors.
coverage and the globalization of information A significant human factor that affects our perception of weatherrelated disasters is media coverage that tends to be sensational and does not analyze the histor-
Wildfires are a historic consequence of extreme weather in the Yukon and several human factors affect them ical context. Whitehorse has a long history of occasional hot, dry summers, major forest fires and a few evacuation alerts. Will the media refer back to these extreme weather events, or will they use the go-to stories about climate change? Focusing on the impact of climate change misses the point that the 1958 fire season could be repeated in 2019. (In 1958, multiple major fires broke out in southern Yukon, requiring a state of emergency to be declared in Whitehorse and residents to prepare to evacuate.) It would be a more severe situation because of the fuel load, increased population and infrastructure value. We have done very little since 1958 to make our community more resilient and more prepared for another major fire season. We see graphic details of disasters as they happen all over the world. This creates a perception that severe weather events are happening more now than in the past. We hear first-hand reports from victims stating that cont’d on page 7 ...
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A perfect storm ... cont’d it’s the worst flood or worst hurricane that they’ve ever seen. The media rarely provides context for previous events and comparative damage. That would require a detailed analysis of population growth, urban development, geographic setting and other human factors that may have intensified the catastrophic results of the severe weather event. Metaphors used in weather reporting tend to create fear and unrealistic perceptions of disasters. Winter storms that we formerly called a “Colorado Low” are now called weather bombs. They are otherwise known as low pressure systems or disturbances in the atmosphere. They can vary in intensity and generate significant snow events from the western USA to eastern Canada. They also generate significant headlines for big city media. Terms such as “Snowmageddon” are used to describe a record-breaking snowfall. “Firenado” is used to describe strong winds generated by a forest fire. These dramatic terms create a catchy headline and imply that the phenomena are new and caused by climate change. There are other factors at play and they should be part of the story.
Economic Impact The economic impact of severe weather events is a human factor that can make extreme weather events seem like the worst ever. The Wood Buffalo area of Alberta
is in the boreal forest region. No doubt it burned many times since the last ice age, with no financial impact. The growth of Fort McMurray over the last 40 years had a huge impact on the economic losses caused by the 2016 fire. Sonoma, California, was burned by a wildfire in 2017. There were 6,800 homes destroyed. There was a 24-fold increase in houses since the 1960s when a previous fire destroyed homes in the area. Kelowna, B.C. is in a similar situation. That city is also prone to hot, dry weather and has a growing urban area. Urban sprawl is creeping up mountain sides that are more susceptible to fire damage. The homes are larger and more valuable, so there will be a significant increase in the economic damage when the next major fire occurs. The Manitoba government invested $40 billion in the 1960s to make Winnipeg more resilient to the natural flooding of the Red River. Well over $100 billion in potential destruction has been avoided.
patterns and population growth Human migration from areas affected by climate change, political unrest and economic imbalance will add to population growth in many countries. Will this population be accommodated in areas prone to extreme weather events? Will we blame the increased death and destruction on climate change or other human
Fire suppression in B.C. and the Yukon over the past 50 years has created increased fuel load in the wilderness
factors? It will be hard to say, but it won’t matter. Regardless of the cause, it will make sense to plan cities that are more resilient to the results of severe weather. It will also make sense to prepare citizens through education about the historical context of past weather events rather than fear of future events. When building on a flood plain, planners, builders and buyers should consider the
history of severe weather and the probabilities of future events. The Southern Lakes area is a good example of human migration and population growth. It is likely that Indigenous people adapted to fire in their environment by moving around. They could avoid fires and then return to take advantage of new growth and wildlife habitat. Modern migration and urban growth has resulted
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Tue Jul 16 An Earthworm Tale - Yukon and Beyond 7:00 PM Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre An engaging talk by two earthworm experts, Dr. Erin Cameron and Dr. John Reynolds.
