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Issue: 2012-03-01

Have you ever watched downhill skiing on television and caught the flash of a blue jacket running out of frame as the racer gracefully (or recklessly, depending on your take) carves down the slope? If so, you've probably caught a rare glimpse of... Read more

Yukon Active

Valentine's Day has arrived and according to my online weather forecast, it might actually be clear this evening. A quick check on the aurora forecasts, and they all seem to basically agree: there will be little or no northern lights this evening... Read more

Hobbies

A gift of moose is great, but a dinner of moose is even better! I recently acquired a little stockpile of my old friend "Big Horn" and have been cooking up a storm. I've done open-face kimchi, mayo, shaved moose and cheddar broiled goodness, to clas Read more

Can't afford to fly to London for the Olympics this summer? Not to worry, a world-class level of sporting competition is arriving on our doorstep this week. The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) will play host to several events that are not commonly seen... Read more

Yukon Active

It's the 19th year for Trek Over the Top, and the second year the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) has the Yukon side of the operation under its umbrella. Read more

Dawson City

I'm getting thirsty doing this ongoing wine tour of the Yukon Liquor Corp (YLC) store in Whitehorse, but I hope my articles in this series are causing you to think about tasting wines from some of the countries represented on its shelves. If you... Read more

Beverages

You've just stepped off the plane in Whitehorse from your home in the Circumpolar North. You're excited and proud to represent your region at the Arctic Winter Games (maybe a bit nervous as well), and you're looking forward to everything the week... Read more

Yukon Active

The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in Dawson City is going on the road. Students and faculty will arrive in Whitehorse next week to bring a collaborative installation exhibit to Arts Underground. Read more

Dawson City

The Beatles forever changed our musical landscape with the simple phrase, "You say goodbye, I say hello". This week, hundreds of visitors from across the Circumpolar North will descend upon Whitehorse for the Arctic Winter Games... Read more

Yukon Active

It took a lot of coincidence and a lot of miles for concert pianists Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax to cross paths. At the age of six, the Montreal-born Chung persuaded her non-musical parents to let her take piano lessons ... Read more

Yukon Music

An interview with C.R. Avery can be like getting lost in a maze with an avalanche of words descending on you. Sentences meander off in unpredictable directions and often don't actually end. Read more

Yukon Music

Faro-based artist Jackie Irvine set herself a challenge. What if she painted one painting a day for 100 days? Starting October 1, 2011, she did just that. And every day, even if she was stranded in Whitehorse without her acrylic paints, and had to go Read more

Faro

It's a band in transition – in more ways than one. When Gordie Tentrees sent an email promoting a northern tour by some friends he had met at music festival last summer, the group was called Jesse Dee and Jacquie B. Three days later ... Read more

Yukon Music