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Becky Striegler

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Etienne Tardif, gloved and clothed in white, his face behind a dark mesh veil, slowly lifts a tray from one of his stacked beehives. He’s in a meadow just off the Annie Lake Road, south of Whitehorse. “Whoah… this is heavy,” Tardif says. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Gerry Whitley

Mary Whitley felt surprise and compassion when she saw a robin perched in a tree in her Hillcrest yard on December 9th. It was -19ºC — and a strange place for a bird that heralds Yukon spring. Her husband saw it first. “He looked out the window... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: my Mark Kelly

Don Hampton advises that for the rest of the winter, find a high spot at night, away from human-made lights, and look north. “My guess is that for the rest of the year, it’ll be pretty nice,” he says of this winter’s aurora borealis. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: John Berryman

A dancer, instead of moving her body on stage, will show images in a video. A singer, instead of performing at the piano as she usually does, will leave the instrument behind. A painter, instead of using the brush, will make magic with an overhead... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Becky Striegler

Jonathan Henkelman lies on his back on a yoga mat, legs lifted and bent, the bottoms of his bare feet facing the ceiling. I am standing at his feet, looking down at him. He asks me to lean forward and let his feet press against my lower belly to... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: GBP Creative

A few years ago, Teagan Johnston sat in her kitchen, her face covered in fake blood. Her husband took the photo in their Toronto apartment for the cover of her second EP, Blood and Bones, released in 2014. When they were barely out of high school... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Veronica Nelson

We Found Roads is their latest album – and also the personal story of Cie and Karisa Hoover. They are a two-person indie rock band called You Knew Me When, currently singing, playing and camping their way through Alaska and the Yukon. Their road... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Nate Jones

It may not be on the scale of the Atlin or Dawson music festivals, but the second annual Keno City Music Festival has a cachet all its own. First, it’s casually organized. Second, there’s no charge. “It’s a free festival for the community, by the... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Amelia Merhar knows what it’s like to be a foster child, to go from home to home, and to be without a home at all. She wonders how that movement affects young people today, so she’s asking them to tell us, through art. Merhar, also known as Yukon... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Submitted by Jona Barr

Saturn is somewhere in its grand orbit when you’re born. When it comes round again, 29.5 years later, astrologers say it can mean big changes in your life. For Whitehorse musician Jona Barr, it was during his own period of Saturn returning that he... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Alan Wilson

Then the sky fills with hundreds of sandhill cranes, flying in huge Vs that morph and swoop as the birds soar to catch rising thermals. Everyone in Faro drops what they’re doing to look up. more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Faro