Issue 2014-09-04

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September 4, 2014 Issue #394

Eye Of The Storm


September 4, 2014

Etienne Girard starts bands. “I guess I do start lots of bands. It’s kind of what I do,” he admits with a chuckle. Known for his earlier work with the heavy-metal group Nemesis and the punk-rock Hammerhead, the Whitehorse bassist is ... Read more

Yukon Music


September 4, 2014

My name is Simon Lauer. I am 11-years-old and am e-mailing you to send in a pic for Living with Wildlife. Read more

Living With Wildlife

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September 4, 2014

The territory celebrates its birthday on June 13, but for Dawson it’s August 16, the day in 1896 that someone — either George Carmack, Skookum Jim or Tagish Charlie — found gold on what was then called Rabbit Creek, but has been known ever since as B Read more

Dawson City

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September 4, 2014

My son Edward Kyikavichick is handicapped. Since birth, he lived in Whitehorse in a foster home for many years. This allowed us, his parents, to live and practice their traditional lifestyle in Old Crow. Since the elderly couple Lynn and Roy Smith, Read more

Old Crow


September 4, 2014

When I’m ready prepare my peaches, fill a sink full of ice-cold water and add a couple trays of ice cubes. To this, I add two tablespoons of salt, a handful of sugar, and a good squirt of white vinegar—this keeps peaches from darkening. Read more


September 4, 2014

Many new gun cartridges have come to the market in the last few years. A number of them are in the 30-calibre-and-under range, and would be excellent for a sheep rifle. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


September 4, 2014

If you ask visitors for adjectives describing the northern lights, they might say beautiful, mysterious, auspicious, captivating, haunting, inspiring, and magical. But I’m no visitor. Read more

Yukon Winter

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September 4, 2014

On a cold and cloudy February day in 1899 a group of eleven men boarded the City of Seattle, a ship bounded for Skagway, Alaska. Some were former gold miners who had been North before, and could not stay away; others were entrepreneurs and businessme Read more



September 4, 2014

“Up here it’s been so peaceful,” says Heather Horton, when I ask how her time in the Yukon has affected her painting. “I’ve produced more art. There’s a quiet inside myself as well as here. It’s less stressful now.” But this now isn’t just about th Read more

Yukon Arts


September 4, 2014

Recently, I hiked the full length of Grey Mountain, along the ridge top. And now when I’m in Whitehorse and see the mountain on the skyline, I feel more intimate with it, knowing its bumps and crevices. Read more

Yukon Outside


September 4, 2014

My first time skinny-dip comes among a swirl of firsts. It happens in Atlin, my first time in that pretty town, in my first month living in the Yukon. It’s my first time taking my clothes off where strangers can see me, my first time standing tall a Read more

Yukon Summer

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September 4, 2014

The peninsular city of Halifax isn’t a safe place to bicycle commute, but that sure makes it fun. The streets in the hilled port city are from a single-lane, dirt, horse-pulled-cart era. They graduated from dirt to cobblestone to pavement in most are Read more

Yukon Lifestyle