Adventurers 2012

Episode 87: Author John Firth & Musher Newton Marshall

This month’s podcast episode of My Yukon Life features special guest, author John Firth. During our discussion about his book One Mush, John talks about the journey Jamaican Iditarod sled dog musher Newton Marshall is taking to learn how to … Continue reading

Episode 84: Yukoner Magazine Stories

This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite stories from The Yukoner Magazine which ran for many years but is now out of print. Old issues are hard to come by and usually hoarded by whoever is lucky enough to … Continue reading

Episode 81: Tagish Volunteer Fire Department

Large cities across North America have well-equipped full-time firefighters on call and ready to respond within minutes. Here in Tagish, with a population that hovers around 200, we have a volunteer fire department. On this week’s episode of My Yukon … Continue reading

Episode 77: George Balmer Survival Tips

George Balmer is a bush pilot who’s been on our show before. He was our special guest for Episode 67 when he took me flying in his homebuilt Van’s RV-8 two-seater aerobatic plane. You can listen to that episode on … Continue reading

Episode 74: Yukon Bush Pilot Rick Nielsen

You’re probably familiar with the late actor and comedian, Leslie Nielsen. Did you know he was a Canadian? And though he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, he actually never flew airplanes. It’s ironic then that his … Continue reading

Episode 72: Paddlers Abreast: Who We Are

This week’s special guests on My Yukon Life podcast radio are several members of Paddlers Abreast, a team of women who compete in the grueling Yukon River Quest, an annual event that covers many miles of river over a period of several days. During … Continue reading

Episode 71: 2012 Atlin, BC Fly-In

Highlights from this last weekend’s fly-in at Atlin, British Columbia. I take you with me on a flight above Atlin Lake in a 1943 Beechcraft Staggerwing biplane. We also hear from two kids who took their first ride ever in … Continue reading

Episode 70: Canada Eh Tourism & Travel Websites

Do you dream of someday visiting the Yukon, but you’re just not sure where to go and what you should see? Greg Girard is here this week from the network of Canada Eh Tourism & Travel websites. He’s going to … Continue reading

Episode 69: Yukon Fishing Expert Dennis Zimmerman

On this episode of My Yukon Life podcast radio, I take local fishing expert Dennis Zimmerman and listeners to a few of my favorite spots in search of monster-sized Northern pike and Arctic grayling. We’ll fish beneath the Midnight Sun … Continue reading

Episode 67: Yukon Pilot & Aircraft Builder George Balmer

George Balmer knows all about Yukon aviation and its history, being an experienced bush pilot, aircraft restorer, and the former president of the Yukon’s Canadian Owners & Pilots Association (COPA Flight 106). George takes me over Whitehorse in his experimental/homebuilt, … Continue reading

Episode 66: Gold Mining Stories

On this week’s episode of My Yukon Life podcast radio, I share stories with you from The Yukoner Magazine, now out of print and sorely missed by Yukoners everywhere. Old copies of the magazine are hard to find. Most people … Continue reading

Episode 63: Albert Johnson, The Mad Trapper of Rat River

Have you ever heard of the Mad Trapper of Rat River? The year was 1932 and a trapper (whose identity has never been proven) shot and wounded an RCMP constable investigating allegations that the man was stealing others’ traps. So … Continue reading

Episode 59: Ice Fishing and Mushing

On this week’s episode of My Yukon Life podcast radio, I take you to a remote camp reachable only by dog team or ski-doo in winter or by boat in summer. It was a stopover for the old mail run … Continue reading

Episode 58 Retired RCMP Constable Bill Pringle

Have you ever seen the old TV show from the 1950’s called Sergeant Preston of the Yukon? Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patroled the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the … Continue reading

Episode 57 Yukoners Paul and Alice Cyr

Our special guests are Alice and Paul Cyr from Tagish. Paul, now 88 years old, earned the prestigious Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame Pioneer of the Year award in 2010. He spent most of his life working for the White Pass … Continue reading

Episode 54: Ione Christensen

Ione Christensen was the first woman Mayor of Whitehorse, the first woman to be appointed as Commissioner of the Yukon, and she took several other firsts as a woman. But even more fascinating about Ione than her political career, is … Continue reading

Episode 48: Gordon and Rose Toole

We visit the home of Gordon and Rose Toole who are in their 80’s now. On February 3, 1947, Gordon was one of four weathermen stationed at the Snag airport in Yukon, Canada. On that day, they recorded the temperature … Continue reading

Episode 47: Yukon Roller Girls

There are more than 1,000 amateur roller derby leagues in the world today, and most of the players are women. About a year and a half ago, the Yukon formed their own team, and now, when you attend one of … Continue reading

Episode 45: Yukon Artist and Homesteader Shiela Alexandrovich

Shiela Alexandrovich was born and raised in the Yukon, with lots of time “in the Bush” as we say up here. She lives off the grid on a small land cooperative situated on the banks of the pristine Wheaton River … Continue reading

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