Issue: 2015-06-04

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Issue: 2015-06-04


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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Juanita Growing Thunder-Fogarty lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the tiny community of North San Juan, on the same property her paternal ancestors settled during the California Gold Rush of 1849. But her heart is... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: by courtesy of Flatt Lonesome

June 12, the Yukon’s annual bluegrass bash is heading back to Kluane Country, where it all began. After a three-year sojourn in Whitehorse, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival will celebrate its 12th anniversary next week in what artistic... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Miche Genest

I first encountered Campari in 1980 at a hotel bar on Alonissos, a small island in the North Sporades group of islands in the Aegean sea, halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki. Camparisoda was the favourite beverage of a group of northern... Read more


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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy Shirley Chua-Tan

The great Klondike Gold Rush brought people to the Yukon in the pursuit of their dreams and hopes. To this day, many individuals continue to come to the Yukon like their predecessors over a hundred years ago. I’m the same; I am here to pursue my... Read more

Making A Difference!


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy of Whitehorse Nuit Blanche

While many artists who find their way to Whitehorse are from nearby communities, Hemant Puri is making a special trip from the far reaches of the globe. The Indian artist will take flights, stopovers, connections, and jet lag in stride to make it... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

It’s her first day on the job and Chantal Rondeau is starting with a list of the Yukon’s 14 First Nations. “I cross them off when I get a piece of their clothing on the runway,” she says. The producer of the Adäka Fashion Show, the splashy finale... Read more

Yukon Culture


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It’s funny how a change in geography can alter your perspective on something you’re well acquainted with. My places of residence within Whitehorse had always been above the Alaska Highway — first Hillcrest, then Granger. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In just a few days we’ll be loading our little Toyota Yaris onto a freight truck and shipping it to Whitehorse to have a new driver’s side front door installed. It’s not that the car can’t be driven to the city in the summer. Read more

Dawson City

In his classic account of Sandinista era Nicaragua, Blood of Brothers, Richard Kinzer notes, “With the sole exception of Roman Catholicism, no institution is as deeply rooted in Nicaragua as baseball. Read more

Travel Outside


Issue: 2015-06-04 Photo: courtesy of Yukon Government

The line between fine art and craft is blurry. The original intent of something crafted is often a utilitarian one — think ceramics, woven things, tanned hides, belts, blankets, and robes. They are crafts, and art. Read more

Yukon Arts


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Sara Alexis

Hello readers, Do you have a tattoo that is important to you? Is it inspired by something or someone in the Yukon? Please submit a highres image of your ink along with a brief explanation of its significance to Read more

Tattoo You


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I am making my way up a mountain. I am alone, tired, and very thirsty. The nearest road or person is 30 km away. The sun has just disappeared behind a mountain; I know it will be dark shortly. I must make it back to my tent soon, or risk crossing... Read more

Yukon Summer


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO:

When “The Pink Floyd” released their 1967 experimental psychedelic classic, Piper At the Gates of Dawn, the term “Swinging London” had just been coined by Time magazine. Art school dropouts and all manner of urban Anglos were exploring music and... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Michael Maclean

Cover Me Badd VII is back this summer for another evening of rocking good fun in Dawson City. On June 5, from 7 to 11 p.m., Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) will co-host this evening of music... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Let’s take a trip back in time, circa 1997. The Simpsons, season 8, episode 9. Homer goes to a chilli cook-off. Unimpressed by the selection, he makes a final stop at Chief Wiggum’s chilli station. Wiggum warns Homer, “I have added an extra... Read more



Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy of Fibi Zonnet

If you haven’t met Saxophone Freddie up in Dawson City, you should. He is, after all, the first face you see when you fly into Whitehorse — if you enter through the new side of the airport. There is a huge photo of him playing… you’ve got it, the... Read more

Yukon People


Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Amelia Merher

The more I bike the more I realize I need to carry less and less. Each training trip makes me optimize. That two-person tent becomes a one-person. That bag of all my bike tools I throw in my panniers gets sorted and pared down. Read more

Yukon Active