Leighann Chalykoff

Visiting filmmaker lives and works on the edge

DAWSON CITY Lee Demarbre has worked alongside gangsters, crucified lesbians in Cannes and almost lost his life for the love of his art.

  • Mar 27, 2008

Yukon’s snowmen enjoy a cold beverage after taking five carving titles

I entered the meeting room to interview the Yukon’s champion snow-carving team just as sculptor Donald Watt plunked a six-pack of Chilkoot…

Program cut a ‘slap in the face’ for culture

The Yukon Art Centre regularly draws big-name world-class exhibitions to its gallery. In 2005, it hosted Janet Cardiff’s 40-Part Motet, a…

Fools, artists and horned beasts hang out at the arts centre

In tarot lore the fool is a man who doesn’t look before he leaps. He is exuberant and unknowing, and he has a tragic flaw.

Studio 204 mounts a unique retrospective for its final hurrah (for now)

Scott Price is a pack rat. For the past 45 years the Whitehorse sculptor has kept every scrap of paper he’s doodled on — no matter…

Doors of Dawson’s historic home open to another realm

Jude Griebel doesn’t have to lay eyes on a ghost to believe they exist. As the current resident of Macaulay House, the Vancouver-based artist…

Ambulance negotiations pending, mayor left in the dark

It’s been more than two months since volunteer ambulance attendants in Dawson City and Watson Lake walked off the job in frustration.

Child porn charges raise questions on hiring policy

One of the men facing child pornography charges has worked as an educational assistant at Teslin’s elementary school.

Fire leaves Faro no place to fuel up

Nearly two weeks after fire gutted Faro’s Shell station, local residents are still without a place to buy fuel close to home.

Revitalized fair celebrates alternative care

A bright yellow sign hanging outside the Almost Home Maternity Centre proclaims Heather Ashthorn’s philosophy on gardening.

School saving Middle Years program may come to Whitehorse

It’s been called “engaging,” “invigorating” and “innovative.” It’s already eased the drop-out…

Drug dog case gets false start

A battle over whether a drug-sniffing black Lab will be allowed in a local high school had its first day in Yukon Supreme Court this week.

Government takes art seriously

A thriving arts scene fuels a thriving economy. Not the other way around. Arts and culture have created many jobs in the territory — both…

Lighting up the landscape

Libby Dulac can move mountains. With the sweep of her paintbrush, she has changed entire landscapes in Kluane National Park.

Pair guilty of drug trafficking, one takes rap for illegal firearms

John Wayne Bourne will shoulder the bulk of the responsibility for a stash of cocaine and an arsenal of illegal weapons found in a Riverdale home in…

Family recovers after vandals destroy home

‘It really pulls the rug out from under you — you don’t know where to go or what to do,” said Michael Purves on Friday.

Sex offender will not relocate to Dawson

Dawson City residents are responding “very favourably” to the news that a convicted rapist will not be moving to the Klondike.

Sex offender to be released in Dawson City

After he served a 14-year sentence in New Brunswick, the court has granted a convicted rapist’s request to relocate to Dawson City.

The changing face of Old Town

Strange noises roused downtown resident Angela Walkley from her sleep at 1 a.m. last Friday morning. “When I hear noises I don’t know if…

Two local men nabbed in child porn investigation

Two Yukon men were arrested this week on child pornography charges. One is also facing 19 charges related to firearms.