Jim Vautour

Now we are here, in Zenadu

“The idea was Patrick’s,” says Bill Polonsky, the “media guy” for the upcoming Zenadu Music Festival. “He was saying there is this place he knows of – there were some raves out there and a winter concert – and they called it ‘Paradise’.” So, in an AAMF-less summer, they decided to throw a music festival …

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The New Old Guys

It started with an appearance at the Olympic torch-lighting ceremony in Vancouver last year. Manfred Janssen and Jim Vautour were performing the iconic “Land of Gold”, something they penned together in the late 1970s that many people consider the Yukon’s unofficial anthem. It was the third performer at that event, swing jazz pianist Grant Simpson, …

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Rally Round

Kendall Sullivan knows exactly how she and her daughter contracted Lyme disease. “I was rock climbing in Banff 16 years ago.” says the one-time Yukoner. After the climb, her friend noticed a tick on her head, which they promptly removed and brought in for examination. They were told if they’d gotten the whole tick, she …

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Southern Tutchone Lives In Song

The Southern Tutchone language CD, entitled Dakwanjenaats u al, has a purpose: The English translation is “Let’s Pick Up Our Language Again”.

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