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Issue: 2016-11-30

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Issue: 2016-11-30


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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: by Destiny Clennett

My name is Destiny Clennett. I am 15-years-old and am Vuntut Gwich'in. I am working hard towards saving my culture and the connections my people had to the land. Let me tell you who my people are now and who we used to be... Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-11-30, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I STILL HAVE MY WINGS. I STILL HAVE MY TAIL. I STILL HAVE MY CLAWS. I STILL HAVE MY FINS. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: wikimedia.org

This is a book about the beautiful sadness of surviving. In Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, a fictional swine flu pandemic, called the Georgia Flu, wipes out a fantastic number of the population – around four out of five people on the... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Every December since 2009, Lise Schonewille, manager of Mac’s Fireweed Books, celebrates Winterval, the start of the holiday season, with local authors in the store. Over the years the event has showcased a diverse collection of Yukon literature... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

While others hunker down against winter’s wrath, the local literary scene is hotter than ever. The winter Writers’ Roundtable organized by the Friends of the Whitehorse Library (FOWL) provides a thorough overview of events for the coming season... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

It was one of my former writing students who managed to shame me into signing up for NaNoWriMo this year. If you're not familiar with that acronym, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. The deal is, each participant undertakes to knock off a... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: by Tess Casher

It’s a long time before a fashion designer will stage a runway down a catwalk of the snow-laden Millennium Trail, yet the Yukon does uphold a clothing culture. Our style parallels our environment. This leads Yukoners to a distinctive style... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

On Saturday, Dec. 3 the kids get to shop. All by themselves, without parents watching over shoulders. It’s the perfect chance for them to buy Christmas presents for their family. The Kids Shopping Hour is part of the Second Annual Christmas Market... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

Do you sometimes forget that Whitehorse is a wilderness city? I do! Coming home to a heated apartment after a busy day, taking a shower and then turning on the TV. Every now and then I feel I have to reconnect myself to nature. That’s why my... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

One of the philosophical pillars of the Learning Tree Daycare is to teach the kids there about helping other people. “Teaching kindness and all of that stuff, it all feeds into what we want the kids to be learning,” says Christine Greff, who... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

A happy melodic song rings along the Yukon River below the dam, and you imagine it’s a pretty little bird singing in a tree. But it’s 10 below. Then you notice a small chubby bird, coloured like slate, sitting on boulders near the rushing water... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Nancy Ohm

In the beginning of October, before it started snowing, there was a brief period when the thermometer dropped below zero Celsius long enough so that small lakes and ponds were able to freeze without the ice being mixed or covered with snow. A few... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-11-30, Illustration: Shauna Jones

On June 20, 1819 the composer who was destined to pen the cancan theme song was born. His name was Jacques Offenbach. Born in Cologne, Germany, he grew to be a virtuoso cellist. At 14 he was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire and travelled... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-11-30, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. Read more

Yukon Arts