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Amy Kenny

Amy Kenny

Amy Kenny is a writer and artist living in Whitehorse. She likes books, bikes and being outside.


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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Stephen Anderson Lindsay

The Air North First Light Image Festival will compete with a Steven Page concert this year, but organizer Mark Kelly said ticket sales are already going strong for the photography fest, now in its third year... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Contagious Mountain Bike Club

It’s the ultimate garage sale, especially if you’re the type to keep more bikes than cars in your garage. This spring, the Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) is hosting its annual bicycle garage sale. Anyone can bring a bike (or bikes) to... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Jack Gorton

Jack Garton stood in a cemetery on Galiano Island, talking on his cell phone about his latest record. It seems like a weird place to field media requests, until you consider that Garton’s day job, as cemetery sexton, seems to have influenced the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

Lily is an energetic dog. At three months old, it was abnormal for her to sleep for three solid hours in the middle of the day. That was the first sign that something was off. The second was that, when owner Daniel Guhl woke her, she was wobbly on... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: courtesy of The Dark Fruits

The Dark Fruits kind of accidentally ended up with an album. Three years ago, singer Jeff Wolosewich booked time at Jordy Walker’s studio, planning to record a single song. The next thing he knew, he’d laid down bed tracks for more than 20 songs... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Alex Jager

Everybody knows the Yukon has its share of folk music and roots rock, but they don’t often think about electronic music. According to Kevin Jack, they should. Four years ago, when Jack opened to the public what had been an invite-only affair for... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Velvet Antlers /GBP Photography

Some ladies show up in high heels and lipstick; others roll into the dance studio right after having rolled off the couch. There’s no right way to come to class, said Kate Fitzgerald over the phone in late February. Her voice was low and sultry... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Atlin Mountain Roasters

Having a wood-fired coffee roaster is more than just a gimmick—it’s good business sense for Philippe and Leandra Brient, co-owners of Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters. Sure, it fits with the idea people have of Northerners, all woodstoves and plaid... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Upper lower case

Marika Kitchen can’t remember a time when she wasn’t environmentally conscious. She grew up with parents who led a low-impact lifestyle and took her camping as a kid. That, she said, influenced her views as an adult and that’s what led Kitchen, 19... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Peggy Baker

Relieved - that’s how Peggy Baker feels to be bringing her latest choreography to the stage after more than a year of preparing for it. “We’re so ready to do this,” she said over the phone, two weeks before who we are in the dark comes to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Amy Kenny

On a Thursday afternoon at Takhini Elementary School, a class played dodgeball in the gym, seemingly unaware that, on the other side of the heavy blue curtain pulled across the school’s stage, was Paris... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Erik Pinkerton Photography

Vikki Quocksister was still booking mainstage performers for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous the week before the festival’s kick-off, but, after six years of being in charge of the stage, she was pretty calm about the last-minute confirmations... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

When it comes to the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous lip sync competition, you might have to bring more of an A-game than you’d have to bring to a contest where you actually sing. Somehow, lip sync competitions have come to attract a level of... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

If you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Rendezvous made Marj Eschak move to the Yukon. It was 1977. She’d only come up for the weekend, but was so impressed, she decided to stay. “So I’ve been in every one since then,” she said over the phone, a couple weeks before the 2019 Yukon... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvousv

It’s been years since the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) was held on Main Street and still, once a month, someone asks – why isn’t Rendezvous held on Main Street anymore? Is it moving back there from Shipyards Park? When? Why not? Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

When Mary Fitton placed second in the Mad Trapper competition at the 1978 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR), some of the men complained. At the time, Mad(am) Trapper didn’t exist as a contest (in fact, it was the first year for Mad Trapper), but... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis / courtesy of City of Whitehorse

Now that Jeff Marynowski is retired, he can finally get some work done. “It’s unbelievable, all the stuff, the things that had piled up over the years because I was so busy volunteering,” said the former head planner with Highways and Public... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of SUP Yukon

Sixteen teams competed in the inaugural Yukon River Quest (YRQ) 20 years ago – that’s a fraction of the numbers anticipated by race organizers in 2018. In the two decades since that first race, the YRQ’s reputation has grown to the point where the... Read more

Yukon Active