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    Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

    An Evolution of Music and Friendship

    It was 30 years ago, but Andrea McColeman still remembers what Lucie Desaulniers was wearing the first time they got together to jam: neon leggings and a fitness headband (à la Olivia Newton John) propping up her permed ‘do. more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: A. Smith

    Writing as a Full Time Profession

    James Bernard MacKinnon, commonly bylined as J.B. MacKinnon, will be coming to the Yukon from Vancouver to be the Yukon Public Libraries’ choice as a travelling writer to visit a number of communities during the Yukon Writers’ Festival taking... more

    May 3, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Serge Michaud

    Women in Whitehorse - Part 1

    Brettanie Deal-Porter is the program coordinator for Special Olympics Yukon, the Yukon's branch of an international organization devoted to making sports accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities. It’s a job that Deal-Porter has... more

    Apr 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Terrence Cory Shorty

    Carpentry is Not Just for the Guys

    This is the story of a carpenter. If you did not see the accompanying photo, you can be excused for imagining it is about a man because, with a few exceptions, this trade is dominated by men. Katelyn Dawson is one of those exceptions, and she is al more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

    Connecting Our Mind with Our Body

    In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Janice Cliff

    Less is Definitely More

    Dawson City did not have burlesque in its repertoire until long-time local resident Rachel Wiegers decided to take up (or off, as the case may be) the mantle and bring it to town. Wiegers says her journey towards burlesque started when she was... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Programmers Work Miracles

    Oh what a wonderful time we live in. If you are in a strange, new city and need to know where the best coffee is served, there is an app for that. Just touch your smartphone. If you need to know if those noodles are gluten-free, well, the package... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Rick Massie

    “Build the strength of your people”

    Al Cushing may be leaving, but he’s not going anywhere. When he steps into retirement at the end of this month, one aspect of the Yukon Arts Centre’s evolution during his nine years at the helm pleases Cushing the most. more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Teresa Kozakewich

    Cooking Up a Career

    Teresa Kozakewick grew up in Alberta. Raised by a father who had a passion for food, she had always been drawn to cooking. She enjoyed watching her dad cook on special occasions. Now her passion has become a career path. After moving to the Yukon... more

    Mar 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Marc Atkinson

    Finding a New Way Home

    From Tomaso Albinoni to Django Reinhardt, by way of Led Zeppelin? It’s all part of guitarist Marc Atkinson’s musical journey. The 48-year-old Atkinson grew up on B.C.’s relatively remote Quadra Island, without YouTube, or even television, but with... more

    Mar 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

    A Pioneering Memoir to Keep the Brew True

    “This is how you want to talk about your beers — with pride and a bit of humour too — and to do that, you have to produce beers that you’re proud of.” --Excerpt from Brewing Revolution by Frank Appleton more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Tuomas Romu, Naval Architect at Aker Arctic

    A Yukoner at Heart with a Lot to Give

    Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

    She's Been Bitten

    It was the promise of bannock that first lured Melaina Sheldon into the orbit of Gwaandak Theatre in 2010. The Teslin-born actor, writer and arts administrator had just returned to the Yukon after studying and working in British Columbia. That's... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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