Issue: 2013-01-31

Riding a vinyl renaissance

It’s a strange time to start a music label. With the challenges of Internet piracy, online sales on sites like iTunes, and artists offering their music for free or directly marketing their wares to the public, the business of selling physical records could seem obsolete. However, two Yukon entrepreneurs are riding a vinyl renaissance and …

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Amber Church, Her Yukon Adventure

“She sat in silence and was overwhelmed by serenity.” “She embraced change.” “She faced the challenge.” Each of Whitehorse artist Amber Church’s newest paintings in Yukon Ho at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery until Feb. 12 includes one line of text, all of which began with “She.” The texts read something like encouraging affirmations …

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Shelley Gellatly prepares for the 430-mile Yukon Arctic Ultra

The goal of the Yukon Arctic Ultra is to be “the world’s best and toughest human-powered winter (ultra)-marathon race.” It’s hard to imagine a tougher one. The Yukon Arctic Ultra began in 2003 with 27 racers. Every year it starts just after the Yukon Quest and follows that route, starting in Whitehorse. Racers can choose …

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Adventures on Mt. Kelvin

As I sit here looking out of my window at Mount Kelvin, a white peak above the treed hills, I dream of summer hikes past and future. A few years back on a summer day two friends and I went up Mount Kelvin. We started out following an existing trail along the grassy ridges, but …

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