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Issue: 2017-06-14, ILLUSTRATION: Shauna Jones

The cancan that began as an 1830s dance craze in Paris was a direct revolt against the rules imposed by men, society, press, clergy and narrow-minded citizens. From the beginning the cancan was a statement, and it became a symbolic statement... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Sarah Conners

Anna Taylor spent this winter stitching the stories of Dawson City women. In March, the Halifax-based textile artist completed a month-long residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. There, her embroidery practice focused on Dawson’s... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Association franco-yukonnaise

Voilà maintenant dix ans que le gouvernement du Yukon a proclamé le 15 mai, la journée de la francophonie yukonnaise, un geste fort mettant en avant l’histoire des franco-canadiens du territoire. En effet, les premières personnes parlant français... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Illustration: Shauna Jones

On November 28, 1891, the New York Sun dedicated a full page to the cancan. Titled "Eccentric Paris Dance," the article highlights Paris cancan stars of the day who describe intricate cancan dance moves. After the two decades of being attacked in... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Conrad Boyce

When Michael Heney was just 14, he ran away from the family farm in the Ottawa Valley to work for an uncle who was building a portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) near Georgian Bay. His father quickly dragged him home to finish his... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-04-05, Illustration: Shauna Jones

During the 1890s, the United States was a melting pot of entertainment - and vaudeville became the perfect vehicle to showcase this wealth of diversity. From New York to Victoria, B.C., vaudeville reigned supreme as the most popular entertainment in more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-25, Illustration: Shauna Jones

Although the cancan made its North American debut with Offenbach’s opera Orpheus of the Underworld in 1861, it wasn’t until it appeared in the first American musical that the cancan became a true phenomenon in North America. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

Organizers for the Christmas Eve Pageant Photo Shoot were on edge as October 2 dawned. Would there be a lot of snow on the Bonanza Road sites where the pictures were to be taken? Would it be too cold that day? Would there be enough sunlight to get... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In just about two-and-a-half months the nomination dossier for the Tr’ondëk/Klondike World Heritage Site will be sent to Paris, France, to UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. It will be evaluated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-07

About the same time as I was reading Elle Wild’s very entertaining mystery novel, Strange Things Done, I happened to watch a discussion between best selling novelists Stephen King and Lee Child. Part of the discussion was about settings, and Child... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Whitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid walker. He has explored many trails in and around Whitehorse. He believes he has found a city trail which could become an exciting historic walk. Today at Miles Canyon, just above the parking lot on... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-10-26

There is a crack at the base of the Yukon River, a portal to the the underworld. It lays just above Miles Canyon at the deepest part of the mighty Yukon River and has seen ice ages come and go; the birth of mountains, the carving of canyons, the... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2016-10-26, Illustration: by Shauna Jones

It’s difficult to think of the cancan as being a dance-craze, like the Fox Trot, the Charleston and other dances fashioned after animal antics, but that’s exactly what it was. Working-class Paris dancehalls like the Chaumiere began to admit... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-09-29

Though best known for his 15 collections of verse (a term he preferred to poetry in reference to his own work) Robert Service also wrote novels. Between 1909 and 1927, he produced some genre material: adventure, mystery, science fiction and horror. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

Today, Sid and I are on the hunt for an unusual piece in his collection. As we sift through antiques after antiques, we come across a bellows. A bellows pumps air, and they are commonly known to be hand-held devices used to stoke small fires... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Once upon a time there were quite a few Jews in the Klondike. They arrived with the other gold rush stampeders. There were enough of them that they established their own graveyard. But the Jewish presence in Dawson City nearly vanished after the... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each year the Klondike Visitors Association works with the Writers’ Trust of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Dawson Community Library to put on the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour during the week before Discovery Days. more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Don your best Victorian era dress and get ready to be transported back to the late 19th century for the Yukon Historical & Museums Association’s (YHMA) third annual Charity Croquet Tournament. After a successful turnout last year, YHMA will once... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Rick Massie

School’s out for the summer, which means that summer camp is IN! An exciting new day camp is taking centre-stage this year in Whitehorse – specifically, it is taking the stage at the Frantic Follies Theatre, home to the Frantic Follies vaudeville... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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