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Issue: 2008-12-18

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"Jesus wept ..." See how effective a simple sentence can be? And if you were to read the powerful text surrounding it, you would gain an even greater understanding of its potency. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

Squinting her left eye a little in emphasis, Danette Readman says she started her introduction to the Suzuki Method of musical instruction with a grain of salt. "To be honest, I was a little skeptical, so I took it out of curiosity," Readman says ab Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2009-02-12

The snow is flying, the sky is full of clouds and apparently this is the way it is to be for a while. What is a budding young Yukon amateur astronomer to do? This is a time to re-grease your telescope with winter grease and double check all your... Read more

Yukon Christmas

Me? I'm a floater. So long as the coffee is good, I'm fine. Whether it is an establishment serving Bean North Coffee Roasting or Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters, you are guaranteed a good cup of joe. Maybe that is why we can look to other attributes of Read more

Beverages

I was making my way down Main Street looking for a barber's when I happened to glance into Baked Café. There, sitting in the window, was the inimitable Dr. Marnus F. O'Hoolahan. I hadn't seen him -- or my wallet -- since the night of his dinner party Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

It seems like a wacky stand-up comedy show, but it's actually a meeting of the Sundogs Toastmasters. This week's Table Topic theme is, "Jobs You May Have Never Considered". Participants are given two minutes to give an impromptu talk about a topic Read more

Yukon Business

Long been a symbol of the holiday season, the infamous mistletoe -- or modern-day kissing ball -- has been placed in doorways and arches the world around. Kissing underneath the mistletoe is a sign of love, romance and prosperity. Read more

Yukon Christmas

Inspiration comes to novelists in many ways, but not usually on four feet and with a pedigree. Even so, it was an Alaskan malamute who inspired Ontario author Dorris Heffron to write her fifth novel, City Wolves, published in October. Read more

Literature

A large city centre obviously has more people than a small city centre ... duh. Whitehorse, the largest city in the Yukon, is really a small city and Montréal, well, is a large city centre. We all understand that. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

If you've worked with young children for close to three decades like MaryAnn Annable-Roots has, you've seen a lot of tears, laughter and runny noses. You've also seen your fair share of fads. Read more

Literature

Besides the regular fare of snow-covered sidewalks, holiday decorations and bundled-up pedestrians, this time of year signals the impending arrival of two familiar – and connected – occurrences: the winter solstice and the annual production of Read more

Theatre - Dance

"Like all actors, I enjoy the spotlight. So if there's an opportunity, I like to break out." That is how 21-year-old Winluck Wong explains his antics on the karaoke stage at the Boiler Room Read more

Theatre - Dance

You have seen them on stage, heard them on the radio, listened to their music, looked at their art and viewed their photography. They are all talented young Yukon artists and together they form Red Wagon Union, a recently developed collective made Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

It's that time of year again. The season that we all go a bit funny in the head and start manifesting an unusual disregard for personal budgets and self-awareness.We have all gone off on a spree at one time or another and convinced ourselves that he Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2010-11-04

Does this happen in other places? I find I'm asking myself this all the time living up here in the Yukon. Most recently it is with regard to Yukoners and their costumes. Read more

Humour

On the corner of the building at Third and Black, there is an office with no sign above the door. On a quick scan you would be forgiven if you thought the office was abandoned. In fact, this is the office of Mark Prins, who owns and operates... Read more

Yukon People

Everyone in North America knows who Saint Nicholas is, right? Obviously, he is the guy dressed in the red and white suit who gives away gifts every December 25th. However, he is also the patron saint for a number of other things. Read more

Beverages

The first time I saw Rob Stalkie take the stage, I could tell he was a natural. And now, only one short year later, this young comedian has fought through some of the toughest competition to be crowned the "Last Comic Standing" in the Yukon. Read more

Humour

I was fortunate to be introduced to superb Tuscan wines during a 10-day trip to Florence some years ago and the trip changed my outlook on both food and wine. Read more

Beverages

It's seldom that the Yukon Gallery clears its walls to feature one artist. Solo shows haven't been the focus of the commercial gallery and frame shop. But gallery owner Brenda Stehelin has made space for Stace Pshyk's work to take centre stage. Read more

Yukon Arts