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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

In 2015 my husband, Roger, and I visited Newfoundland; we rented a vehicle and hit the road. The breathtaking western shore drive took us through Gros Morne National Park and along the coast to L’Anse aux Meadows. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO courtesy of Thorin Loeks

This was the second time that I have had the pleasure of doing an interview with Thorin Loeks. The first time, which was in June last year, he had just released his first album, Thirsty Hearts. Since then he has been writing more music and working... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Nikki Kroetsch

It might be called a “bowl,” but in this competition, you won’t see any kickoffs, quarterbacks, punted balls or wide receivers. You will, however, see contestants huddled in tactical contemplation, quietly discussing obligations, responsibilities... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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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: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Hayley Redpath

If I were to search out the exact opposite of local, homegrown food, I would pass through the security gates at an international airport. The sportsbars, food courts and even neo-eco-healthy cafés are part of an isolated microcosm that I’m sure... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Aislinn Cornett

If you think Mexican food, you might think meat. Sure, Mayan cuisine includes an exotic array of spices, herbs and plant-based delicacies- elote (corn on the cob often served with crema, chili powder, lime or cheese), tamales (pockets of corn... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: by Sarah Winton

After living in Vancouver for three years I’d become accustomed to people giving me strange looks if I smiled at them in the elevator or while waiting in line for a coffee. When I returned home to the Yukon it was a pleasure to rediscover its... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Valerie Thomas

Ellen had four babies at Whitehorse General Hospital. Her births were always fast and she liked the support that she got at the hospital. In her fifth pregnancy her baby was diagnosed with spina bifida at the 20 week ultrasound. Spina bifida is a... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Kaori Torigai loves beer in much the same way others love baseball. Or World of Warcraft. Like baseball, there are a mind-boggling array of statistics to consider. And, like World of Warcraft, there is a huge cast of characters. And, as in both... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-09-22

Inspired by the Yukon winter and the road closures that lead to a feeling of isolation, Elle Wild her first crime novel and set it in Dawson City. The novel, called Strange Things Done, ­won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Clare Devenish

“They just don’t stop!” That’s the coordinator of the Yukon Cello Project, Nico Stephenson, describing the energy and enthusiasm his students bring to music class each day. “Whether that’s playing cellos, or playing outside, they just don’t stop.” more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Aurora Jane

From her cabin on her parents' farm near Fort St. John, B.C., Jody Peck can see the broad, meandering Peace River, not far from where her family first settled in 1924. On a recent Friday afternoon, Peck was about to start assembling the... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Aaron Woroniuk

The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) is a major draw for audience and performers. It takes place this year between July 22 and 24. Emily Farrell was a venue stage manager for 13 years, and is now in her second year as executive director of the... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Derek Carr

Next week sees the triumphant return of a woefully under-represented genre in the Whitehorse music scene – heavy metal – brought in the form of the progressive metal four-piece Bushwhacker. The group has been hard at work in Vancouver over the... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Timber Schroff

For the sixth year in a row, Breakdancing Yukon Society (BYS) is inviting professional and aspiring dancers from across Canada for a weekend of performances, dance battles and workshops. This year they are bringing up two renowned dance groups to... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

I catch Heike Graf between the lunch rush hour at the Caribou Crossing Coffee and picking up her five year old daughter from school. “It was busy today,” Graf, the owner of the coffee shop in Carcross, says while wiping the counter and putting a... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of April Verch

If you’ve got a yen to hear some some good old-fashioned country fiddle playing, you won’t want to miss April Verch. Verch, along with bandmates Cody Walters (banjo and electric bass) and Alex Rubin (guitar and mandolin) will be stomping, singing... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Louise Burns, a Canadian singer-songwriter and former member of the girl band Lillix, just completed a month’s residency in Dawson City as the songwriter in residence. The Vancouver musician says it was her boyfriend who found the opportunity... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Steve Mynett

James Danderfer didn't intend to be a clarinet player. In Grade 6 he selected the drums as his preferred musical vehicle, but the band director overruled him. "He looked at my choice, then he asked to look at my hands, and then he asked to look ... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music