Jeszika Mae brings Drag Story Time to the Yukon Transportation Museum, wrapped in a dress of bubble wrap representing fragile masculinity, in a show of protest against those who have called the children’s show “grooming.” (Dylan MacNeil/Yukon News)

Drag performer Jeszika Mae responds to bigotry through art

“I apparently can’t walk out of my door without people having opinions of my existence,” says Mae

A performance of Japanese songs on piano and violin was among the Japan Fest attractions. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

PHOTOS: Japan Fest Matsuri celebrates Whitehorse’s sister city

Exhibition of taiko drumming, martial arts and more held at Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre.

A performance of Japanese songs on piano and violin was among the Japan Fest attractions. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Members of The Ostara Project are performing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Nov. 6 and will give a talk on Nov. 9 at the Old Fire Hall. Clockwise from top left: Amanda Tosoff, Allison Au, Virginia MacDonald, Shruti Ramani, Jodi Proznick, Rachel Therrien and Valerie Lacombe. (Submitted)

Ostara Project’s radical existence in the face of jazz’s gender problem

Ostara’s goal is to put the spotlight on women until gender parity isn’t a rarity in jazz

  • Nov 5, 2022
Members of The Ostara Project are performing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Nov. 6 and will give a talk on Nov. 9 at the Old Fire Hall. Clockwise from top left: Amanda Tosoff, Allison Au, Virginia MacDonald, Shruti Ramani, Jodi Proznick, Rachel Therrien and Valerie Lacombe. (Submitted)
One of Bradford Washburn’s cameras pokes up from the ice of the Walsh Glacier. (Teton Gravity Research/Submitted)

Successful ‘treasure hunt’ recovers 1930s-era cameras abandoned on Yukon glacier

Assisted by glaciologist, adventure filmmakers track down supply cache left by climbers 85 years ago

One of Bradford Washburn’s cameras pokes up from the ice of the Walsh Glacier. (Teton Gravity Research/Submitted)
Giant trees are part of the installation of the Blue Feather Music Festival set on Nov. 1. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)

Visiting acts return to Blue Feather stage at the Yukon Arts Centre

This weekend, Whitehorse welcomes the annual Blue Feather Music Festival, this year…

Giant trees are part of the installation of the Blue Feather Music Festival set on Nov. 1. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)
Red Grossinger poses with his new book at the Whitehorse Legion, a regular haunt for the retired army officer. (Dylan MacNeil/Yukon News)

Yukon sasquatch investigator publishes findings

There are reports of strange sounds, large footprints, and vanishing creatures

Red Grossinger poses with his new book at the Whitehorse Legion, a regular haunt for the retired army officer. (Dylan MacNeil/Yukon News)
Calvin Laveck, centre, who plays Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, during a dress rehearsal of The Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein at The Guild Hall theatre in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

It’s Alive! Young Frankenstein shows at the Guild

Young Frankenstein runs Oct. 26 to Nov. 12

  • Oct 26, 2022
Calvin Laveck, centre, who plays Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, during a dress rehearsal of The Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein at The Guild Hall theatre in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Students at Selkirk Elementary School participate in an experiment by jumping at the same time to create their own earthquake on Oct. 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukoners ‘drop, cover and hold on’ during global earthquake drill day

Selkirk Elementary School students created earthquake-like scenario as part of a drill

Students at Selkirk Elementary School participate in an experiment by jumping at the same time to create their own earthquake on Oct. 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Coyote Video/Ice Cream on Wann Road in Porter Creek, seen Oct. 19, will be closing in the coming weeks. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

End scene: Last video rental store in Whitehorse set to close

Labour shortage takes its toll on Coyote Video/Ice Cream in Porter Creek

Coyote Video/Ice Cream on Wann Road in Porter Creek, seen Oct. 19, will be closing in the coming weeks. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Dawson City resident Riley Elliott has been awarded a MusiCounts Amplify Scholarship. (MusiCounts/Submitted)
Dawson City resident Riley Elliott has been awarded a MusiCounts Amplify Scholarship. (MusiCounts/Submitted)
Digital reproduction of building on Herschel Island projected into conference space at Mount McIntyre during event hosted by Yukon Historical and Museums Association. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Digital reproduction of building on Herschel Island projected into conference space at Mount McIntyre during event hosted by Yukon Historical and Museums Association. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Artist Sabrina Jin, who was named the Yukon winner for the 2022 BMO 1st Art! competition, is seen in Dawson “trying to catch the elusive winter sun” as she described. (Submitted)

A portrait of success

Two SOVA students celebrate BMO 1st Art! awards

Artist Sabrina Jin, who was named the Yukon winner for the 2022 BMO 1st Art! competition, is seen in Dawson “trying to catch the elusive winter sun” as she described. (Submitted)
Will Stroet is billed for a Yukon tour this month. (Submitted)

From study hall to the stage: Children’s performer Will Stroet billed for Whitehorse

Amy Kenny Yukon Arts Centre Will Stroet didn’t expect his degree in…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Will Stroet is billed for a Yukon tour this month. (Submitted)
Looking over some of the films discovered in Dawson in 1978.

From a gold rush town to Tinsel Town

Michael Gates explores the Klondike’s relationship with Hollywood in new book

Looking over some of the films discovered in Dawson in 1978.
First People’s Coffee is a partnership with Firebean Coffee Roasters. (Dylan MacNeil/Yukon News)

Yukon coffee company educates on Indigenous culture

First People’s Coffee provides a platform for First Nations artists

First People’s Coffee is a partnership with Firebean Coffee Roasters. (Dylan MacNeil/Yukon News)
Carter Hatch, a student in Brendan Morphet’s Grade 6 and 7 class at Takhini Elementary School puts finishing touches a birdhouse on Sept. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Takhini Elementary students work to build a better birdhouse

Project a chance to break comfort zones and learn about ecosystems

Carter Hatch, a student in Brendan Morphet’s Grade 6 and 7 class at Takhini Elementary School puts finishing touches a birdhouse on Sept. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Taya Fraser is seen behind the bar at Lefty’s Well on Sept. 10. The bar and music venue is opening for business on Sept. 16. (Willow Gamberg/Yukon News)
Taya Fraser is seen behind the bar at Lefty’s Well on Sept. 10. The bar and music venue is opening for business on Sept. 16. (Willow Gamberg/Yukon News)