Issue: 2013-05-16

Drawings and Torched Copper: Colin Alexander has two art shows in Whitehorse

At Colin Alexander’s Northern Icons exhibit in the Rah Rah Gallery, you would be forgiven if at first you thought you were looking at old, blown-up photographs. But the eyes boring into yours are charcoal and watercolour. They were human, once. Then they were photographs. Under Alexander’s hand, they are something else again. “These are …

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A Single Child’s Story

“So have you seen any progress?” This is the question I’m most often asked when people learn I live in Haiti. Vague as it is, I feel this question can be answered in the story of a child named is Crizilov. His dark eyes were filled with anger and pain as he stood on the …

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Spring Means New Life

There are pussy willows, crocuses and chives growing in the garden. Migrating birds are returning to Swan Haven and mallards are swimming in the ditch just down the road. On the farm we see new life in spring as well, although it isn’t as reliant on the weather as crocuses and returning geese. Every spring …

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Droppin’ By

A few days after I arrived back in Whitehorse in November 2008, I ran into Janine Aberson while grocery shopping with my mom. She invited me to Aubyn Russell’s birthday party and I went. Aubyn and I weren’t particularly close at the time, despite being Grade 3 classmates in Takhini Elementary. When I arrived, Georgia …

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Young Performers Are Stepping up to the Microphone

This year’s monthly open mic/coffee house gatherings in the Odd Fellows Hall ballroom in Dawson City have featured an increasing number of young performers, who are filling up the set list during the first hour of the evening. Some of them are taking individual lessons in guitar, recorder or ukulele. Others are part of programs …

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Aboriginal Sports Promote Healthy Living for Youth

Elders’ teachings are about life skills and many of them translate well to sports: how to take care of yourself, how to eat right and how to survive. The concept behind the TV series Warrior Games is to bring sport back to where it all began: when elders passed down these wonderful games, both traditional …

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