Amber Church

Amber Church is a painter, writer and sports enthusiast. She is a long-time, dedicated columnist and freelance writer for What's Up Yukon. She is generally enthusiastic about everything but she spends most of her time creating in an art studio and chasing a child and dog through the wilderness.

Growing young farmers

In 2020, when the Yukon closed its borders to the outside world due to COVID-19, Sundog Retreat owners Andrew Finton and his partner, Heather, found an opportunity in the challenge. They created the Sundog Veggies project.

A cheesy business plan

Jill Johnstone turned to cheese-making for her scientific outlet. Let her show you through a 12 week training program.

The pandemic creates the space to share stories in a new way

As the Ice Melts is a project that takes the form of two videos which present stories and poetry on the theme of our changing environment. The work has been put together by Bielawski, Lilley and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations storyteller, Ron Chambers.

FRISKY NORTH OF 60

New podcast shares stories about dating and relationships north of the 60th parallel.

Bringing BBQ to the masses

Smoke and Sow, from food truck to Whitehorse restaurant. The menu includes beef brisket, pulled pork, racks of ribs and whole chickens.

Think About The Wild

Rodden has created albums for adults but he says his niche is really children’s music. His recently released Think About the Wild.

What’s new in your art practice?

We’re starting a new column that will ask a different visual artist each month the question that I got on the sidewalk: what’s new in your art practice and what are you working on right now?

Honouring a whale

“I’ve been thinking about water for about five or six years,” said artist Joyce Majiski. While walking the beach in Spain she was struck by the large amount of garbage that was getting washed in with the tide. And then, one day, she was struck with a vision of building a whale out of garbage.

A Parade of Dreams

Christopher Wheeler has had a long-standing dream to become an author. When COVID-19 arrived, it brought with it the opportunity for him to pursue this dream. The result is his first collection of poetry, A Parade of Dreams. “I’ve put the collection together over COVID,” Wheeler said. “I thought, why not? It’s been something I’ve …

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Dino-riffic!

November 1 heralds the start of DiNovember, when my daughter’s pet dinosaurs, full of mischief and hijinks, take over the house for a month.

Bringing local food to Yukoners

Farming in the Yukon comes with a few other unique obstacles, including producing food with wildlife at the doorstep.

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