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Whitehorse Returns with a New Addition to 'The Northern South'

None It's been more than two years since the Canadian folk rock duo Whitehorse released the EP The Northern South Vol. 1. The disc contained covers of past classics by legends like Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Chuck Berry. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet transformed these cuts into dirty, nasty, smoldering tracks that bled fire, flesh, and brimstone. The multi-instrumentalists played and sang as if possessed by the devil, the one that lives inside of us and per...
Tags: Music, Review, John, Music Review, Whitehorse, Rolling Stones, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, McClelland, St James Infirmary, Doucet, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Six shooter records, Whitehorse Returns


My Best Travel Adventures of 2018

As the saying goes “the older you get the faster time flies.” It certainly felt like 2018 flew by for me. While there were certainly highs and lows of the year, overall I consider myself very lucky. I think I did 25 trips in total, not including day hikes.  Here’s a look at my best travel adventures for 2018. Sleeping in the Sahara Desert We were late getting to our tented camp in the Sahara – because our vehicle and another got stuck in the sand. It was about 90 minutes before we were winch...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Adventure, US, Canada, Alaska, Morocco, Arizona, Miami, Vancouver, John, Alberta, Calgary, Havana, Westport


Yukon Woman And Her Ten Month Old Are Dead From Bear Attack

From several of you, news from Canada: A Yukon woman and her 10-month-old daughter are dead after a bear attack at a remote cabin, the territory’s coroner said. In a news release, Yukon’s coroner said the bodies of 37-year-old Valé​rie Thé​orêt, and her daughter Adele Roesholt were discovered by the child’s father at around 3 p.m. on Monday. According to coroner Heather Jones, the two had been alone at the cabin when the attack happened. “It appears they had been out for a walk when the incident...
Tags: Animals, Canada, Military, Quebec, Jones, Yukon, RCMP, Mayo, Whitehorse, Beaupre, Heather Jones, Adele Roesholt, Einarson Lake, Gjermund Roesholt, Whitehorse Elementary School, Northwest Territories Roesholt


See northern lights from a jet

Witnessing the northern lights is not as easy as heading north — the season has to be right, the weather has to be appropriate, you need to be awake and at the right spot, etc. So, to remove the uncertainty of seeing the aurora borealis, Consulta Meta has organized the Aurora 360 Experience, a trip in the Yukon in northern Canada that includes a private flight into and around the “Aurora Oval” — a territory where the lights are strongly visible — on a chartered 737 jet. Running from Februa...
Tags: Travel, White House, Canada, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, All, Yukon, Aurora, Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs, Northern Lights Canada, Consulta Meta, Aurora Oval, Phil Plait William Murtagh, Space Weather Energy, Yukon Brewing


Frozen Thunder Race Day 2: Going the Distance

Canada’s Russell Kennedy on his way to victory in the 10 k freestyle race at Frozen Thunder in Canmore. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Frozen Thunder racing continued in Canmore, Alberta, on Tuesday with a 7.5 kilometer freestyle individual start for the women and 10 k for the men. Once again, the athletes were more focused on training goals than finish order, which is summarized in the rundown.  Team R.A.D.’s Ty Godfrey, the faster of the siblings today, expressed a common theme with his descripti...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Skiing, Beatty, North America, Kennedy, Fis, Canmore, Whitehorse, Godfrey, Canmore Alberta, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty, Russell Kennedy, Gatineau Quebec, Emma Lunder


Book Review: The Clementine Sisters

The following review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews and author interviews by clicking on the Books category link in the right side bar. Rogue Gunslinger and Rugged Defender, the second and third books of the Clementine Sisters series by B. J. Daniels blends a great plot, setting, and characters. People cannot imagine how this author can improve, but each book in this series just keeps getting better. In Rogue Gunslinger, T.J. Cle...
Tags: Montana, Military, Annie, TJ, Annabelle, Justin, Silas, Whitehorse, Daniels, Dawson, Chloe, Elise Cooper, Justin Calhoun, Chloe She, Annabelle Annie Clementine, Whitehorse Montana


