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Jason Westover


Freelance Writer Jason Westover is a father and comedian who currently lives in Whitehorse.


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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: courtesy of the Guild Society

Whitehorse has an awesome art scene. This month, The Guild will try to make it more awesome when its production of Cannibal! The Musical hits the stage. The play, which is based on the film of the same name, has been circulating North America for... more

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Jason Westover

Am I excited. In April I’ll be acting in the Guild Society’s newest play, Cannibal the Musical written by Trey Parker of South Park fame. The show is based on the true story of American prospector, Alferd Packer and his ill-fated expedition into... more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Jason Westover

My three-year-old daughter Emily has a new BFF in our home. Her and I used to have tea parties, play dates with dolls, and trains moving down a track to a farm that was ruled by the Potato Head People. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Jason Westover

Recently my wife and I went to Mexico. Rather than bring our three-year-old daughter, Emily, we decided to fly my mother from Quebec to take care of her. Emily doesn’t get to see her grandmother too often more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

Two sets of well-to-do parents meet in a well-appointed living room to discuss a small problem in a civilized manner. One of their sons has hit the other with a stick, damaging two of the latter's teeth. Yasmina Reza's script starts with the matter more

Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Elgstrand and Brad Dryborough, the play's director and Elgstrand's "longtime production partner," agree that it's a simple play. With a lot going on. more

Sep 30, 2010 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Jason Westover

What a happy day it was when my four-year-old daughter Emily opened a gift from my wife and I revealing a classic game from our youth. Hungry Hungry Hippos was one of our “go to” games in the mid-80s. I remember battling it out with friends and... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Gwaandak Theare

Gwaandak Theatre is known for producing high quality, thought provoking and original productions. A large portion of its mandate is to help cultivate Aboriginal and Northern artists gain professional experience and exposure on stages close and far... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

As winter carries on, theatre lovers will have the opportunity to warm their cold bodies with laughter in a brand new black box theatre when long time Yukon Arts mainstay Katherine McCallum unveils her new production company Larrikin Entertainment... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jason Westover

If you’re searching for a little inspiration this holiday season, then perhaps this story is for you. Many of us give to charity and volunteer our time here and there, but for Sarah Ott, it’s a way of life. At only 17 years of age, Sarah has... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Eric Epstein

Attention all lovers, poets and dreamers: this holiday season The Bard is returning to the Whitehorse stage. The Guild Hall will launch its second show of the season on Nov. 26 with Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night, Or What You Will. more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: courtesy of Deanna Fleysher

This Halloween season The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) will present Butt Kapinksi at The Old Fire Hall, an interactive comedic murder mystery set in the style of a classic film noir movie. The show’s creator and star, Deanna Fleysher, slips into the... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I looked out our window on Halloween Day, 2014. It was only -10ºC outside, but the trees were shaking as the wind howled making it much colder. The weather network put out a warning for Old Crow the night before announcing winds up to 40 kilometres.. more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Jason Westover

On October 1st The Guild Hall Society will kick off its 2015/16 season with Bert V. Royal’s dark comedy Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. The play is considered an unauthorized parody of the iconic Peanuts characters created by... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I’m not saying my daughter Emily is soft when it comes to roughing it. She just happened to have spent her first three and a half years living in the total comfort of a warm bed, running water, and the ability to flush her business down a toilet... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Jason Westover

On July 4 my family headed to Skagway for the Independence Day celebration. Since I was about to write a piece for the WUY Hot Dog Issue, I thought, “What a great way to sample the Americana hot dog culture and stuff myself with delicious mystery... more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

Puddle Jumper Emily Westover

PHOTO: Jason Westover

My daughter Emily just completed Puddle Jumpers. It's the first of a six level swimming course called the Little People Program. The lessons are offered at the Canada Games Centre (CGC) for children, ages three to six. more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

The front of the Guild Hall.jpg

Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Jason Westover

Am I excited. In April I’ll be acting in the Guild Society’s newest play, Cannibal the Musical written by Trey Parker of South Park fame. The show is based on the true story of American prospector, Alferd Packer and his ill-fated expedition into... more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Emily and her Pal George.jpg

Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Jason Westover

My three-year-old daughter Emily has a new BFF in our home. Her and I used to have tea parties, play dates with dolls, and trains moving down a track to a farm that was ruled by the Potato Head People. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

The ever so finicky three year old eater.jpg

Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Jason Westover

Recently my wife and I went to Mexico. Rather than bring our three-year-old daughter, Emily, we decided to fly my mother from Quebec to take care of her. Emily doesn’t get to see her grandmother too often more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Old Crow Santa

PHOTO: Robert Postma

Sometimes you experience things that you never would have expected. I never thought I would be living above the Arctic Circle in Old Crow dressed as Santa while sitting in a sleigh with mush dogs towing me down the street. more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

Our little apartment in Old Crow is in full Halloween mode; my mom mailed up decorations, and our crib is sporting the spooky colours, orange and black. It’s the first year that our daughter Emily is kind of grasping the concept of taking candy from more

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

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