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World Famous in the Yukon

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a storyteller, beader, ... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Mike Thomas/Yukon News

Howard Chymyshyn (aka Chymy) was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1946 (my mom was born in the very same town 10 years later). His parents were both in the Army, and when Howard was young, the family moved to rural Manitoba. At that time, ... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Fiona Solon & Peter Jickling

Peter Robertson Jickling and I decide to meet up at the liquor store and see where the universe takes us. After almost T-boning his purple Honda Civic, I tell him to get in the truck - that he has been officially kidnapped. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Barry “Jack” Jenkins and Peggy Hanifan

We decided to go back to where it all began. The first jam night that Peggy Hanifan ever hosted was at the Kopper King and that is where we found ourselves on none other than a good old “Thirsty Thursday”. Barry “Jack” Jenkins moved from... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy of Fibi Zonnet

If you haven’t met Saxophone Freddie up in Dawson City, you should. He is, after all, the first face you see when you fly into Whitehorse — if you enter through the new side of the airport. There is a huge photo of him playing… you’ve got it, the... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Lesli Barnes

I’m almost at the Tagish Bridge when 106.7 CFET kicks in and the truck is flooded with Estonian pop music. I’m on my way to interview the fellow that makes this happen. I spent some time growing up in Tagish, and it’s there that “Radio Rob” Hopkins.. Read more

Yukon People

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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

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by Fiona Solon Federoff posing outside his old digs

We get down to business so that I can learn about Vince’s rock’n’roll history , and my first question stumps him -- he can’t remember the name of his first band! We get a good laugh out of that before moving on. Read more

Yukon People

Walking into Meshell Melvin’s house I am instantly at home. There are pet greeters, delicious smells, and my jacket falls naturally on the couch. With the lovely addition of artful fish hanging from the ceiling, I have the sense of entering a menager Read more

Yukon Arts