Yukon Careers

Yukon Careers

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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:

    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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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Jennifer Tyldesley

    Better When It's Bitter

    Jennifer Tyldesley has spent her life behind the controls of aeroplanes: in the Air Force, flying search and rescue and most recently for Air North. I imagine her in a crisp white shirt with epaulettes gleaming, watching the Klondike Valley sweep... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

    Like the Beauty of the Yukon? You’ll Love Hiking Japan

    Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    What happened to the kids, the class of 2009

    Spencer Sumanik graduated from Porter Creek Secondary in 2009 and is now studying to be an aerospace engineer in Ottawa. I am meeting Spencer at his parents’ home on the Hot Spring’s Road. He's home for the holidays, ”I am doing well and happy to... more

    Jan 25, 2017


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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Jerome Stueart

    This is Home

    Former Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: ... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Willie Jones III

    Banging on the sofa

    Willie Jones III isn't shy about crediting his late father, a renowned pianist from Los Angeles, with sparking his interest in jazz. "Even before I started school, he would take me to rehearsal with him and I would watch while he rehearsed... more

    Oct 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Learning to Fly Just Got Easier

    In a second-floor office of Alkan Air, there is a bulletin board that holds photos of pilots with their aircraft. The pilots are smiling – and a few of them are wet. “This is the First Solo Wall,” says Dan Rosen, Alkan Air flight training unit... more

    Aug 18, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

    Yukon’s First Lady of Physiotherapy

    Mentioning Yvonne Emson’s name can trigger a response like my neighbour’s: “Oh, she saved my life! My husband’s, too.” Physiotherapists are not in the business of saving lives, but for people with severe or chronic pain, getting the right... more

    Jul 7, 2016

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    Ready to Work, Ready to Shine

    The Yukon Association for Community Living is trying something they’ve never done before: they’re entering the film business. The organization has a mission is to advocate for, and support individuals with, developmental disabilities and their more

    May 5, 2016


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