The best thing about living in the north is the beautiful Northern lights, the way they dance in the sky, so many colours above us, coming out at night so silent moving around the distant stars like an obstacle course, fading into darkness. In Whitehorse we also have a lot of hills and mountainous areas. Some you could see faintly and most just stand out, higher than the clouds, gigantic and monstrous. More powerful than the sky it seems and sometimes more powerful than me. Animals big or small, standing out or hiding, animals are amazing creatures no matter where you're at. Bears, elk, moose, caribou, and many others that can compare and hard to name.
Posted by 24387 on 2/12/08; 10:02:20 AM
from the Brittany dept.
The best things about living in the north are lots of rivers and clean lakes to swim in, good water and fresh air.
We have good clean campgrounds and the fish here are bigger than the ones in the south. The pike here are really big. Also we have a lot of wild animals to see. We also have 4 months of 24 hr daylight. We also have some fun places to hang out. We have a paint ball arena,sports facility and some good skate shops. We also have a dirt bike park and have good trails to hike or bike down and they usually lead to lakes.
The northern lights are beautiful. The big mountains and valleys are beautiful too. Another thing is there's a natural hot spring and a rock climbing wall. We also have a snowboard mountain called Mt.Sima.
Posted by 24220 on 2/12/08; 9:38:36 AM
from the Kasey dept.
The best things about living in the north are the snow, wildlife, scenery, and Rendezvous.
I love the snow and to me it`s the best! That`s because before I moved to the Yukon I had lived in Vancouver and those surrounding areas, and all they ever got down there was rain! Besides even if they did get snow it would melt and turn to slush. Believe me it isn`t very fun to play in slush!
Something you almost always see in the Yukon is wildlife. For example if you drive to Atlin or up the Alaska Highway you`ll see moose, bears, caribou, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, grouse (very stupid birds), wolves, and once in a while a porcupine or two.
The first thing you`ll notice about the Yukon if you ever visit here is the scenery, it`s almost everywhere! I mean it`s even outside our classroom window. It`s a very pretty view in the morning, looking at the mountains. Sometimes in the morning behind the mountains the sky is a vibrant pink mixed with orange.
Every year around February we have Rendezvous. At Rendezvous there are many activities and tasty treats. Some things you see are lots of cold people, cancan girls, contests for all ages, games and la tier (A syrup poured on clean snow and put on a Popsicle stick. So good!) There`s one more thing I love about the north is at Rendezvous there is a person who goes around in a truck with a jail cell in the cab and if you don`t have a garter on then you get put in the cell and driven around.
Posted by 26595 on 2/12/08; 9:37:27 AM
from the Breanna dept.
The best thing about the north is that we can go snowboarding at Mt.Sima. It hasn't been open for a long time but it might open soon. There is this hill that I can go snowboarding at which has a big rail on it.
Another thing I like doing is to go ski-dooing. Last year I got a new ski-doo. I think I only got stuck 2 or 3 times all winter.
I also enjoy dirt biking at the dirt bike track in the summer. I like biking the most because I am really good at it and there are a lot of places to go biking.
I hope you guys have a good time here.
Posted by 24462 on 2/12/08; 9:32:22 AM
from the Aaron dept.
The best thing about the north is that we get lots of snow . I like the snow because we can snowboard, play hockey, slide, and snow soccer. Some other things that I like about the winter are tackle football and snow fights. The animals that we have in the winter are caribou, porcupine, ravens, magpies, wolves, and foxes . The animals that we get in the summer are bears, beavers, moose, coyotes, frogs, salmon, trout, grayling, and dollies.
Posted by 23994 on 2/12/08; 9:30:27 AM
from the Dustin dept.
I think the best thing about living in the north is that you can hunt for moose and caribou. We have a lot of snow. we can go sledding a lot and we can go skidooing.
We have bush planes and we can go hiking. After we hunt moose and caribou, we eat them. During the summer we can go to fish camp. While we are there, we learn how to catch fish in a fish net and how to cut a fish.
We play a lot of sports and I love to play basketball.
Posted by 29006 on 2/12/08; 9:26:45 AM
from the dept.
One of the best things about Whitehorse is that it is not too big of a city and it's quiet. I like to wait up sometimes and see the northern lights. I also like how it snows a lot up here so we can shovel snow to make some extra money. But I don't like the winter so much as I like the summer. My friends and I have water gun fights a lot in the summer. We have a lot of animals here in the Yukon, like moose and caribou. Lots of people like to hunt animals for food as well.
Posted by 24463 on 2/5/08; 10:05:11 AM
from the Khang dept.
The best things about the north are we have clean air, clean water, mountains, and lots of trees. We also have clean lakes and lots of snow. We have fun places to go and cool places to hang out. We have soccer, hockey, basketball, and volleyball. We can ski, snowboard, go sledding, and have snowball fights. In the winter and in the summer we can skate, bike, roller skate around town or somewhere and have water gun fights. We also donít have many people in the north. We also have the Northern Lights which are cool and stunning to look at.
