Issue: 2012-09-27

Adding to His Mileage

Mike Rud has packed a lot of musical mileage into his 44 years. The Edmonton-born jazz guitarist has three CDS to his name, not to mention an impressive list of performing and teaching stints in Vancouver, Edmonton, New York City (where he studied with guitar master Jim Hall) and Montreal, where he lives and works. …

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Conflicting Concepts of Justice

The discovery of long-buried human remains in Dawson City two years ago shone a public spotlight on a little-known chapter in Yukon history. The four bodies unearthed at the site of a former Northwest Mounted Police palisade turned out to be those of prisoners executed and secretly buried during the Klondike Gold Rush. Two of …

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A Game for Life

The sport has been called “jet-propelled chess”, “the healthiest sport to play” and “the world’s most dangerous sport”. With a range of monikers like that, it’s no wonder that at the age of 18 Khoon Chua decided to give squash a try. “I was a competitive badminton player when I first tried the sport,” explains …

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Best-Dressed

If you asked me what my favourite food was, and I was actually honest about it, I would probably have to say refined sugar. And pizza. This being said, I am a person who is pretty into nutrition—I am relatively educated about it and take the relationship between food and well-being (both physical and emotional) …

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Showing Their IZM

It all started with a movie. When Yvon Soglo was growing up in Aylmer, Quebec, his preferred method of physical expression was channeled through sports. Then in high school he saw a film called Breaking, and a new world opened itself to him. The film was about b-boys and girls (break dancers, to the uninitiated), …

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Saving a Language and a Culture

Doris Roberts hates to fly, but when it came time to go to Tanacross, Alaska, to retrieve the songs and stories that Chief Isaac had taken there for safe-keeping many decades earlier, she knew she had to do it. Roberts had lost much of her Hän language while at residential school from 1946 to 1949, …

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Belting a Brighter Blues

Matt Andersen can really sing. With a range spanning from powerful baritone to delicate and intricate, he drives his music with a confidence and ability that makes you pay attention. Following a European tour, Andersen will be playing in the Yukon in early October. I recently spent an evening with his latest album, Coal Mining …

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