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other. Please don’t misunderstand. As far as I know, I’m not about to kick the bucket, cash in my chips, turn toes-up, shuffle off the coil, turn in my Bingo dabbers, or commit some other cozy euphemism. My impending metamorphosis will be metaphorical, not corporeal. That doesn’t make it less daunting. In fact, at the ripe age of almost-75, I’m probably better prepared for the eventual Great Leap than for this paler version. Bottom line: for a few hours on Sunday evening, I will be transported from my normal sedentary state to that of a passionate hockey-playing oldtimer with the foreboding nickname of Hammer.

It’s for a staged reading of a relatively new Canadian (of course) play. Anyone who has ever met me knows my physique is less ham-

mer than nail. A bent and rusty one, at that. No hockey team ever did – or would - pick me to go all elbows and flailing sticks into the corner, or to blast some opposing behemoth into the boards just for fun. In fact, I am a terminal wimp, more likely to be found in a library than an arena, wearing head protection just to execute a rhyming couplet. At risk of being considered treasonous, I have never once worn skates while also carrying a hockey stick. I have never yelled, “Car!” to warn my teammates to clear the road. I don’t watch hockey, even at Cup time, and can barely distinguish between a power play and the offside rule. The only games I’ve attended were when I was obliged to take photos of a Junior “B” tournament for a small Ontario newspaper cont’d on page 3 ...


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On the Cover The Big Bear team have some serious donairs Photo: Erik Pinkerton

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Times are Changing

Gloves might be optional hockey gear in “old time hockey” in the 1960s. My mandate was to capture a dramatic tangle of arms and bodies that would miraculously include a black, airborne disc hurtling ominously toward the mostpadded player at any given end of the rink. I understand that every team designates a specific member as a sacrificial target for its opponents. I even know the names of two of them: Ken Dryden and Gump Worsley. How are their stats this year? I also recall a promising lad named Gretzky, but I think his coaches considered him too slight, or too pretty, to play goal. Given my indifference toward the Great Canadian Game, why

would someone draft me for the role of Hammer? Did the director decide to cast against type for comic effect, or is there just a shortage of local men willing to read out loud? Perhaps she sensed a crouching tiger lurking within my modest frame. But despite my misgivings and obvious unsuitability, I’ll be out there come show time, ready to give it 110 per cent on every shift. Because, by golly, there is no “I” in team. Our resident Geezer lives southeast of Whitehorse. You can contact him via Editor@whatsupyukon.com.

We don’t pack water anymore. We don’t vote with our hands anymore. They don’t sign their names with an “X” anymore. We don’t buy from the Trading Post anymore. We don’t use dog packs anymore. We don’t need an interpreter anymore. We don’t start school in July anymore. Planes don’t land on sandbars anymore. We don’t use canvas boats anymore. The school doesn’t burn wood anymore. We don’t have W.A. and Men’s Club anymore. We hardly use dog teams anymore. We hardly use wheelbarrows anymore. We don’t use a windlass anymore.

We hardly use high caches anymore. We don’t wear Didee and Didoo’s clothes anymore. We don’t play buttons anymore. We don’t make sugar candy anymore. We don’t buy with pennies anymore. We don’t listen to record players anymore. We don’t use outhouses anymore. They don’t smoke pipes anymore. We hardly use bible names anymore. We don’t have Indian Agent anymore. We don’t use wood saws anymore. We don’t use cellars anymore. by

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eople who don’t like jerky are really in the minority. In some cases it is the result of trying someone’s product that is totally unchewable or so spicy that the only flavour is the spice, not the meat. Simple jerky is a cinch to make without any special equipment at all. It can be made in a smoker, barbecue, dehydrator, over a smudge fire or the simplest method is in your kitchen oven. Jerky can be made from any kind of wild or domestic meat and this includes domestic fowl, waterfowl, grouse and ptarmigan. I do not include bear in this list because bear must be cooked to the “well-done” level as a health precaution and jerky is often done to a level less than “well-done.” Whatever meat you use should be cut with the grain in slices about 5mm or 3/16” thickness. This is difficult as unfrozen meat often crumbles cutting these thin slices. Cut the meat when it is still semi-frozen or if thawed, just put it back in the freezer for ½ hour or so to stiffen it up for cutting. Allow complete thawing before brining as the brine cannot soak into frozen pieces. Time in the brine is a “learn by doing” exercise and how this batch tastes will affect the flavouring and time in brine in the next batches. Brining can be as short as 2 hours, but 12 to 24 hours is the usual length of time. Flavouring will be more profound with a longer brining time and of course the amount of spices/flavourings you have included. If this batch was just too spicy/flavourful, use

