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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.” Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest project, the Sam... Read more

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It's not every day that a Yukon figure skater is named to Team Canada for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. For that athlete to win a silver medal is a very proud moment and that is exactly what 15 year old Michael Sumner did in... Read more

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Have you ever watched downhill skiing on television and caught the flash of a blue jacket running out of frame as the racer gracefully (or recklessly, depending on your take) carves down the slope? If so, you've probably caught a rare glimpse of... Read more

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Can't afford to fly to London for the Olympics this summer? Not to worry, a world-class level of sporting competition is arriving on our doorstep this week. The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) will play host to several events that are not commonly seen... Read more

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We actually got our bronze medals stuck in the ice at the curling rink," admits Thomas Scoffin a little sheepishly. "After the medal ceremony we placed our medals on the Olympic rings painted into the ice to take a picture. They melted in and got... Read more

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In 1992, I watched the Blue Jays play at SkyDome. This was the season they would win their first World Series and the stadium was finally filling up after 15 years. Sitting just beyond first base, I winced as a ball bounced off the tip of John Olerud Read more

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I really shouldn't be watching the Olympics. I'm a bad Olympic viewer. I listen to one commentator say a few interesting things about a sport and then I become an expert who scoffs.... Read more

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One Word: The Yukon Experience, pulls together select performances from The Yukon Experience and What the Land Remembers. It is a 30-minute show that will lead off the medal ceremony on Feb. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. Read more

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Celia McBride will be representing us at the 2010 Olympics, in Vancouver. Is she a curler? or a luger? Neither, actually. She's a local playwright with an incredible opportunity on her hands. As the host country of next year's Olympics, Canada has... Read more

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Daniel Tlen sang our national anthem at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. The event was viewed by one of the largest television audiences ever assembled. "There were some estimates that two-billion people were watching... Read more

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Standing in front of the large crowd of Yukoners that had gathered earlier this month at Sport Yukon for an Olympic pep rally, Greig Bell made no effort to contain his excitement. Read more

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