Where to See the Northern Lights in Canada

Canada ranks high as one of the top places in the world to see the Northern Lights. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering our northern geography. And yet I suspect only a small percentage of Canadians have actually seen the Northern Lights in Canada. You need clear nights without light pollution and the ability to stay up late – for often the northern lights don’t show until well after midnight. Hours float by like minutes when you catch a northern lights display. Time disappears. Yo...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Time, Canada, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Churchill, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Yukon, South Bay, Whitehorse, Fort McMurray


White Pass And Yukon Route Railway In Alaska, A Most Scenic Mountain Trip

The White Pass and Yukon Railway links the port of Skagway, Alaska located in the United States and Whitehorse, the capital of the Canadian Territory of the Yukon. Normal commercial operations of the rail-line ceased in 1982, but was partially revived as a heritage railway in 1988. In 2018, the historic line would be bought by Carnival Cruise Lines. This scenic mountain trip, a wonder of steel and timber, is the 26th stop in the travel series Off The Beaten Path. The now purely tourist lin...
Tags: Travel, London, Bbc, Canada, United States, Alaska, Smith, United States Travel Blog, United States Army, Whitehorse, Skagway Alaska, White Pass, Skagway, Carnival Cruise Lines, Yukon Railway, Carcross


The Great Canadian Bucket List

Mighty mountains, sprawling lakes, lush forests, fertile farmlands, world class cities, charming towns – Canada has too many different types of adventures to count. We’re not even going to try! Instead, we’re going to share a few of our favourite reasons that have put Canada on the map, and should sit right at the top of your trip hit list. 1.Poutine This much-debated national food treasure comes in many different shapes and forms, but purists will tell you not to mess with the original – frie...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Newfoundland, Vancouver, Santa, Montreal, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, National Park, Churchill, Ottawa, Banff, Banff National Park


Almost Home

This is probably my last post for this trip as we're heading to Knoxville trying to beat Florence. We've had a wonderful time even though we had to cut some major chunks out of our trip. We had plans to tentcamp from Whitehorse to Tuktoyaktuk check
Tags: Travel, Florence, Knoxville, Whitehorse, Tuktoyaktuk


Final Week of Our Northern Adventure

DAY 32 AUGUST 25 WHITEHORSE HI COUNTRY RV PARKThere are 8 washing machines and dryers here so Chris was able to do all of our laundry from the past week last night. Today we drove into Whitehorse to get groceries and various trailer sup
Tags: Travel, Chris, Whitehorse


Whitehorse raises $1 bln for sophomore PE secondary fund

Toronto-based Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in making preferred equity investments in private equity portfolios, closed its second private equity secondary fund at a hard cap of $1 billion, according to a press release. Fund II’s target was $800 million. The firm’s investor base includes top insurance firms, public and corporate pension plans, family offices, financial institutions and individual investors. Kirkland & Ellis provided legal counsel for White...
Tags: Toronto, Trends, Funds, Kirkland Ellis, Whitehorse, Yann Robard, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners


Whitehorse to Tuktoyaktuk

DAY 11 360 KM WHITEHORSE TO MOOSE CREEK CAMPGOUND STEWART CROSSINGWe were all up early hitched up and out of the park before 930AM. The day is a little cooler and cloudier than weve become used to but so far the predicted rain has
Tags: Travel, Whitehorse, Tuktoyaktuk


Gold miners lament

These narrows on the Yukon River look tame after the installation of two dams. But in the 1890s they were impassible and stymied gold seekers trying to reach Whitehorse to journey on Dawson City.Its in the 80s and the group is stressing the parks pow
Tags: Travel, Whitehorse, Yukon River, Dawson City


Day 8 Whitehorse to Tok

Day 8 Whitehorse to Tok Whitehorse is connected to the history of the Klondike Gold Rush and the commerce on the Yukon River. We almost hate to say goodbye but onward and northward it is. We have a short day of travel and pick up an hour as we ente
Tags: Travel, Whitehorse, Yukon River, Tok Whitehorse


Day 7 Liard to Whitehorse

Day 7 Liard to Whitehorse We expected so see woodland buffalo as soon as we left our overflow campsite which was surprisingly full but we traveled 20 or so miles with nothing. Then suddenly there were 2 buffalo right by the side of the road. There
Tags: Travel, Whitehorse, Liard


