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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: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Built in 1987 the Yukon College Library opened in 1988. It’s a place of constant change and with a budget for renovations in the area of $2.27 million, the College has chosen a new path for the Library: it will become a multipurpose learning space... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Roger Lemoyne

Born in England, but transplanted to Newfoundland when she was very young, Kathleen Winter credits libraries with kick starting her interest in writing. “We moved around a bit and in one village the only library was ‘the bookmobile,’ a van filled... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

There’s a warm glow as soon as you step inside the front doors of Hospice Yukon – a feeling of being held, as if inside a cozy cocoon. Afternoon sunlight streams in through a southern facing window and a heart-shaped pillow makes a loveseat more... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Graphicstock

Libraries are the most thrilling silent spaces to walk into; to me, they’re goldmines of intrigue. But when going in blind, the variety and selection can seem a bit overwhelming. With so many titles how do you make sure you’re choosing the right... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: imagebase

"There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Sarah Gallagher

I have become bread-obsessed. There is a fine layer of all-purpose flour on surfaces in rooms nowhere near the kitchen. A person suffering from celiac disease might keel over at the threshold of my front porch. (Sorry, Aunt Pat.) more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Shauntay Grant

Writing poetry since she was a child, Nova Scotia based author Shauntay Grant says she has always loved creative writing. “The oldest poem I’ve kept is from fourth grade,” she says. The vocalist, poet and author began a residency at the Berton... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There are six bookcases in my study, and two of those are arranged so that I can shelve paperbacks on both sides of them. On those shelves I still have books that I bought and first read 50 years ago and, as new books enter the house, I... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a storyteller, beader, ... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

The hounds of justice pursue John Dillinger in Public Enemies more

May 29, 2014 4:14 PM Movies and TV

Books really get around in the Yukon. On a behind-the-scenes tour of the Whitehorse Public Library, with Joyce Kashman, librarian, and Julianne Ourom, director of the Yukon Public Libraries Branch, I saw hundreds of books in the shipping room, ... more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

Something new was added to the Takhini Hot Springs Road neighbourhood, where I live, last fall. We now have a Little Free Library at Bean North Café. Little Free Libraries allow you to take a book and return a different book, or the same one... more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

Imagine a new book mailed to every child, every month, until they are five years old. That's what Dolly Parton did. Now imagine literacy in every Yukon family. That's what the Rendezvous Rotary Club did. The result is the Yukon Dolly Parton Imaginat more

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM Literature

I have to give credit to my wife for this column. Leonie suggested we take a trip to the Whitehorse Public Library, something I have to admit I would not have come up with. more

Feb 22, 2008 12:00 AM Family and Health