Issue: 2009-11-05

It seems that the busier Gary Bailie gets, the happier he is. The producer of the annual Blue Feather Music Festival 2009 receives every new task as proof that this ninth, annual event is coming together bigger and better than last year. Read more

Yukon Music

It is good to have friends ... especially when you are a music teacher and the band needs to raise money for repairs and new instruments. As a Facebook friend of Brandon Isaak, and having played with him from time to time, Jon Heaton was able to lin Read more

Yukon Music

Run-on sentence alert! You know those times where you're walking down the street and you've got your eyes looking down and you realize that you're about to run into someone, but still keeping your head down, you try to get out of their way while... Read more

Yukoners Pets

Fall is a time of great vegetable abundance. Yukon-grown root vegetables, as well as squash, mushrooms, pepper and garlic, add rich flavour to this warm and comforting one-pot dish. You can make it ahead and then pop it in the oven when you come hom Read more

Off-the-gridders belong to the robust breed that turns their backs on the conventional services we are all accustomed to, which include running water, on-demand hot water, limitless electricity, indoor plumbing, dishwashers and mechanical laundry. Read more

Yukon Communities

It is usually a one-day job, with friends coming to lend a hand. The old saying, "many hands makes light work" really comes into play here. It almost becomes a social; as we work, we chat and catch up on what is going on in each other's lives. Read more

Farm - Garden

I had some friends out to my cabin this past weekend for a great fall dinner with pasta and several good Oregon pinot noirs to try with the main course. For dessert, one of my guests brought a wonderful, home-made Tiramisu. Read more


While the rest of the country is obsessed with the H1N1 virus and cure, Yukon amateur astronomers seem to be looking for a cure of their own — a cure for bad weather. This time of year is renowned for volatile, unstable weather, making for cloudy... Read more


Sure, it's easy to handle digital images, but I found out last week that capturing a compelling image for the front cover still requires the artful touch of a true photographer. When Rick Massie asked ... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2009-11-05, PHOTO: Peter Jickling

As a young biologist and a newly married husband, the Yukon offered Dave Mossop a chance to combine these recent developments in his life. "[Grace and I] were looking for an adventurous place to have a honeymoon, and I had the chance to research... Read more

Yukon People