Issue: 2012-04-12

The Origins of Berton House: Pt. 2

When I left off with this history of the Berton House, Pierre Berton had bought back his childhood home for $50,000 in 1989 and donated it to the Yukon Arts Council. The council collaborated with the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) to set up the Berton House writer-in-residence committee to make decisions about how to handle …

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Climbing back

Over a decade ago, the climbing wall housed on the gymnasium stage at F.H. Collins Secondary School was awash with young climbers training to compete in climbing competitions in southern Canada. At the helm was their coach, Alain Dallaire. Then tragedy struck in the form of an ice-climbing fall that required Dallaire to step back. …

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Jigging In

By taking her fiddle class online, one fiddle instructor is changing the music education community the in the north. Zavallennahh Huscroft (formorly known as Zav RT, here is another community event that she has helped with Here), from Victoria, has been teaching fiddle for 20 years, working in rural northern communities in the north for …

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A Comedy of Obsession

When the Guild Theatre’s artistic director, Katherine McCallum, was choosing this year’s season, she may not have known playwright Nicky Silver was about to hit the big time. After two decades of writing successfully for off-off-Broadway, then off-Broadway, Silver will finally penetrate the Great White Way this month with his newest work, The Lyons. “I …

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Practising Fast in Slow Motion

Listen. That’s the word concert pianist Ian Parker expects to use the most while adjudicating the senior piano classes at this week’s Rotary Music Festival in Whitehorse. That advice that was drummed into him by his teacher at the Julliard School of Music, Yoheved Kaplinsky. “But what my teacher really taught was the way to …

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Active Every Day

Dawson City has earned a place as the Yukon finalist for CBC’s “Live Right Now” competition, putting the town in the running to win a $100,000 “natural playground” courtesy of The Canadian Wildlife Federation, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds and Parks Canada. Live Right Now is a CBC initiative launched in 2011 aimed at increasing the health …

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