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Wed Jul 10 123, Rhyme with Me 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Circle time with your baby or toddler, sing, make music, read stories and have fun!. 0-30 months. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Jul 10 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun childparent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Jul 10 Family Literacy Centre at Arts in the Park 12:00 PM LePage Park Story time and the book bike! Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Jul 10 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 Jul 10 McIntyre Field Sports 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Equipment and food are provided! Consent form is required. Call 3348718 for more info. . Thu Jul 11 Family Literacy Centre at the Fireweed Market 4:00 PM Pioneer Hotel Activities, games and crafts for all ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri Jul 12 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri Jul 12 Potluck Play 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Enjoy various hands-on activities inspired by stories such as crafts, painting, food and play. All ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri Jul 12 Youth Support Services - Canoe Day Trip 12:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Contact 633-7688 to register. Fri Jul 12 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat Jul 13 Youth League 11:00 AM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Cards from all Magic sets are legal. 60 card format. Ages 18 and under. Mon Jul 15 Canoe Kids Summer Camp 12:00 AM Schwatka Lake Week-long programs, No experience is needed and participants work at their own pace to develop paddling skills. If camps are full, email info@ﬂatwaternorth.ca to be added to a wait list. Mon Jul 15 Little Explorers 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Explore the outdoors and natural world through investigation and play. For all ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Mon Jul 15 Kitchen Takeover - Page to Plate Re-create 1:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Learn kitchen basics and how to read a recipe. Take home your own recipe book and show off your skills to family and friends! All supplies provided. Ages 9-11 Call 667-3668 or email email@example.com to register. Mon Jul 15 Teen Broadway Heels - Ages 13+ 7:00 PM Avalanche Athletics Learn the grace of walking in heels and the attitude to dance in them. Expect a Broadway style jazz class with commercial appeal and a lot of sass. Tue Jul 16 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun childparent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue Jul 16 Fantastic Fibres 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Experiment with a variety of ﬁbres through stories, crafts and tutorials in ﬁbre arts. For all ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue Jul 16 Knee High Nature 10:30 AM Robert Service Campground New naturebased activity each week. Activities and games are designed for kids ages 4 to 6, Call 6678291 for more info. Tue Jul 16 Free Super Smash 7:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe All skill levels welcome! Please bring your own controller, and if you have a Nintendo Switch and/or Gamecube controller adapter please bring them so that we can have multiple setups.
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Wed Jul 10 Yukon Learn - AGM 12:00 PM Boston Pizza RSVP at 668-6280 to reserve your spot. Wed Jul 10 Constitution Review Committee 5:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Revised meeting and dinner, Old Crow citizens encouraged to attend. Thu Jul 11 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 email@example.com Thu Jul 11 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 Thu Jul 11 Escarpment Parks Society AGM 5:30 PM Cook Street park All welcome. Call 393-2977 for info Thu Jul 11 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre AGM 6:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Call 633-7680 for more information. Sat Jul 13 Basic Foot Care Skills Certiﬁcate 9:00 AM WalkOn Foot Care Small hands on interactive classes. Email walkon53@gmail. com to register. . Sat Jul 13 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 Tue Jul 16 Green Drinks! 5:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue Jul 16 Music Yukon AGM 5:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn In the General Store room. Board election, year-end reports, update on ongoing and future projects. Snacks and coffee will be available! Contact katie@ musicyukon.com for more info. 456-8742 Tue Jul 16 Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation.
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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin
Getting to know bears
f I had to say which member of the bear family I mistrust the most, with little hesitation, I would say the black bear. This is backed up by an experience I had as a conservation officer at the Ottawa Sportsman show. The department had a twoyear-old black bear that had been in captivity all its life. It was used at sportsman shows for public viewing as well as education. Some called it a tame bear, but I can assure you that’s the wrong attitude to take when dealing with any bear, whether wild or caged. At the Ottawa Sportsman Show, those on duty were responsible for feeding and making water available to the caged bear every morning and night. To do so, you entered the cage. I did it many times with this particular bear, but one morning, the person who had been on duty in the evening forgot to feed and water the bear. When I went into the cage with the day’s meal and turned my back to the animal to put its food on a shelf, the bear stood on its back legs and took ahold of the padded shoulder of my dress uniform. Fortunately, it only scratched the skin of my shoulder. One important thing to remember about bears is the misuse of the word” hibernation” in winter. The bear is not actually in hibernation, but rather a deep sleep, similar to when a human goes into
a very deep sleep. I know of a person who actually crawled into a cave to get a picture of a bear one January. The bear was disturbed by the noise of the person and woke up. That guy was lucky to escape with his life. There is a big difference between hibernation and just the deep sleep the bear endures in the cold months. During the “deep sleep,” the bear’s temperature stays about normal compared to that of the groundhog, which truly hibernates, with a body temperature that drops to around 43 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Any movement near a bear in its deep sleep could wake the bear, while it would take hours to bring a groundhog out of hibernation. The female bear is less likely to be in as deep a sleep as the male. After the age of three, she will give birth to her first cub during this sleep period. It is most amazing to see a creature of 300 to 400 pounds give birth to a cub that is little more than the size of a wiener dog, but this is a very dangerous time to come face-toface with a female bear, regardless of what type of bear it is, as she will attack anything she feels is a danger to her cub. That includes a male bear a couple hundred pounds heavier than herself. One other thing to remember is that a bear is a very carnivorous
PHOTO: Murray Martin / WUY File Photo creature and will even kill as well as eat its own species (not cubs). I have sat at a distance to watch a female bear train her cub to hunt mice and climb trees, as well as catch fish and swim. I have heard people say that if they saw a bear they would turn and run, or climb a tree, or jump into a river and swim. Sorry folks, the bear could outdo you in a short time on any of these escape attempts. As to food, the black bear will eat just about anything that walks, crawls, flies or swims. It will also
eat just about any weed or plant that grows. This is why bears enter city limits for free handouts from humans. These handouts occur in the form of bird feeders, gardens and especially smelly garbage bins. The City of Whitehorse recently mailed out pamphlets to all homes, strongly advising residents to put their garbage behind fences or in closed shelters, moving them to the roadside only on the morning of pick up. Still, even the smell of an empty garbage bin will attract a bear.
