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Issue: 2016-04-14

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Issue: 2016-04-14


"Wild, North and Proud"

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Yukon Government

“It’s the only national theatre festival in Canada,” Selene Vakharia tells me. She, along with a handful of other local creatives, are working on the Yukon end of the traveling theatre festival: Magnetic North, based in Ottawa, which moves to a... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’ve been enjoying a couple of relatively new books about the work of the late Ted Harrison. They are Ted Harrison Collected (Douglas & McIntyre) and A Brush full of Colour (Pajama Press). The first one is a trade paperback collection of the 91... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-14, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

The first biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North has been up and running for a month. The project was initiated by Chris Schmidt from ACS Mechanical. In the spring of 2015 he was asked to replace the boilers at Raven Recycling... Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Monarch butterflies may appear fragile, but as a whole the species is extraordinarily hardy. Every year, the Eastern North American monarch butterfly population migrates thousands of miles from southern Ontario to overwinter in Mexico... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The thrill of downhill and the dry heaves of cardio — get the best of both worlds at Contagious Mountain Bike Club’s Fat Enduro event at Mount Sima, April 16. As part of the club’s ever-expanding race series, participants will ride or push their... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

The Living Building Challenge is an international sustainable building certificate program to foster the conscious development and design of eco-friendly architecture. It was launched 10 years ago, and pillars of performance include, site, water... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Whenever I think of avocados, my mind immediately goes to a cartoon I saw circulating Twitter one day that shows an avocado running away from another avocado in tears. The one standing there looks guilty, and says, “I said, ‘You’re the good kind... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Peter Mather

According to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) website, the 3,200 kilometre stretch of mountain range running from Yellowstone to the Yukon is one of the last intact mountain ecosystems on earth. It’s amazingly still home to... Read more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

The first thing that people know about me is that I am a city girl. It’s not that I do not have an appreciation for country living, it’s just not something I could do on a daily basis. So, it should come to no surprise that when it comes to... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Rob Smith

Dianne Whelan is an award winning filmmaker, photographer and author who lived, until fairly recently, in Vancouver. At the time of this interview she was in New Brunswick, in the midst of a project she calls “500 Days in the Wild.” “It’s what I... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YQFA

It’s 1929, Virginia Woolf publishes her famous extended feminist essay, called “A Room of One’s Own,” exploring the gender disparity between women and men. Fast forward to 2016 and discussion around gender politics has widened to include people... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Heidi Hehn is crazy for ravens. It’s a taste she shares with many northerners. These big, black, intelligent birds bring wilderness into the city. Sometimes they bring that wildness closer than you’d like it, for example, when they tear apart the... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Yukon Archives George Black fonds 81/107 f. # 5

Joe Boyle came to the Klondike with the first wave of gold-seekers in the early summer of 1897, but soon left with a dream of becoming rich. He was successful in obtaining a large mining concession in the Klondike Valley from the federal... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Amongst them, the members of Winter Trio have probably racked up around 120 years of performing. As a distinct musical entity, though, they're just hitting their stride. The group consists of pianist/composer Daniel Janke, bassist Paul Bergman and... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-04-14, Photo: Julia C. Vona

Heather O’Neill grew up loving books and really can’t imagine a life without writing. “I love words. I adore books. When I was little, I slept with them in my bed. All I wanted were books, books, books. I asked for them for my birthday and... Read more

Literature