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Pardon My Latitude

It was novelist Lawrence Hill who told me while we sipped tea in the Downtown Hotel dining room in Dawson in March that his early career as a journalist taught him to embrace the adventure of his stories. The beauty of living in the North is the adv Read more

Yukon Local Business

August has snuck up on us and now here we are, gazing at September, watching the coming winter roll up like a wave to crash ashore cold and hard. It reminds me that a year ago I arrived in the Yukon. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Rhubarb

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I made my first real gardening faux pas this week. I cut down the rhubarb. All of it. Sawing through the base of the stalks with a kitchen knife, the adrenaline rush was intense Read more

Farm - Garden

"Opening is always a great flurry," says Sharron Chatterton, manager of the George Johnston Museum in Teslin, with an exhalation of all the tasks yet to be completed, "all those last minute details of turning a seasonally closed business into a Read more

Dawson City

The Northern Lights School of Dance (NLSD) is bringing the story of The Wizard of Oz to Yukon Arts Centre stage in full colour this month. "We've adapted it based on the 1939 film version of the story," says Dale Cooper, artistic consultant for the Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Many Yukoners live here because they enjoy the active lifestyle, interaction with wilderness, and distance from ties and pencil skirts. A visiting author from the Toronto area pointed out to me the other day that he found it interesting how manyYuko Read more

Dawson City

Zavallennahh Huscroft (formorly known as Zav RT), from Victoria, has been teaching fiddle for 20 years, working in rural northern communities in the north for nine, and for the past five she has been visiting living rooms and classrooms virtually. Read more

Yukon Music

The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in Dawson City is going on the road. Students and faculty will arrive in Whitehorse next week to bring a collaborative installation exhibit to Arts Underground. Read more

Dawson City

A small gang of eager, young skaters hangs off the side of the players' bench. Outfitted in snowsuits, oversized mittens and colourful toques tucked under black hockey helmets, they thump their boot-bound feet on the inside of the boards and gaze ou Read more

Yukon Active

On December 15, the Yukon School of Visual Art Dawson City campus will open its doors to the public for its annual Christmas open house and mid-year student Exhibition. In September, 16 students from across Canada, and one international student from Read more

Dawson City

The Dawson table tennis club has generated attention from the media over past year. One name in particular: Laurie Sokolowski. In November 2010, Laurie went to Ottawa for the Canadian Para Table Tennis Championships. Read more

Yukon Active

As a child, storyteller and projection artist Daniel Barrow shielded his eyes from glimpsing the jackets of horror films in the video store. With puberty, his fear of the horrific and obscene became an obsession with the genre. Read more

Photography - Film

In 1996, halfway through his degree in jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Kanatakta developed arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome in his hands. He could still compose and experiment with musical ideas, but he cou Read more

Yukon Music

I arrived at the Scotch Club late. The meeting started at 4 p.m. and I had missed the formal introductions. Two friends – seemingly also late – greeted me at our host's door. "We're having a party for you," said one. "Dammit, I hate surprises." I Read more

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