Murray captured this photo of a grizzly bear standing on the side of the Haines Road A fitting closure to this week’s column: “Most troubles do not enter without an invitation.” Think about that one the next time you put something in that garbage bin. Murray Martin is a former Ontario conservation ofﬁcer and a longstanding member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.
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The Chilkoot Trail allows for exploration of more than the wilderness California-based artist Hannah Perrine Mode will explore various ideas during the Chilkoot Trail artist residency July 3 to 16
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by Amber Church
annah Perrine Mode’s art practice exists at the confluence of visual art, community storytelling and climate science. She will be bringing this unique perspective to the Chilkoot Trail artist residency from July 3 to July 16. The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a creative journey through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Alaska and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in British Columbia. Each artist hikes the trail over a two-week period, allowing enough time to work and savour the experience. The artists offer workshops at campgrounds and interact with hikers in creative ways. This is followed by post-hike artist talks in Skagway and Whitehorse. Mode will be one of three artists taking part in the residency program this year. “I jump at any chance to combine my love of wilderness, backpacking and artmaking, and this seemed like a perfect fit,” said Mode. “I have such a love of the area after spending the past two summers working with the Juneau Icefield Research Program and doing other residencies in Southeast Alaska and was excited to build on those experiences and explore a new route while making art.” “I spend a lot of time making work outside in nature, whether day-hiking in the Bay Area, traversing across glaciers in Alaska, or leading art workshops in Patagonia. I work across mediums to make things that explore geologic empathy and help people form
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Hannah Perrine Mode’s pieces “Scattered Light, Low Clouds” and “Now We Can Hold Time,” are tied closely to the landscapes where they were created: the northern California coast, Joshua Tree, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Walden Pond, Oakland, Antarctica and the Mendenhall Glacier, respectively connections to the environment, climate change and deep time,” she added. “I’m hoping to continue to find more opportunities to work in polar science, exploring visual art as a tool for interdisciplinary learning and science communication. Especially at a time when climate change is such an urgent and important issue, I’m excited by the role that art can create
platforms for engagement and empathy–to connect with concepts of climate science, glaciology, and geologic time in a new way. “Depending on the project, you might find me making small drawings out on a trail, cyanotype prints of feminist constellation shapes, an installation of melting ice sculptures, or digging up clay to use for sculptures. I also often organize storytelling events and
participatory projects, either out in the field with groups of scientists or students, or as part of a larger art exhibition project.” Conducting an artist residence as a backpacking trip creates an extra set of challenges. “I’m packing pretty light since we are carrying everything in our backpacks,” said Mode. “When I’m out in the field I like having a ‘toolkit’ of supplies (watercolors, pens,
pencils, camera, etc.), but leaving a lot of the plan more open. I find that this leaves space for me to respond to my environment and go with the flow. To better absorb and understand my present experience and make art that feels more heartfelt than if I had a super structured plan laid out ahead of time. I also think of my time as an opportunity to research and garner firsthand experience that then goes into larger installation or painting projects later.” This isn’t to say that Mode doesn’t have a plan for her time on the trail. “I’m looking forward to doing a lot of watercolor painting, photographing, sketching, reading and writing. I will also be working on a collaborative project with my friend Kristin Link, a Chilkoot artist-inresidence from last year. My hiking partner, Danny Lulu, is also an artist and musician. He is bringing a couple small instruments and a recording device, so we have also been scheming about a sound and visual project to work on together while we are camping! I’m also really looking forward to talking with other hikers and leading a drawing workshop or two.” Mode is really looking forward to sharing her work with the community both on and off the trail. She said that, on the trail, her fellow hikers can look forward to some small drawing workshops and possibly a storytelling night or two. She currently has three artists talks scheduled during her residency. On Monday, July 8, she will give a 7 p.m. talk at Sheep Camp on the trail. On Saturday, July 13, she will speak at 7 p.m. at Lindeman City, also on the trail. On Wednesday, July 17, she will talk at 5:30 p.m. at the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse. Even if you aren’t hiking the Chilkoot Trail during the time of Mode’s residency, you can still experience her journey by following along on instagram at instagram. com/hannahpmode. Amber Church is generally enthusiastic about everything but she spends most of her time creating in an art studio and chasing a child and dog through the wilderness.
