Matthew Lien


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy Matthew Lien

Matthew Lien was awarded “Best Yukon Artist” and has received two nominations at the Western Canadian Music Awards. He was also awarded the Parliamentary Certificate of Honour by the Canadian government, and the Yukon Government’s Department of Economic Development appointed him “Special Envoy to Taiwan” in recognition of his contribution to Taiwan-Canada relations.

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Alfred Au is a busy man, with a multitude of messages on his phone to go over, review and keep track of. But that’s to be expected when you’re the president of the Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon, and you’re organizing the local celebration... Read more

Yukon Culture


Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Whispering Willows Records

After spending the last decade in southeast Asia, renowned Yukon folk artist Matthew Lien has finally returned home to continue his exploration of space. No, not outer space ... actually, it's more like inner space. “I've always been interested in... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The new musical drama Stonecliff, which opens at the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, November 17 (for four performances only!) tells the story of Michael J. Heney, the son of poor Irish immigrants in the Ottawa Valley who went on to build one... Read more


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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Conrad Boyce

When Michael Heney was just 14, he ran away from the family farm in the Ottawa Valley to work for an uncle who was building a portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) near Georgian Bay. His father quickly dragged him home to finish his... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Matthew Lien's new album, Headwaters: Music of the Peel River Watershed, isn't a protest album. “What I felt about this project from the very beginning is that we're not protesting anything, we're celebrating,” he says. Read more

Yukon Music

Yukon Idol is a competition that will find our best and shower them with prizes and put them in front of an audience in a Sourdough Rendezvous tent event. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

"I want to stop standing on the side of the stage and looking in ... I want to stand in the center and look out." You know Ivan Zenovitch. More importantly, you have heard him. He's the one playing guitar for any one of a hundred performers. Read more

Yukon Music