Issue: 2015-02-05

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Issue: 2015-02-05

Issue 414, February 5, 2015

"Finding Available Light, Marten Berkman and many others showcase their art at annual film fest"

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Issue: 2015-02-05

She still love me but then there's three. She has a pair she likes to share. She can choose an' one will lose. She's not true 'cause she has two. She only needs one but she likes fun. I think she's sweet but she likes to cheat. Read more

Old Crow


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Melissa Carlick

Melissa Carlick learned about residential schools in a class, First Nations 100, during her first year at UNBC in Prince George. Afterward she asked her dad, and found out that he went to Lower Post when he was a child. Read more

Yukon History


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Dawson City Curling Club

It's younger than the Stanley Cup (1892), but a decade older than the Grey Cup (1909). And in the world of curling, it makes the national men's championship originally named to promote the Macdonald Tobacco Company's "Brier" brand seem ... Read more

Yukon Winter


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Claire Ness

I’m in the ‘98 drinking water (sober January) and waiting for Claire Ness to arrive. “London Calling” by The Clash is playing, which, for some reason, doesn’t feel out of place here. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Darrell Hookey

It's not really a truck with a paper shredder in the back; it's more like a shredder-onwheels. And when you see the shredder-on-wheels parked outside a business on a Thursday with its lights flashing, paper isn't shredded by page. No, no. Read more

Yukon Local Business


2015-02-05 Photo: Courtesy Sugar Shack/Hogg Wild Productions

Move over Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts, the Canadian filmmaking world would like to thank you for solidifying conventions for the romantic comedy genre, so Two 4 One can break those conventions into a million pieces. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Jason Westover

Recently my wife and I went to Mexico. Rather than bring our three-year-old daughter, Emily, we decided to fly my mother from Quebec to take care of her. Emily doesn’t get to see her grandmother too often Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Joslyn Kilborn

“It’s an exploratory adventure,” says Sofia Fortin, one of the masterminds behind the currently ongoing SMRT Pop Ups initiative at Rah Rah Gallery. “A bunch of us were getting together to talk politics, talk shop,” she says. Read more


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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: iStock

The 1-10-1 principle refers to time: one minute, 10 minutes, and one hour. “One minute” deals with cold-water shock; when you first fall into the cold water. There will be an immediate deep gasp followed by hyperventilation and possible panic. Read more

Yukon Winter


Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

After almost a decade of being a Yukon Quest handler, partner, sponsor, and anything else required, Tamra Reynolds is embarking on her very own Yukon Quest. Her journey to the Quest start-line started in 2003. Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Peter Jickling

Here’s my dilemma: it’s 9:30 on Thursday night and I need to “put the paper to bed” by the end of the night. Everything else in complete, except my Jabbering. Read more



Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Dan Davidson

At the request of some Facebook friends I spent about a week in late December taking a series of pictures showing the retreating daylight hours. Some of them were people who used to live here — friends and former students. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: The Wooden Sky

For Yukoners who miss having a music festival in February, the Yukon Film Society has stepped up. This year, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has expanded to include musical performances. Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Tanya Tagaq

For those who missed Tanya Tagaq on stage at music festivals in the Dawson and Atlin, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is giving Yukoners another chance to experience this acclaimed musician’s work on February 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Rick Massie

The 2015 Available Light Film Festival is bringing a jam-packed program to Yukon Arts Centre this February. The first half of the festival, Feb 7 to Feb 11, is covered here. Itinerary from Feb 12 to Feb 16 will be in next week’s paper. Read more

Photography - Film