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WORKSHOPS Finding Your Voice in Clay Emma Smith Sept. 14 + 15 9:00 am - 6:00pm Screen Printing 101 Rebekah Senko Sept. 20 + 21 6:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Life Drawing Sheelah Tolton Sat. Sept. 28 1:00pm - 8:30pm Absolute Beginners Drawing Simon Gilpin Oct. 2 - Nov. 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm Every Wednesday Brick Stitch Earrings Sheelah Tolton Sat. Nov. 16 1:00pm - 4:00pm Getting Started with Oils Simon Gilpin Nov. 13 - Dec. 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm Every Wednesday
Enjoy FREE A Concert and Visual Artist Demonstration At LePage Park Monday - Friday NOON - 1:00 PM PLUS Youth Night Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VISUAL ARTIST Wed July 10 - Fri July 12 Nicole Bauberger
For a complete list of our workshops visit, artsunderground.ca
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CONCERTS Wednesday July 10th Katie Avery & Graeme Poile Wednesday 7pm The Lucky Ones Thursday July 11th Winter Trio Friday July 12th Ukulele Russ Monday July 15th Li’l Andy Tuesday July 16th Ryan McNally & the MessaRounders Wednesday July 17th Soir de Semaine Wednesday 7pm The Sweeties
NorthLight Innovation Building 2180 2nd Ave
23 Years Strong
Wednesday July 10th, 2019 7:00 pm
Thursday July 18th Songwriter Panel Friday July 19th Andy Slade
Boys and Girls Club of Yukon
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: In FreeWhat Teen Drop Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal
Free Teen Drop In Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal When: Tuesdays to Saturdays 3When: PM to 9 PM
Wednesdays to Saturdays Where: 3 PM to 9 PM 306A Alexander Street Look for the big green door!
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Tuesdays - Fridays 12pm-6pm Saturdays - 10am-6pm 126 Tlingit St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6J2 | Tel: 867 633 6019
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Storytelling, first Thursday of every month
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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Muay Thai 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fridays & Sundays COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fridays & Sundays Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sundays to Fridays, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed Jul 10 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Wed Jul 10 Velocity 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jul 10 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jul 10 Bike Nights 5:00 PM Mount Sima Chairlift is running for mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides Helmets mandatory, full face helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads are recommended. All bike nights are weather dependent. 668-4557 info@ mountsima.com Wed Jul 10 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Wed Jul 10 Bike Biathlon 6:00 PM Biathlon Range Drop in, ride four short (~2.5km) laps with three rounds of shooting. Wed Jul 10 Summer for Adults and an Open Program 6:00 PM Schwatka Lake Enjoy evening paddling with other in recreational canoes and kayaks. Email info@ﬂatwaternorth.ca or call 3348121 for more info. Wed Jul 10 Community Beach Volleyball Challenge 6:00 PM Rotary Peace Park Soak up some rays, rock out to some great tunes, and get active! Call 335-9478 for more info. Wed Jul 10 Mtn Bike Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range
Wed Jul 10 Trail Maintenance Nights 2019 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, we will be working on a speciﬁc trails. CMBC to provide tools and refreshments, please join with gloves and solid footwear! Email email@example.com for more info. Wed Jul 10 Riﬂe Silhouette Match 7:00 PM Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club Contact the club online to conﬁrm match and details prior to attending match. Wed Jul 10 Looking for a Game? Adult Tennis Drop-In 7:00 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Open to season pass holders only, email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Thu Jul 11 Spinning with Lydia 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Thu Jul 11 Step with Lynda 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines basic to intermediate step choreography with body sculpting intervals. Participants should have some step experience. Call 633-5425 for more info. Thu Jul 11 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu Jul 11 Spinning with Kelly 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Thu Jul 11 ASC 7:00 PM Biathlon Range Fri Jul 12 Capital Cup 2019 Mt Mac Tennis Courts All levels of players are welcome! Register by email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Fri Jul 12 Klondike Krankfest Mount Sima Downhill and enduro races, skills clinics for youth and adults, lift access riding, kids events, bike demos and maintenance workshops - all with onsite weekend camping firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Jul 12 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 6335245 for more info. Fri Jul 12 Wild Edibles Lunchtime Hike 12:15 PM Miles Canyon Bridge FREE, no registration required! Bring water, and appropriate clothing and footwear for a fun and easy hour-long hike! Email email@example.com or call 6685678 ext. 6 for more info. Fri Jul 12 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat Jul 13 Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament 7:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Teams of 3 paired with a golf pro. Morning and afternoon tee times. For more information call 393-8930.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, starts at 7 pm
