Issue: 2013-08-22

Pop Into Haines Junction For Art With Soul

Haines Junction may be too small to have a grocery store, but it has artists galore. Artists, craftspeople, photographers and writers all display and sell their work at the Village Local Art Gallery, which opened just last summer. Several local creative types connected last July with Lynn De Brabandere, Minister of Presence since 2011 at …

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Beer and Sport

It doesn’t have to be an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. I believe beer can live in a symbiotic relationship with athletic pursuits. It’s all about balance, expectations, pacing and choosing your sport wisely. The expats in Malay had it right — drinkers with a running problem. The Hash House Harriers …

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Mixing Business With Pleasure: Hiking, biking, and skiing in the Research Forest

Apparently forest bathing is big in Japan. It’s viewed as a way to reduce stress, and it has healing effects. We’re lucky to be encircled by forests, so we’ve got plenty of options of where to forest bathe – which, by the way, is not an activity performed naked. The idea is to leave the …

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Pain, Compassion, and Hope: Diyet releases second album When You Were King

“Wake up from your slumber sleeping beast. It’s time breathe again, it’s time to see again. You were born, you were born to be the greatest of all… It’s time to roar, like you did when you were king.” These are some of the lyrics from the title track of Diyet‘s new album, When You …

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Exploring his American side: Canadian artist Pat LePoidevin

Pat LePoidevin is coming to the Yukon to debut his latest album, American Fiction, which will kick off his Canada-wide tour. On August 23, LePoidevin will be playing at Bombay Peggy’s, a local Dawson City pub, and on August 24, the official launch will be held at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. LePoidevin has …

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Dredges Kept the Klondike Alive

Despite iconic images of a solitary miner with a pan or a group of men drifting into a hillside, the dredges of the corporate-mining-era are the main reason that Dawson outlasted the usual boom-and-bust cycle common to gold rush towns.

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