Haines Junction

Haines Junction Stories

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    Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto Children’s Festival

    Three days of family fun

    Are you keen on learning about drama, circus, dance or crafting? The Augusto Children’s Festival features a diverse group of workshops, with a roster that includes local artists and teachers as well as groups from across North America. Read more

    Aug. 07, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Bruce Binder

    Spreading the JAM for 20 years

    Junction Arts and Music (JAM) has a big year planned. After 20 years, close to 400 events and more than 17,000 attendees, they have a lot to celebrate. They kicked off their anniversary year in January, with Sarah MacDougall performing in Haines... Read more

    Mar. 13, 2019

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    Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Bruce Binder Photography

    A junction of mountain film, culture and science in Kluane country

    Like any person who’s ever driven into Haines Junction, the Kluane mountain range will take your breath away with its sheer beauty. Its residents live year-round in the small community that has had over 50 years of scientific research conducted in... Read more

    Nov. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Henry Navarro

    The Junction and JAR (Junction Artist in Residence)

    Landing in Whitehorse for the first time, Henry Navarro Delgado arrived in the Yukon knowing nothing about the place. Delgado wanted to remain as open-minded as possible when he settled into the coveted Junction Artist in Residence (JAR) Program... Read more

    Oct. 03, 2018

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

    ‘Canadian Ice Man’ tells his story

    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... Read more

    Dec. 06, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Andrew Marston

    A Quarter Century of Fusing Delicious Food and Great Music

    It’s a summer Friday night in Haines Junction, and almost anybody who loves good food, good music and the spectacular St. Elias Mountains knows right where they’d like to be. As the dinner hour draws near, so do the patrons of the Village Bakery... Read more

    Jun. 28, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Massie

    Three Days of Dance

    World travel has its place, but Sharon Shorty says a lot of Yukoners need to get out and take a trip into their own territory. And, she says, if you want to start with Haines Junction, The Da Kų Nän Ts'etthet Dance Festival makes it easy... Read more

    May 31, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of The Boxcars

    A Good Old Time in Haines Junction

    The roots of bluegrass music go back to the old-time string bands popular in the 1920s and ’30s. Nowhere was the string band more popular or prolific than in the Appalachian mountains of the southeastern United States. Back in those hills and... Read more

    May 31, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by David Hatherly

    Calls to Action

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action task all sectors of Canadian society to make changes that will affect “the way things are done” between First Nations people and non-First Nation Canadians. The TRC came about as a... Read more

    Nov. 09, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Ruth Lawrence

    All Kinds of Bargains

    It’s autumn and time for the thrift shop in Haines Junction to ramp up again for winter. Dozens and dozens of bags of used clothing and housewares have been dropped off in the last month at the back door of St. Christopher’s Church. Local women... Read more

    Oct. 26, 2016

    St Christopher's Church

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Ruth Lawrence

    Hidden Treasure in Haines Junction

    Another successful year has ended for the local gallery in Haines Junction. For the last five years, the gallery has been housed in the basement of St. Christopher’s Church. It started when Lynn De Brabandere, the minister, was having coffee with... Read more

    Sep. 15, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

    Hands-On Haute Couture in the Junction

    From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... Read more

    Aug. 11, 2016

    Da Ku Cultural Centre

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    Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Lacey Hebert

    Passion for Fashion

    Evelyn Koh wanted a reason to stay in Haines Junction. She worked for years in Whitehorse, at the college and for the Yukon government. She also did carpentry and design work. For a while, she traveled back-and-forth between Whitehorse and... Read more

    Jul. 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Wanderers Inn

    A Place to Wander… and A Place to Stay

    You can’t beat the price: $35 for a bed, $80-$95 for the private couple/family room or $25 for a place to pitch your tent, including free internet and parking, access to all the facilities, kitchen, shower, piano, and guitars. Read more

    Jan. 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Douglas MacRae

    Making Plans for the Midnight Sun

    “I’m counting down the days,” says Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival president, Robbyn Chiles. With tickets on sale now, it’s a reasonable time to start counting. And rumour has it this year’s lineup could be the festival’s best yet. Read more

    Dec. 24, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Amelia Merhar

    Biking Whitehorse to Haines Junction

    Welcome to the first of four articles on beginner bike touring around the Yukon. I’ll share a rundown of trips and some tips, as well as the official judgment from my quads, on which hills are the absolute worst. I’m a musician, not an athlete. Read more

    May 21, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Mike Evans

    Always About Game Day

    When Kari Johnston worked as a camp cook, she learned to observe people silently as they tucked into their grub. “It’s easy to watch what people are eating when everything’s free, and you can just make a whole bunch of food ... Read more

    May 07, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Silke Gade

    Dieter Gade - On Air and On the Map

    When Dieter Gade worked for a big TV station in Germany, he had no inkling he would one day manage a radio station in a semi-remote corner of Canada’s Yukon. Gade and his wife, Silke, were both engineers in their home country. Read more

    Apr. 09, 2015

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    Bruce and Deb Bergman at the 2010 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass festival Photo Courtesy of Lenore Morris

    Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival returns to the Junction

    The summer of 2015 will see the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, which went on temporary hiatus last year, returning to its old stomping grounds in Haines Junction. Read more

    Jan. 15, 2015

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    June 5 Issue Photos

    Shifting Gears

    Changes are in the works for the Haines-to-Haines bike relay Read more

    Jun. 05, 2014

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