Issue: 2010-12-23

From Welding Class to LA

If all the people who have played at Whitewater Wednesday Night Jam, Dan Halen has the coolest name. And it’s his real name. “Write me a cheque and we’ll find out,” the finger-picking blues/jazz guitarist and onetime Trapper Dan jokes with me over matcha lattes. Originally from Winnipeg, Halen got interested in music while working …

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Some Like It Cold

With the snow blowing around and the temperatures dropping, most people and animals prefer to be indoors. This isn’t the case for the geese and one of our pigs, Kali. The geese are in a yard attached to a small building and they have the option of going inside. In fact, their water is in …

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Take My Encyclopedia. Please!

Sometimes I wish I didn’t know how to read. No. That’s not true at all. I am endlessly grateful that I can read, and I wish everyone in the world had that privilege. What I should have said is that I wish I weren’t addicted to books. No. That’s not quite it, either. I wish …

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Stepping up, write up

Plans are under way for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) annual general meeting in early January. I will post the time and place on our website when the information becomes available. Some of the old board members are stepping aside to do other things, so there is a great need for people to step …

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On His Own, With Lots of Company

Raoul Bhaneja is his own uncle. Which means he’s also his own stepfather. Not to mention his mother, his sort-of girlfriend, the ghost of his father and even his father’s windy old court advisor. Bhaneja will bring all these characters and several more to the Yukon Arts Centre stage next month with his one-man version …

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Tidings of Hops and Barley

It’s the season to eat, drink and be merry with friends and love ones. So what if we told you that you could kill two birds with one stone (the ‘eating and drinking’ bit), which would just leave you with the ‘being merry’ part? As our Christmas pressie to you, we have gift-wrapped a wonderful …

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Footloose

Living in the North can threaten your style. Most of us dress weather-appropriate and forget about whether a blue North Face jacket will go well with a green pair of Sorels. But hear me, Yukoners – we can turn this around! We can make the winter season a positive one. Layers are in. Footwear is …

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