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Issue: 2015-04-16

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Issue: 2015-04-16


"The Green Issue"

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: By courtesy of Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Krista Reid has worked since last June to ensure the memorial exhibition known as Walking With Our Sisters would be “a space to create a personal journey” of awareness and healing. “It’s an opportunity for those who have been in violent ... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

Spring is approaching — it’s time for all those with a green thumb to enjoy the warm weather. The garden season in the Yukon poses challenges, but those who know seeds and soil manage to pull through and enjoy the bounty of the land. Read more

The Green Issues

Diamond Tooth Gerties is an iconic Dawson building. It’s the cash cow that finances most of the operations of the Klondike Visitors Association. As of January 27, 2015, it’s even more than that; it’s a Municipal Heritage Site. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Formerly the Ramada, now the Days Inn, sits at the edge of the Whitehorse industrial area. It’s parking lot and big-box-store land, the concrete jungle of our Northern capital. It’s windy and dusty and, according to Francis van Kessel, ... Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Shannon Mallory

If you’re unsure whether you consider Whitehorse a progressive city, here’s some fodder for the thought that it is: we’re one of a (growing) handful of municipalities across North America that is learning how to produce energy from our own waste. Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Sid van der Meer recently travelled from the gold rush fields of Arizona back to Canada’s most westerly community — Beaver Creek, Yukon. Sid has strong family ties to the White River First Nation, on whose lands he resides. Read more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham

In the spring of 2014, Dawsonites Molly MacDonald and Debi Wickham started Nomad Market Gardens. They call it an urban, multi-site farm committed to providing Dawson City with high quality, sustainably-grown vegetables. Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Schwartz has been our only dog for the past few years. For the most part he seems to be okay, although he does enjoy playing with other dogs when he gets the chance. But being the only dog can be lonely for an animal that would normally belong to... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

Gruelling. Gruelling is the word used to describe the West Coast Trail in the official online guidebook. The trail is a 75-kilometre backpacking trek, situated on the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Kim Melton

I was having dinner with a neighbour the other day and she asked me if I needed any dried greens. She was referring to turnip tops and kale. She had just come across a large, forgotten jar and with the onset of spring it was high time to use them up. Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

Two weeks before my open mic appearance, I begin learning my first song on the banjo. Although it’s far from my first choice, I settle on a song that meets my basic skill level: “Old Joe Clark”, one of those traditional folk songs that repeats... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Wolfe Releasing

Contemplating what to write about this weekend’s OUT North Film Festival, which runs from April 17 to 19 at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, my brain landed on the word “age”, and stubbornly refused to budge. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Marten Berkman

“Writing poetry makes me happy,” Joanna Lilley says. “I am somewhere else when I write poetry. I am an intuitive writer.” The Whitehorse based poet will be part of The Edmonton Poetry Festival from April 19 to 26. “Poetry Moves” is the theme. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

When I was with didoo she made me happy. When I was with didoo she made me wise. When I was with didoo she made me strong. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Like those who attended the first Sex Pistols concert, I too like to take credit for discovering something revolutionary: the iceberg. In 1996, I attended Grade 9 at the now-defunct Christ the King Junior Secondary on Nisutlin Drive in Riverdale. Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Rich Hill, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Sunday, is a poignant observational snapshot of three boys on separate, but similar, journeys through the early days of youth, as spent in America’s povertystricken heartland. Poverty is crushing. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Eileen Peter

On March 8, 2015, a team of 18 Northern Tutchone elders and heritage staff from the Nacho Nyak Dun, Selkirk, and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nations embarked on a trip across the country in search of their heritage. Read more

Carmacks