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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Rocks Country

On June 23 Teslin will again be hosting an electrifying country-rock concert called Teslin Rocks Country, featuring a slate of excellent contemporary Canadian country artists. Headlining the show will be two artists from from British Columbia:... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

Yukon College mine-life-cycle researcher Dr. Guillaume Nielsen likes to find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes those solutions even involve ingredients one might also spread on toast or use in holiday baking. Take Nielsen’s PhD project... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

When Bailey Rumbolt first arrived at the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) in 2015, she would never have guessed that it would lead her to big changes in her life. A shy youth lacking confidence, Rumbolt’s first visits were limited to hanging... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

Fiona Azizaj will be the guest speaker at this year’s Yukon Cares Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 1993, during the Yugoslav Wars that led to the breakup of Yugoslavia, Azizaj and her parents fled Kosovo to Germany when she was months old. They... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Lara Lewis

It’s 3:40 p.m. on November 12, 2014, and the very first track on the latest album by Manny Berlin (a.k.a. Manfred Janssen), Basement Tapes, is being recorded at Frostbite House in Whitehorse. Neither Janssen, nor his co-producer Jordy Walker. more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Tyrell Johnson

Lots of writers can point to a specific event or person that sent them in the direction of a career in writing; Tyrell Johnson isn’t one of those people. “I don’t think it was one specific thing,” he said. “I’ve always loved being creative. I love... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Lori McNulty

While Zsuzsi Gartner built her early career as a writer in journalism, working as a newspaper reporter, then a TV current affairs producer and then a magazine writer and editor, she has been interested in creative writing from an early age.“ more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Chantelle Tarapaski

In 2008, then 21 year old Chantelle Tarapaski, moved up to the Yukon from Vancouver, B.C. and decided to open her own hair studio. “I felt I needed a place that reflected my work and style, with more creature comforts,” said Tarapaski. “We work... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Owen Laukkanen

Owen Laukkanen is unabashedly a writer of commercial fiction, also known as “genre” fiction, having produced a novel every year since The Professionals came out (and was nominated for four major genre awards) in 2012. The Professionals was Book 1... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Jamella Hagen

The local writer selected to be a mentor at this year’s Young Authors Conference is Jamella Hagen, who teaches creative writing at Yukon College. She describes her course as “a multi-genre class for second-year college students in which students... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Michael Winter

Michael Winter, one of the four mentor writers at this year’s edition of the Young Authors’ Conference, said he was first inspired to become a writer by watching his sister Kathleen (who just happens to have been one of last year’s mentor writers... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40

My first 54-40 flash was when the band’s career was burning hot. That is symptomatic of a life lived in rock. Memories are short, what remains is vivid like ayahuasca. The past, present and future sear like a brand, like a Tinder cocktail in a... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: New York Daily News 1920

It's possible baseball sluggers George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. and Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson bonded because of the similarities of their impoverished childhoods. Ruth was raised primarily in an inner city Baltimore orphanage, even... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Travis Milos is a busy man, hard at work and passionate when you speak to him. The energy behind those two traits is evident as he tells the story of his busy past few years building Big Bear Donair and Liquor and, later, Whiskey Jacks Pub and... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

Tom Gibbs doesn’t get as many hugs as he used to. As the president of the board of Special Olympics Yukon these past five years, he isn’t working with the athletes as much and he isn’t able to give out as many of those encouraging hugs... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Mike Smith, originally from Peace River, Alberta, completed his Masters of Science in Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University. While in Colorado he fell into avalanche research and after finishing his studies he asked the University of... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Sabu Chaitanya

By learning yoga you can make changes in your health and habits, improve your energy level and make you feel better throughout the day. Others can sense the improvement in your energy and they will feel more comfortable in your presence. It can... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

On March 9, Yukon comic Stephen McGovern will be gearing up to take the stage at the Just for Laughs Northwest comedy festival in Vancouver. The 10-day event beginning March 1 offers a wide variety of shows that highlight Canadian and... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Peripheral Vision

When a band calls itself Peripheral Vision, you might be excused for thinking it’s a rock group, or possibly a folk/roots, or even bluegrass ensemble. But you’d be wrong. What the Toronto-based quartet serves up is a musical bouillabaisse with... more

Yukon Music