Issue: 2009-07-16

Mirage

Sometimes, when you need a refuge, a magical place appears. It was late at night and I was driving to the Tombstone Mountains for the first time. Already on the road for hours, I needed to find a campsite, fast. I had passed on Pelly Crossing, where one lonely tent perched by the river and …

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Rituals of the Ride

My best rides are framed by the rituals I have adopted. When we jump in our cars or trucks to drive somewhere, unless it is for some great road trip, we are not thinking about the ride – just about our destination. For riders, the destination is almost irrelevant. It is all about the ride. …

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To Market, To Market …

I usually plant more vegetables than I am going to personally use because I like to attend the farmers’ markets in Whitehorse. It started out that I was just bringing the surplus of the garden, but soon it became a reason to plant more. When I started to attend the market, it was being held …

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The audience-friendly DCMF

“Last year there were lineups,” says Amy-Lynn Karchut, Dawson City Music Festival’s producer. “And that is against our mandate; we are not about lineups.” And so, St. Paul’s Anglican Church will be used by DCMF on a Saturday evening, for the first time, to help take the pressure off the Palace Grand Theatre. This is …

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Artrepreneur: A Retreat Opens Its Doors Wider Still

The Ted Harrison Artist Retreat hopes more artists and arts organizations can benefit from the gorgeous space it has to offer. To that end, it has changed its programming policy a little. Robin Armour, a photographer recently retired from YTG, has been involved in the program since its inception when Ted Harrison donated the land …

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Lipizzaner Stallions take the leap to Whitehorse

It is probably one of the most-asked questions surrounding the visit of the “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions on Wednesday, July 22: “How do they get the horses up here?” “A state-of-the-art tractor-trailer,” says Troy Tinker, the show’s master of ceremonies, over the phone. A live camera feed allows them to be observed during transport and …

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A week jammed with jammin’

Yukoners are an inclusive bunch and the Yukon Summer Music Camp is no exception. According to Steve Gedrose, camp coordinator for his second year, the camp is for all ages, “from three to 93”. Last year, they offered classes for children as young as 18 months old. This year, they’re starting at age three. Gedrose, …

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World of Words: A Poet shares her diverse sense of ‘Place’

Montreal poet and essayist Erin Mouré is an Albertan with roots in Galicia, Spain. “I think in three languages all at once and every day,” she said: Galician, her father’s language, French and English. Mouré, also a professional translator, mastered Galician, a root language of Portuguese, “to preserve the richly poetic culture” of Spain’s mountainous …

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The Little Subdivision That Thought It Could

The Coppermoon Gallery is buzzing. Prospective customers peruse the walls, looking at exquisite Yukon art, a woodworker presents a scaled replica of a new sign for the entrance and there appears to be some renovations going on in the back. At the centre of all this activity is Nerissa Rosati, owner of Coppermoon. She apologizes …

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