Myths, Legends and Storytelling Seeking tellers to come and share their stories. If interested, please email: walkBworlds@gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 Summer Yoga Intensive with Sabu 6:00 AM Montessori Borealis Preschool This intensive yoga is a good opportunity to update your body mind and spirit. If you have questions call 335-2457. Wed Jul 10 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Jul 10 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 Jul 10 Drop-in Recovery Group Meetings 2:30 PM Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services We ask that you be alcohol and drug free during the group meeting. Call for more information. 456-3838 Wed Jul 10 Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed Jul 10 Level 1 Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Classes are designed for those who have had no previous exposure to yoga, but are eager to learn
New short survey
Taking the Pulse A Health and Wellness Conversation
The Independent Expert Panel leading the comprehensive review of Yukon’s health and social programs has developed a new four-question survey. Please share your thoughts. They will inform the panel’s recommendations to improve the territory’s health and social programs and services.
For a paper copy of the survey, call 867-667-8205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find the survey online at engageyukon.ca
Sat Jul 13 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Jul 13 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 12:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Sat Jul 13 Aboriginal Sport Circle 5:30 PM Biathlon Range Sat Jul 13 Ecstatic Dance 8:00 PM Grace Space More like a Yoga class than a club night, wear loose clothing , bring water, no scents, no Booze, but the healing vibes of cannabis welcome! Sat Jul 13 Dance Gathering 8:00 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks A monthly let-looseshake-it-move-stretch-sweat-smile evening Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substance-free. Questions? Contact 689-9774 Sun Jul 14 ASC 10:00 AM Biathlon Range Sun Jul 14 HIIT Circuit with Janice 10:30 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short, active recovery periods, using a variety of equipment such as battle ropes, Call 633-5425 for more info. Mon Jul 15 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Mon Jul 15 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Mon Jul 15 Looking for a Game? Adult Tennis Drop-In 6:45 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Open to season pass holders only, email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Tue Jul 16 Spinning with Lydia 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Tue Jul 16 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue Jul 16 Spinning with Kelly 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Tue Jul 16 Dragon Boating 6:30 PM Schwatka Lake Dragon Boat Racing originates from China and is a great team building activity, which can also lead to personal gains in strength and ﬂexibility. Email ﬂatwater@yckc.ca to sign up
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and start experiencing the amazing beneﬁts of a yoga practice. Drop in any time Wed Jul 10 The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 PM Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Joanne 668-7713. Wed Jul 10 Better Backs 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Increase the health of your spine (neck and back) and decrease pain and stiffness through gentle supported postures. Drop in any time Thu Jul 11 Summer Yoga Intensive with Sabu 6:00 AM Montessori Borealis Preschool This intensive yoga is a good opportunity to update your body mind and spirit. If you have questions call 335-2457. Thu Jul 11 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Breath of Life Collective 60 minute ﬂow class will energize you and kick-start your day. Drop in any time. Fri Jul 12 Summer Yoga Intensive with Sabu 6:00 AM Montessori Borealis Preschool This intensive yoga is a good opportunity to update your body mind and spirit. If you have questions call 335-2457. Fri Jul 12 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri Jul 12 Slow Flow Resto 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 ﬂow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative with savasan-aah at the end.. Drop in any time Sat Jul 13 Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Sat Jul 13 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat Jul 13 Womens Wellness Circle 3:00 PM Breath of Life Collective Yoga, sharing, listening and wisdom. Email Info@meiyan.ca for more info. Sun Jul 14 Restorative Yoga 12:00 PM Alpine Bakery Slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. Drop in any time Sun Jul 14 Gentle Yoga 12:30 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga For the all ages, the stiff and recovering bodies of life. Everyone welcome Beginners encouraged! Call or email to register. 334-8599 email@example.com Sun Jul 14 Emotional Healing Hypnosis 7:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga All suggestions during hypnosis are based around strengthening self-esteem, self-concept, and regaining personal power. Register online. Mon Jul 15 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon Jul 15 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Jul 15 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue Jul 16 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Breath of Life Collective 60 minute ﬂow class will energize you and kick-start your day. Drop in any time. Tue Jul 16 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery 60 minute ﬂow class will energize you and kick-start your day. Drop in any time.
