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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy Larrikin Entertainment

Never is a good time to do a one-woman show – that’s what actor Katherine McCallum used to think. But when Donald Trump was elected president in the U.S. last year, McCallum, who was looking for a new show to mount at The Courts in Riverdale... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I am sitting in the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Windhoek, Namibia, waiting for my fellow writers to show up. It is raining, and everybody is happy about that. Rain is a gift in Namibia; it is such a dry country and it rarely rains... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

My African friends think that Yukoners are cannibals. When I told them the story about the Sourtoe Cocktail I expected the usual reaction: laughter and amusement. But instead I got wide-open eyes and mouths asking me: “You did this?” they asked me... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

The cheetah appeared suddently, and instantly I was overcome with fear. I saw it walking slowly on the porch of the farm house. I froze and my heart was racing. “It must have come in from the wild,” I thought, “and now it will eat us.” There were... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of Speed Dating

“Don’t be shy,” my friends say. It’s so easy for them to say that, they are a happily married couple, I think and take a sip of my gin tonic. I am sitting at the Warehouse, a bar in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, and I am waiting for speed... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Elke Reinhauer

Murder, betrayal or New Year celebrations - these are the topics on the list. It is December 30 and we have to decide which story will be on the cover of tomorrow’s newspaper. Unfortunately, there will be blood leaking from the newspaper on New... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

There was a time in my life when my father called me a professional volunteer. Working for a handsome wage was much less of a priority in my youth. It started with summer camps, and continued to take me all over the world to share pieces of... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Rachelle Czerwinski

Off the southeast coast of Africa lies the beautiful island of Madagascar. While the children’s Madagascar movies paint a nice scenic picture of the island, there are serious issues taking place. Rachelle Czerwinski was born and raised in... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Ted Cowie

On July 12, a group of young Yukoners will step on the pitch in Sweden to represent the Yukon at an international soccer tournament. The Strikers, an under-16 men’s squad, will get their first taste of international competition at the Gothia Cup... more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

The following story was my submission for the 1994 Yukon Young Authors’ Conference. There, I got to work with acclaimed Canadian playwright Guillermo Verdeccia, who first sparked my interest in dramatic writing. more

Apr 2, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

Christmas and New Year's are fast approaching us here in the Yukon, and this weekend reminded me what a beautiful and magical place we live in. If Whitehorse was not beautiful enough, I just came home from driving 500 km through low-angle sun and fre more

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

Five months ago I left on an international exchange to Mozambique. Out of all the continents, Africa was the last one to strike off my checklist. I was the guy that felt like I had seen it all. Mr. Traveller: worldly, open-minded and easygoing. That more

Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

Mambo! Poa! Last week I explained Mambo. Poa is the proper response. Described to me as: Mambo = What's Up? Poa = It's cool. more

Aug 2, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

Mambo! That's not true Swahili. "Jambo" is the informal Swahili greeting equivalent to "hello". Mambo... well, that's the colloquial greeting that most closely translates to "What's Up?" So I guess it's appropriate to call this series "Mambo Tanzani more

Jul 19, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

Local photographer Lisa Marino believes in the power of her medium. According to her, photographs are a "universal language" in which people from a variety of backgrounds can experience commonality. more

Jul 29, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Graduation is an extremely important time in one's life. Often the new-found freedom and sudden expansion of available life choices can be overwhelming. However, for my younger sister, the choice was easy. more

Aug 6, 2009 12:00 AM , Making A Difference!

"There is no political message as we are not a political group," says Thomeki Dube, a singer with Black Umfolosi. Then he adds, "That way we stay out of trouble and stress." more

Feb 8, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music