“I use [materials] according to the teachings my mom and nanuk (grandmother) gave me. To respect and be grateful for all living beings. We do not waste, talk bad, or plan the harvest loudly or boastfully.”
This transition should be smooth. I’ve joked with outgoing editor, Karen McColl, more than once, that we’re the same person, just on parallel, Polkaroo-style planes. [...]I think I’ve used the “two Spider-mans pointing at each other” GIF more often with her than anyone else on Twitter. And as writers, we seem to move in and out of workplaces either just before or just after each other.
"They call it the Spell of the Yukon, and I just think that is exactly what it is…. We think of [the] Yukon as a pristine, beautiful, welcoming oasis and it is. You have to have a strong character, and I find the people here are so welcoming. They didn’t even bat an eye about me coming out of the broom closet one bit."
Patty Schramm is the Goldie Award-winning co-editor of Blue Collar Lesbian Erotica. She lives in Europe with her wife, Sandra, and their cats. In her Romance in the Yukon series, she used her poetic license to envision the Pot of Gold lesbian bar.
K.A. Tucker lives outside Toronto and is the international bestselling author of several romance series, including the northern-themed four-part The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in USA Today, The Globe and Mail, and Oprah Mag.
Barbara Dunlop is a Yukoner and New York Times bestselling author. She has written 70 romance novels, including a series based in the fictitious community of Paradise, Alaska. She lives with her bush-pilot husband. Her neighbours include the moose and bears that wander through her yard.
“All my work is about stories. They’re just little reminders of the fact we’re not the only ones here. [My work] will be around hundreds of years after me.”
My first winter there, I'd never even seen a blizzard before
Canadian people across this country know what residential school did to us. It is a known fact now. They know it. And here we are—in 2023 at the time—buying back one of our own artifacts.
Yaan dekín Yéil (Wayne Carlick)
"When moving to Canada from Germany, it wasn't the intention to live off-grid in the middle of the woods, but I fell in love with the property and that was that."
"In a large territory with a relatively small population, it means there’s a greater possibility for people working things out together—people from different backgrounds, people with different views and perspectives, and from different political stripes."
"This ice core from Mount Logan is an opportunity for investigating climate change and variability in atmospheric composition in the North Pacific and Gulf of Alaska."
“For [First Nation people] it’s nothing at all. They tell me, ‘What’s new? They’ve been there forever. We know they’re there.’”
“If you grew up in Southern Alberta, you got inundated with dinosaurs.… I kind of want Yukon to be a little bit more like that with woolly mammoths. People who live in the Yukon, I want them to know that where they live is absolutely spectacular.”
YNoO Thank You, People. It’s been a privilege working with all the writers, photographers, and illustrators whose words, images, and designs have brought stories from all corners of the Yukon to readers from all corners of the globe. It’s with mixed feelings that I write my last editor’s note after three years of managing this publication.
“I would say anybody who can deal with a dead battery in the middle of January, shovels their driveway by hand, can make a tender moose-rib dinner, and can manoeuvre a canoe across an eddy like a valet is a real Yukoner.”