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Issue: 2016-06-02


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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Mel Hattie

When you think of the Greek philosopher, Plato – if you think of him at all – the expression "party animal" might not come to mind. But Zuppa Theatre Co. would like to change that. The Halifax-based troupe has taken one of Plato's best-known works... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Looking for a memorable northern road trip? The 17th annual Tombstone Weekend on the Wing (WOW) offers three days of fabulous hiking, a birding festival and interpretive events for all ages. The weekend of free events takes place June 3 to 5 and... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

He’s only 24 years old, but American pianist Matt Savage has had a 15-year professional career as a jazz musician, playing with some of the biggest names in jazz including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and Chaka Khan. People Magazine described... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

One of the stops along Dawson’s 8th Avenue Writers’ Block is Jack London Square, home of a part of Jack London’s Klondike cabin and the Jack London Museum, in a setting modeled after a painting by Jim Robb. This year marks the 100th anniversary of... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Miche Genest

Most of us who came of age in the 70s have a Tiki experience somewhere in their cocktail history. Mine was in Jasper, Alberta in the winter of 1975, when I was working at Jasper Park Lodge. My pals and I celebrated every major event – birthday... more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

With the season of marathons and relays upon us, your training plans may be kicking into high gear. And heading into competition – whether personal or with others – you may also be looking for an edge. Enter science. The science behind athletic... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... more

Alaska

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Troy Suzuki

Dawson City – get ready for yoga with Sabu Chaitanya. He’s on his way to instruct a full one-month intensive in the Klondike. The course begins June 6 and concludes on July 1 and it’s called an “intensive” for a reason. It’s a comprehensive... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, ILLUSTRATION: kozzi.com

Hvernig segir maður, “I'm completely lost” á íslensku? What's that, you say? Icelandic is one of the most difficult languages to learn? On second thought, perhaps I'll just fall back on the old standard; hand gestures and a confused, perpetually... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

According to Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, “hurrying is bad for learning.” How many of us hurry through our day ensuring that the garbage has been put out, the car has gas, the kids arrive at school on time, that we are appropriately... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Julie Thorpe

Men are notoriously skittish about admitting they have plumbing problems. But not Tom Amson. The retired addictions counsellor says the loss of sexual function after surgery to remove his cancerous prostate took some psychological adjustment... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“It requires a lot of discipline to stay on the trail – not just the ski trail,” says Gary Bailie, “but the trail of life.” Skiing is definitely a way of life for Bailie, who has been running and coaching the Whitehorse-based youth cross country... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

Someone once said, "Give a man a fish, and you will teach a man where to get free fish.” If you try to give a fish to a local – in places where salmon are plentiful – many will ask what kind, before accepting. Apparently to some, sockeye is the... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

When it comes right down to it, perhaps human evolution has all been for naught. My mind started drifting on that particular stream recently, as I watched my neighbour gleefully set up his patio furniture and lovingly polish his brand-new... more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Submitted by Jona Barr

Saturn is somewhere in its grand orbit when you’re born. When it comes round again, 29.5 years later, astrologers say it can mean big changes in your life. For Whitehorse musician Jona Barr, it was during his own period of Saturn returning that he... more

Yukon Music