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Issue: 2014-02-20

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Issue: 2014-02-20


"Portrait of a Developing Photographer"


I suppose by now some hunter has field-dressed a large wood bison by themselves, but I'll bet they never want to do it again. Mature bison are very large animals, and even when they are broken down into individual parts, they might be twice as... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

IT WASN'T TOUGHT IN OUR SCHOOL MAYBE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS CRUEL. WE NEVER LEARNED FROM A TEXT 'CAUSE THEY NEVER TOUGHT US SEX. HOW INNOCENT BABIES WERE MADE THEY NEVER TOUGHT US IN ANY GRADE. Read more

Old Crow

The skiing in Italy was beautiful, until the races started. After a week of sunshine, the weather transformed back into a typical European winter — rain. I haven't raced in rain much, but if I learned anything this week, it's that I should start get Read more

Yukon Winter

Some gifts take time sinking in; others stare you in the face. We, our family of four in a VW Beetle, arrived late in Watson Lake on October 1, 1957, and awoke in a strange house, beside the lake. Outside, in brilliant sun, and "a silence you most... Read more

Yukon Culture

With three noticeable talents, namely photography, singing, and fashion design, Emma Blair is exceptional – and not afraid to be loud and proud about her interests. Her father ignited her passion for photography when Blair was four years old... Read more

Photography - Film

When Ione Christensen invited me into her home to talk sourdough, I could tell she's done this before. I hadn't gotten passed "Nice to meet you," before she handed me a printout of recipes and a sample of her famous starter. She looks out from the... Read more

Yukon People

It's no secret that Yukon communities feel pinched when it comes to housing, employment, and capacity. Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) has an innovative program to address all three at once. Between now and the end of May, 16 CTFN members will... Read more

Carcross

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Issue: 2014-02-20, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

Baby alpaca and baby camel grow some very nice wool that can be sheared off and spun into beautifully soft balls of yarn. Skeins of yarn, actually – that's the term that Whitehorse artist Sophie Jessome uses. She and her boyfriend Yann Le Roy have... Read more

Hobbies

Nuit Blanche is coming to Whitehorse for the first time. The concept behind the all night art project is to showcase live art installations throughout downtown Whitehorse, turning the city into a single art exhibition. Read more

Yukon Arts

The bi-annual Myth and Medium symposium runs from February 24 to 28 this year, the week after the territorial Heritage Day holiday. Heritage Day originally inspired the idea of Myth and Medium about a decade ago. The first symposium tied in nicely... Read more

Dawson City

The truth is I don't put much stock in matching socks. I wear matchies for important events like funerals, but for grocery shopping on a Tuesday and other everyday adventures, Read more

Humour

With warm weather things change quickly, as we have seen this year. By mid-December there was a great freeze on most lakes, with little snow. Then the pineapple express brought warm weather and bad ice. But as the weather cooled, the winds came up, Read more

Yukon Winter

I have four sisters and one brother. The youngest two sisters, Heidi and Elsa, are twins who are five-and a-half-years old. The story of us finding out that my mom was having twins is very funny. It goes like this: Read more

Yukon Families

Last year, when sponsored by her employer, the Jarvis Street Saloon, she was crowned 2013's First Princess and Miss Congeniality in the Rendezvous Queen pageant. She loved the role, and is now apprenticing to take on the role of Queen "Auntie," who a Read more

Yukon Lifestyle