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3 of My Favorite Things to Do in Alaska – USA Travel

Alaska, the northernmost state of the US and also the largest, is known by many as a cold place with little fun stuff to do but as you will find out by reading this post, there are tons of things to do in Alaska for adventure lovers. Out of all of these attractions, I definitely have a few favorites that everyone should try even if they don’t have much time to spend in the area. Trust me, you won’t regret it! Top Three Things To Do in Alaska 1. White Pass & Yukon Route Railway Take a ride o...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, US, Alaska, Whitehorse, Usa Travel, Skagway


"It's been really hard because I have been an ally for a long time and to be rejected this way is very painful."

Said Rob Mueller-Owens, quoted in "In interview, former Whitehorse staffer speaks publicly for the first time since altercation with student" (Capital Times)."The most painful thing about this besides being betrayed by the school district, the people I worked with — I believed in the agenda that [Madison school superintendent] Jennifer Cheatham and (district administrators) Alex Fralin and Nancy Hanks established for us, and I promoted it and worked toward it as hard as I could — is the leaders ...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Law, Seat, Madison, Whitehorse, School Board, Mary Burke, Ann Althouse, Cap Times, Carusi, Nancy Hanks, David Blaska, Capital Times, Caire, Blaska


Canada: Surface Rights And Access To Minerals - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In this decision, the Yukon Court of Appeal considered the applicability of Yukon mining legislation, and the ability of the City of Whitehorse to regulate or prohibit the mining of subsurface minerals under its planning, land use and development powers.
Tags: News, Canada, Mccarthy, Whitehorse, Yukon Court of Appeal


JUNO Award Winners 2019: The Full Winner List

The Juno Awards, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last weekend to celebrate Canada's annual biggest night if music. Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, the event featured 11 spectacular performances including Dance Recording of the Year winners Loud Luxury alongside the Western University Marching Band; emerging pop-singer and Breakthrough Artist of the Year bülow; Rock Album of the Year and Group of the Year winne...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, China, Vienna, Canada, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Beethoven, Jackie Chan, Bahamas, Vaughan, Cbc, Wilson, David Foster, Calvin Harris


McKeever, Wilkie capture Para-nordic gold, silver medals, respectively

SAPPORO, Japan — Canadians Brian McKeever and Natalie Wilkie captured Para-nordic World Cup medals Saturday.McKeever, of Canmore, Alta., and guide Graham Nishikawa, of Whitehorse, won the men’s 10-kilometre visually impaired event while Wilkie, 18, of Salmon Arm, B.C., claimed the silver medal in the women’s 7.5-kilometre standing classification.It marked the third straight day Canada had earned two medals.McKeever, 39, and Nishikawa finished in a time of 24 minutes 24.3 seconds."It was a good d...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Canada, Graham, Norway, Whitehorse, Natalie, Sapporo Japan, Wilkie, McKeever, Canmore Alta, Brian McKeever, Nishikawa, Brittany Hudak, Derek Zaplotinsky, Graham Nishikawa


"No charges against the positive behavior coach at Whitehorse middle school, says district attorney Ismael Ozanne...."

David Blaska says he's "not surprised," and...Neither are the mother and grandmother of the black 11-year-old girl who was supposedly manhandled by that white Madison educator. For different reasons.In a press conference closed to all but accredited news media, Ozanne stated: “I am aware of public narratives about this incident. Some members of our community have coupled this information with their own experience, drawing conclusions that are simply wrong.”...Afterwards, mother and grandmother t...
Tags: Law, Madison, Whitehorse, Cheatham, Ismael Ozanne, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, Blaska, Jennifer Cheatham, Ozanne


Whitehorse Daily Star won't print daily anymore

Whitehorse's oldest operating newspaper is tightening its belt, and cutting back on its publication schedule. The Whitehorse Daily Star, which for decades has been published every weekday, is ceasing its Tuesday and Thursday print editions.
Tags: News, Whitehorse, Whitehorse Daily Star


Yukon musher hoping to finish 2019 Iditarod with happy dogs

Marcelle Fressineau says she's looking forward to hitting the trail with her dogs in Alaska this weekend. This will be the Whitehorse musher's fourth and final time competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, an annual 1,600 kilometre race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Fressineau, who runs the adventure outfitting business Alayuk Adventures, has also competed in the Yukon Quest three times.
Tags: News, Alaska, Anchorage, Whitehorse, Marcelle Fressineau, Nome Alaska Fressineau, Alayuk Adventures


"As activists chanted, the Madison School Board left its usual meeting place in the auditorium of the Doyle Administration Building Monday night and finished the rest of its session in a conference room down the hall..."

"... and away from the public and reporters. The rest of the meeting was broadcast via live-stream video in the auditorium of the Doyle Administration Building. Security guards blocked entry into the conference room until the meeting ended and School Board members left the building.... Protests were led by Freedom Inc., the local social justice advocacy group that has been calling on the Madison Metropolitan School District to not renew its contract to have police officers in the city’s four mai...
Tags: Law, Madison, Whitehorse, School Board, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Freedom Inc, David Blaska, Madison Blaska, Blaska, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison School Board, Doyle Administration Building Security, Whitehorse Middle School, Rob Mueller Owens, Brandi Grayson


Whitehorse ski club wants to upgrade trails

The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club wants to put in a bid to host the Haywood national championships next year — but first, it'll need to upgrade the Mount McIntyre trails. The Haywoods would bring in more than 500 elite skiers along with coaches, team staff, families, and fans. In order to make it happen, the Whitehorse club has to upgrade some of its trails to meet certification standards of the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Tags: News, Whitehorse, Haywood, Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, Mount McIntyre, Haywoods


Yukon Quest's route shortened this year because of lack of snow

A lack of snow in Yukon has forced Yukon Quest race officials to make some changes to this year's route — shaving about 124 kilometres off the 1,600-kilometre sled dog race. Mushers will leave from Whitehorse on Feb. 2, and run to the first checkpoint at Braeburn. From there, they'll be trucked up the highway to the next checkpoint at Carmacks, where they'll get back on their sleds to resume racing as normal.
Tags: News, Yukon, Whitehorse, Carmacks


Extreme speed, crashes, high winds all part of 50th Alcan 200

The 50th annual Alcan 200 Snowmachine Road Rally went off over the weekend with the usual extreme speeds, tough weather conditions, crashes and mishaps associated with the event. Diana Lapham, who has been volunteering for the past 27 years, said she thinks it has the potential to become a much bigger event, but others are leery. Racer Donna Chambers of Whitehorse, waiting around for the race to start Saturday morning, said this is her third race.
Tags: News, Whitehorse, ALCAN, Diana Lapham, Donna Chambers


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