less next time or rinse the pieces briefly in water before the drying process. Basic jerky recipes for 1½ to 2 pounds of meat: #1 4 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder ¼ tsp Tabasco ½ cup water Mix ingredients and marinate meat 2 to 12 hours in the fridge. #2 1 tsp liquid smoke 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder ½ tsp pepper ¼ cup soya sauce ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce Sprinkle of seasoned salt Mix ingredients and marinate meat for up to 24 hours in the fridge. #3 Note: This preparation uses a dry brine with a middle eastern flavouring. 1 tsp salt ⅛ tsp pepper 1½ tsp coriander ¼ tsp chili powder ¼ tsp ginger ¼ tsp turmeric ⅛ tsp ground cumin Mix all dry ingredients well. Spread meat slices on a flat surface, not touching one another. Sprinkle dry mix on both sides of meat slices. Marinate in a sealed container 6 to 12 hours in the fridge.

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Stepping Up with Darrell Hookey

A different kind of volunteer

A sacrifice for Special Olympics

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om Gibbs doesn’t get as many hugs as he used to. As the president of the board of Special Olympics Yukon these past five years, he isn’t working with the athletes as much and he isn’t able to give out as many of those encouraging hugs. “It is hard sometimes,” he said from the boardroom at the Special Olympics Yukon office . “I don’t see the athletes every week. But I understand this is a different kind of volunteering. “But it is having an impact.” When he says, “this kind of volunteering”, he is referring to the meetings and the signing of cheques and the discussions of policies. These days, he is not ashamed to get excited about the “financials”. “It is something we are very proud of, as we have taken a lot of steps to be more fiscally responsible and we have a lot things buttoned down,” he said enthusiastically. “Our financials are great!” That is important. “The heart of the organization is the athletes, but if we don’t have the financial backing, there is nothing for the athletes.” Gibbs’ passion comes from a profound belief in the mission and accomplishments of Special Olympics. He has spent his adult life working with youth who have intellectual disabilities and researching programs and techniques.

“Here in 2018, we know that our folks in Special Olympics are not only healthier, but they have a community and they are more employable and there are all kinds of benefits that are measurable from the opportunities that Special Olympics gives them,” he said with conviction. Working with youth now, at InReach Programs, he first came into contact with Special Olympics in the mid-1990s as he counted laps in the pool for one of his clients. “I was always looking for opportunities for them to become a part of the community and I saw that Special Olympics would provide that for the guys. “I could immediately see what it was providing for the youth and adults who were involved and it made a difference. So of course I wanted to come alongside these people who were doing incredible work and help out in some kind of way.” Then, in 2005, he made the decision to join the board: “I realized I had some strengths that could be an asset,” he said. When Jim Tucker was ready to move on , it was just assumed Gibbs would become president, even though he wasn’t really considering it himself. But he prefers the title “chair”, instead: “Obviously we need to have different jobs, but we don’t need different levels. “It is a grassroots organization and we are all doing it because we are passionate about it.

“We each bring a unique set of skills and nobody is more important than anybody else.” Gibbs credits his board members with providing a foundation for the successes of the staff. “We have a fantastic staff,” he gushed. “I am just a volunteer, but this staff live it and do it every day.” He remembers the mid-1990s when Special Olympics Yukon could not afford much more than one part-time employee. So, the work of the board is all the more important today to keep the fourperson operation running so that the athletes can keep winning. Umm, isn’t “winning” a dirty word? “Of course not,” Gibbs exclaimed. “It is all about doing your very best! “Special Olympics redefines what it means to win and that is fantastic. “We see incredible growth. We

PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

Special Olympics Yukon President Tom Gibbs, centre, congratulates Rachel Dawson, left, who won SOY Female Athlete of the Year, and Owen Munroe, SOY Male Athlete of the Year during the SOY Christmas party in 2016 see someone in the pool and it is an incredible success just for them to put their face in the water and that is a win. “Then you see them swimming and that is a win. “As they compete, they get personal bests and that is a win. “And we become a community and that is a win.” The next big fundraising event

is the Special Olympics Yukon Festival Dinner Auction April 7. Tickets are available at events@specialolympicsyukon.ca or by calling 668-6511. Stepping Up features those who lead volunteer organizations in the Yukon. Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer in Whitehorse.

