Issue: 2012-06-28

Walking Away from Disaster

Walking Away from Disaster

On May 8, Darren Bullen woke up on a small gravel island, upside-down in a single engine Cessna, with the weight of a man on his neck. The plane had fallen silent and gone down after complete engine failure. Near Coffee Creek, over 100 km south of Dawson City, trapped in the middle of the …

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Telling Tales in Atlin

With six books and three CDs to her credit, Ivan E. Coyote may be Yukon’s most prolific storyteller since the triumvirate of Service, London and Berton. Next month, Coyote will take the stage at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival, to deliver some of the “good old-fashioned kitchen table stories” that are her stock in …

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Jammin’ With the Ginger

It’s a Wednesday evening. You’re off work, done dinner and sitting around the house, strumming some tunes on a crappy beater guitar while watching old sitcom reruns. A pretty routine, lacklustre evening… but it doesn’t have to be! Why not take yourself and your instrument of choice and head over to the weekly Ginger Jam …

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Journeying Through Dance

This week, Dawson City welcomes back Raven Spirit Dance, which has enjoyed a well-established presence in town for several years. Choreographer Michelle Olson is somewhat of a part-time Dawsonite herself and member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. She has previously created two pieces that were performed at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. This summer …

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Putting It on the Line

It’s hard to envision just how long a one kilometre zip-line is until you’re standing on the launch platform. Trust me: it is very, very, very long. It’s so long you can barely make out the landing platform at the other end. When you watch another rider taking their turn, it takes you a while …

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Google Gardeners

I made my first real gardening faux pas this week. I cut down the rhubarb. All of it. Sawing through the base of the stalks with a kitchen knife, the adrenaline rush was intense as the stalks fell, one by one, their huge leaves making satisfying crashes. I got really into it, hacking the leaves …

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