Happy Solstice Day!

Happy Solstice Day! For many of us in the north, today is a milepost. Solstice didn’t have as much meaning for me when I lived in the Lower 48. But up here, where the temperature averages well below freezing most of the winter, and there are only so many hours of daylight to gather firewood […]

Retired RCMP Constable Bill Pringle Has Passed

Some sad news– Retired RCMP Constable Bill Pringle recently passed away. His memorial service will be held today in Whitehorse. Bill was a kind, thoughtful man, full of compassion. He was a humble man, and also a phenomenal story teller. It was fascinating for me to hear about his life as an RCMP constable in […]

Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared for an unexpected, extended power outage? Do you have enough food, water, and other essentials to last until power returns? It wasn’t until I moved to the Yukon, with only one road in from the south (the Alaska Highway), that I realized how quickly we can become vulnerable when, say, the road […]

Flying in a Float Plane Over Carcross, Yukon

During the production of Episode 26: Carcross Fly-In for Kids, I shot this from the back of a two-seat Scout float plane while we did touch and go’s on Grayling Bay in Carcross, Yukon. Watch for the Van’s RV-4 that zips past us at over 200 mph. You can listen to the podcast here: http://www.myyukonlife.com/podcasts/episode-26-carcross-fly-in-for-kids/

It’s Warmed Up to -20F/-29C

It’s warmed up to -20F/-29C. I’m keeping an eye on the thermometer to see if it gets any warmer before I’m forced to go outside for more firewood. Four wheelbarrow loads ought to get me through until Friday morning when it’s supposed to warm up a little and snow. This morning I woke from a […]