Ride to Tuktoyaktuk, Canada: Part One

It’s Done. Whew! I’m standing in the water of the Beaufort Sea in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada. The Arctic Ocean! Photo Matt de Bourcier The water is so cold I start to feel the chill of it in my feet coming through the thus far, excellent quality insulation in my Sidi Adventure 2 boots. They’ve proven a huge asset over the 5000 kilometers (3100 miles) I’ve ridden to arrive here at this beautiful, ice-encrusted, rocky shoreline. These same boots held back the water of the Pacifi...
Tags: Canada, United States, Alaska, Motorcycles, San Diego, Vancouver, North America, Pacific Ocean, Alberta, Arctic Circle, Harley Davidson, Mother Nature, Northwest Territories, Epic Adventures, Kawasaki, Greg


16 Best Cities to Visit in Canada

Canada is a very unique country. It is vast — the second largest country in size in the world. Yet it is very sparsely populated. Its cities range from large, cosmopolitan cities like Toronto in Ontario to small outposts such as Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory. Many of the best cities to visit
Tags: Travel, Toronto, Canada, Ontario, Whitehorse


Into the Yukon Wild: Johnsgaard Retires from Skiing at 25

Former Canadian World Cup skier Knute Johnsgaard snaps a photo during a canoe trip. (Courtesy photo) One hundred and fifty kilometers from the city of Whitehorse, if you are adventurous enough to hike through the troves of white spruce and over the two mountain passes to get there, you may come across Knute Johnsgaard’s family trapline. Traverse the 100 square kilometers of land where his family holds the rights to trap, and you may even catch a glimpse of Johnsgaard himself. Johnsgaard, a ...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Sweden, Interviews, France, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Holland, Quebec, Patterson, Yukon, Harvey


Beatty Caps Season with 160 k Arctic Circle Race Victory

Northern lights at camp on one of two nights during the 2018 Arctic Circle Race in Greenland. (Photo: Arctic Circle Race) Canada’s Dahria Beatty closed out her World Cup season with the rest of her international-racing peers on March 18 in Falun, Sweden. After three straight days of races, the 24-year-old Whitehorse, Yukon, native finished World Cup Finals in 54th overall. Five days later, she endured a three-day 160-kilometer classic race in Greenland, 65 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle....
Tags: Europe, General, News, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Other, Marathons, Greenland, Beatty, Iceland, Alberta, Arctic Circle, Seefeld


Table Tennis Venue in Whitehorse

Hi Alois, We have made some progress with our application to get a Table Tennis Facility in Whitehorse. We have been sent an email at very short notice asking us for input into their Indoor Sports Facility Feasibility Study. As we would like it to include Table Tennis it is important to get as many Table Tennis players to complete the Whitehorse Council's online survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhitehorseIndoorSportsFacilityFeasibilityStudy The survey will need to be done as soon as po...
Tags: Sport, Whitehorse, Whitehorse Council


What to Wear on a Northern Lights Trip

Do you know what to wear on a Northern Lights trip? The right clothing can make or break Mother Nature’s spectacle in the sky especially on a winter trip when temperatures can dip to -25°C and below. If your teeth are chattering and you can only think about how cold you are, I guarantee you will be hard-pressed to enjoy the Northern Lights experience. The Northern Lights never stayed still – dancing and swaying for a solid hour in the Yukon I’ve had the privilege of seeing the Northern Lights...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Patagonia, Michelin, Northern Lights, Outdoor Clothing, Banff National Park, Saskatchewan, Whitehorse, Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray Alberta, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Manitoulin Island, Leigh McAdam, Newland, Travel & Safety Tips


Riding Canada’s Arctic: an Adventure Ride from Dawson to Tuktoyaktuk

O n June 11th this year I will set out from Dawson City, Yukon on a 1000 mile motorcycle adventure. There is so much to look forward to seeing and experiencing on this trip. I’ve been meticulously planning it for months now and travelling in this part of the world at this particular time is going to be a unique experience. The planned route will take me north across the Canadian tundra to a remote hamlet of 900 people living on the coast of the Arctic Ocean called Tuktoyaktuk . Tuck...
Tags: Facebook, Mexico, US, Features, Canada, Motorcycles, Ducati, Arctic, Metallica, South America, North America, Ewan McGregor, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Hudson, Molson