Posted by 24394 on 2/5/08; 10:04:21 AM
from the Alexander dept.
The best of living in the north is that you can go hiking for 2 min. and you're in the wild with the birds and moose, bears, caribou,and fish in the streams. I like the north because you're in the middle of nowhere. Hi people from Kingston, the north welcomes you.
Posted by 28542 on 2/5/08; 10:02:06 AM
from the Brad dept.
The first best thing about The Yukon is that itís cold. That is good because we laugh at the people who live in the southern parts of Canada. Most people in the south are like, ďItís -2 and itís freezing down here!Ē Then most people up here are like, ďHa Ha, itís -45 up here and itís warm!Ē Another thing that is good about The Yukon is that we donít have that many people. Thatís a good thing because weíre never in giant crowds. The only place that is crowded is Wal-Mart. Thereís another thing about The Yukon that is good and that is our wildlife. Our wildlife has ducks, geese, wolves, foxes, coyotes, moose, caribou, ravens, seagulls, and a lot of different kinds of fish and bears. We also have the Yukon River. I should probably wrap this up soon so Iíll write about one more thing like our clean water. Our water is some of the cleanest in Canada because we donít have as many people. This means we donít have as many cars, so we donít have as much pollution, so we have cleaner water and air, so we have a cleaner environment. So thatís the last of me talking.
Posted by 24384 on 2/5/08; 9:42:00 AM
from the Thomas dept.
The best thing about living in the North is the Northern lights. They come in many different colours and they move so silently in the sky but the legend my grandpa told me was if you whistle at them and tease them they will come and take your soul. We have a Paintball Yukon. Itís just a paint ball course that has all the terrain of the Yukon but still has normal paint ball equipment.Itís awesome! We have a wide range of mountains/hills. Very many you can see from your backyard and some you just see faintly. Most of the time we have clear blue sky so you can them a lot easier. There are a lot of different animals.Caribou, Moose, Raven, Eagle, Salmon , Elk, Fox, Lynx, Bison, and Wolf, Thereís a lot more! We hunt a lot of them for fur, horns and hide. We use them all for different things like hats, coats, boots, and trims. The horns we can carve and do a lot of things with them like hanging them and making stuff with them. Hide has so many things you can do with it.
Posted by 24573 on 2/5/08; 9:35:32 AM
from the Roslyn dept.
It was a dark and windy night when suddenly I found myself in my dad's body driving the four wheeler to Chase's house to write a newspaper article on the game Halo 3. I started talking to myself, "What questions I will ask about the game? Will I play two player on story mode? Will I ask questions about the game like how many types of bad aliens are there in the game? And how do they kill you? I already know they get guns and some can stick to the roof." When I got there Chase was already playing Halo. He gradually looked over at a remote, turned it on and handed it to me. Suddenly the screen split and I was an alien but not an evil alien but a good alien. The game was so fun that we killed each other by accident. Suddenly I found myself in my own body at the breakfast table eating Frosted Flakes.
Posted by 24395 on 11/9/07; 9:21:16 AM
from the David dept.
Takhini is a great school, but there are some disadvantages. First, the mouse on these computers only has one click. This might not be that bad but it makes everything boring. Number two, all the computers are really slow. The teachers are .... nice.... Most people in this school are really nice. You should think about going to this school because it is really cool. You can't listen to your ipod and mp3 in the school and you're not allowed to wear hats and stuff in school.
In this school you get more gym time than most other schools in Yukon. But in gym. we don't get to do free time too much like on Tuesdays we have fitness. In this school we get cool stuff too like if you're in grade 5 and 6, you get to get swimming lessons and Polar Games. If you're in grade 7, you get Skills Canada. This is where every Tuesday a group of people go after lunch to the Skills Canada building to make paddles, bird houses and more. On Thursdays we get options where we get to go in cooking, art and more.
If you want to go to this school, you can but let me warn you this school has its up and some downs.
Posted by 24463 on 11/9/07; 9:15:13 AM
from the Khang dept.
