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Woodcutter’s Blanket

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

A few weeks ago, Woodcutter’s Blanket launched the latest in its expansion efforts—a microbrewery. The bar plans to offer a rotating assortment of beers which will go straight from the kegs to your glass, making the beer “as fresh as you can get... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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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: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Photography

I meet the architect Mary Ellen Read at the cocktail bar Woodcutter’s Blanket in Whitehorse. With a grin she guides me around the windy corner to show me a pit, where you can see the log building’s basement’s concrete exterior, a face normally... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Michal Kostal

The Yukon Culinary Festival sounds like a good way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. “The definition of Canadian cuisine that we use is local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients in the hands of many cultures,” says Eric Pateman, the... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Christine Genier

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper knows it can be a daunting experience. To stare at a blank page waiting for the strike of inspiration. When something is finally put down on paper, is it something others might want to read? What works? What... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Jennifer Tyldesley

Jennifer Tyldesley has spent her life behind the controls of aeroplanes: in the Air Force, flying search and rescue and most recently for Air North. I imagine her in a crisp white shirt with epaulettes gleaming, watching the Klondike Valley sweep... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

While others hunker down against winter’s wrath, the local literary scene is hotter than ever. The winter Writers’ Roundtable organized by the Friends of the Whitehorse Library (FOWL) provides a thorough overview of events for the coming season... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Veronica Nelson

We Found Roads is their latest album – and also the personal story of Cie and Karisa Hoover. They are a two-person indie rock band called You Knew Me When, currently singing, playing and camping their way through Alaska and the Yukon. Their road... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: artwork created by SMRT Pop Ups

If you have never attended Nakai Theatre’s annual Pivot Festival, this is a great year to jump right in. This year’s lineup combines song, acrobatics, and interactive performances to bring light and liveliness to the darkness of January. A chance... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Poetry, spoken word performances, plays and short stories; all these literary exploits and more can be heard at Brave New Words, a showcase of local literary talent. Lit-lovers can enjoy an evening of music poetry and cocktails at the event, which... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“I don’t know if I want to give away the secret,” says Tytus Hardy, when I ask about the name of the new cocktail bar he and co-owner James Maltby are about to open. “It was a joke I had. It’s about fall and keeping warm in the winter. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Gary Bremner

As a shout out to Gary Bob Joe Bremner’s love of specialty cocktails, I conducted our interview at Whitehorse’s newest, not-yet-open, cocktail-andwine bar, Woodcutter’s Blanket, on Strickland and 2nd (known to most as the two-moose building). Read more

Yukon People