Tue Jul 16 Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Tue Jul 16 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 Jul 16 Level 2 Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery The next level with our detailed instructions on how to achieve intermediate yoga poses. Drop in any time
Alcoholics Anonymous Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Pufﬁn (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 6210 - 6th ave. Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Sara Steel building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sundays Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Sara Steel building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Mondays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 205 Black St suite 120 Phone: AA 1-888-453-0142 (24 hours a day)
July 10, 2019
Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com
Submitted by Steve Wilson
April 28 marked the return of the sparrows to Golden Horn. All three
of these guys, white-capped, red fox and tree sparrows, showed up this
morning and have been hanging out all day.
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Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Open Daily Courthouse Gallery Atlin Courthouse Gallery Open 11am-4pm Sat Jul 13 & 14 Drinking with Scissors in Atlin 1:00 PM Atlin Decorate and sew together a soft sleep mask to help you catch some Zs under the midnight sun. Projects are suitable for all skill levels. Sat Jun 1 The AAM Festival Headquarters Gallery AAM Festival Headquarters Gallery Browse local artwork, purchase cd’s of past performers, discover Atlin character. Open 11am-5pm +1 206-201-2526 firstname.lastname@example.org Atlin Wed Jul 10 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fri Jul 12-14 Atlin and Arts Music Festival Tarahne Park Weekend Passes and Advance weekend passes available. Sun Jul 14 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Jul 14 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Tue Jul 16 Horseshoes 7:00 PM Tarahne Park Everyone welcome.
Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club
Wed Jul 10 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Jul 10 Kevin Barr, Live Music 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Wed Jul 10 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed Jul 10 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Jul 10 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed Jul 10 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Jul 11 Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Jul 11 Lianne Cranﬁeld, Live Music 12:00 PM Carcross Commons Thu Jul 11 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Jul 11 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 Jul 11 Open Mic Thursdays with Kevin Barr 6:00 PM Bistro on Bennett Listen to original songs and covers and take a try at open mic. Thu Jul 11 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Jul 11 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri Jul 12 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Fri Jul 12 Whitehorse Skills Night 5:30 PM Carcross Learn how to handle your bike over technical terrain, how ride in control down rock rolls, pick your lines, and be smooth through the corners. Register online. 604966-8330 email@example.com Sat Jul 13 Carcross Skills Day 9:30 AM Carcross Learn how to soar over jumps and drops, ride in control down rock rolls, pick your lines, and be smooth through the technical. Sat Jul 13 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sat Jul 13 Kim Beggs 6:00 PM Bistro on Bennett Musician, story teller and conveyor of Yukon culture through verse and melody! Sun Jul 14 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sun Jul 14 Steve Slade 5:00 PM Bistro on Bennett Sunday night dinner and music with fantastic covers of a wide variety of artists. Mon Jul 15 Lianne Cranﬁeld, Live Music 12:00 PM Carcross Commons Mon Jul 15 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon Jul 15 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Jul 16 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Jul 16 Kevin Barr, Live Music 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Tue Jul 16 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 Jul 16 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue Jul 16 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Jul 16 BizChat 5:00 PM Carcross Community Campus, Yukon College Learn about resources and supports for entrepreneurs. Refreshments will be provided.
