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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of the First We Eat Project

The benefits of eating local are well known and documented; it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your health, and it’s better for the local economy. But when you live north of 60 it seems daunting – even in the height of the summer... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Shot in the Dark Productions

Whitehorse based writer and filmmaker Kelly Milner grew up in the Yukon. She cut her writing teeth doing feature articles for a local newspaper. “I loved that job and it helped me pursue a degree in journalism where I specialized in documentary... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-01

Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: YFNCT/Fritz Mueller

The Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association is looking for artists, artisans, musicians and performers from the Yukon and abroad to be part of the seventh annual Adäka Cultural Festival, which takes place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Naomi Mark

There are many excellent training opportunities available to aspiring Yukon filmmakers of all levels, through several different organizations. The Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA) is one such organization; this winter, it’s launching a... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

If you’ve always wanted the challenge of making a film in a short amount of time, here’s your chance. The Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society, will once again be... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Creative Photography

Take a moment to think about your favourite film. What is the soundtrack like? Besides music, what other sorts of sounds are used to create a unique world? Subtle, yet essential, soundtracks can become afterthought in the visually-oriented world... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ latest attempt to capture comic book magic on the silver screen. This flick comes in just over two hours and is written and directed by David Ayer. Full disclosure: I am a fan of the Suicide Squad comics and though I... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Naomi Mark

Community in the Yukon is small. For filmmakers, it’s even smaller. That sometimes causes competition between people in the territory who try to make it in the industry. But, filmmakers can’t be islands. That’s what filmmaker Naomi Mark thinks... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

This year the Yukon Film Society (YFS) returns to the Adäka Cultural Festival with more First Nations programming. The collaboration between Adäka and YFS allows all the screenings to be free. Screenings run July 3 and 4 at the Kwanlin Dün... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Rob Smith

Dianne Whelan is an award winning filmmaker, photographer and author who lived, until fairly recently, in Vancouver. At the time of this interview she was in New Brunswick, in the midst of a project she calls “500 Days in the Wild.” “It’s what I... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.org

In 1918, a young American soldier emerged from the ruins of a military kennel with a frantic, famished German Shepherd and her five newborn pups. Their survival on the battlefield in France was almost miraculous; Lee Duncan, their saviour, kept... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Available Light Film Festival. Each year, the festival seems to grow and attract greater talent from a variety of places. This year also has a substantial amount of filmmaking workshops, some free and... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

Last week, I took place in the YFS 48 Hour Film Challenge. Along with five friends, we created a music video to a Michael Feuerstack song called “Out of Season.” Our team was myself, Bailey Staffen, Graham Lang, Tara McCarthy, Andrew Stratis and... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Promotional

Mark Zuehlke was a writer-in-residence at Berton House in 2003. At the time he had just finished several books on the history of the Canadian Forces actions in Italy during World War II and had brought along copious file boxes full of material for... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

In the 1870s and ‘80s English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was feverishly photographing animals, people in the nude, and people with physical deformities. He is famous for successfully producing a stop-motion sequence of still photographs... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: courtesy of Max Fraser

In 1943 Operation Husky was put into motion. Canadian Soldiers travelled deep into the Sicilian countryside to fight against the Nazi presence that had been established there. More than 500 Canadian Soldiers lost their lives during the campaign in... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

As the crew who came here to film an episode of the Canadian television series Murdoch Mysteries a few years ago told me, Dawson is a place that’s just a perfect backdrop for storytelling. The particular episode was a lot of fun to watch them film... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

From June 17 through 21 Dawson City will host the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival. This is the follow up to last year’s Dawson City Solstice Symposium, which took place from June 18 through 22. more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Wolfe Releasing

Contemplating what to write about this weekend’s OUT North Film Festival, which runs from April 17 to 19 at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, my brain landed on the word “age”, and stubbornly refused to budge. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film