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Aislinn Cornett

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett


Freelance writer Aislinn Cornett covers dance and dancers in the Yukon. She also contributes art in her column Aisy Doodles.


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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Miyuki Kato

Many people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that long-time Yukoner Josée Carbonneau is a passionate fisher. Like many northerners, Carbonneau has an affinity for fishing. It’s what she does with the fish that leaves people awestruck. Long after her... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

From pizzerias, to cell service providers, to gyms and cheese shops, the landscape at Horwoods Mall has changed a lot over the past decade. Amidst all that turnover, one perennial business has proven that it can handle a little change in season... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Leah Davy Ryckman

If something isn’t working, try differently, not harder. Art therapist Zoë Armstrong lives by these words, but last fall, she embodied this expression even further: she decided she needed a change from the local counselling agency where she had... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Of all the portraits Daphne Lovett-Barber’s has drawn so far, her favourite is one she did of her grandmother. The 5-year-old Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in artist may have just started kindergarten this year, but she has been creating art since she was a... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-09-13, ILLUSTRATION: Aislinn Cornett

My friend, Lucy (not her real name - she asked me to call her that), is no stranger to adventure. The daring Ontario expat, who has called the Yukon home for the last decade, has twice answered the call to cycle the Dempster Highway – a rugged... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Hickman

Three years of collaborating, interviewing and gathering has culminated in one powerful play that shares both beautiful, heartfelt reflections and the harsh realities of northern living. Busted Up: A Yukon Story presents the colourful and eclectic... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Émeraude Dallaire-Robert

When Yukon born-and-raised photographer and graphic design artist Émeraude Dallaire-Robert was 14-years-old, her dad gave her a camera, and not just any old hand-me-down camera. The camera was given to her dad in exchange for rent by a tenant who... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Liam Harrap

Yukon musician Jona Barr is pumped. He’s going to Germany – and he’s going to be playing his first set outside of Canada. “I’ve traveled to a few upper American states while touring Canada, but this is my first international festival,” says the... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Courtesy of Reid Vanier

Comic geeks and freaks, fanboys and fangirls, cosplayers and costume enthusiasts, the time has come to don your crimson capes, cardboard shields and carefully crafted cutouts! This year’s cosplay contest will take place on August 26th as part of... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Lorne Mountain Community Association

It started with a cornbread that a friend brought over to Shiela Alexandrovich’s house one evening for a potluck at her Wheaton River Valley home. The savoury bread was adorned with sage leaves and she remembers commenting, “This is so beautiful... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: April Howard

As a child, April Howard remembers spending hours quietly flipping through her dad’s collection of Robert Bateman books, getting lost in, and inspired by, the intricate and realistic details of the iconic Canadian artist and naturalist’s works... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-16, Photo: Louis Gagnon

If Louis Gagnon has learned anything from five years of successfully running a food truck in the Yukon, it’s “Batten down the hatches!” Gagnon says this with a hearty laugh, but securing every food item in a food truck, is no joke. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: James Healey

It’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Katie Thom

Culinary queen and DIY entrepreneur Katie Thom might be flying by the seat of her pants, but when she sets her mind on something, she does it, and with force. Though operating a food truck has been on her mind for the last 10 years, it was a... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of the League of Lady Wrestlers

From derelict cabin dreams of a wrestling showdown featuring Dawson’s best and gnarliest she-warriors, to a national league and 12 face melting, raucous cross country rumbles in between, the League of Lady Wrestlers has come a long way. more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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The Paradise Electronic Music Festival was born 12 years ago after Jack decided he wanted to showcase Yukon artists in the local electronic music scene. Jack has been making and producing music for over 15 years, and along with all aspects of the fes more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Tom Ganner

From antique carousel and ferris wheel rides, to wearable art and cake bake off contests, to beer and wine gardens, to beach wrestling and the Fisherman’s Rodeo, the Southeast Alaska State Fair really does have something for everyone... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-07-19, Graphic: Aislinn Cornett

Fried, boiled, barbecued or campfire roasted, there’s nothing more quintessentially “summer” than a classic hotdog, especially paired with white bun, French’s mustard, ketchup and relish. While I loved this old standby as a child (who doesn’t love... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Aaron Woroniuk

It may be the 39th year of Dawson City’s beloved annual music festival, but this tried-and-true summer favourite is always sure to include some firsts. This is definitely the case for East Coaster Andrea Vincent, who took over as Dawson City Music... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts