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Issue: 2015-04-30

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Issue: 2015-04-30


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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

There is the story of an ice cream shack in Carcross that had no ice cream for the weekend. So, an employee of G-P Distributing put foam insulation in the back of her car and made the 90-minute round trip to stock up the freezer. Read more

Yukon Local Business

Curious Fact #1: stories about plucky orphan kids make wildly popular musical theatre fare. Witness Oliver!, Anne of Green Gables, and Annie. Curious Fact #2: two out of three musicals about plucky orphans involve adorable, authority-defying ... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

YOUMoses can buy a gaslamp an’ everything for his camp. Neil can buy muskrat traps and old time caps. Eliza can buy pots an’ pails and screws and nails. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy of Sarah MacDougall

Whitehorse-based, Swedish-Canadian songwriter Sarah MacDougall has a new album, Grand Canyon, with some dark, intense lyrics, mixed against pop-inspired folk music. It’s not a departure from her previous music, so much as a progression. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: G. G. Murdock/Library and Archives Canada-PA-022493

Yukon is a pretty organized place if compared to the rest of Canada. With almost 33 per cent of workers unionized, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, we boast the highest union density per capita. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Both hiking and walking use feet for propulsion. A walk is often more leisurely, unless it’s your mode of exercise, and it’s done without a load. A walk is usually undertaken close to home, it doesn’t usually cover too much distance, and it usually.. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy Joslyn Kilborn

Compared to what I did last time (playing my banjo and singing in front of a rowdy bar crowd) the prospect of reading poetry to a calm, literary audience does not feel very scary. And yet, though I’ve been writing poetry for most of my life and... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: eonline.com

Walt Disney’s magic touch on celluloid created indelible memories for many moviegoers, but it induced tears of rage in P.L. Travers (born Helen Goff) at the Hollywood premiere of Mary Poppins in 1964. At least that’s what she said. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson has entered that phase of spring I call Puddletime. City workers have been trying to keep up by opening storm drains. The rapidly accumulating melt-water makes its way to the river, but it’s a losing battle. The darn streams freeze up again... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Government

The thermals above the town of Faro may account for the “tens of thousands” of sand hill cranes that fly above it each spring. Or so Rose Fulton speculates. Fulton works for the town, and is the Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival coordinator. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

On February 16 I picked up my roommate, Taylor Tiefenbach, from the Erik Nielsen International Airport. His flight was due to arrive at 3:05 p.m. and I was running late. Given this, I decided to park right in front of the terminal... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Micah Quinn likes a challenge — whether it’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (4265 kilometres) alone, or re-imagining a local Whitehorse coffee shop as a dynamic new hub for the community, he’s up for it. Read more

Yukon Restaurant Guide

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: kozzi.com

As they approached Faro, the dismal little houses with their grey rooftops and tiny square windows gradually came into view. Smoke billowed out of their chimneys and formed a thin veil across the darkening sky. Read more

Literature