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Tue Jul 16 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue Jul 16 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
Wed Jul 10 Toddler Paint 12:15 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture For ages 1-4. Must pre-register! Call KIAC at 993-5005 to register or for more info. Wed Jul 10 The Beading Circle - Learn to Bead Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn a few basic beading techniques and see what it takes. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for this timeless art form. Limited to 6 seats. Wed Jul 10 Bannock and Wild Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Try some homemade bannock and wild tea. Wed Jul 10 Aroma Yoga - Kundalini with Marielle 5:15 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Thu Jul 11 Hatha Yoga with Diane 9:30 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Thu Jul 11 Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Thu Jul 11 Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Join us for a short nature walk. Dress for the weather Thu Jul 11 Goldensides Trail Guided Hike 6:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park A guided hike up Goldensides Trail. Bring hiking boots, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Carpooling is required to the trailhead. Fri Jul 12 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Jul 12 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Jul 12 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri Jul 12 Harmonica George in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Jul 12 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat Jul 13 Dawson City Artists’ Market 11:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Call 993-5005, email email@example.com for more information. Sat Jul 13 Summer Art Market 11:00 AM Dawson City Features local crafters, artists, and artisans. Next to the Farmers Market on Front Street. Sat Jul 13 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 Jul 13 Bannock - Food for the Trail Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn about the history of these hardy foods of the north and enjoy a cup of campﬁre coffee or bush tea. Free! Sat Jul 13 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun Jul 14 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon Jul 15 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Jul 15 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Jul 15 Goldensides Trail Guided Hike 6:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park A guided hike up Goldensides Trail. Bring hiking boots, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Carpooling is required to the trailhead. Tue Jul 16 Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Tue Jul 16 Foam Rolling - ReStore Lower Back & Hips 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Foam rollers and/ or balls will be used for self-massage & myofascial release. Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue Jul 16 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com 867-993-2520
Wed Jul 10 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu Jul 11 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu Jul 11 Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Fri Jul 12 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Jul 14 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Jul 14 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Jul 16 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided
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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 Jul 10 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Jul 10 Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Jul 10 Nature Walk 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Jul 10 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Jul 10 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu Jul 11 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu Jul 11 Starvin’ Marvin Gardenin’ 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Jul 11 Lemonade Stand 101 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jul 12 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri Jul 12 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Jul 12 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri Jul 12 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Jul 12 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Jul 12 Fairytale Theater 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jul 12 Spanish Fun 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jul 12 Amateur Magicians 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jul 12 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat Jul 13 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun Jul 14 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Jul 14 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Jul 14 Mosquito Lake Community Center Market 2:00 PM Haines Borough Alaska Combining our Sunday Market with a harvest celebration. We will have food and drink for sale, as usual, and free games and activities for kids. Call to reserve a table 767-5414 Mon Jul 15 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon Jul 15 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library email@example.com Mon Jul 15 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon Jul 15 Puppets 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Jul 15 Space Heroes 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Jul 15 Gardners’ Club 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Jul 15 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Jul 16 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Jul 16 Lego Club 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Jul 16 Aquatic Rangers 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Jul 16 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center
Wed Jul 10 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 Jul 10 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Jul 10 Jam Session 6:30 PM Village Bakery and Deli Come along and to make some tunes, tell a poem, do a standup comedy routine, or just listen. Wed Jul 10 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Wed Jul 10 Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren 7:00 PM Haines Junction Victory Church Learn how all the pieces of your life ﬁt together throughout the workshops. Call (780) 814-3453 for more info. Thu Jul 11 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Jul 11 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Jul 11 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thu Jul 11 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Jul 12 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri Jul 12 1st Annual Women’s Retreat 5:00 PM Haines Junction Yoga, hiking, sea kayaking, good food, lots of laughs and great company with only women. Call 634-2017 for more information. Fri Jul 12 Friday Night Salmon Bake - Featuring - Steve Slade 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email email@example.com for more information. Mon Jul 15 Terra Lightfoot + Band 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre A supercharged night of Roots Rock with Terra Lightfoot and her band. Tickets at the door. Tue Jul 16 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Jul 16 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall
Sun Jul 14 Northern Foraging, Backyards & Beyond Unbroken Spirits 1:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Gathering, plant talks and identiﬁcation, nature, attend one or all workshops. Call 667-7083 or email lmca@northwestel,net Tue Jul 16 Summer Market 4:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Call 667-7083 or email lmca@ northwestel.net for more info.
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Dyea: The town Alaska forgot by Doug Sack
wo prominent American tourism publications hit the streets recently. Neither included much of a mention of Dyea, except to list the Dyea Campground in Skagway and note that it is the start of the Chilkoot Trail to the Klondike. Considering your roving RV reporter proclaimed from the top of the Golden Stairs last summer that my favourite RV campsite in all 586,412 of the square miles of Alaska was the free campground on the magnificent tidal flats of Dyea, this struck me as a mad irony at best, or a glaring editorial omission at worst. It was like forgetting to invite Grandpa to the family reunion. Dyea is where it all began (at least, in the Klondike version of the northern histories in Yukon and Alaska) and it’s as close as it gets to sacred ground in all of the North.
