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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Credit: Brett Elliot

“I don’t mind the snow/cause you make me warm/I don’t mind the dark in this romantic cold” – “Here in the Cold” by the The Ukes of Hazard, from their 2015 album Mine to Creep After hitchhiking her way all over Canada as a young, eclectic musician... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Janice Cliff

Dawson City did not have burlesque in its repertoire until long-time local resident Rachel Wiegers decided to take up (or off, as the case may be) the mantle and bring it to town. Wiegers says her journey towards burlesque started when she was... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson’s impishly named Thaw di Gras carnival is still thought of as a spring carnival, even though a good March weekend will still be in the minus teens and a bad one may be in the minus 20s with wind chill. Whatever the weather may bring, much... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Erin Peacock

An internet search will show that the hottest baby gifts of 2016 include a light-up singing turtle, organic cotton mittens and an infant sized pair of UGGs. But the hottest gift for Dawson City babies is a handmade quilt. It’s been the most... more

Nov 16, 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: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Joel Dufresne

By the time Danny Fernandez was 10, he had visited over two dozen countries during six years spent aboard a floating hospital that provided free surgeries and medical care to some of the world's poorest people. "I don't think I realized how cool... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Aurora Jane

From her cabin on her parents' farm near Fort St. John, B.C., Jody Peck can see the broad, meandering Peace River, not far from where her family first settled in 1924. On a recent Friday afternoon, Peck was about to start assembling the... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Music-industry types mingled with arts funders and a few musicians at the Yukon Transportation Museum on June 15 for a different kind of brown-bag lunch event – a team from the Polaris Music Prize was in town to announce its long-list of 40... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Dan Davidson

For many years there has been an annual event known as the Mayo Marathon and runners for Dawson City have been pleased to participate in it. This year, for a change, there is a Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson (or D2DC) Solstice Race, which will... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Usually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn't as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all... more

Jun 13, 2016 3:15 PM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Hélène Roth

Make no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans. It has also had some big personnel changes since bassist Etienne Girard put the group together two years ago. "We wanted to have a trumpet onboard from... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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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: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Jessica Vallenga

Jessica Vallenga has an eye for quality-made clothes; she is an artist trained in textiles, and she makes clothes. She turns embroidery into pendants and earrings, and she makes lingerie. As well as making clothing, Vallenga keeps her eyes peeled... more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Slocan Ramblers publicity photo

The Slocan Ramblers often get asked how it happens that four lads who live in Toronto came to be interested in bluegrass music. Bass player Alastair Whitehead says there’s a fairly vibrant bluegrass scene in Toronto and even a lot of interest in... more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Michael Maclean

Cover Me Badd VII is back this summer for another evening of rocking good fun in Dawson City. On June 5, from 7 to 11 p.m., Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) will co-host this evening of music... more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Karen Dubois

Karen Dubois knows how she wants to be remembered when she eventually leaves her job as executive director of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City. “I hope my legacy is going to be a new furnace for this building. more

May 14, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Maxwell Sims

The closest I’ve come to being in a band was brought about through my love of the Spice Girls. When I was eleven, my friends and I entered a big impersonation contest at the mall, practicing our dance moves and lip-syncing for weeks beforehand. more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Aside from the Yukon Quest, the Yukon Arctic Ultra, and a few curling and hockey events, February was a quiet month. The same cannot be said for March, which begins to crowd the calendar with weekly highlights. more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-03-05 Art: courtesy of The Midnight Sons Band

From its formation and early gigs at jam nights and open mics in 2012, to a residency at the Dirty Northern pub, to last year's performances at the Dawson City and Blue Feather music festivals, to a sold out release concert for the debut album, ... more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Jon Mckiel

When I reach Jon Mckiel he’s in the middle of a New Brunswick snowstorm. I’m in the Yukon, where the temperature has dipped below -30°C. We talk about what to expect when he arrives in Whitehorse to perform at the Available Light Film Festival more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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