Issue 2014-07-10

July 10th, 2014 – Issue #386

The Next Big Find

“Garage sale-ing” describes the act of heading out on a Saturday morning, coffee and local classifieds in hand, to find the next steal-of-a-deal.  The feeling aroused by discovering said deal(s) is a cheap thrill that brings many in the territory out on a weekly basis during the summer. I am not alone when I say …

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Sasquatch Love

Looking for a book that fits into a backpack for a camping trip? Rachel and Ursula Westfall`s first self-published novella, Estella of Halftree Village, is such a book. At 89 pages, it’s an ideal summer read. It’s the story of Saska the Sasquatch and Estella, a girl born and raised in the Halftree Village, a …

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Produce Your Own Enjoyment

It’s a rainy Sunday at the end of June; Ben Harper’s Fight for your Mind is playing loudly in Devon Yacura’s kitchen. The air smells like sweet porridge. On the stove is a wide, tall stainless steel pot. It’s a fancy pot; it has a spigot on the bottom, and close to the spigot is …

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4-H is in Full Swing

Whitehorse Spirit Riders 4-H club kicked off a summer riding season with a three-day riding clinic at the North Ridge Indoor Riding Arena. The focus of the clinic was fundamental riding levels and team building. The riders were fortunate to have Jody Mackenzie-Grieve as their local clinician. Jody has years of riding under belt and …

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Ask For It!

You know who they are when you see them; they walk around festival grounds with dozens of colourful buttons pinned to them, smiles on their faces, pen and paper in hands, ready to turn your beer-tent-small-talk into a debate about sexualized assault. For the fourth year in a row, the francophone women’s group Les EssentiElles …

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Batters Up!

For the second time in six years, Whitehorse is about to host many of the world’s best young softball players in the International Softball Federation’s Junior Men’s World Championship. The first pitch will be launched at 12:30 p.m. on Friday July 11, at the Pepsi Softball Centre on Range Road, when Singapore’s national team takes …

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Honk if you Like to Dance

On a Friday night last month, they performed in Dawson City’s no-frills Pit lounge. The next night, they entertained the black-tie set for two hours at the Commissioner’s Ball, then found a house party and kept playing until 5:30 the next morning. They’ve popped up for spontaneous sessions on street corners, the Superstore parking lot, …

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