Every spring, I dig my RV travel trailer out of a snowbank and head towards Dyea to launch the new camping season. This year, it was on April 2 after failing to get over the mountains on the last day of winter, March 19, because the road was closed by avalanches. Thus, this season opened at Log Cabin, which is in B.C., on a closed road with zero traffic, in between alpenglows on both ends of darkness with only a pair of hungry ravens for company. The first place I always stop in Dyea is the slide cemetery, where I pay my respects to the first casualties of the Gold Rush, almost all of whom were young men from Washington, Oregon and California. They were the earliest arrivals among the stampeders who were trying to beat the crowds to the Klondike and perished in the April 3, 1898 avalanche at Sheep Camp on the Chilkoot which killed over 70 stampeders. Until that fateful day, it was assumed Dyea would be developed into a year-round port with its own railroad climbing up to the Yukon lake country, the headwaters of the Yukon River. The Chilkoot Pass suddenly developed a dangerous reputation and the big railroad financiers began considering nearby Skagua (original Indigenous name), which was a natural deep water
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Dyea Tidal Flats where the Taiya River meets saltwater
to the next big gold strike in Nome. The beginning of the end of Dyea came with that snowslide which tilted the terminus battle in Skagway’s favour. At the time, Dyea had “reached its zenith in about May 1898, at which time the town had a population estimated at 5,000 to 8,000 people, served by 48 hotels, 47 restaurants, 39 saloons and 19 freighting companies,” according to Murray Lundberg in his site, ExploreNorth.
There is no doubt the vast majority of stampeders, estimated to be 30,000, in 1897/98 used the Chilkoot rather than White Pass to reach the Klondike goldfields, but it’s been all Skagway ever since. The post office closed in June 1902. By 1903, less than half a dozen people occupied the remains of the old Dyea townsite. Between then and now, Dyea spent most of the 20th century doing little more than slowly rising,
“This struck me as a mad irony much like forgetting to invite Grandpa to the family reunion.” port with a longer but more gradual climb over the mountains via White Pass. Dyea, which had never been formally incorporated as a town, had a chamber of commerce and was declared a federal port in 1897, a designation it lost in 1900 when its customs officials were sent
“Although aerial tramways had been built across the worst part of the Chilkoot Pass and a railway was on the drawing board, the first WP&YR (construction) train to leave Skagway on July 20, 1898, signalled that the race between the two towns was almost over.”
The first place Doug always stops is the slide cemetery to pay his respects to the first casualties of the Gold Rush
PHOTO: Umnak on Foter.com
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literally, as the Taiya River valley gains roughly four centimetres of elevation every year due to tectonic activity deep down. Kathy and Fred Hosford, proprietors of the beautiful Chilkoot Trail Outpost (cabins, B&B and restaurant) provide the only housing in the valley, and maybe the best breakfast in the world. Kathy is a well-known local Republican and was one of 28 Alaskans who nominated the current president at the 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an unabashed Trumpster and even has a pickup used by her yard crew which has “Palin” on the Alaska vanity plates. She says she supported him because his grandfather, Fred Trump, came through Dyea on the way to making his fortune ($582,000 USD) at Bennett and Whitehorse in 1897. Her husband, Fred, is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army at Chu Lai in the late 60s. She and I enjoyed several wonderful breakfasts, talking American politics. The grub was grand and she has a great sense of absurd humour to go with her winning smile and hot cooking. The other oddity about Dyea
PHOTO: jkbrooks85 on Foter.com in 2019 is the presence of a highaltitude zipline on the other side of the valley across the tidal flats. The irony of a high-speed modern zipline in a ghost town famous for its proximity to the steep climb up the Golden Stairs of Chilkoot Pass is too difficult to digest and discuss … so I won’t. There is a ragged forest service campground just across the road from Kathy and Fred’s place, but not many have time to escape the cruise ship madness of nearby Skagway, where each arriving vessel is said to be carrying $1 million per day in retail and service revenue for Skagway, some of which finds its way to our beloved Dyea. The number of 15-seat minibuses scurrying back and forth every day with tourists is appalling, but they never bother the serious RVers camping on the secluded tidal flats. Those campers know that the true purpose of visiting Dyea in 2019 is to listen to the tide coming and going and what the myriad of waterfowl are saying about it. How any rational publications can discuss northern historical tourism without a full mention of Dyea is beyond my aging comprehension, much like asking “Where the hell is Grandpa?!” when lining everybody up for the family reunion photo. “OOPS!”
Doug Sack, 71, is the former sports editor of the Yukon News and the Whistler Question and longtime columnist for Ski Canada magazine. Before that, he was young.
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