Issue: 2015-03-19

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Issue: 2015-03-19

"Music in the Genes"

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Karee Vallevand

A friend of Jeanie Dendys’s 15-year-old son told Dendys he gets more excited for the native hockey tournament than he does for the Canada Games. Dendys figures it’s because of the exposure and the level of competition — and the community. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Julien Strasfeld

Dawson City has a fondness for parades. Canada Day and Discovery Day are the annual events with the longest history, but there have been Pride Parades, parades in support of the mining industry, and parades in support of Idle No More. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Katie Avery is a classically trained violinist, but folk and traditional fiddle music is in her blood. She's just recorded her first solo album, which she describes as being, “inspired by all the beautiful people I have known in my life.” Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Resolute - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The last time the Calgary Flames made the Stanley Cup Playoffs was in the 2008-2009 season when they lost in the opening round to the Chicago Blackhawks. Between 2009 and the end of the 2013-2014 season the Flames followed an uninspiring downward... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Bruce Sahlstrom

Becoming a Latin dance instructor wasn't part of the original plan when Lucie Desaulniers moved from the Yukon to the Maritimes several years back. A classically-trained singer and songwriter, Desaulniers was a fixture on the local music scene in... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Sexy Legs

When I first meet Tina, during this year’s Rendezvous, she introduces herself as Misha. After waiting for one Jarvis Street Saloon manager to talk to another Jarvis Street Saloon manager, who relays messages from the front of the bar where I am, ... Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

Over the spring break for Whitehorse schools, the open art studio, Splintered Craft, will be filming a music video. By no means a small undertaking, the community studio — a Skookum Jim Friendship Centre program — is pulling in all the help it can... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment


Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

My tickle is broken! Draw your name! Look at the fish tracks! Are you going to Whitehorse yesterday? Read more

Old Crow


Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

Hi, I’m Joslyn, and I’m afraid of…painting. More specifically, I’m afraid of looking silly because I’m bad at painting in front of those who are good at it. And so, though I have long longed to walk up to an easel and express myself all over it,... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Jason Westover

Am I excited. In April I’ll be acting in the Guild Society’s newest play, Cannibal the Musical written by Trey Parker of South Park fame. The show is based on the true story of American prospector, Alferd Packer and his ill-fated expedition into... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy Ruth Lera

If you’re lucky you’ll have neighbors you like. If you’re even more fortunate, you'll have neighbors as friends. But I must be one of the most blessed people around, because I have neighbours who inspire me. Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO:

Falling through the ice is less life-threatening if you are with others, especially if they’re prepared for such an event. Some very experienced Yukoners have put planes, trucks, four-wheelers, and snowmobiles through the ice. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of KATTS

Are you a Dawsonite who enjoys following maintained trails for hiking, biking, and skiing? Then you have KATTS to thank for giving you what you enjoy. The Klondike Active Transport and Trails Society is a Dawson City-based, ... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Kim Melton

If you peruse the 365 poems that make up the Tumblr feed from Lori Garrison's latest poetry project, Today, In the News, you won't find much in the way of introspection or outpourings of feeling from individual experiences. Read more



Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

It started many years ago. My guy saw it in a movie — a fleeting scene. It was a manly glass, big, and heavy; it said, “I take my scotch seriously.” The movie, Blade Runner, came out in 1982. Read more



Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Seasonal eaters, whether they are gardeners, foragers, or locavores reading the labels at the grocery store, know that the lean time of year isn't during the dead of winter. Then, storerooms are still stocked with plump sacks of potatoes resting... Read more

Wild Harvest


Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

The Yukon winter is so long that Dawson City-based filmmaker Suzanne Crocker once said winter has its own seasons. Most Yukoners I know divide their very existence between their “winter” and “summer” selves. Read more

Yukon Active

A voice in her periphery, one that was indelibly twisted into her memories, rose above the unfolding dialogue in her mind and, like the instinct to swat away a buzzing fly, she had to look. She’d been occupying a tucked-away booth Read more


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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Nostalgia: sometimes it’s bitter, sometimes it’s sweet, and sometimes…it’s bagpipes. Brave New Works (BNW), the annual Whitehorse-based multidisciplinary performing arts collective, is back with a new theme. Read more

Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

For three consecutive Sundays, my husband and I have been going to a place we both fell in love with. He found it when hunting for bison, and I knew the spot from hiking up to the tors along the Aishihik Road. Read more

Yukon Outside