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Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Michael is editor at What’s Up Yukon. He’s a journalist based in Whitehorse. Lifestory available on request.


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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Robert Manlig

Erik Nielsen International Airport Manager since October 2016, Robert Manlig, the first Filipino Canadian to hold the position, has found his calling in the Yukon. “Aviation has always been the love of my life. It’s an exciting industry,” Manlig... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jim McMynn

Faro Golf Club President Gary Jones remembers when it all started. “For our first tournament we drew circles on the soccer field to serve as holes,” he says. “There wasn’t much to do and not a lot of jobs. We used to hit golf balls around.” ... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Faro

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

My great uncle Donald Leary used to tell me stories about the Yukon when I was a child. His stories were probably my favourite part of our family reunions in Roseisle, Manitoba. My mother, siblings and I used to drive there from the family farm in... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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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: courtesy of Harbour Publishing

“Everyone talks about the Goldrush. I’m interested in the gaps in history. The points in between,” says Yukon writer Michael Gates, author of From the Klondike to Berlin. Published last month, this book is, perhaps surprisingly, the first to offer... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Chamber of Mines

The mining industry plays an important role in the lives of Yukoners. The Yukon Chamber of Mines wraps up their annual mining week with a free interpretive tour of the Whitehorse Copper Belt region on the evening of May 4th and the Mining... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Tessa Macintosh Photography

Take the Gwich’in language challenge. It’s a challenge from Norman Snowshoe, the former Gwich’in Tribal Council vice president. He said, “If you learn one Gwich’in word a day, at the end of the year you’ve learned 365 Gwich’in words.” more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon

“Gaby was four when she was diagnosed in June 2016, and her birthday is in October so she’s five now,” says Keira Kucherean. Her life changed dramatically when she was told that her daughter Gabriella has medullary pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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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: 2017-04-12, Photo: courtesy of Sonny Gray

Food is important to me because I have a large family. Five boys under the age of nine” says Sonny Gray, CEO of North Star Agriculture Corp., as his company will soon announce plans to start construction in the Yukon. Like many in the Yukon he’s... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Michel Morris

“Lucie asked me to take a Latin dance class in 2001 while she was doing a minor in Spanish at Saint-Thomas university in Fredericton,” says Salsa Yukon cofounder Michel Morris. “My first session was painful and to be honest I just wanted to play... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Josh Schroeder

“Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Like most people, I only really use the main public areas of the airport and, of course, I love the club sandwiches at Shanthi’s. It turns out the airport is a lot bigger than meets the eye. An inspired team of professionals is working around the... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Courtesy of EDI Environmental Dynamics Ltd.

The EDI Hut to Hut, taking place this Saturday, is a family, social event that aims to encourage skiers of all ages and ability to participate while discovering new trails and three trail huts. Those huts will be heated and stocked with... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Andy Hedden

Cabin fever kicking in? Why fly south when you can visit a friendly neighbour? With Winter Fest happening this weekend, Haines Alaska is the place to be if you’re feeling like a road trip out of Territory. “The best part of this festival is that... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Lions Clubs

As Lions Club International celebrates its one-hundredth anniversary, long time Grey Mountain Lions Club member Gerry Gerein sees this year as a culmination of all that the Yukon Clubs have accomplished in the Yukon. “I’m very proud of our... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon is an artist with a passion for Yukon landscapes. “I was into colouring before it was hot,” she says with a laugh. A self described avid colourer, Dixon noticed a vacancy, “I know that colouring is really popular right now and I wanted... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Tuomas Romu, Naval Architect at Aker Arctic

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-25

Dear readers, I’m excited to be taking over as editor. We’re already three issues deep into my mandate. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about what I have planned. First, I’ve got a short story for you. more

Jan 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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