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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Peter Jickling has a casualness about him. He sits, relaxed, sipping a beer as he relates the inspiration for his new book of poetry, Downtown Flirt. The book itself reflects a period in his life where he explored moving to Toronto to see what was... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Shane Cook

Having won over judges at competitions around Canada and the United States with his uniquely Canadian style, Ontario born fiddle player Shane Cook is coming to Whitehorse this Rendezvous for his first gig north of 60... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

There is no dessert like a home cooked dessert. My mother baked cookies every Saturday and put them on the window ledge in our big stone house (now designated as Canada's Baseball Hall of Fame), back in St. Marys, Ontario... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Fate has a habit of steering flute and saxophone player Jane Bunnett in unexpected directions. If tendinitis hadn’t forced a break from her intense piano practice regime, for instance, she might not have gone to San Francisco and met Charles... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

I’ve already mentioned how easy it was to provoke calls on my radio open-line show in Charlottetown in the 1970s, by inviting listeners to share either recipes or gardening tips. One desperate morning, I stumbled across a topic that lit up the... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol

Members of the Haines Junction Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) attended the annual JCR National Marksmanship Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, in early May. In total, 63 rangers from across the country competed in the event held at the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

When one walks along the rim of the autumn of one’s life, they can’t help but to look back to the yesterdays – the “good old days.” At the same time one questions if the “tomorrows” will also be filled with equal memories, when they too become the... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Manu Kegenhoff

Bestiary, by Toronto-based artist Janet MacPherson, offers us a collection of porcelain animals, mostly bandaged or in pieces. Whitehorse artist Simon James Gilpin takes us for a walk through tangled thickets of oil paint and graffiti in... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Murray Martin

Before I was married, and my wife Lisa and I moved to the Yukon, my home was built on the northern borders of the Township of Oro-Medonte, in Central Ontario, where I just happened to be the deputy mayor. It is a land of rolling hills, valleys and... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixaby

Evolution is an amazing thing and for the beaver, it has taken millions of years. Once almost 8 feet long some thousans of years ago, now the beaver, even though it continues to grow all its life, it will be lucky if it reaches four feet in length... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

Anyone who has attended a Kim Beggs concert, or listened to one of her CDs, knows that the subject of death often shows up in her lyrics. It certainly did on October 12, during the sixth of 41 stops on her current two-month marathon tour... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Good results lead to good opportunities. Thanks to earning gold medals at the Whistler Cantando Music Festival last spring, the 20-year-old Whitehorse All-City Band Junior and Senior Wind Ensembles have been honoured to receive their first... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Courtesy of Ondine Elizabeth Lyons Hayes

Chapter 1: Part 1 - “Toronto” April 2017 The city noises get louder as I get closer to my escape out of it. The constant noise is like a metal scrub brush on my brain. My earplugs don't work anymore. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

As family reunions go, the event I attended in Ontario’s Georgian Bay district on a recent weekend was a fairly small-scale affair. At its peak, a mere 24 people were in attendance. Officially, it wasn’t really a reunion, just a gathering in... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy Manu Keggenhoff

There are so many East Coast-ers performing at this year’s Atlin Arts and Music Festival, organizers felt it only made sense to program an East Coast kitchen party during the festival, taking place in Atlin July 7 to 9. “Definitely (the kitchen... Read more

Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of Murray Martin

The other day when I was to walk into the grocery store, I stopped to allow the lady behind me to go ahead of me. Then as I walked in behind her, I took my hat off and put it in the cart. She said, “That was so very nice and I miss that.” It was a... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

Did I just miss skipping and hopscotch season? Marbles and jacks? No matter. For me, this is, and always will be, bicycle season. I don’t test my mettle on the pedals very much these days, but I confess to having a lifelong passion for bicycles... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

In 2015 my husband, Roger, and I visited Newfoundland; we rented a vehicle and hit the road. The breathtaking western shore drive took us through Gros Morne National Park and along the coast to L’Anse aux Meadows. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

Somebody once said a gardener is just a philosopher with dirty hands and an aching back. Well, maybe nobody actually said that until I just did, but I believe it to be so. Of all life’s pursuits, few can match gardening when it comes to bringing... Read more

Humour