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Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE)

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

No summer in the Yukon can be complete without the yearly Canada Day events. The very mention of Canada Day can conjure up memories and build anticipation for just about any Yukoner. Like any other year, 2018 is promising the fun Yukoners have... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Jess Stone

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month in Canada. Across the country campaigns are organized in the effort to end sexualized violence in Canada. Here at home, the Yukon continues to have a disproportionately high rate of sexualized assault... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Kim Hart has spent 10 years shaping young Yukoners into polished performers and also building an appreciation for their community. As the music teacher at Vanier Catholic Secondary School, she teaches the Vanier Junior Jazz Band program that... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

The annual BYTE Battle of the Bands, which will feature up to 10 groups, has been taking place for over a decade and has teamed up for the second year with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as an affiliated event at Shipyards Park. The event takes place on. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) will host the Gathering of Youth-Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Kick Off Event on February 17 to 18. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Better Man Film

This year’s 16 Days of Action to End Gender-Based Violence was packed with some powerful events. The kick off at Epic Pizza featured the local talents of Emily Ross and the Ukes of Hazard... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

This Rendezvous, The Battle of the Bands is going down, bringing together youth bands from across the territory to battle for top dog honors of the Yukon Music scene. BOTB is presented each year by Bringing Youth Toward Equality (BYTE), and this... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“It’s an important winter to show this,” says Lauren Williams, collections manager at Toronto’s Museum of Inuit Art. She’s referring to the photography exhibit by Yukon youth, This is Our Arctic, currently on display at the museum. The photos... Read more

Photography - Film

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Hailey Hechtman volunteered for a distress and support line in Ontario for five years. She wanted to keep volunteering for a support-phone organization when she moved to Whitehorse in 2013, but there wasn’t one. Read more

Health and Wellness

What would your grandmother say if you asked her to be your friend on Facebook? Would your teenage daughter or granddaughter know what a typewriter looks like? Technology has changed a lot in the past few decades and although lots of seniors are... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Amy O’Rourke’s business was financially successful from the outset — so successful, she folded it in less than a year. She will talk about her experience at Baked Café on November 20. Read more

Yukon Business

Now that school is back in session, entertainment is needed to give aspiring minds a break from the books. For those seeking an early study break, the second annual Future Routes Music Festival is fast approaching. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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September 4, 2014

Etienne Girard starts bands. “I guess I do start lots of bands. It’s kind of what I do,” he admits with a chuckle. Known for his earlier work with the heavy-metal group Nemesis and the punk-rock Hammerhead, the Whitehorse bassist is ... Read more

Yukon Music

Musicians dream of taking it to the next level. Whether it's going from an empty garage, to a small open mic night, or from the open mic scene to a paid gig at a local bar. For many, the next step up is the most challenging: to take their music to a Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2014-02-06, PHOTO: Rick Massie

For 35 years the Frostbite Music Festival has been bringing bands to Whitehorse to showcase new music to an appreciative audience. Year after year organizers chose acts that were a combination of emerging talent breaking onto the music scene in a... Read more

Yukon Music

The Future Routes Festival honours the 15th anniversary of Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE) and the 50th Anniversary of Yukon College. The College will host the party on its front lawn, complete with giant tents, live music, great food, Read more

Yukon Music

British Columbia teen Saskia Vaisey writes in her blog, "A human connection is the most powerful way to affect people." She is one of four young people finding their way to the Yukon to do just that. Vaisey, along with Gavin Rea (California), Jessic Read more

Yukon Summer

Adäka (pronounced Aw-daw-kah) means "coming into the light" in the Southern Tutchone language and each year this festival continues to expand, like the sun rising on a new day, spreading its light further across the land. Read more

Yukon Arts

A staple of the Frostbite Music Festival will kick off this year's event and showcase the multitude of young talent in the territory. The annual Battle of the Bands competition will take place Friday, February 15 in the Yukon College's woodshed and w Read more

Yukon Music