Santa waves to the crowd as he walks down Main Street in 2019. The parade will return to its Main Street route on Dec. 3. (Yukon News file)
Santa waves to the crowd as he walks down Main Street in 2019. The parade will return to its Main Street route on Dec. 3. (Yukon News file)
Eugene Alfred introduces Wolf and Crow, one of four pieces by First Nations artists unveiled in the Whitehorse courthouse on Nov. 28. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Wolf, crow, eagle, trout: Yukon First Nations artists adorn courthouse with traditional images

Four pieces of art were officially unveiled at the Whitehorse Law Courts…

Eugene Alfred introduces Wolf and Crow, one of four pieces by First Nations artists unveiled in the Whitehorse courthouse on Nov. 28. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
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

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)
Nordting - Northern Assembly from Norway dives into issues concerning the north through satire, music and audience participation. They perform Nov. 19 at the Yukon Arts Centre. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)

It’s a northern thing: Norwegian artist collective performing at YAC

Amy Kenny Yukon Arts Centre It’s not every day a performance offers…

  • Nov 18, 2022
Nordting - Northern Assembly from Norway dives into issues concerning the north through satire, music and audience participation. They perform Nov. 19 at the Yukon Arts Centre. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)
Aimee Lien shows off the suitcase art piece she created focused on Cruella de Vil for the My Suitcase exhibit. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

From luggage to works of art

My Suitcase exhibit on display at the Yukon Arts Centre

Aimee Lien shows off the suitcase art piece she created focused on Cruella de Vil for the My Suitcase exhibit. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Krystle Silverfox’ work is seen as part of the Sobey Art Award exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. (National Gallery of Canada/Submitted)

Yukon artist’s work on display at national gallery

Krystle Silverfox contends for the Sobey Art Award

Krystle Silverfox’ work is seen as part of the Sobey Art Award exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. (National Gallery of Canada/Submitted)
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)