Yukon Careers

Yukon Careers

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    Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of BMO

    SOVA grad wins regional prize in national competition

    Chris Dufour’s decision to enrol in the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in 2017 turned out to be a good one. Based on an art piece he created in one of the classes offered by SOVA, he was chosen as regional winner representing the Yukon in the... more

    Sep. 19, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Cory Weeds

    Amsterdam to Tucson to Yukon

    Cory Weeds credits the influential jazz label, Criss Cross Jazz, for his initial introduction to long-time friend and musical collaborator, David Hazeltine. In the mid-’90s, the Vancouver sax player, impresario and Juno-winning producer had... more

    Sep. 19, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

    North meets South

    Evolution and expansion are the words to describe the next steps in Halin de Repentigny’s 40-plus-years journey as a northern artist. His upcoming gallery showcase, “Homestay” - Keep the Fire Burning, in September, will continue his depictions of... more

    Sep. 12, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Submitted by Kari Lehr

    The Wild Things are coming!

    It's no secret that Alberta artist Kari Lehr loves bears. You only need to look at her bright and expressive bear “portraits” to see she has an affinity with animals. Lehr, who lives in Crowsnest Pass, has developed quite a following in the Yukon... more

    Sep. 05, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Sherron Jones

    How an email exchange became a 15-year blog project

    On April 21, 2018, Sherron Jones sent the following notice to her followers on the Moccasin Telegraph email list: “Now that the Moccasin Telegraph has run its course after 15 years of providing an opportunity for folks to share history and... more

    Aug. 29, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Whispering Willows Records

    Yukon musician embarks on exploration of space and silence

    After spending the last decade in southeast Asia, renowned Yukon folk artist Matthew Lien has finally returned home to continue his exploration of space. No, not outer space ... actually, it's more like inner space. “I've always been interested in... more

    Aug. 29, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Anto Yukon

    Inspired by ‘place’

    Kym Rempel is the owner and creator of Anto Yukon, a bath and body company unique to the Yukon. Her products are made from all-natural ingredients that are locally collected, processed and produced in small batches in her studio... more

    Aug. 29, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-08-01

    Dogs for a Northern Trapper

    The Yukon is full of dog lovers, from all walks of life. Our dogs not only provide companionship, many are working members of the family whose owners rely on them for “paw power” and protection. more

    Aug. 01, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Brendan Preston

    The art of pelts, skulls and antlers

    Take a drive about five minutes up the North Klondike Highway, turn left up to a nondescript building, walk through the creaking door and you may feel like you've walked into an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. There are buckets of boiled... more

    Jul. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: WUY file photo/Alex Jegier

    Paradise is ‘plugging in’

    The Yukon’s annual electronic Paradise Music Festival is back and is set to take off July 27–29 at Kettley’s Canyon, at Marsh Lake. The Paradise Electronic Music Festival was born 13 years ago after festival founder, organizer and local DJ, Kevin... more

    Jul. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: James Weekes / courtesy of Iron Kingdom

    Vancouver heavy metal band Iron Kingdom to play four Yukon shows this July

    In the beginning, there was Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motörhead, arguably the three most important bands in the history of metal music. The 1970s saw the rise of a dominant new scene, referred to as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, or... more

    Jul. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Greg Runyan

    Inspired by Place

    Kristin Link is a visual artist based in McCarthy, Alaska, who works in natural history and science art. She creates interpretive signs and educational material about nature. She has a background in Environmental Studies and graduated from... more

    Jul. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Becauseeditor via wikimedia commons

    Banjo Sammy's lonesome ride

    Sammy Shelor, 55, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia, in the central Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, was literally born to play banjo on October 10, 1962. Both of his grandfathers were banjo pickers; and one... more

    Jul. 04, 2018

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