Issue: 2011-02-17

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Blogging is “a dangerous medium for personal exposure.” So says Andrew Robulack, a Whitehorse technophile, columnist and long-time blogger. He’s nailed the definition. Broadcasting your opinions, memories, successes, and frustrations, in the most public forum yet devised, is everything Andrew asserts. So you wouldn’t expect many people to write a “web log,” the name once …

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Personal Migrations

In the Yukon Arts Centre’s Public Gallery, the Open Season exhibition presents work by four artists with relationships between Yukon and Ontario: two from Ontario who live here now (Douglas Drake and Scott Price), and two Ontarians who have been transients in the territory (Jenn E. Norton and Elinor Whidden). Carrying the hefty subtitle “Intermigration …

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Angry Sheep Tales and Sales

Home-based business owners always face a challenge when it comes to finding their business space. Local clothing designer Shauna Jones works from an unusual location – under her bed ! Jones made the choice when she moved into a place that had only her own bedroom for an office. She had a loft bed made, …

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GenderQueer

The definition of genderqueer is people who do not fit within the traditional two-gender role of male or female. This may be someone who feels they have some of both genders, or someone who feels they have no gender. That’s a starting point, but it is actually a fairly simplified definition. More broadly, genderqueer is …

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Creativity and Commitment

The common thread that links the stories and columns in What’s Up Yukon each week boils down to two words – creativity and commitment. From the outset, this magazine has had a strong focus on arts and entertainment, where creativity is a given. Musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, et cetera have always …

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Capturing Rendezvous

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is about to bless us with its annual appearance – a great opportunity for you to capture all the activities and events as digital images. Are you up to the task? Is your equipment ready to meet the challenge? You’ll need quick reflexes and an ability to anticipate the best moment …

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No Relief from Marketing Pains

Dawson man-about-town Greg Hakonson is always an enthusiastic guy, putting his energy into construction, cooking and the local arts scene – he’s been a driving force behind the Dawson City Arts Society for more than a decade. But ask him about the Trekke® Lumbar Lift, a device he invented to relieve lower back pain, and …

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Springtime Galactic Encounters

With springtime soon to arrive, Yukon astronomers are gearing up for the event of the year: galaxy hunting season. Unlike game hunting, you don’t need tags, and there is no limit. All you need is a clear dark sky and a pair of binoculars mounted on a tripod, or a telescope. Much like paycheques and …

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