The Peel Watershed: Frack It or Leave It?

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Antagonists in the confrontation in Yukon over the Peel Watershed are polarized between protecting the environment and creating economic opportunity. The Peel Watershed is not only a pristine wilderness; it is potentially rich in fossil fuels that could be extracted using a hotly disputed method.

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Yorkshire to Yukon

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Yorkshire to Yukon, an Art Show

This article was published in the Yukon News September 30, 2011

The colours and textures burst forth from the canvases and the acrid smell of oil paint lay heavy in the air.

“This is where it all happens,” said Simon James Gilpin as he opened the door to his . . . → Read More: Yorkshire to Yukon

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An Author’s Enviable Conundrum

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Beverley Gray, Author of The Boreal Herbal

A local author and herbalist Beverley Gray has an enviable conundrum to deal with.

Where will she put the six awards she’s won for her book, The Boreal Herbal, Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North.

“What most authors do is put of these awards on . . . → Read More: An Author’s Enviable Conundrum

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Whitewater Wednesday Turns 15

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The Whitewater Wednesday jam session reaches its 15th anniversary this month. Since it’s inception, the jam night has graced many venues across Whitehorse, and outlived a few. It’s current home is in Epic Pizza in Riverdale.

“We’ve pretty much covered a lot of bases in this town,” said Peggy Hanifan, founder and host of the . . . → Read More: Whitewater Wednesday Turns 15

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A Diminutive Dynamo

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She’s raised over $90,000 for charity, including $10,800 this year alone, but remains quietly reserved when asked about it.

“I don’t want to come across as pompous,” said Wendy Callahan.

Governor General David Johnston presented her with the Caring Canadian Award in recognition of her efforts in April.

“These volunteers are examples of everything that . . . → Read More: A Diminutive Dynamo

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Emotional First Aid on Offer

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Michael Swainson will be instructing a course at Yukon College called Crisis Intervention and Peer Support

No one should have to face a life crisis alone, but not all of us know how to help.

“That’s what this course is going to teach,” said Michael Swainson, the instructor for an upcoming course at Yukon . . . → Read More: Emotional First Aid on Offer

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An Autistic Boy’s Best Friend

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Six year old Brendan Nash has a devoted buddy who helps him through his day.

Roscoe, a 27 month old black lab, is a specially trained Autism Assistance Dog Guide and Brendan’s constant companion.

Brendan and Roscoe enjoy their time togethe

There were early signs that caused concern such as not talking at age . . . → Read More: An Autistic Boy’s Best Friend

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Art Aids Struggle With Addiction

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When meeting emerging artist Jenna Walchuk, one wouldn’t think of her as being anyone other than the 27-year-old mother of two young boys she is today. She’s warm, inviting and quick to smile.

But everyone has a story. A chapter of Walchuk’s involves the downward spiral of addiction, and it will be on display in . . . → Read More: Art Aids Struggle With Addiction

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Invitation For a Stroll

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The walls are ablaze with colour, movement, passion and spirit, all to carry the message of this month’s featured artist at the Copper Moon Gallery; an invitation to take a walk.

Daphne Mennell’s new show Come for a Walk encourages a longing in people to step out and experience Yukon’s tranquil footpaths.

“Whenever I go . . . → Read More: Invitation For a Stroll

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Hills and Underbrush

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This article was published in the Yukon News February 1, 2012. Halin de Repentingny’s art is “constantly changing”

Halin de Repentigny

 

Yukon painter Halin de Repentigny’s new art show, Hills and Underbrush, opens at Whitehorse’s Copper Moon Gallery this week.

He believes people will appreciate his work as coming from someone with decades . . . → Read More: Hills and Underbrush

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