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Issue: 2010-11-11

With fall come many fruits, particularly juicy plums – lovely large dark ones and smaller golden plums. Either variety will work well in this easy-to-make dessert. Read more

More than six decades later, Ellen Davignon vividly recalls her first trip to Whitehorse. In was 1943 when six-year-old Ellen and her three siblings embarked on a steamboat in Dawson for the long up-river trek to the family's new home. Read more

Yukon People

As I write this column, my partner has been a recent victim of homophobic slurs in her work place. As well, there is a furor in the media over recent tragic suicides by young gay teens. Homophobia has reared its ugly head into our lives once again. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

It was a bit like being in a B movie. We were on our way north from Baja, California and had just broken free from our bypass of Los Angeles via the LA freeways. LA has serious freeways. Read more

Yukon Outside

It's a good week for film, as the Qwanlin Cinema presents the last in its fall season of the Arts Film series, and the Yukon Film Society presents a musical double bill in its Firehall Films series. Read more

Photography - Film

Our cause is just, our slogan that no one should fear war's pain. We'll win the greatest victory if we ne'er need fight again. Read more

Literature

We gave Sienna lots of straw for her and the piglets to burrow into. Sienna is about 300-400 lbs and each piglet would be no more than a pound or two. So the risk of being squashed is there. Usually, piglets are quick enough to get out of the way but Read more

Farm - Garden

Anyone who has been here awhile knows that offering to barter one's firstborn for a pair of Dawson City Music Festival passes has become a cherished rite of Yukon spring. Read more

Yukon Music

Has my gast ever been flabbered! Trolling through Randy Quaid's IMDB (Internet Movie Database) listing, I was shocked to discover that someone already had the incredible foresight to green light "Christmas Vacation 2." Read more

Humour

When living in the north, it is easy to look at how things are in the south and feel a bit jealous. Especially with farming or gardening, the longer seasons, better soils, more rain, the list can go on and on. It can get quite discouraging at times i Read more

Farm - Garden

The first time you read this might be on Remembrance Day, November 11, a day which has a lot more significance now than it did before our troops began operations in Afghanistan in late 2001. Read more

Dawson City

The air crackles with energy as members of the Ynklude Art Troupe rehearse for their next stage outing. Laughter and chatter abound as producer Julie Robinson explains changes in the lineup, adding a few more saxophone solos by Hayley Hulushka ... Read more

Yukon Music

Those of us who live in West Dawson, located across the Yukon River from Dawson City, must deal with the river freezing and breaking up every year. This is a time when crossing the river becomes impossible. Read more

Dawson City

Now that we have your attention . . . . Let's pretend that you, our readers, wrote us letters. We imagine one of them would go like this: Dear Beer Cache, Read more

Beverages

It's early. I'm walking across the Riverdale Bridge in Whitehorse, just about three hours shy of the ten-minute morning rush hour. 5:30 in the am. There isn't a car in sight, and the lack of wind only pronounces the gurgling sound of the river. Read more

Humour

One of the swell new editors of WUY dropped us an email on the weekend inquiring about the status of our column, and casually mentioned that they were sipping on a Phillips Longboat Chocolate Porter at the time of writing. You know when someone... Read more

Beverages

For Russell Braun, the accompanist's role is not to play second fiddle. Figuratively or literally. The Frankfurt-born lyric baritone will share the Yukon Arts Centre stage this Sunday with his favourite accompanist -– and his wife – pianist Carolyn Read more

Yukon Music

Brandon Isaak almost trashed his musical career before it even started. Isaak was in his early teens when his father, Yukon music legend Ed Isaak, returned from a road trip with a guitar for his son. Read more

Yukon Music

The wonderful ArtsNet list serve is many things: a notice board, a trading post, a soapbox. I've never posted anything on it, but the ArtsNet folder in my email program contains 4659 items at the time of writing ... And that's just the ones I Read more

Storytelling heavyweights Ivan Coyote, Pat Braden and Yukon songwriter Kim Beggs will step onstage at the Yukon Arts Centre on October 28 in a collaborative, yet individual, showcase of their unique talents. Read more

Yukon Music