Norm Hamilton

Whitewater Wednesday turns 15

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.

An author’s enviable conundrum

Local author and herbalist Beverley Gray has an enviable conundrum. Where will she put the six awards she's won for her book, The Boreal Herbal, Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North.

  • Jun 20, 2012

A diminutive dynamo

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.

Emotional first aid on offer

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.

Art aids struggle with addictions

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.

Halin de Repentigny’s art is ‘constantly changing’

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

Yorkshire to Yukon, an art show

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 studio.

  • Sep 30, 2011

Local women raise money for leukemia/lymphoma research

Norm Hamilton Special to the News Two Whitehorse women will be in the throng at the start of the Nike Women's Marathon on October 16 in San Francisco. Lori Mountain and Heather Jordan are training to run a half-marathon at this event.

Soulful artist dives into song

Norm Hamilton Special to the News The audience listened in rapt attention to Fawn Fritzen's rich voice, their bodies swaying and their hands gently, and silently, clapping in time with the music.

The new Guild artistic director digs city’s creativity

The good ship Guild Hall has a new skipper at the helm and she came by way of Down Under. Katherine McCallum, the new artistic director, comes with a bachelor of arts degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

  • May 26, 2010

The Laramie Project a good example of documentary theatre

By Norm Hamilton Special to the News The violent murder of Matthew Shepard affected an entire town, and led to the creation of The Laramie Project. "It is the play of the decade," said Eric Epstein, the Guild Society's artistic director.