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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.” Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest project, the Sam... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Rhoda Merkle

Students from Teslin Community School will gather on Tuesday, March 7 at the Teslin Heritage Centre and on the 7th at the Teslin School for a celebration of storytelling honouring local story-teller and public figure Sam Johnston. Students from... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was at the table of Philippe and Leandra Brient in the log-hewn home they built themselves. Outside the back window was a view of Atlin Mountain rising majestically from a valley of boreal forest. more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Blomer

In 2015 Victoria-based poet Yvonne Blomer paid a visit to Whitehorse and did a reading of her poetry book, As If a Raven. In her poems she described various types of birds and also amused the audience by imitating the call of a peacock... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Ping pong might be what prevents Shawn Hall from harpooning Matt Rogers, or keeps Rogers from dismembering his musical partner with an axe. The duo known as The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer discovered the stress-relieving game in London... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Daniel Cross

Director Daniel Cross visits the southern United States with his latest documentary I am The Blues (2016), highlighting living blues legends in the heart of American music origins. As it became more ingrained into the South’s economy during the... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival is preparing for weekend of music, visual arts, film and food, taking place in Atlin, BC from July 8th to the 10th. Kim Winnicky is from Whitehorse. She has been the festival coordinator for six years... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Tom Cochrane

Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O'Leary grew up just an hour's distance from each other - she in Dundalk, on the east coast of Ireland, he in the capital city, Dublin. But despite their shared passion for singing and playing traditional Irish music ... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Atlin Mountain might have lost some of its white stripes, but Atlin itself is still as much fun as ever - all inhabitants 100 per cent colourful, all sights 100 per cent amazing. Sometimes, on a long weekend, the girl gang and I drive down on a... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Festival season is in full swing, and every weekend sees crowds descending on another Yukon community for a bit of all-night sun revelry. My personal favourite, and often my only festival of the summer, is the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Lee Gunderson

The second best thing about a 68-year-old writer listening to an 81-year-old singer at the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival was feeling young again. The first was admiration, knowing the “Ol’ Cowboy” still has what it takes to captivate a... more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Amelia Merher

Whitehorse to Atlin You can do this in two days, fully loaded with your camping gear. I rode to Tarfu Lake the first day, and was in Atlin before dinner on the second. If you haven’t been riding with full panniers, you might want to make the... more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-05-07 ART: Jennifer Walden

During the hour I spend interviewing Maureen Morris and Sandra Grace Storey I barely ask a question. The paths of the two artists have crossed more than once during their careers, but today is the first time they meet. more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Tanya Tagaq

For those who missed Tanya Tagaq on stage at music festivals in the Dawson and Atlin, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is giving Yukoners another chance to experience this acclaimed musician’s work on February 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

It’s a season of traditions, and for thousands of Canadians this means taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Called the “longest-running science project in the world” by the Audubon Society, this annual winter event — the 115th more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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July 3-2014

A long-time favourite for local families, the Atlin Arts and Music Festival is an institution. Now in its 11th year, the event draws visitors and performers from across Canada and beyond. more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

By the time Ed Peekeekoot arrives in Watson Lake for a house concert on November 24, he will have given nearly 50 performances since July. Those shows have ranged from the Calgary Stampede to the farmers' market in Duncan, B.C., and from a powwow... more

Nov 24, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Kim Melton

The performing arts director, Rick Newberry, says this is a good thing as organizers were responding to the wishes of performers and audiences. more

Jul 9, 2009 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Busy, hectic and crazy like always," says Rick Newberry bluntly when asked how preparation is going for this summer's Atlin Arts and Music Festival. "It's always a wild ride but it's always fun and, after six years, we're getting the hang of it." more

Jul 4, 2008 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

We drove down to Atlin for the May long weekend for some family time. Atlin is one of my favourite getaway places. The town is so quiet the birds make more noise than the people. more

Jun 6, 2008 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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