Issue: 2014-10-16

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October 16, 2014 Issue #400

Whitehorse party animals are gearing up for another winter of house parties. New-to-Whitehorse writer Joslyn Kilborn gets her feet wet, and tells you all about it. 

Being Caribou kicks off Yukon Film Society’s (YFS) Kitchen Party on October 24 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The Kitchen Party is a month-long celebration of Canadian cinema and media art for YFS’s 30th anniversary. The film exemplifies the struggle Read more

Photography - Film

We are pure potential. The exigencies of life kicks in and a tragedy, an accident or an unexpected occurrence side-swipes us; But we are still pure potential. Those whose lives have been physically or mentally damaged can still live meaningfully than Read more

Health and Wellness


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It’s not a dating service, or a counselling session. It’s a conversation. It might lead to other things, who knows? It’s the second time the Friends of the Whitehorse Library have hosted a Human Library at the Whitehorse Public Library. Read more

Yukon Education

The pop culture of the ‘90s is my intellectual comfort food; when I find myself disoriented and isolated by the 21st century I take solace in the stuff I was watching and listening to as a teenager in the Clinton era. Read more

Photography - Film

The Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club (WCCS) will open its doors for the annual Winter Sports Swap and Fair this October 18 at 9:00 a.m. This swap is really a winter gear sale, and a wide range of secondhand winter equipment will be available. Read more

Yukon Active

I walk into a “September Scramble” party at 1:00 a.m. on a Saturday, late and completely sober. It’s been a while since I was at a party like this; one you can hear from a block away, where you enter through an open front door wreathed with smokers, Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


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These days, if you live in Whitehorse and you like good beer, you will find yourself nestled into one of the cushy chairs at the T & M lounge, catching up on golf highlights; you go there because it is still the only place in town that offers a... Read more


If our external environment is a reflection of what is happening within, I must be going through a deep transformation. My little cabin is filled with aromas emanating from myriad sources — jars and jugs of various ferments, baskets and bundles of Read more

On the day I am writing this, Whitehorse and Haines Junction are inches deep in their first winter snow and Dawson, while chilly and damp, is not. Mind you, we’re getting ready for it. Read more

Dawson City

Milena Parajo-van de Stadt was little more than a toddler when she noticed some buskers playing violin in a park in Oxford, England. She promptly switched her focus from the piano, which her father was teaching her, to the violin. Read more

Yukon Music

Richard Whiteman’s career as an upright bass player began virtually by coincidence. About 10 years ago, as leader of a highly regarded piano trio, he was doing a photo shoot with Juno-winning vocalist, composer, and bassist Brandi Disterheft. Read more

Yukon Music

Brandon Isaak is on the phone from Vancouver, freshly back from a tour of eastern China with his jump-blues band, The Twisters. “Every night, we had hundreds of screaming girls after the show, seeking autographs and pictures. We were just white ... Read more

Yukon Music