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(CBC)   While North America is shedding jobs, more people than ever required in the Yukon. Canadian government recommends you bring your driver's license so you can remember what sex you are when stuff freezes off   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2008-12-05 05:43:28 PM  
Gender.
 
2008-12-05 05:48:01 PM  
I'm headed south to the Yukon here in two weeks. Wanted to go somewhere warmer for a little vacation.
 
2008-12-05 06:17:34 PM  

Atvar: I'm headed south to the Yukon here in two weeks. Wanted to go somewhere warmer for a little vacation


Yeah, I used to live in Inuvik, and when folks from YK would visit, we'd refer to them as 'Southerners.'
 
2008-12-05 06:19:05 PM  

2wolves: Gender.


In English, nouns are the only thing that have 'genders.'
 
2008-12-05 06:42:33 PM  
Yukon isn't in North America?
 
2008-12-05 06:43:05 PM  

Atvar: I'm headed south to the Yukon here in two weeks. Wanted to go somewhere warmer for a little vacation.


I peed in the Yukon. I had to punch a hole in the ice, but I did.
In fact, I was stationed in Alaska, we got on a C-130.. and went NORTH..wtf? Galena and King Salmon. Talk about in the middle of nowhere.. ouch.

The azimuth/elevation of the satellites and the sat shots up there had them pointing damn near straight into the ground. Only had a signal for a few hours of the winter day.
 
2008-12-05 06:48:37 PM  
Before I was born my family moved from Arkansas to Illinois because that's where the jobs were. Every winter I joke I'm angry because warm and starving would be better than these cold Illinois winters. I can't even begin to imagine what I'd do if my family relocated to the Yukon. I think my "get the hell out of here" instinct would over-ride my "stay near my family" instinct.
 
2008-12-05 06:58:50 PM  
I'm waiting for the harvest in Northern California. They always need non-convict help.
 
2008-12-05 07:28:00 PM  
I love roughnecks. Maybe it's time to get to the Yukon.

/taking a mental health holiday from teaching when my contract is up this year.
//has nothing to do with students, but administration.
 
2008-12-05 08:15:20 PM  
People actually live there? I thought it was like caribou and bears
 
2008-12-05 08:16:31 PM  
What Canadian government?
 
2008-12-05 08:31:56 PM  

sirgrim: What Canadian government?


Win.
 
Ant
2008-12-05 08:42:00 PM  
Will be right there:
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2008-12-05 08:59:31 PM  
I'm actually planning on working out there this summer.

// I guess I'll bookmark this and return when I can get a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-12-05 09:58:47 PM  

DenisBergkamp: I'm actually planning on working out there this summer.


The Yukon must have some pretty badass treadmills if people move there just to work out.
 
2008-12-05 10:10:34 PM  
Odd. Whitehorse is warmer than Winnipeg according to the Weather Network. 18F vs 12F
 
2008-12-05 10:22:24 PM  

40below: Atvar: I'm headed south to the Yukon here in two weeks. Wanted to go somewhere warmer for a little vacation

Yeah, I used to live in Inuvik, and when folks from YK would visit, we'd refer to them as 'Southerners.'


Went and looked up Inuvik, found this:
[image from inuvik.ca too old to be available]

A conference centre above the Arctic circle? What are these people smoking?
/hot linked, unlike the weather there.
 
2008-12-05 10:30:09 PM  

ManicParroT: A conference centre above the Arctic circle? What are these people smoking?


It's the administrative hub of the western NWT. Lots of government money to fly people around for "conferences", and you're not gonna find motel rooms for 50 people, let alone 500, in MacPhoo or Paulatuk.

And someplace that's 800 miles of gravel on permafrost from anyone else ain't a bad place to spend some time, especially as it has a liquor store.

[image from history.com too old to be available]
 
2008-12-05 11:02:19 PM  
Just finished reading 'Roughing It' by Mark Twain. Ah, Virginia City. We hardly knew ye.

/enjoy the flush times
//here comes the bust
 
2008-12-05 11:15:58 PM  
I'm seriously considering going up to the Yukon soon. I work in construction and with the economy turning sour my job may be in trouble. Especially since my field (Concrete) usually means new builds or additions that tend to be a little more costly than renovating your guestroom or putting a bar in the basement.
 
2008-12-05 11:30:47 PM  
Do they need tigers?

/Not even remotely obscure.
 
2008-12-05 11:46:33 PM  
Whitehorse rocks!!
It's freaky when they call last call and its still daylight (nightlight?). Friggin' midnight sun! I stayed in a hotel room with no drapes. Good thing they had garbage bags!
 
2008-12-06 08:34:08 AM  
If ya got your CDL, then come on up.
They need you!

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2008-12-06 02:41:03 PM  
Yeah, I'm gonna stick with reliable CO weather.
\-7 yesterday, 55 today
 
2008-12-08 01:54:52 AM  
Holy shiat it was -7 in Golden yesterday? I don't think it got below about 25 in Boulder.
 
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