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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: A. Smith

James Bernard MacKinnon, commonly bylined as J.B. MacKinnon, will be coming to the Yukon from Vancouver to be the Yukon Public Libraries’ choice as a travelling writer to visit a number of communities during the Yukon Writers’ Festival taking... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Carly Sims

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edith Belanger

The fiddling tradition is alive and well in the Yukon thanks to the Fiddleheads, a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from seven to fourteen years old. The local youth fiddle club is teaming up with groups in Haines Junction and Dawson City to... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Marc Atkinson

From Tomaso Albinoni to Django Reinhardt, by way of Led Zeppelin? It’s all part of guitarist Marc Atkinson’s musical journey. The 48-year-old Atkinson grew up on B.C.’s relatively remote Quadra Island, without YouTube, or even television, but with... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by David Hatherly

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action task all sectors of Canadian society to make changes that will affect “the way things are done” between First Nations people and non-First Nation Canadians. The TRC came about as a... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: by courtesy of Olivier de Colombel

If you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. During a 2015 bike tour... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Ruth Lawrence

It’s autumn and time for the thrift shop in Haines Junction to ramp up again for winter. Dozens and dozens of bags of used clothing and housewares have been dropped off in the last month at the back door of St. Christopher’s Church. Local women... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: Ryan MacDonald

Canadian music duo Katelyn Clark and Julie Ryning have been creating ethereal, medieval sounds for the past eight years. They are known as musica fantasia. On Sept. 23 and 24 they perform in Haines Junction Whitehorse. Clark and Ryning started... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Ruth Lawrence

Another successful year has ended for the local gallery in Haines Junction. For the last five years, the gallery has been housed in the basement of St. Christopher’s Church. It started when Lynn De Brabandere, the minister, was having coffee with... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Lacey Hebert

Evelyn Koh wanted a reason to stay in Haines Junction. She worked for years in Whitehorse, at the college and for the Yukon government. She also did carpentry and design work. For a while, she traveled back-and-forth between Whitehorse and... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Jean-Christophe Demers

The relay creates memories worth cherishing. Piles of cyclist race through the Haines Pass, many in costumes. Many without training or practice or cycling experience. Teams camp in fields before and after the race, which takes place around the... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Gowdie

France has the Tour de France. Italy has the Giro d’Italia. And here in the Yukon, we have the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. The relay sees cyclists ride the spectacular 238.3 km from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Jen Edwards

Scott Wilson doesn't credit either '50s TV host Arthur Godfrey or campy falsetto Tiny Tim with the current popularity of the humble ukulele. Instead, the Whitehorse musician thinks it likely stems from a few years back, when Hawaiian singer Israel... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Douglas MacRae

When Chris Quinn exchanges his banjo for a guitar, and Chris Coole makes the opposite switch, that's the signal the Foggy Hogtown Boys are about to move from bluegrass to oldtime Appalachian music. Apart from that, and some "subtle nuances" in how... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Ray Marnoch

In the pines, in the pines, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival will take place June 10, 11, and 12. It is held annually at the St. Elias Convention Centre and St. Christopher’s Log Church in beautiful Haines Junction, Yukon. The mostly... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Literature in the Kluane Country

Jessica Simon

Kluane Country has long inspired writers. Three such writers will be doing readings in Haines Junction and Whitehorse on May 17 to 19. Whitehorse writer David Thompson set his adventure novel Haines Junction in the community; Haines Junction author more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Literature

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy Bonny

Unlike many a published author, Saskatoon writer Sandy Bonny didn’t study to become one. It just happened. “I haven’t got an English degree,” she says, “and didn’t train or apprentice purposefully with literary mentors before my first... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Wanderers Inn

You can’t beat the price: $35 for a bed, $80-$95 for the private couple/family room or $25 for a place to pitch your tent, including free internet and parking, access to all the facilities, kitchen, shower, piano, and guitars. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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