Yellowknife, NWT

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Jamie Bastedo is not new to the Yukon. He first came to the territory 35 years ago as a biology graduate student. “Think Never Cry Wolf,” he says. “My head full of book knowledge about northern landscapes and cultures.” The Yukon still means a lot to him and he is excited to be coming back. …

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Brave and Bold

Jessie Royer Kennel: The J Team Age: 40 Nationality: American (Fairbanks, AK) Experience: Rookie

The Human North

Three photo-based shows currently on exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre all aspire to convey something of the experience of living in the North. Of course there is no “the” when it comes to north; there are many norths. In my opinion, the exhibits were most successful where they conveyed a particular place, inhabited by …

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Shoes To Take You Anywhere

As a child, I learned the importance of spending time outside. My father taught me that fresh air was a mandatory part of everyday life, through a wide variety of outdoor activities. On weekends, he would drag me out of bed early in the morning, regardless of season, and take me into the vast wilderness …

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Artrepreneur: Grass is Not Greener in Yellowknife … But It Has An Awesome Gallery

The Birchwood Gallery in Yellowknife shows top-notch artists from all over Canada. It also shows the work of local high school students. Yellowknife contrasts Whitehorse in interesting ways. It’s a northern capital of about the same size, so you can’t help compare. It has high-rise buildings instead of mountains. It’s pretty much the end of …

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An artist shares her love of nature in Yellowknife

You have to respect Jennifer Walden: she likes the Yukon, but she loves her Yellowknife home even more. “Whitehorse has a postcard beauty – beautiful mountains and trees – but Yellowknife has a rugged, wild side … it grabs you. “It is so raw, I love it.” As a nature and wildlife artist, Walden appreciates …

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Artrepreneur: My Big Backyard from the Bradens’ Backyard

BY NICOLE BAUBERGER Yellowknife needs more showing space for emerging artists. High rents in that city make the cost of wall space very high. But that hasn’t stopped Rae Braden. It’s the Circle Square Mall, Yellowknife, the last Friday night in November. Braden has turned one of the empty stores into a gallery to present …

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