RSS

Issue: 2015-04-02

WUY April 2_1.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02


"On Dawson Time"

Read On Issuu


cheese.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Kim Melton

In February I had the privilege of running a workshop on cheese-making for the Learning Lions, a homeschooling group that meets out at the Mt. Lorne Community Centre. What a fun time. A farmer friend generously donated the milk, and I delved into... Read more

MI0000167180.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Album Cover of XO by Elliott Smith

My van died the day that I learned that Elliott Smith had put a knife through his chest. “Maybe it’s time to lighten up,” I mused. Some songwriters of that generation, and those who came slightly before, couldn’t muster the wherewithal to cope with.. Read more

Yukon Music

The following story was my submission for the 1994 Yukon Young Authors’ Conference. There, I got to work with acclaimed Canadian playwright Guillermo Verdeccia, who first sparked my interest in dramatic writing. Read more

Yukon Outside

photo 11.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO Ty Heffner, Matrix Research

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation recorded elders’ stories in 1993. This turned into about seven boxes of transcripts, which sat in an office. Elders gathered several more times, and their stories of camp locations and trail locations were again... Read more

Yukon History

IMG_4189.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“I don’t know if I want to give away the secret,” says Tytus Hardy, when I ask about the name of the new cocktail bar he and co-owner James Maltby are about to open. “It was a joke I had. It’s about fall and keeping warm in the winter. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

kozzi-fish_french_and_lemon-2316x3497 (2).jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Ling cod, or burbot, is very common in the Yukon’s southern lakes, and is quite easy to catch by jigging, bottom fishing, or using set-lines (which requires a free, separate fishing licence). These fish are bottom-feeders and are attracted to... Read more

2015-03-25_Crocker_J.Cliff_03 (2).jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Janice Cliff

Dawson City has created a filmmaker out of a doctor. So says Suzanne Crocker, creator of All the Time in the World, a full-length feature film that is making waves around the country. It will be screened in Dawson City at the Odd Fellows Hall... Read more

Photography - Film

nwt4 001.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Carolyn Vincent

I have been in the wilderness of the Mackenzie Mountains for six weeks, and have decided to begin a diary. It’s maybe not the right time to start one, but now that I’m not quite as busy and not nearly as tired at the end of the day, I’ll begin one... Read more

Ross River

bullmoose.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Donna Clayson

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your highresolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

Clock 1 (2).JPG

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I believe I've finally reset the last of my electronic time-telling devices this evening. I know, it’s been two weeks since we went to daylight savings, and I should have finished with them all by now. Read more

Dawson City

dd a2.jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

Gwichin lived a nomadic life using stone axe an’ bone knife. They lived in caribou skin tents an’ Gwichins made caribou fence. In winter they ran on snowshoes In summer they paddled rat canoes. Read more

Old Crow

Scarf (2).jpg

Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Jamie Sharpe

What does knitting have in common with writing poetry? Both must be done carefully. One mistake can ruin the whole image. Jamie Sharpe knitted a one meter wide and two storey long scarf and wrote a poem about it. Read more

Literature