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The awe of quartzite beneath you

An exploration of the Keno Hill Quartzite in Keno City by Hugh Copland

Every Yukon community has its own unique geological feature prominent in its landscape. We will travel around the Yukon and explore a geoscience feature you may have always taken for granted. Most successful small and medium size businesses have professional outside advisors – a lawyer, an accountant, perhaps an insurance agent. While the lawyer may only be required on an as-needed basis, the CPA should be part of your business operations. CPAs in the Yukon are regulated through the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of the Yukon and have taken numerous courses and passed exams to earn their designation. CPAs work in both industry/government and in public practice. Your CPA likely already prepares your annual financial statements and corporate tax return. In some cases, he/she will prepare your GST returns. Your CPA will likely also help you if there are issues with Canada Revenue Agency (hopefully, not too often!) Many times, a business owner will only meet with their CPA once a year when the tax return is due. However, if you have been using the same CPA for many years, the knowledge they have about your business can be invaluable and be should be accessed throughout the year. Besides knowing you personally, your CPA will also have files of historical information (which used to be paper but are now digital) that you might not have easily available to you. You and your CPA can work together: To prepare business plans to support financing applications for expansion or new equipment purchases. Your CPA will often know what a bank is looking for and a business plan done professionally can make a difference as to whether the financing comes through. To determine tax strategies to defer and minimize your tax burden both business and personal. Your CPA will know how your business has changed over time and can suggest steps that will lower your taxes. As the events of 2017 showed, the Canadian tax system can change fairly rapidly. Structures may need to be adjusted to avoid being on the losing end of these changes. To improve accounting and reporting systems. As a business gets bigger, the risks of losing control increase. Your CPA can work with you to improve various day to day processes such as cash handling, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Often, just talking about these processes will be a good “reality check”. If you have bookkeeping staff, your CPA can help with training. To help determine an “exit” strategy. Eventually, all of us want to retire. There are lots of considerations when selling or closing down a business and your CPA can help. In a smaller community like Whitehorse (and the Yukon as a whole), your CPA will be especially aware of the need to keep your business matters private. However, without breaking confidences, your CPA may know about potential business opportunities or contacts. He or she may also know about government economic development programs that your business may be able to access. Your CPA may be a one-person office or a larger firm. Regardless of who they are, the knowledge they have about business in general and more importantly, about your business, is there for the taking. Prepared by Crowe MacKay LLP

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ock, not the genre of music, that guy on the radio or your friend from Newfoundland referring to “The Rock” as home, but rocks and the minerals they are made of, are integral to our existence. We interact with them in many ways every day. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American philosopher and writer, wrote in his 1836 book Nature, “When I behold a rich landscape, it is less to my purpose to recite correctly the order and superposition of the strata, than to know why all thought of multitude is lost in a tranquil sense of unity.” We can tune into a sense of unity with nature here in the Yukon, as looming mountains, powerful rivers and vast wilderness are within sight every day. And every community in the Yukon has its own unique geological feature prominent in its landscape and culture. Keno City, for example, is home of the Keno Hill Quartzite – and if you have never been to Keno City, you just have to go. As the name suggests, there is a

lot of quartz in this rock. Quartz is the mineral name. Quartzite is the rock name. Rocks are made of one or more different minerals. Quartz is a very common, it is a hard mineral, and it can scratch glass. It does not break down very quickly, even on Yukon Time. To understand where the Keno Hill Quartzite came from, picture yourself on your favorite northern beach. Grab a handful of sand and look closely at the various grains. A lot of those grains are usually quartz. They can be different colours: clear, white, yellow, pink, black and more. The Keno Hill Quartzite contains between 65 and 95 per cent quartz. Imagine your beach as it would have been 100 million years before the first dinosaurs even appeared. There would have been coral in the oceans, along with fish, sharks, and clams. However on land, animal life would have just started evolving to breathe air and come out of the water. The climate would be hot and humid. Over a long time the sand would be buried by

hundreds of metres of other sediments. It would harden into rock – sandstone – because it is mostly made of sand grains. Over the next 300 million years the sandstone would be squeezed and heated several times in a geologic process known as metamorphism. This can change the original rock into something different. Now it is a darker, tougher rock. Any visible fossils like shells that would have been in the original sandstone have been destroyed. Today, the first glimpse you get of the quartzite is driving towards Keno just past the Five Mile Lake Campground turnoff as you approach Wareham Lake. Twenty kilometres ahead and a bit to the left you can see a solitary peak, Mount Haldane. The mountain is about 1,840 metres high and its uppermost slopes are all Keno Hill Quartzite. It is well worth the stop and six hour return hike to the summit, or just get out and go as far as you feel like to stretch your legs. cont’d on page 11...


