Michael Schroeder

Rural Tech Matters

Peter Menzies’ commitment to trades education at Robert Service School (RSS) in Dawson City is setting an example for the Yukon. According to Menzies, a teacher since 2004, there is a serious lack of technology-based education in rural Yukon schools. This may come as a surprise, considering the territory’s skilled worker shortage and the increasing …

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Night Runners

There are many ways to enjoy the midnight sun. Fishing, hiking and gardening are all popular, but how about running a marathon? That’s right, on June 23, Mayo will host the 17th annual Mayo Midnight Marathon. The marathon began in 1996 as a 32-participant event. Now over 200 runners and walkers are attracted to the …

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Wind Riders

Stephen Kurth and Stephen Johnson stand on the dike in Dawson City on a sunny morning peering intently through binoculars at the top of the Midnight Dome, watching the breeze catch the thin ribbons on a homemade wind indicator that was installed by Johnson. They’re waiting for the wind to shift to a favourable direction …

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Set to Fly

Picture the serenity of pristine mountain scenery, contrasted by the fast action of snowmobiles launched upside down on soaring jumps. That’s exactly what Whitehorse filmmaker Blake Wildfong is capturing for his new film, Syndicate of Snow. Using a high-profile lineup of professional snowmobilers and recreating a Winter X Games environment,Wildfong plans to showcase the northern …

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