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Mayoral candidates Samson Hartland, Patti Balsillie and Laura Cabott, left-right, are asked questions by the Mayoral Candidates Forum at the intersection of Climate and Youth co-moderators Bruce Porter and Kluane Adamek on Aug. 24. (Photo by Asad Chishti)

City of Whitehorse mayoral candidates partake in youth-led climate forum

The youth-led climate forum posed questions to the mayoral candidates about their plans to tackle climate change

A group performs at the 2020 Yukon African Music Festival. This year’s event will be held Aug. 21 in Whitehorse and Aug. 22 in Dawson City. (Yukon African Music Festival/Submitted)

Yukon African Music Festival returns to in-person performances

“People want to enjoy the things which make them feel connected with the community.”

Awaken Festival organizers Meredith Pritchard, Colin Wolf, Martin Nishikawa inside the Old Firehall in Whitehorse on May 11. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Performing arts fest plans to awaken artistic talent in Whitehorse and the rural North

‘A value of ours is to make theatre as accessible as possible.’

NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Vuntut Gwitchin

NDP candidate Annie Blake goes against incumbent Liberal Pauline Frost

NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
The All-City Senior Band is seen rehearsing inside the cafeteria at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Photo submitted/Bruce Barrett)

A spring time concert for a Winter’s Eve

Local bands will showcase their work online

The All-City Senior Band is seen rehearsing inside the cafeteria at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Photo submitted/Bruce Barrett)
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Melaina Sheldon is facilitation a flagship youth program fusing the arts and First Nations history. (Photo Submitted/Facebook)

Yukon youth to study First Nations history in paid arts program

Tomorrow Today will take place from March 15 - 26 for youth aged 16-19

Melaina Sheldon is facilitation a flagship youth program fusing the arts and First Nations history. (Photo Submitted/Facebook)
Major Funk, from left, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Brent Gallant, Etienne Girard, Adrian Burrill, Toby Moisey and Anders Grasholm. (Courtesy of Major Funk)

Return of the Funk

Whitehorse’s Major Funk is back with a new album, set for release on March 19

  • Mar 16, 2021
Major Funk, from left, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Brent Gallant, Etienne Girard, Adrian Burrill, Toby Moisey and Anders Grasholm. (Courtesy of Major Funk)
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for March 3, 2021.

  • Mar 3, 2021
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Originally meant for AWGs, Emerging North art exhibit now a “last little celebration”

The exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre features the work of eight young, emerging Indigenous artists

New exhibit aims to ‘unframe’ artist’s work

Spring is for the Birds is the latest offering from Haines Junction artist Martha Jane Ritchie

Heart of Riverdale gets set for art marathon

The March 8 event grew out of past dance marathons

Puppets, shadows, and live silent film breathe new life into Frankenstein production

Chicago’s Manual Cinema is bringing its take on the Gothic classic to the Yukon Arts Centre March 12

“100 Sleepless Nights” born out of artist’s insomnia

Janet Patterson created a hundred little masks from toilet paper roll when she couldn’t fall asleep

In Guild’s The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, Claire Ness jumps from clown to director

The Guild Hall’s latest show runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 15, with a preview performance on Jan. 29

Métis artist decolonizes western-style clothes with beadwork

Justine Woods is the recipient of an arts residency in Haines Junction

G.R. Gritt’s new record is a testament to change

Gritt, an Indigenous, two-spirit, transgender artist plays Whitehorse’s Old Fire Hall on Jan. 10