Issue: 2011-10-27

Candy’s Dandy

Season two of The Candy Show is coming to APTN on October 27. The exciting and hilarious Candy Show is back with your backstage pass to see some of Canada’s best musicians and performers, every Thursday at 9:30 ET/MT. The host and co-producer of the show, Candy Palmater, hand-picks all of the guests on her …

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Tasting Dawson’s High Society

Sunday, October 16. I arrived at the Scotch Club late. The meeting started at 4 p.m. and I had missed the formal introductions. Two friends – seemingly also late – greeted me at our host’s door. “We’re having a party for you,” said one. “Dammit, I hate surprises.” I replied. With the previous night’s light …

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Three Events for November

Genticorum, a traditional band from Québec, will perform on November 2 in the community hall at the Centre de la francophonie on Strickland Street. The band is well-known on the traditional music scene, both in Canada and abroad. With four albums so far, Genticorum shows no signs of slowing down the machine. The energy of …

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The Little Blue Daycare That Could

How did a little blue daycare put Dawson City on the map for early childhood education? By an employee winning the Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in early childhood education earlier this month! Stephanie Davidson is the supervisor and pre-school teacher at the Dawson Childcare Center, and founder of the Kindeready program, which prepares pre-schoolers …

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31 Years & Still Rolling

It sits beside the Alaska Highway, just south of the Lobird cutoff – a plain, brown two-storey building, surrounded by recreational vehicles of various sizes, shapes and conditions. A modest green and yellow sign announces: Philmar RV Centre. “I’ve had a lot of people come in and say, ‘I’ve been here 10 years and I’ve …

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A Consuming Challenge

Marsh Lake-area family is working hard to demonstrate how well Northerners can reduce their energy consumption. Along the way, they hope to show other Canadians a thing or two. Brian Kitchen and Marguerite Kuiack, along with their daughters, Simone and Marika, are taking part in Canadian Geographic’s Energy Diet Challenge. The three-month challenge involves six …

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A Little Horse Sense

Afew people have asked about horses, and with the white fluffy stuff sticking to the ground in the last week or so, maybe this is a good time to take a look at these guys. I’ve worked with horses for almost 40 years, but always from the ground. Last time I got on a horse, …

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