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Issue: 2016-01-21

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Issue: 2016-01-21


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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

February is known as Black History Month, March is known as Women’s History Month. In the Yukon, January could be known as Yukon History Month. The MacBride Museum in Whitehorse is launching a new event called Night at the Museum, set to start on... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: artwork created by SMRT Pop Ups

If you have never attended Nakai Theatre’s annual Pivot Festival, this is a great year to jump right in. This year’s lineup combines song, acrobatics, and interactive performances to bring light and liveliness to the darkness of January. A chance... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-01-21, Photo: kozzi.com

Winter is the busiest and most abusive time of the year for axes. They get a solid workout in the fall when we split the majority of our firewood, but all winter long they are used for making kindling as well splitting the rest of the wood. more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-01-21, Photo: Lily Quan

Three of the country’s best storytellers will soon descend on Whitehorse for the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference. The conference features Terry Fallis, author of Best Laid Plans; Douglas Gibson, editor and publisher of luminaries such as Alice... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I was very pleased to read recently that the L.A. Times reported 571 million print books were sold in 2015, 17 million more than in 2014. So much for the death of paper and print books. You might think that someone who’s been writing a book... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of JAM

Haines Junction may never be the same again following the Beatles tribute shows being planned by Junction Arts and Music (JAM). JAM is hosting Britain’s Finest, a Beatles tribute band, for two rousing concerts in Haines Junction on Jan. 22 and 23... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Yukon Film Society

For years Canadian cinema was referred to as invisible cinema for its lack of global impact and struggle to compete with Hollywood’s massive export of blockbuster films. Each year film festivals around Canada aim to disprove this notion and push... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-01-21

Local Yukoners will face-off to defend their favourite books as part of the Northern Lights Writers Conference, running Jan 23-23. Author of Best Laid Plans and 2013 Canada Reads winner Terry Fallis will be “refereeing” the event. The winning book... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: wikipedia.com

You may not be familiar - or comfortable - with eating nutritional yeast, but there’s a variety that’s ideal for health-conscious foodies who want nutritional punch nicely packaged in an easy-to-use ingredient. Nutritional yeast has become fairly... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-01-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WHEN I MENTION MY GYM IT DOESN’T HAVE A BASKETBALL RIM. MY GYM IS THE GREAT OUTDOORS I SHARE IT WITH ANIMALS ON ALL FOURS. more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow