issue: 2015-01-15

WUY Cover January 15, 2015 Issue #411

Photo: Rick Massie

"They built it themselves"

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Chris Collin offers the “Address to a Haggis”, the first Burns’ verse of the evening in 2014 photo by Dan Davidson

Despite claims of memoirists galore, who say they walked the Chilkoot Pass with Robert Service, the man now known as the bard of the Yukon arrived in Whitehorse via the White Pass and Yukon Route Read more

Yukon People

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by Fiona Solon Federoff posing outside his old digs

We get down to business so that I can learn about Vince’s rock’n’roll history , and my first question stumps him -- he can’t remember the name of his first band! We get a good laugh out of that before moving on. Read more

Yukon People


Bruce and Deb Bergman at the 2010 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass festival Photo Courtesy of Lenore Morris

The summer of 2015 will see the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, which went on temporary hiatus last year, returning to its old stomping grounds in Haines Junction. Read more

Haines Junction

Amazing Grace, a British-American production released in 2007 and available on DVD at the Whitehorse Public Library, is a dramatic account of the campaign to abolish the slave trade in England, conducted without bloodshed, largely by winning the Read more

Photography - Film


Photos: Rick Massie

If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. And you will make a million dollars. But first, you need to create a schematic, apply for a patent, build a prototype, find a way to commercialize it, contract a manufacturer, Read more



Dan Watson and Christina Serra in a scene from Ralph + Lina PHOTO: Lacey Creighton

Two distinctly different takes on the theme of family are among the highlights of this year's Nakai Pivot Festival, which kicks off on Saturday, January 17. Ralph + Lina is a two-handed "acrobatic comedy" performed by the husband and wife team ... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Ashu

Whitehorse Concerts Classically Yours Series performer Ashu brings classical complexity from an instrument more typically associated with jazz. Read more

Yukon Music

I am proud to say that Mary is also my good friend and hiking partner. Many Yukoners may know Mary as an avid outdoors woman, and for her knowledge of birds. I was happy that she agreed to an interview, to give insight. What she thinks about Read more

Yukon Winter



If it's true there are seven wonders in the natural world, then surely this is the eighth. The world's most incompetent techno-challenged is boldly composing this on a brand new, state-of-the-art iPod. Read more

Family and Health

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Photo: courtesy of Lysann Gründlich

I have been called many things. Crazy. Stupid. Brave. Adventurous. Trusting. But I‘d just like to be called human. Every human is special, and among us are some I’d consider curious. Read more

Yukon Outside


Photo by: David Bukach

“Anyone – no matter what their background is – can take a tape recorder and go out and ask some questions,” says Saskatoon-based artist Joel Bernbaum, who will be in the Yukon this weekend holding verbatim theatre workshops with Whitehorse’s Open Pit Read more

Theatre - Dance

According to Tim Tamashiro, there's "thinky" jazz and then there's "drinky" jazz . "I've always had a bit of a problem with the serious nature of jazz, so I wanted to come up with some sort of a name to put it into a bit of a context for the greater Read more

Yukon Music


Courtesy of Michelle Christensen

Michelle Christensen follows a routine before she heads to the backcountry for a day of skiing. It’s a safety routine, and it starts in her living room. She checks the weather and road forecasts, and logs into the Avalanche Canada website for trip Read more

Yukon Winter

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Courtesy of Mike Miller

a rock show that features Pink Floyd covers and raises funds for the Whitehorse Food Bank Read more

Yukon Music

When I’m hungry I think about Didoo. When I’m alone I think about Didoo. When I’m broke Read more

Old Crow