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Issue: 2015-02-12

Honest, Aggressive Rock n’ Roll

The best album I heard last summer, and probably all year, came out of Dawson City.Hope, the debut album by The Naysayers, totally rocks. Led by singer-songwriter Drea Nasager, the band fuels its folk rock songs with a heavy...

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East Coasters Come North

When I reach Jon Mckiel he’s in the middle of a New Brunswick snowstorm. I’m in theYukon, where the temperature has dipped below -30°C.We talk about what to expect when he arrives in Whitehorse to perform at the Available Light...

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A Handler’s Tale

When I showcased my subpar dog handling skills in a race for the first time, it was the 2006Yukon Quest. But I was no stranger to the Quest, because I had covered it five times before that as a reporter for the Yukon News.I...

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Wushu Comes to Whitehorse

Last November, Whitehorse entrepreneur Stephen Kwok Wai-Kan was in Vancouver in hispart-time role as liaison officer between the Yukon and Chinese governments.When Her Excellency Lui Fei, China’s consul general in that...

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Love, Hope, and Evil Nuns

Imagine being able to pick out a child from an assortment of infants and toddlers, as easilyas choosing a puppy from a litter or candy from a dish. You might even take two.It sounds like the plot of a fanciful children’s book,...

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Quilting Hotbed

To descend the stairs into Bear’s Paw Quilts is to descend into colour. Quilts and colourful fabric samples line the walls.This is more than a fabric store. It’s a school, and a conduit to a world where quilting is the art of...

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