Issue: 2015-04-23

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Issue: 2015-04-23

"Glass Blowing Artist Comes Full Circle"

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy of Luann Johnson

Luann Johnson lives in the only timber frame house on an avenue in Porter Creek — the avenue that’s hard to find, according to Luann when she gives directions. It’s right beside the house she grew up in. Luann helped build it herself last year. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In the April 8 edition of the Klondike Sun I put a little note inside the Sun graphic, in the banner. We always do this, sometimes to comment on events or the weather, and sometimes to fl ag a coming event. This time I wrote, “How’s the Ice Bridge... Read more

Dawson City


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

The Canada Games Centre, near the top of Two Mile Hill, opens every weekday morning at 5:30 a.m. I did not get there until 7:00 a.m. and that was an effort. As I walked in, I kept passing people on their way out. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-23 MAP: courtesy of Wendy Nixon

Who runs through the woods with map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags? That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is suitable for all ages... Read more

Yukon Active


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy Contessa Brulé

Whitehorse is a town of natural beauty and diverse niches, and quite the opposite of global hub, New York City. Not everyone is caught up in high fashion comas, there are no large bright billboards in the centre of town, and financial institutions... Read more

Yukon Business


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

I got my MacBook Pro computer in the spring of 2010 and it has served me well for five Unknown Object​years. It has been with me through various drafts and productions of my play, Syphilis: A Love Story, and through my 30-month tenure with... Read more


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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy Carolyn Vincent

AUGUST, 1976 We left our truck there — near the Hudson Bay airstrip — because that was the end of the Canol Road maintenance. We crossed the Yukon/ Northwest Territories border. From now on, we had to ford the creeks and rivers without the aid of... Read more


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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Sid van der Meer has spent many years collecting antiques to display in his museum. Sid’s museum has several themed rooms for guests to explore. One of my favourites is Sid’s Bordertown barbershop. The barbershop is full of antique combs, makeup,... Read more

Beaver Creek


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Breaking news in the world of virtual lifestyling: the real world simulation game, The Sims 4, now has basements. Virtual people worldwide can now get their damn virtual stuff out of the virtual hallway closet into a virtual two-level underground... Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

The sun is back and the days are warmer, except in the late evenings. People of Old Crow used to be excited about going to Crow Flat. People used to leave after Easter Monday. Preparations were done, with essentials packed to trap muskrats and... Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy of Catherine O’Donovan

I didn’t set out to be a teen parent; I didn’t plan for the majority of things that have happened since high school, but in that way I am no different than most young adults who are finding themselves. I am happy with every decision and its... Read more

Family and Health


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Yukoners are among the least healthy people in Canada according to a February 2015 report released by the Conference Board of Canada looking at the health status of Canadians and citizens of a select number of other countries. Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

I am in the Netherlands, where I grew up. It is the month of March, early spring here, with stormy weather and spring flowers blooming everywhere: tulips are only one among many. I am visiting my relatives. I landed in Schiphol, which is said to be.. Read more

Travel Outside


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The title is a misnomer. Perhaps it is ironic, but I’m not literary enough to remember the nuances of such terms. At any rate, it is inaccurate. The moose ribs I cooked up last week were anything but fast food, and that’s one of the reasons they... Read more

Wild Harvest

In an interview, Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead, admitted somewhat sheepishly, that yes, it was a bit embarrassing learning how to play the slide guitar on stage. All his mistakes were out there for the audience to see. Read more



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Meat care: • Pre-cut ropes for hanging quarters. Make them six to seven feet long with a tied loop on one end to fasten to the meat. Leave them attached to lift meat up into a plane or a high truck bed. Read more

Yukon Summer


Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy of Christina Mavinic

This will be Christina Mavinic’s fifth trip to Haiti as a volunteer. Her first trip was in 2010 just after the major earthquake. By the end of the fourth trip the country was under her skin. “People are amazing and resilient. Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

Neil McDonald (Interpreter). Eliza Ben Kassi (Sharing). Rev. Joe Kay (God). Myra Kay (Sharing). Read more

Old Crow