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Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Michael Bramadat-Willcock  is a journalist based in Whitehorse. He'll write about almost anything. Life story available on request.


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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Karp

Christmas is in the air and for many Yukoners that means either a chance to reconnect with family and friends, deepen their faith in Christianity or a combination of the two. For people from all denominations and belief systems it’s a civic... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Eighteen years ago three sheep hunters named Bill Hanlon, Warren Ward and Mike Roche happened upon the body of a young Indigenous man while crossing a glacier in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations traditional territory... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Located at 204 Strickland St., the Arctic Star Printing building has been a part of the downtown Whitehorse scenery since 1983. Now they’ve got a new location. The company acquired Inkspirationz at 120 Platinum Road in July, and as of September 11... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Stefan Voswinkel

Independent Management consultant Stefan Voswinkel has a question for Yukon entrepreneurs: “What does success mean to you?” Voswinkel is running a five-session workshop aimed at helping business-minded Yukoners figure this out for themselves... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Courtesy of The Hip Show

Special Olympics Yukon is about to introduce its public event of the season, presented by Goldcorp - and it’s looking hip! Yukon music lovers will be treated to a two-hour set of Tragically Hip tracks by Vancouver-based cover band The Hip Show. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

“Prepare to be moved, disturbed, engaged. Come for the film. Stay for the conversation,” says Canadian author and media critic Geoff Pevere. Pevere is director of programs for Rendezvous with Madness, a Toronto based film festival focused on... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-08-16, Screenshot: What's Up Yukon

Got a juicy story that you’re just aching to tell the world, but you don’t want your fellow Yukoners knowing who leaked it? You’re in luck. Because there’s a Facebook page for that. The salacious Whitehorse Confessions page is a never ending... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto! Children’s Festival

“We are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon's only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: David Popoff

“Come as you are, bring a friend or a parent or a daughter or a nephew, and be prepared to be blown away by NYO Canada's talented and passionate young musicians,” says Blanche Israël, external relations manager at the National Youth Orchestra... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Most of us have experienced Kung-fu through the lens of martial arts cinema legends such as Chow Yun-Fat in the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Jackie Chan in director Lau Kar-leung’s Drunken Master. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Tlingit Council

The biannual Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration and community gathering in Teslin this month presents a unique opportunity for Yukoners of all backgrounds to connect with the Tlingit community. “Everyone is welcome. We want everybody here. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

There’s a lot to look forward to at the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) this coming season. “We want all Yukoners to enjoy the arts and not have to go down to Toronto,” says YAC Marketing and Development Director Sarah Frey. This season the centre is... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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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 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: 2017-05-03, 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: 2017-04-26, 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