Issue: 2015-05-07

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Issue: 2015-05-07

"The Women’s Issue"

Read On Issuu

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Issue: 2015-05-07 ART: Jennifer Walden

During the hour I spend interviewing Maureen Morris and Sandra Grace Storey I barely ask a question. The paths of the two artists have crossed more than once during their careers, but today is the first time they meet. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Mike Evans

When Kari Johnston worked as a camp cook, she learned to observe people silently as they tucked into their grub. “It’s easy to watch what people are eating when everything’s free, and you can just make a whole bunch of food ... Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy Carolyn Vincent

Friday — after leaving Godlin — was a pretty good day. I can’t remember much of it, but Saturday, July 11 (the seventh day of traveling) was just horrid! It was a long day and midway my dog got into a porcupine. Read more

Yukon Active


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

No matter how often you visit Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage and Museum in Beaver Creek, there is always more to see. Many people visit Sid more than once to hear his stories and discover additional objects in his collection. Read more

Beaver Creek


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Maxwell Sims

The closest I’ve come to being in a band was brought about through my love of the Spice Girls. When I was eleven, my friends and I entered a big impersonation contest at the mall, practicing our dance moves and lip-syncing for weeks beforehand. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon Government (YG) finally decided to sign on in a substantive way to the push for UNESCO World Heritage Status for the site designated Tr’ondëk/ Klondike. The press release hasn’t been issued yet as I write these words, but I know, because... Read more

Dawson City


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Forest Pearson

The 37th annual Western Canadian Orienteering Championships will be held in Whitehorse and surrounding areas from July 3 to 5 of this year. This event comes to Whitehorse once every four years, and represents the best orienteering of the year. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Mark Moore

Tiss Clark, a local artist and music teacher, is the organizer of the Community Jigging Square Dance Project in Dawson City. She decided to start the project after hearing an elder in Fort MacPherson recount dance history in the North. Read more

Dawson City


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Esther Deuling

My first idea was to write about women building for Habitat for Humanity. That fell through; no one got back to me. Then, I tried to get in touch with the Victoria Faulkner’s Women Centre to talk to about May being sexualized assault awareness... Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

When I was learning to drive, one required skill haunted my dreams. Leading up to my driver’s test in the summer of 1998 I would go down to the Qwanlin “Mall” parking lot, after hours, and set up pylons. Then I’d practice parallel parking... Read more

Yukon Education


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO:

When they finally arrived in Whitehorse the sun had long since gone down and it was almost pitchblack. The moon and stars became lost behind the clouded sky and it started to snow. Claude said as he pulled into Marcel’s driveway, ... Read more



Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy Arleen Paré

Building a bridge between poets and the audience — that is the idea behind the Kickseld Readings Series, organized by Whitehorse poet Clea Roberts. On May 21, Victoria-based poet Arleen Paré will read from her book Lake of Two Mountains... Read more


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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Mark Twain once said, “If I cannot drink bourbon and smoke cigars in heaven, I shall not go.” Ah yes, there is something about that pairing that sends connoisseurs into a dream world. Today I will explore this world. Rather than go for traditional... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Miche Genest

There was fog hugging the ground at La Guardia Airport. Flights had been cancelled all day. My companions and I sat in Ottawa, checking the board and watching our fl ight get delayed. We sipped Pinot Grigio. We ate nachos. Finally, finally, ... Read more



Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Kim Hart

Jazz has come a long way over the decades. What started as a call-and-response song though the cotton fields of the south, has now become an uptempo beat familiar to most. In edition to its evolution, jazz has sparked the creation of many sub-genres: Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I dream of my hometown. Walking through these streets again, listening to music floating from open windows like light. Harmonica, accordion. Walking these streets where I know every corner Like my own body, where I left my thoughts hanging on... Read more



Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy of RP Singh

Yukoners know the following conversational elements all too well: “So, what brought you to the Yukon?” “Oh, I came up here for work/to visit friends/as a tourist a few years ago and never ended up leaving.” The frequent follow up question is... Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Lesli Barnes

I’m almost at the Tagish Bridge when 106.7 CFET kicks in and the truck is flooded with Estonian pop music. I’m on my way to interview the fellow that makes this happen. I spent some time growing up in Tagish, and it’s there that “Radio Rob” Hopkins.. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

I made a cabin of logs which I hauled with my dogs. My log cabin is warm so the cold can’t do harm. I have a woodstove for fire an’ I have rabbit snare. Read more

Old Crow