Doug Rutherford

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Virtual Village columnist Doug Rutherford teaches computer networking and security for Yukon College and three post-secondary educational institutions in British Columbia.


Issue: 2014-02-13, PHOTO: iStock

It's natural that you have some complaints about your boss, co-workers, or customers. No job is perfect and we are only human. However, how you express your feelings may prove to be a problem, not only in your present job, but also your chances of... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


Issue: 2014-01-30, PHOTO: iStock

One of the conveniences of the internet is that it allows anyone to be a publisher; this is also one of its biggest problems. Before the internet, there was usually a filter between you and outrageous claims. However, in many cases that filter no... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

I'm back after a bit of a vacation and a bout of pneumonia, but I'm ready to sell you on some safety tips for online classified ads. One of the earliest features of the web was the introduction of classified ad services, such as eBay, CraigsList, an Read more

Yukon Education

Considering how easy it was to encrypt your traffic, you should consider arranging your wireless access point or router so that someone else won't find it that easy to copy your encryption key. You should configure your WAP or router so that the adm Read more

Yukon Education


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The new musical drama Stonecliff, which opens at the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, November 17 (for four performances only!) tells the story of Michael J. Heney, the son of poor Irish immigrants in the Ottawa Valley who went on to build one... Read more



Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of K. Maguire

Five years ago Hidden Memories started as a one-act play Lillian Nakamura Maguire drafted to improve her dialogue skills for a creative writing class. Now the full-length version will be featured in the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Advance Theatre... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Meredith Elliott

Christmas Eve, 1946. Several actors huddle around their microphones, live-broadcasting a radio station's seasonal drama, complete with commercial intervals and a touch of Yuletide music. The story they are dramatizing concerns a well-meaning chap... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Everyone loves a "lovable rogue". In the Guild Society's musical comedy, The Man From the Capital, you get 20 rogues to pick from. Read more

Theatre - Dance