Issue: 2015-10-15

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Issue: 2015-10-15

"Crazy 'Bout A Mercury"

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

In the Focus Gallery at the front of Arts Underground, Michel Gignac’s Bells and Airplanes communicates mixed emotions about his work as a guide in the Peel region over two seasons. His raw-feeling installation communicates a sense of chaos... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

The element of light is key when it comes to any form of painting, drawing, or photography. For each medium, the use of light may be utilized differently. A photographer may use extra light to enhance the subject being captured. Someone who... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I promised to tell a little bit of the story of the Klondike Sun’s near death experience if the editors here said it was okay. They did, so here goes. It’s hard to keep small newspapers afloat these days. The Sun is in its 26th year now, and during.. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

I don't have paws. I don't have a tail. I don't have horns. Read more

Old Crow


Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua-Tan

The Yukon Rendezvous Sourdough (YSR) Queen School runs from November until the following February, when the next queen is chosen. Queen candidates, (QC’s) meet weekly for two hours with a break over Christmas time. It’s a compact, well tailored... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Yes, a new form of torture has been developed, involving an unrelenting repetition of a single passage from the Myth of Sisyphus – what? C-A-M-A-S? So, not Albert? Oh...sorry about that. Let's begin again. Read more

Wild Harvest


Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was known for being an avid cigar smoker. Among his favourite brands were Romeo and Juliet, and Camacho. In fact, six years ago, a Camacho cigar that belonged to Churchill was estimated to be worth between... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink


Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Anyone who grew up listening to country music surely heard this song, Mercury Blues, written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins in 1943 and performed by such famous musicians as The Steve Miller Band and Allan Jackson. Read more


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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a storyteller, beader, ... Read more

Yukon Culture

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One of the great things about living in Yukon is our access to exceptional walking trails. We live not close to nature, but in nature. What is great is that so many of us are out there daily on the walking trails enjoying it. Read more

Yukon Summer


Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Why have I never written about hunting before? Maybe it’s because writing about an experience makes it more real. In the face of hunting, that is hard for me to accept. I do love my hunting partner, my husband Don, for it. He, too, is quite... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of Canada Post

Anne Morgan got more than she bargained for when she and Jamie Toole decided to buy and restore the historic Caribou Hotel in Carcross. "We didn't know it was haunted when we bought it. We're pretty aware of it now, though," she says. Read more



Issue: 2015-10-15 Photo: courtesy of Manafest

Everyone likes a free show. On October 16 and 17, Whitehorse residents can enjoy just that, when the Billy Graham Tour takes place at the Air North hangar at 150 Condor Road. Evangelical icon Billy Graham’s grandson, Will, will be joined by... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of The Cookers Quintet

They took their name from a Blue Note album recorded live at New York's Club La Marchal in April, 1965 that's been described as "one of the most compelling documents of a live band in full flight". That album, The Night of the Cookers ... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-10-15 Photo: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

The year was 1971. Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World” became RPM’s top chart hit alongside The Stampeders’ “Sweet City Woman”. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister and James Smith was Commissioner of the Yukon. Smith was instrumental in creating... Read more

Photography - Film