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Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Michael Bramadat-Willcock  is a journalist based in Whitehorse. He'll write about almost anything. Life story available on request.


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Cathie Archbould

“Northerners have been adapting for generations. It’s part of being a northerner … [it] is part of the culture. So, in some ways, some of these adaptation actions that we’re taking haven’t been traditionally labelled as climate change adaptations— more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Steve Israel, Yukon Geological Survey

On Monday May 1, 2017, at around 5:30 a.m., a magnitude 6.2 earthquake landed near the B.C.–Yukon border, followed by another slightly stronger one at around 7:30 a.m. The rare event got a lot more people talking about seismic activity in the... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Rick Massie

As the only gaming café and comic book store in Whitehorse, Titan Gaming and Collectables is a one-of-a-kind concept North of 60. Founded in 2005 by life-long comic-book lover and avid gamer Shawn Underhill, the space has become a rallying point... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Yukon visual artist Claire Strauss’ life changed forever when her partner James Kirby was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Kirby dedicated his life to his craft and when news of his terminal illness came to light, the Yukon Artist... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Elaine Schiman

Yukon accompanist Grant Simpson helped found Café des Voix in 2016 as an extension of Jazz Yukon workshops that had been occurring since 2011 and as “a safe and supportive space for local vocalists to learn and perform.” Today, the program is... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

A group of broadcasters and open-source technology enthusiasts are having get-together at the Days Inn in Whitehorse on March 23. The open-source North 60 conference brings together professionals from different walks of life – including local... more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyra Shaughnessy

Multilingual Quebec musicians Andrée Levesque-Sioui and Kyra Shaughnessy are in the Yukon this month for a series of workshops with high-school students. The workshops are aimed at promoting bilingualism in the Yukon and are conducted in French... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

There’s a furry addition to Team Yukon’s uniforms as they march into the opening ceremony of the Arctic Winter Games in the Northwest Territories on March 18. Athletes will sport fur pom-poms made from wolf pelts harvested in the Haines Junction... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The Yukon’s inaugural 2018 Fur Ball is from the creative minds behind the UnFURled project, and will give Yukon fur-fans a chance to show off their styles. The celebration is part of an ongoing campaign to showcase the Yukon’s fur industry and... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Delhi 2 Dublin

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day party happening at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre is presented by Northern Vision Development and the Yukon East Coast Cultural Association with a hint of Bollywood... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The Yukon Trappers Association and the Northern Renewable Resources council are teaming up in an effort to get Yukoners buying local fur. The Unfurled project is a series of events culminating in one full day of workshops, demonstrations, and a... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Anneke Hymmen

Yukon storyteller Ivan Coyote and songwriter Sarah MacDougall are excited to premier their latest collaboration in Whitehorse. "That really feels special, for both of us, to unwrap it for the first time in the place that made it," Coyote said... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Get your cameras rolling and warm up your gear because the annual Yukon 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge starts on Friday, January 12. It’s a yearly team-up between the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City and the Yukon Film Society... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, was working as a Heritage Resource Officer with CAFN during the project. She said that the physical body of an Indigenous ancestor is a powerful confirmation... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Rick Karp

Christmas is in the air and for many Yukoners that means either a chance to reconnect with family and friends, deepen their faith in Christianity or a combination of the two. For people from all denominations and belief systems it’s a civic... more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Eighteen years ago three sheep hunters named Bill Hanlon, Warren Ward and Mike Roche happened upon the body of a young Indigenous man while crossing a glacier in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations traditional territory... more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Located at 204 Strickland St., the Arctic Star Printing building has been a part of the downtown Whitehorse scenery since 1983. Now they’ve got a new location. The company acquired Inkspirationz at 120 Platinum Road in July, and as of September 11... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Stefan Voswinkel

Independent Management consultant Stefan Voswinkel has a question for Yukon entrepreneurs: “What does success mean to you?” Voswinkel is running a five-session workshop aimed at helping business-minded Yukoners figure this out for themselves... more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Courtesy of The Hip Show

Special Olympics Yukon is about to introduce its public event of the season, presented by Goldcorp - and it’s looking hip! Yukon music lovers will be treated to a two-hour set of Tragically Hip tracks by Vancouver-based cover band The Hip Show. more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

“Prepare to be moved, disturbed, engaged. Come for the film. Stay for the conversation,” says Canadian author and media critic Geoff Pevere. Pevere is director of programs for Rendezvous with Madness, a Toronto based film festival focused on... more

Photography - Film