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Issue: 2009-02-26

Is There Life After the Yukon?

Perspective – use it or lose it.Words I’ve been pondering quite a lot lately.Recently I was noticing how much I dwelt on things I’ve left behind in the Yukon. While I was on a grand new adventure, I couldn’t...

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Something new to brighten Dark Days

It is all original art and none of it existed before last December.So, the creative process took place during the darkest days of a Yukon winter.And that, says Tara McCarthy, is the whole idea behind Dark Days.It is a visual...

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Taking Medicine to New Heights

Cambridge medical students are expected to be well-schooled in the art of social climbing, but Peter Steele, who studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, in England, chose mountain climbing instead.”There were some...

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Cosmic Invaders and Leo the Lion

The constellation of Leo the Lion definitely seems to be where all the Yukon Night Sky action is.Starting with Ceres, the smallest dwarf planet (formerly called the largest asteroid), will be making a close pass to Earth, a mere...

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Perhaps we aren’t doomed …

Early in January, I received a press release that excited me greatly.It was from Yukon Energy and it announced it received $125,000 in funding from the Yukon Cold Climate Innovation Centre to investigate the possibility of...

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What’s Bubbly Without the ‘Buzz’?

For some time, my editor has been urging me to explore the world of non-alcoholic wines and I have to admit that I put off his request, perhaps not being really sure how to approach the subject. Or perhaps it was just that, to...

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Montréal Danse: Up close and personal

It will be an unusual connection between the audience at the Yukon Arts Centre and the dancers of Montréal Danse when it presents On the Ice of Labrador on Saturday, Feb. 28.The seven dancers will each be presenting their own...

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Musical benefit for Richard Godson

A man who has helped Yukon musicians for years — as a key organizer of the Alsek Music Festival and as a music teacher at St. Elias Community School – is now being offered help.While Haines Junction’s Richard Godson...

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