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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: courtesy of This Is That

They met as teenagers at an improv comedy club called Lucifer’s in Calgary, Alberta. Now, more than two decades later, they’ve just launched their seventh season performing together weekly for a coast-to-coast-to-coast audience. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-10-04, Photo: Amazon.ca

Continuing this series of reviews of books that deal with the Canadian identity and, to an extent, with the idea of Canada at 150, we come to the latest book by former Berton House writer-in-residence Charlotte Gray. It’s called The Promise of... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody

It’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron. There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a volunteer driver for... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

There’s a lot to look forward to at the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) this coming season. “We want all Yukoners to enjoy the arts and not have to go down to Toronto,” says YAC Marketing and Development Director Sarah Frey. This season the centre is... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Christine Genier

When Leonard Linklater was growing up in Inuvik, NWT, there was one radio station on the dial. The CBC. Through the airwaves, Indigenous voices carried messages and music. “Louis Goose, Les Carpentier, they were all on the air! I was used to... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Robert Manlig

Erik Nielsen International Airport Manager since October 2016, Robert Manlig, the first Filipino Canadian to hold the position, has found his calling in the Yukon. “Aviation has always been the love of my life. It’s an exciting industry,” Manlig... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: House of Anansi Press

A vicious attack leaves two girls hospitalized. Their families, reeling, draw together, looking for answers. In her arresting debut novel, The Break, author Katherena Vermette, a Metis writer from Treaty One territory, weaves together the stories... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

On a spring hike to the ice cave near Haines Junction, we found that the ice cave looks more like a bridge. Neither did we cross that bridge nor did we go under it. After reading a CBC news story called “Once a local secret, visitors flock to... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Christine Genier

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper knows it can be a daunting experience. To stare at a blank page waiting for the strike of inspiration. When something is finally put down on paper, is it something others might want to read? What works? What... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Jerome Stueart

Former Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: ... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Every December since 2009, Lise Schonewille, manager of Mac’s Fireweed Books, celebrates Winterval, the start of the holiday season, with local authors in the store. Over the years the event has showcased a diverse collection of Yukon literature... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

Once you reach a certain age and stage in life, it's no longer shocking to learn that some cherished celebrity from your youth has crossed the Great Divide. If a movie star or blues singer you've admired for years passes away in their 80s or 90s, ... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Anthony Seck

Basia Bulat is returning to the Yukon. Bulat is a multi-instrumentalist – she plays guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukulele, charango, hammered dulcimer, saxophone and flute – and has a powerful voice. She comes by her musical interests naturally... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-22

Inspired by the Yukon winter and the road closures that lead to a feeling of isolation, Elle Wild her first crime novel and set it in Dawson City. The novel, called Strange Things Done, ­won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Suzanne Kimpan

Gabriola Islander Bob Bossin brings his one-man musical Davy the Punk to The Old Fire Hall next Thursday, Sept. 22 and to Dawson City the following week. The show is based on Bossin’s 2014 book of the same title. They tell the story of his... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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: Aaron Woroniuk

The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) is a major draw for audience and performers. It takes place this year between July 22 and 24. Emily Farrell was a venue stage manager for 13 years, and is now in her second year as executive director of the... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

On Monday mornings, I get up and check my email. If I have worked over the weekend, I usually only have 30 or 40 unread messages. If I haven’t, it’s usually in the 60 to 70 range. I start at the bottom and go through them, filing stories that have... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People