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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: courtesy of the Dungarees

James Murdoch is the 38-year-old namesake and only son of the co-creator of the Yukon’s famed Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. The Revue closed its doors for good in 2017 after an incredible run of 47 years. During that time, 1.5 million tourists... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Glenn Rudman

Joanna Lilley has always loved reading. She's one of those people that you’ll find in the theatre reading a book before the movie begins. It fits that she would also enjoy writing... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

On this year’s cover of Northwestel’s 2019/20 phone directory is Chantel Goodman’s striking painting, Walking out of the Library at Night. This piece captures the atmosphere and character of downtown Whitehorse at night in the middle of the long... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy Helland

The summer of 2018 was, unexpectedly, the best summer of my life so far. I was given the rare opportunity to mine gold from the ground up. A fellow truck driver from days past invited me to join his crew in the Klondike Goldfields near Dawson City... Read more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2019-05-01, Photo: courtesy of Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill is pleased to be returning to the Yukon this year for another engagement during the Yukon Writers’ Festival and Young Author’s Conference. She was last here In 2016. “I love the sunlight in the Yukon,” she said. “Everything seems... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: GBP Creative Media

There’s no doubt things are popping with Klondike Kettle Corn. The small business went from selling a few bags of kettle corn at the 2010 Fireweed Community Market to having the product available at local grocery stores, gas stations, fundraisers... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: courtesy of David Geary

David Geary is no stranger to the Yukon. He was here to work with Gwaandak Theatre a year ago last February. Now he’s looking forward to seeing what Whitehorse is like when it’s warmer... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: courtesy of Sigmund Brouwer/Rebecca Wellman

With over 100 titles and four million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer is a bestselling author of books for children, young adults and adults. He will be one of the mentor authors at this year’s Young Authors’ Conference on May 2 and 3, which is... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-17, Photo: courtesy of Jan Redford

Jan Redford describes herself as a compulsive journal writer who always knew that she would like to be an author. “I remember filling pages with squiggly lines when I was about four or five, pretending I was a writer... Read more

Literature

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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: Rick Massie

The German term zeitgeist is generally rendered in English as the spirit of a given time, as shown in prevailing thought or customs. (Think, perhaps, how Carnaby Street reflected the social values of mid-1960s Britain.) In 2019, are Yukon... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

“What fascinates me about writing haiku is that I have found it to be the perfect vehicle for the kind of art that I want to make,” said Yukon-based poet, Kathy Munro. “I am a poet. I believe that I have something to say and haiku allows me to say... Read more

Literature

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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: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Danielle Holbert

His music soothes the soul like that first warm beverage on a busy morning; his lyrics surround your senses with the sort of calm that’s equivalent to a warm, lingering hug from someone you love. Once described as “Canada’s best kept secret... Read more

Yukon Music

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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: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Katie Thiroux

A legendary bass player who died almost two decades ago indirectly influenced Katie Thiroux’s decision to inject a healthy dose of standard jazz content into her concerts and recordings. “I learned a lesson, by way of Ray Brown, that it’s a good... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Charles Horton Metcalf Photograph Collection, 1896-1899 / Wikimedia Commons

No, her name wasn’t Klondike Kate, the Oregon Mare, Bombay Peggy or the (immortalized by Robert W. Service) “Lady that’s known as Lou.” She and her husband Albert were in the fabrication and construction business in Seattle... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comedy Festival

Ricard Eden makes no apology for putting the focus of the Yukon Comedy Festival on the performers as much as on the audience. “We obviously want to bring up talent that residents are going to want to see and we want to make our ticket price... Read more

Humour

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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: Angela Drainville

Fawn Fritzen hasn’t always considered herself a feminist. The Whitehorse jazz singer/songwriter wasn’t using that term in 2013 when her first CD, Bedroom Voice, came out. Or in 2016 when she released her second album, Pairings... Read more

Yukon Music