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Issue: 2015-09-03

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Issue: 2015-09-03


"Field Day for Foragers"

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Andrea Hooge

Themed-art shows are popping up in galleries these days. Gallery 1988, in Los Angeles, just wrapped a show dedicated to the 1985 movie classic, Clue, and Vancouver’s Hot Art Wet City gallery recently held We’re All Pretty Bizarre, dedicated to the... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Call me a skeptic, a cynic, I don’t care. Heck, go the distance and call me a heretic, if you wish. Truth is, I don’t believe in the Zombie Apocalypse. Or the Four Horsemen variety, for that matter. It’s not that I harbour illusions about ... Read more

Paranormal

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

“What are you doing? Are you sure you can eat that??!!” We were looking for my friend’s runaway cat in Riverdale’s green belt when I stopped to eat some berries. Having skipped breakfast to join the search party, I was thankful for a snack. Read more

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Alejandro Frid

What kind of world will be handed down to my daughter’s generation? That question led conservation ecologist Alejandro Frid to write A World for My Daughter: an Ecologist’s Search for Optimism, which is scheduled for publication by... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTOS: courtesy Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

Over the last few months, I have been sharing how I became involved in this queen title and what I have been doing. And while doing more research to better educate myself on the Yukon and its history, I have found some great information that I... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-09-03 Still photos from archive video footage shot by Eric Cazdyn, prepared for print by Renée Lear

My dance practice is rooted in uncultivated, wild, outdoor spaces. I often perform site-specific dances outdoors for audiences and/or camera. However, my latest collaborative project, Ramble (45 min), was performed last month inside a black box... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Ron Patrick

Jean Francois is a chef. I met him at a B.C. heli-ski lodge on Highway 5 — The Yellowhead — in the early 2000s. He cooked pastries and cakes and cookies and yelled at the breakfast servers at six in the morning. I was a person cleaning rooms, ... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

Have you ever made the kind of phone call that makes you feel you deserve to be reprimanded by your spouse? You sheepishly dial the number and deliver the news. In my case, I was relaying news of the imminent delivery of the 16 chicks I had... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Mike Thomas/Yukon News

Howard Chymyshyn (aka Chymy) was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1946 (my mom was born in the very same town 10 years later). His parents were both in the Army, and when Howard was young, the family moved to rural Manitoba. At that time, ... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Before I get into to the juicy details, a little dry semantics: high bush vs low bush. And I love that I live in a place where no one need make any lewd jokes. Cranberries, of course, are the subject. Growing up, I only knew of one kind, harvested... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: wikipedia commons.com

Near the end of his memoir, Chronicles, Volume I, Bob Dylan recalls the seismic effect of hearing Robert Johnson’s album, King of the Delta Blues Singers, for the first time, in the early 1960s. “From the first note, the vibrations from the... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

’When I mention my gym, it doesn’t have a basketball rim. My gym is the great outdoors, I share it with animals on all fours. I share my gym with the bear where there’s lots of fresh air. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each year during the Riverside Arts Festival, the ODD Gallery sponsors a paired set of exhibitions called The Natural and the Manufactured, each dealing with some way in which people and their plans have had an impact on the environment around them. Read more

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