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Yukon Careers

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Michael Winter

    Michael Winter: Keeping track of things in the world

    Michael Winter, one of the four mentor writers at this year’s edition of the Young Authors’ Conference, said he was first inspired to become a writer by watching his sister Kathleen (who just happens to have been one of last year’s mentor writers... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Jamella Hagen

    Jamella Hagen: Part of Writing is Being Ready to Write

    The local writer selected to be a mentor at this year’s Young Authors Conference is Jamella Hagen, who teaches creative writing at Yukon College. She describes her course as “a multi-genre class for second-year college students in which students... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40

    Dear, dear. This show ain’t casual viewin’

    My first 54-40 flash was when the band’s career was burning hot. That is symptomatic of a life lived in rock. Memories are short, what remains is vivid like ayahuasca. The past, present and future sear like a brand, like a Tinder cocktail in a... more

    Apr. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: New York Daily News 1920

    The sordid saga of ‘Shoeless Joe’

    It's possible baseball sluggers George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. and Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson bonded because of the similarities of their impoverished childhoods. Ruth was raised primarily in an inner city Baltimore orphanage, even... more

    Apr. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

    A different kind of volunteer

    Tom Gibbs doesn’t get as many hugs as he used to. As the president of the board of Special Olympics Yukon these past five years, he isn’t working with the athletes as much and he isn’t able to give out as many of those encouraging hugs... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

    Go Big, Jack

    Travis Milos is a busy man, hard at work and passionate when you speak to him. The energy behind those two traits is evident as he tells the story of his busy past few years building Big Bear Donair and Liquor and, later, Whiskey Jacks Pub and... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    A career in safe adventure

    Mike Smith, originally from Peace River, Alberta, completed his Masters of Science in Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University. While in Colorado he fell into avalanche research and after finishing his studies he asked the University of... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    From the field to the lab

    Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... more

    Mar. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Sabu Chaitanya

    The philosophy behind yoga

    By learning yoga you can make changes in your health and habits, improve your energy level and make you feel better throughout the day. Others can sense the improvement in your energy and they will feel more comfortable in your presence. It can... more

    Mar. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

    Stand up for Stephen McGovern

    On March 9, Yukon comic Stephen McGovern will be gearing up to take the stage at the Just for Laughs Northwest comedy festival in Vancouver. The 10-day event beginning March 1 offers a wide variety of shows that highlight Canadian and... more

    Mar. 07, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Peripheral Vision

    Taking Cues

    When a band calls itself Peripheral Vision, you might be excused for thinking it’s a rock group, or possibly a folk/roots, or even bluegrass ensemble. But you’d be wrong. What the Toronto-based quartet serves up is a musical bouillabaisse with... more

    Feb. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Don Schmid

    No Sour Grapes

    If he hadn’t been so exhausted from a 23-hour train ride, Kevin Kane might have joined forces with fellow singer/guitarist Bryan Potvin 30 years sooner than he did. Back in 1984 (or possibly ’85), The Grapes of Wrath, a pop-rock group Kane fronted... more

    Feb. 21, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Sharing a love for film

    There are meetings. There is paperwork. There are grants to apply for and cheques to sign. But, for Jessica Hall, being the president of the Yukon Film Society is all about… people. more

    Feb. 07, 2018

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