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Issue: 2016-06-23

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Issue: 2016-06-23


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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Association Franco Yukonnaise

Look around. The birds are singing, canoes and kayaks are back on Subaru roof racks and my neighbour seems to have an urge for gardening at 11:30 p.m. These are signs of summer. It’s a change from spending much of our time inside, sipping hot tea... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

My shakedown cruise for our trailer has come to be my annual pilgrimage to the town of Skagway to attend the North Words Writers’ Symposium, held this year from May 25-28 in the windy town. This was the seventh annual event, of which I have... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Minnie Clark

The Teslin Arena is going to be rocking on June 25. Canadian country acts Aaron Pritchett, Cory Marquardt and Roger Gabriel are coming to town to put on a country music show. It benefit the Teslin Minor Hockey Association and the Teslin Recreation... Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2016-06-23, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I CAN SLEEP. I’M NOT NERVOUS. I CAN BREATHE. I CAN TALK. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Dark Works Photography

Having a ringside seat at an Aaron Pritchett concert might just get you one of his trademark cowboy hats simply for being there. "When I get excited about having a great show, I tend to throw them out into the crowd to give them a little memento,"... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

Mike Sparks has been managing wildfire for more than 35 years. Beginning as a teenager in Alberta and then moving north, he is now the Manager of Wildfire Operations for the Yukon Wildland Fire Management(WFM) program. “We are a small organization... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Mayo Arts Festival

The 14th annual Mayo Arts Festival offers a unique way to celebrate Canada’s birthday. Ring in Canada Day on Friday, July 1 with artists, workshops and musicians from the Stewart River Valley alongside colourful celebrations. This free, homegrown... Read more

Mayo

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Two brightly coloured shows of paintings adorn the walls of Arts Underground. While they share intense palettes, their worldviews contrast profoundly. The Things You Know by Whitehorse artist Heather Von Steinhagen offers a surreal, disturbing... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I've put a lot of miles under me this spring between Victoria, B.C. and the Klondike Valley, and had thought I would be riding the green wave north. It is true that there were more leaves out on the Gulf Islands than there were when I arrived at... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Pierre Arsenault

When Oliver Jones was a mere 65 years old, he and his wife both felt it was time for him to retire after years of playing piano on concert stages throughout the world. So he did. Briefly. Now, 16 years later, the legendary jazz pianist is about to... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Identifying as a transgender person in any community presents risks and challenges, which is partly why the transgender man interviewed for this article chose to remain anonymous. He lives and works as a man, and is only open about being... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Fubarfoto

Just when you think Yukon Pride is all about the party, the world reminds you that it’s not. Though the cheery posters and advertisements for 24+ Hours of Funky Gaylight promise a party not to be missed, they were created months before the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: kozzi.com

June brings summer and Father’s Day, and is also a time of special significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community (LGBTQ). June was chosen as Gay Pride Month to serve as a reminder of a pivotal moment in the fight for... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Devon Berquist

On June 24 and 25 The Friends of the Palace Grand Theatre will be presenting A Klondike Cabin Companion, a live radio performance, written, produced, and performed by Dawsonites. Producer Justine Hobbs is excited to develop this project and bring... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: by Jenn Roberts

24 hour bike relays used to be en mode around North America, 15, 16 years ago. That's when the first one was in Whitehorse, 16 years ago. The popularity of the relays waned most places. But not in Whitehorse. Here, the race is held close to the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Roger Jackson

Nine ladies in a voyageur canoe whose ages range from 23 to 62; 715 kilometres; paddling for Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Stix Together is a team of Whitehorse women participating in the 18th Annual Yukon River Quest. The race begins with a mass start... Read more

Yukon Summer