Lisa Ewasko

Leading by Example

Twenty five years ago Lucy and Jack Vogt left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and came north looking for work. They found it in Dawson City. Every year, during the short growing season, the Vogts make the Saturday drive into Dawson to sell their vegetables and bedding plants at the Dawson City Farmers Market. It is hard …

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The Karaoke Karate Kid

Curtis Grahauer does not take himself too seriously. An artist in residence this month at the Macaulay House in Dawson City, Grahauer blurs the lines of performance, social art and curation. “I find anything that is creative is fun and engaging,” says Grahauer. “Sometimes it leans more towards film and entertainment, and sometimes it leans …

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Wilder, Wiser Women

Twelve Yukon filmmakers are travelling to Vancouver for the 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival, held March 8 to 11, at the Vancity Theatre. Curated by Dawson City filmmaker, Lulu Keating, the showcase of films, “Wise + Wild”, consists of works all made by women. Keating has been paving the way for women in …

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Walking Away from Disaster

Walking Away from Disaster

On May 8, Darren Bullen woke up on a small gravel island, upside-down in a single engine Cessna, with the weight of a man on his neck. The plane had fallen silent and gone down after complete engine failure. Near Coffee Creek, over 100 km south of Dawson City, trapped in the middle of the …

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Taking it Outdoors

Like ants, elementary students of the Robert Service School (RSS) in Dawson City marched off of a school bus carrying large rocks from the dredge tailings, placing them in the corner of the school yard. The 350m2 space, previously poorly drained and underutilized, has become an outdoor classroom called Take it Outside. Take it Outside …

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