Carl Christensen

Recycling Made Easy

In the beginning it was available only to the people of Riverdale. But now — two years later — the Yukon Blue Bin Recycling Society has grown large enough to offer recycling pickup to  every major residential area in Whitehorse. Their service is simple; every two weeks a Blue Bin representative comes by to pick up recycling …

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Squirrely Taxidermy

Sure, you’ve seen a moose head mounted on a wall before. It probably had really big antlers, too. But was it re-enacting a scene from Dirty Dancing? Or perhaps guarding a chest full of pirate treasure? This month, Cindy Klippenstein’s new exhibit Fur and Loathing is open at Northern Front Studio in Waterfront Station. The …

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Learning Beyond School: Braeburn Lake Summer Camp offers community, leadership and fun

Summer camp offers a lot to young people that classrooms don’t — canoeing, crafts, campfires, and no homework.  However, what sticks out the most for kids are the relationships formed with the people at camp.  A five-day summer camp can lead to a new level of friendship and community. After eating every meal together, sleeping …

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Sharing the Supernatural

If you’ve ever seen a strange light slip across the Yukon sky, or heard a mechanical buzz in the middle of a dark forest, don’t worry: you are not alone. Strange things tend to happen to regular people. The trouble is, after experiencing something out of the ordinary, finding someone willing to take you seriously …

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Playing Ultimate is Not Just a Fling in the Park

For the uninitiated, the game called ultimate might look like playing Frisbee – a hot sun and lazy days at the park kind of game rather than a sport of teams grappling competitively over the disc. However, ultimate is an organized sport that thrives on competitive spirit, and intense practice. Here’s how it works. Ultimate …

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The Evolution of Rendezvous

It’s the biggest party in the territory, and this year Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous celebrates its 50th anniversary. For a lot of Yukoners the festival represents the nearing of the end of winter, but for others it’s a chance to compete for coveted titles, from Sourdough Sam, to Best Frozen Hair, to Furthest Log Toss. Sibell …

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The Boost a Battle Can Give

For many bands the step to a big stage is challenging. That’s the Battle of the Bands in Whitehorse has been a continued success.

So Close

Whitehorse resident Daniel Janke has two passions: film and music. Janke has been writing and directing his own films in addition to creating music for theatre, dance, and concerts. He’s also toured Canada multiple times with different groups, including his own Daniel Janke Quartet. Recently, Janke combined his passions by composing music for the short …

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Supporting the Scene

The Yukon holds a certain charm in the eye of an artist. It could be the simple beauty of the place, or perhaps the opportunities it provides. Whatever the case, the arts community is strong here, and the music scene is perhaps the biggest of all. Get involved with the local music crowd, or just …

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Living on Wheels

Ask a Yukon teenager if they’ve ever hit the pavement on a skateboard and the answer will likely be yes. However, pavement’s hard and skateboarders fall, so not everyone sticks it out. Chad Dickson is someone who did. Now a pro, he spent much of his youth on wheels, living back and forth between Teslin …

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The Choir Revolution

A new choir has formed in Whitehorse and before it began it was already reaching capacity. It seems people are eager to sing popular, radio-style and indie songs from the past 30 years. They’ve called themselves the Whitehorse Pop Choir, and they perform a variety of songs unlikely to be found in more traditional choirs. …

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The Beautiful Game Fills Up Fast in Whitehorse

The Whitehorse Recreational Coed Soccer League opened applications for this year’s indoor season, and found themselves with a dilemma. The six-team, 92-person roster filled up well before the deadline, with extra applications coming in at a steady rate. Indoor sports tend to be popular here in the winter. Plummeting temperatures, a gusting Northern wind, and …

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Playing Irish: The Guild Hall presents The Cripple of Inishmaan Nov. 21 to Dec. 7

The Guild is putting on one final show before the New Year: The Cripple of Inishmaan, by the respected Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. The comedy takes place in 1930’s Ireland, and is based on the true story of Hollywood filmmaker Robert Flaherty, who traveled to the island of Inishmore to film the movie Man of …

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Witnessing the Results of an Intense Creative Process: Playwrights present their 24-hour creations

The audience in the Yukon Inn’s Fireside Room this weekend will have the opportunity to witness the results of 24-hours of intense, high-pressure, creative labour. Creation begins with inspiration – it’s inspiration that sets ideas in motion. From there, determination takes over. When challenges arise, and they will, the creator must push on — through …

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Get Your Freak On

These days, a scary movie will likely consist of some predictable devices. There will be dramatic music. The characters will investigate a series of false alarms such as ravens suddenly flying out from behind the shed, or a crash in the next room that turns out to be a cat knocking over a vase. There …

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Indulging the Senses: Yukon Arts Centre Fall Lineup

The biggest stage in the territory returns with a full schedule of performances. We’ve highlighted some of this season’s standouts with the help of Yukon Arts Centre’s artistic director Eric Epstein and gallery director Mary Bradshaw. THEATRE Theatrical performances at the YAC make up a giant portion of the season. From docu-theatre about a Canadian’s …

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Theatre Returns to The Guild Hall

The stage is set for another season of theatre at the Guild Hall in Whitehorse. The Guild is back with four genre-bending productions that aim to bring out your fears, tears, and cheers. The Guild’s artistic director Katherine McCallum has searched afar for not only entertaining theatre, but also something different. Three of the four …

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