Issue: 2015-02-19


Issue: 2015-02-19

"The Fiddle Remembers"

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

At 40 below, Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same; not that our dog, Shadow, cares about that. She may need to go outside to relieve herself, but her preference is to cross her legs, huddle in the back of her kennel in the kitchen and wait Read more

Yukoners Pets


Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy Sharon Shorty

The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks. I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World Youth program Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

What are those? “Whiffle balls.” What are they for? “Tic-Tac-Toe.” Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday. Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy Eric Walker

Early in 2008 my mother saw me on the cover of the Whitehorse Star wearing nothing but a straw skirt and a bottle of our local beer. That is how she found out I was running for Sourdough Sam. I don't think she was shocked to see me in women's wear Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

The Overland Trail was a transportation corridor between Whitehorse and Dawson City constructed by the White Pass and Yukon Route at the turn-of-the-century. Spanning about 530 kilometres, it took five days to navigate by horsedrawn sleigh Read more



Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Right on schedule, my sprout craving has arisen from where it lay quietly dormant since the fall, nestled snug beneath the desire for stews and roasted root vegetables. The herbs I've kept in the house are responding to the same cues Read more

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Catherine O’Donovan

I have been involved in organized sports for 30 years; I haven’t been completely unorganized in my recreational play since the age of four. I have absolutely nothing against recreational free-play Read more

Yukon Active


Issue: 2015-02-19

Food is a hardworking component of any television or film crew, serving as prop, symbol, characterization, and plot point for numerous scripts. Jerry Seinfeld has a cupboard full of cereal, and pizza-delivery on speed-dial, and when Seinfeld... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Gavin Howells

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve has been helping injured, orphaned, and sick animals for over ten years. Located 25 minutes from downtown Whitehorse on the Hot Springs Road, It is a very important place in Whitehorse Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of HarperCollins

Living in the suburbs, having children and a husband, driving a minivan: for some this may sound boring, but it is Cea Sunrise Person’s dream come true. Person’s memoir, North of Normal (published at HarperCollins) describes her childhood Read more



Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Jen Edwards

Jim Holland knows music like nobody's business; not only is he a musician, he’s also an accomplished sound technician. Over the next few months Holland will be teaching full day courses from a series called Capturing Sound. Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-02-19 Photo: Allan Benjamin

Even if I’m sore I’ll still push on. When I feel poor I always push on. When I’m lonely I just push on. If I get sick I slowly push on. When I want to give up Somehow I push on. When I have no hope I seem to push on. Read more

Old Crow


Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Harold Routledge did not remember that he had built this fiddle with his own hands; but the tunes, and the skill to play it, were memories that had not yet been robbed by Alzheimer's. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Broken Relationships

Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic broke up in 2003 in Zagreb, Croatia. Like most post-relationship humans, they had ordinary objects kicking around their houses that sparked emotions, relating to the relationship, or the demise of it. Read more

Yukon Arts


Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Bryce Bekar

My phone rang at 2:27 pm. Janessa was on the other end: “What’s going on dad?” “What are you talking about?” I said. It turns out the technology I use to reassure my family that I am okay works very well to inform them when I am not. As it should. Read more

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