Haines Junction

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    Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by David Hatherly

    Calls to Action

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action task all sectors of Canadian society to make changes that will affect “the way things are done” between First Nations people and non-First Nation Canadians. The TRC came about as a... more

    Nov 9, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Ruth Lawrence

    All Kinds of Bargains

    It’s autumn and time for the thrift shop in Haines Junction to ramp up again for winter. Dozens and dozens of bags of used clothing and housewares have been dropped off in the last month at the back door of St. Christopher’s Church. Local women... more

    Oct 26, 2016

    St Christopher's Church

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Ruth Lawrence

    Hidden Treasure in Haines Junction

    Another successful year has ended for the local gallery in Haines Junction. For the last five years, the gallery has been housed in the basement of St. Christopher’s Church. It started when Lynn De Brabandere, the minister, was having coffee with... more

    Sep 15, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

    Hands-On Haute Couture in the Junction

    From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... more

    Aug 11, 2016

    Da Ku Cultural Centre

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    Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Lacey Hebert

    Passion for Fashion

    Evelyn Koh wanted a reason to stay in Haines Junction. She worked for years in Whitehorse, at the college and for the Yukon government. She also did carpentry and design work. For a while, she traveled back-and-forth between Whitehorse and... more

    Jul 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Wanderers Inn

    A Place to Wander… and A Place to Stay

    You can’t beat the price: $35 for a bed, $80-$95 for the private couple/family room or $25 for a place to pitch your tent, including free internet and parking, access to all the facilities, kitchen, shower, piano, and guitars. more

    Jan 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Douglas MacRae

    Making Plans for the Midnight Sun

    “I’m counting down the days,” says Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival president, Robbyn Chiles. With tickets on sale now, it’s a reasonable time to start counting. And rumour has it this year’s lineup could be the festival’s best yet. more

    Dec 24, 2015


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    Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Amelia Merhar

    Biking Whitehorse to Haines Junction

    Welcome to the first of four articles on beginner bike touring around the Yukon. I’ll share a rundown of trips and some tips, as well as the official judgment from my quads, on which hills are the absolute worst. I’m a musician, not an athlete. more

    May 21, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Mike Evans

    Always About Game Day

    When Kari Johnston worked as a camp cook, she learned to observe people silently as they tucked into their grub. “It’s easy to watch what people are eating when everything’s free, and you can just make a whole bunch of food ... more

    May 7, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Silke Gade

    Dieter Gade - On Air and On the Map

    When Dieter Gade worked for a big TV station in Germany, he had no inkling he would one day manage a radio station in a semi-remote corner of Canada’s Yukon. Gade and his wife, Silke, were both engineers in their home country. more

    Apr 9, 2015

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    Bruce and Deb Bergman at the 2010 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass festival Photo Courtesy of Lenore Morris

    Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival Returns to the Junction

    The summer of 2015 will see the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, which went on temporary hiatus last year, returning to its old stomping grounds in Haines Junction. more

    Jan 15, 2015

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    Shifting Gears

    Changes are in the works for the Haines-to-Haines bike relay more

    Jun 5, 2014

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    Haines Junctions' Baker Goes Old School

    Dave Thompson can't say no to the Village Bakery & Deli, and he's looking to provide a bread service to Haines Junction. more

    May 29, 2014

    Village Bakery and Deli

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    Emergency Services Off the Beaten Track

    In Whitehorse, the hospital is usually mere minutes away from most corners of the city. However, in the Yukon communities, residents don't have that luxury. Fortunately, there is a support system. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are available... more

    Jan 16, 2014

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    Pop Into Haines Junction For Art With Soul

    Haines Junction may be too small to have a grocery store, but it has artists galore. Artists, craftspeople, photographers and writers all display and sell their work at the Village Local Art Gallery, which opened just last summer. more

    Aug 22, 2013

    St Christopher's Church

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    Relaying the Relay

    The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay turns 20 this year (2012). For all of those years, Ron McFadyen has worked dedicatedly in the background, radio in hand, to make the event a success. more

    May 24, 2012

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    Destruction Bay; Season Opener

    The warm weather a few weeks ago had us itching to plan a little motorcycle trip for our first free weekend in months. As it happened, that same weekend was the season opening for the Destruction Bay Lodge. The owner, ever a busy host, brought in a more

    Jun 23, 2011

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    To the Beat of a Northern Bakery

    Pat McKenna takes a cook's tour of famous, infamous and soon-to-be-famous Yukon chefs. With dancing, folk singing and lots of great music entertainment, the Village Bakery in Haines Junction pumps out a wide variety of products to a decidedly... more

    Aug 6, 2009

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    Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Jean-Christophe Demers

    A Cure for Those Camping Time Blues

    Whether it's the weather or the yard work, some commitment on the weekend or the fact that you have family coming to visit in a week and you have to finish the trim in the spare room, some weekends you just can't get out camping. more

    Sep 2, 2008

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    Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Jean-Christophe Demers

    Federal Campground is Nice, Too

    The Kathleen Lake Campground is a federal campground that lies just inside the borders of the Kluane National Park: a "World Heritage Site" and home of Mount Logan. more

    Jul 4, 2008

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