Alaska musher Allen Moore wins Yukon Quest sled dog race

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 60-year-old Alaska musher has won the 2018 Yukon Quest sled dog race. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Two Rivers musher Allen Moore reached the finish line in Whitehorse, Yukon, at about 8 a.m. local time. The victory was Moore’s third in the 1,000-mile (1,610-kilometer) race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Hans […]
Tags: News, Alaska, Moore, Whitehorse, Whitehorse Yukon, Yukon Quest, FAIRBANKS Alaska AP, Nation & World, Allen Moore


Arcade Fire Leads 2018 Juno Nominees [FULL LIST]

The Arcade Fire, Jessie Reyez and the late Gordon Downie were among the top nominees for the 2018 Juno Awards.  Arcade Fire landed nods for album of the year and alternative album of the year for “Everything Now” and also picked up nominations for Single of the Year, Group of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year. Singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez was hot on the heels with four picks, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, Fan Choice and Video of th...
Tags: Music, Virginia, Canada, Vancouver, Drake, Steve, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Celine Dion, Shawn Mendes, Bruce Houghton, Whitehorse, Michael Buble, Rogers Arena


Dog teams depart Fairbanks for start of Yukon Quest race

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — More than two dozen mushers and their packs of dogs began the long, frigid race through Alaska’s wilderness, aiming to be the first to reach the finish line in Whitehorse in Canada’s northern Yukon Territory. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the dog teams started the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) Yukon Quest International Sled […]
Tags: News, Canada, Alaska, Whitehorse, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, FAIRBANKS Alaska AP, Nation & World, Yukon Quest International Sled


Monday Rundown: Browne 2-for-2 at MSA Trials; Johnsgaard Wins Skiathlon

The women’s 15 k skiathlon podium on Monday at NorAm trials at Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec, with Cendrine Browne (c) of the Pierre-Harvey National Training Centre (CNEPH) and Canadian U25 Team in first, Anne-Marie Comeau (l) of Laval University in second, and Dahria Beatty (Alberta World Cup Academy/Canadian World Cup Team) in third. (Photo: Cross Country Canada/Instagram) NorAm Trials (Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec): 15/30 k skiathlons Cendrine Browne won the women’s 15-kilometre skiathlon in 43:01....
Tags: General, News, Sport, Canada, Racing, Williams, Skiing, Brazil, Beatty, Ccc, National Team, Zoe Williams, Whitehorse, Browne, Pyeongchang, Comeau


Monday Rundown: U.S. Nationals; MSA NorAm Trials

Reese Hanneman (APU) after winning the men’s 1.6 k classic sprint final on Monday, the last day of 2018 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Anchorage, Alaska. U.S. Cross Country Championships (Anchorage, Alaska): Classic sprint Caitlin Patterson did it. With a classic-sprint win on Monday, she successfully capped off an undefeated 2018 U.S. Cross Country Championships, as the top American woman in all four races over the past week in Anchorage, Alaska. Patterson, of the Craftsbury Green Racin...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Racing, Williams, Skiing, Brazil, Finland, Beatty, Ccc, Patterson, Miller, Joensuu, National Team


Welcome to 2018 With New Employment and Labour Law Rules and Obligations Across Canada

Welcome to 2018 and a load of new employment and labour law rules and obligations across Canada. As most of you already know, a number of new or amended laws and regulations came into effect on January 1 or will come into force later in 2018 across Canada, including marijuana legalization and higher minimum wages in Ontario, Alberta and other jurisdictions. Here is a brief reminder of the new or amended rules you need to be aware of and implement to ensure compliance. Federal/National (applicab...
Tags: Justice, Law, Senate, Canada, Atlantic, New Brunswick, Labour, House Of Commons, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Human Resources, Bill, Employment law, Quebec, Alberta, Cabinet


2017: A Year in Photography

2017 was an odd year for me. It was the least amount I have traveled since I started traveling full time in 2007. I “only” stepped foot in 14 countries this year. I did make the most of it as I visited 27 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites this year (plus 1 that was added this year which I previously visited). I also managed to visit over a dozen National Park Service sites in the US on various domestic trips I took. Photography wise, I launched the Travel Photography Academy, which is my online t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Texas, Sweden, Congress, France, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, National Parks, Gaza