I woke up and decided that I should just keep on laying in bed until my sister yelled at me to get up again. My room was surprisingly dark but that only succeeded in making me fall asleep faster. I woke up again to find Erin, (my baby sister) squealing in my ear with drool rushing down her face. I laughed then asked her, ďWhy are you in my room, you little weirdo?Ē Of course she didnít answer but it was only then that I realized that that wasnít my voice! It was my momís! I almost screamed but then just came to the conclusion that my voice was just messed up and I must still be really tired. But Erin did really have to get out of my room, she was going to probably shake Tipperís (my bird) cage-if she hadnít already! I jumped up and looked around. This was not my room! What was going on! Liv (my sister) yelled something downstairs then I realized that I had a bathroom attached to my room...if I really was in my momís room. I ran to it, let out a low whistle and said, ďWhat has happened!? Am I at Hogwarts or something?Ē I picked up Erin and went downstairs to find my lunch kit lying on the island. I packed it and unlike my mother, remembered to put a pill in for Hayleyís-my ankle. She always forgets, and it hurts my ankle when she does. I went over and put Erin in her highchair. Next I grabbed a yogurt and attempted to cut some bread to make toast for her. The results were pitiful but it worked all the same. The next thing I knew Liv and me (the other me) were yelling, ďBye! Iíll see you after work/school!Ē, and the door shut behind them. Molly trotted over to me and barked. She obviously hadnít been fed. I left Erin with the toast and yogurt (a big mistake) and gave Molly her kibble, I also gave her two pepperoni sticks to go with the unsightly food. I returned to Erin not even 5 minutes later and discovered what a mess a little almost 2 year old baby could make in the matter of a few minutes. I guess I would have to clean that up too. After I had gathered up enough courage to touch the gooey food with a pair of oven mitts on my hands, it was almost 9:30am. After I tried to clean Erinís chair (and her) it was probably around 10:15 or so, but that didnít matter much-I was already trying to get back to sleep . But Erin, being the little angel she is, made staying up inevitable. I went down stairs and turned on my TV. I had a bag of chips beside me, a baby and dog drooling over the food I was too mean to share. Not much was on at this time of day I realized, so I went into Hayleyís room and took out my bird. He had no clue what was going on and he tried to fly out the window with limited success. He couldnít fly too fast (thankfully) but he did end up scaring Molly away (the big chicken that she is) and Erin was sent into hysterical baby laughter. Meanwhile I managed to get Tipper on my finger and back into his cage. After that I gave up on trying to get him to recognize me, after all, I was my mom. I spent pretty much the rest of the morning trying to figure out what my mom did. My dad was out in camp so I couldnít ask him for help (not that Iíd really want to, it would make him suspicious) but I couldnít anyway. I took Molly out for a long walk and came back to find that Erin had been left alone for about 45 minutes, I felt horrible. Not only did I have to sit through her screaming and crying but I knew she actually had a reason for it. Today, I decided, was not going well. I grabbed a random book and started reading but that didnít keep me busy for long. How did my mom stay at home every day of every week like this? I was so bored! There was nothing to do in this house! Then I remembered my Laptop, Tigre-I had named it when it gave me the option to name my computer. I raced into Hayley-my bedroom and sat down on my comfy little black computer chair and started to randomly look up stuff. Then I started to look at real-estate here in Whitehorse and decided that my family should buy another house. By the time I had ripped myself away from Tigre it was well past 1:00pm and I realized that I should phone someone and ask if anything strange was going on in their household. The first person I could think of was to phone Breanna-she was probably the only one that would believe me if she was really there and not at school. I picked up the phone and dialed the number but I wasnít sure I wanted to make a fool of my mom on the phone with her (possibly her) parents so I hung up. I couldnít tell you where the time went but I guess it had to go in a hurry because pretty soon it was 3:00pm and then I realized that I wouldnít even see myself until about 8:00pm. I was going over to Breannaís today after school! Then of course there was Girls' Club which I wouldnít want to miss so Iíd be lucky if I even got a glimpse of me in the whole of this messed up day. Liv came home and we talked for awhile about her job and how it was sooo hard then she got a phone call and disappeared down stairs. Later she asked, ďWhatís for dinner mom? Iím starving!Ē I hesitated before saying ,ď Oh I was just thinking about a make it yourself sort of dinner tonight.Ē She groaned and then went off to her boyfriendís house for dinner. Night was finally here! Well sort of... I turned on the TV once again after answering the phone, Caitlin had called looking for me. It was weird talking to some one and saying that you were gone....I fed Molly and Erin again and I had a bite to eat myself. I came to the conclusion that I really didnít want to see me-I mean Hayley. It would just be weird. Anyways, I put Erin away on her nice little crib and attempted to lift Molly up two flights of stairs, this was a bad idea. I put out my momís back. I retired early that night partly because I wanted to see if I would be the same tomorrow or if I would be me. I didnít fall asleep easily though. I kept thinking about what it was like to be my mother, she had to find a way to keep herself busy whereas us kids complained after not being able to do something for a few hours. She didnít really have a break from looking after Erin either. Molly is practically the same as well. It really must be hard to have kids, babies, adults and even a dog to look after all by herself- especially when my dad isnít able to escape work and help out around the house. The next day I woke up myself and said thank you to my mother for no real reason, she only smiled and looked at me funny but still.
Posted by 28037 on 11/6/07; 10:10:34 AM
from the Hayley dept.
Many of your friends and you think that I just swallowed your little old granny whole, but that`s where you are wrong... What I actually did was boil her in a pot of hot water with a pinch of salt, two sticks of celery, one peeled and chopped onion, five chopped carrots and a dash of parsley. After I added the ingredients I left your granny to boil for 25 minutes and cleaned up. After she was done boiling, I cut her up into bite size pieces and had a delicious supper of granny stew, mashed mice and rabbit salad.
Wolfard D. Wolf
I`ll send some left overs your way.
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Posted by Cam on 9/21/07; 8:58:11 AM
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