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The awe of quartzite beneath you ... cont’d way up and check out the frosty, heaved quartzite blocks at the top. Mostly a dark grey, dull looking rock, if you look around you might even find brown, whitish, or even pink quartzite. The rock breaks into nice flat blocks that some of the original miners built houses out of. If you are there on a warm summer day watch for the butterflies. The views are unbeatable when it is clear. Let your inner Emerson take over, look around and feel the awe of the quartzite beneath you.

PHOTO: Hugh Copland

The sign post sits at the top of Keno Hill overlooking Faro Gulch To get there look for Halfway Lakes just before the Silver Trail Inn. There is a 3.5 kilometre road on the left that takes you to the mountain trailhead. Once on foot, not too far from the parking area, you’ll be into the quartzite. The views are great on top. You see the broad McQuesten River valley in front and the Elsa mining camp to the northeast. During the last glaciation the McQuesten River valley was the approximate boundary of the continental ice, which came from the east and the unglaciated terrain of the Klondike to the west. Back on the road, north on the Silver Trail just past the McQuesten Road turnoff, you are back into the Keno Hill Quartzite and the southwest edge of the numerous Keno Hill silver deposits. You soon pass over the steep sided Galena Creek, which is more like a canyon where the road crosses. It is easy to miss it on the way north, but easier to see the

canyon and quartzite driving from the other direction. It was here in 1901 a prospector from the Klondike found rich silver bearing galena in the creek. Galena is primarily a lead mineral that can contain other elements. There was not much interest in silver back then; gold ruled. Claims were staked and the prospectors moved on. It took until 1913 before they came back and started mining for silver. Mining continued steady until 1989, except for three years during World War II. After that war, the area was the second largest silver producer in North America. The mine has been given new life in recent years. The quartzite is instrumental in the formation of the numerous silver deposits that occur in the

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Keno area. The quartzite is hard and fractures into nice wide fissures that are an ideal plumbing system for hot circulating groundwater containing silver, lead, zinc and other minerals that formed the many rich silver quartz veins in the area about 90 million years ago. There were still dinosaurs around then. Once you get to Keno City and take in the many treats it has to offer, head up to the top of Keno Hill itself to the signpost lookout. At the signposts you are at about the same elevation as the top of Mount Haldane, which is in the area. The original signposts were erected during a visit from various worldwide scientists for the International Geophysical Year in 1956. It’s an 11 kilometre drive to the top and it’s all within the Keno Hill Quartzite. Notice the blocky, fractured rock in the road cuts on your

Hugh Copland is a geological engineer living on the South Klondike Highway. He has been collecting rocks in the Yukon for the past 38 years.

If you’d like to go… There are numerous detailed guides available providing information on the many attractions in the Keno area. Stop at the Silver Trail tourist information kiosk at Stewart Crossing, the Visitor Information Centre in Mayo, or the most excellent Keno City Mining Museum. In the Keno area always be careful, there are old shafts and underground workings everywhere. Always check with the land owner or claim owner before you traverse too far off the main roads.

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Travis Milos made the switch from construction to restaurants and hasn’t looked back

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ravis Milos is a busy man, hard at work and passionate when you speak to him. The energy behind those two traits is evident as he tells the story of his busy past few years building Big Bear Donair and Liquor and, later, Whiskey Jacks Pub and Grill with his partners. He barely pauses to inhale as he shares the story of how the two businesses, located downtown and in Porter Creek respectively, were conceived and built. “We saw a window for a new offsales place when the Roadhouse shut down,” Milos said. “And we also saw an opportunity for a donair place, because there was nothing else like it. It gave us the licensing to get the offsales licence.” Big Bear Donair shares a parking lot with the old Salvation Army and wouldn’t be the first location many would look to for a new business venture. “People really questioned us putting it here,” Milos said. “But for us it had to happen here. It was scary locking into a lease with all your savings, so the rent had to be affordable and it had to be on a main (road). “It was a good fit because now we’re on Fourth Avenue, (and the) 202’s on Second. And I think we’ve been a good addition to the neighbourhood and people have supported us because they’ve seen us working hard to make it work.” The space wasn’t perfect however, and required some sweat equity. Milos was in construction before launching into the res-

taurant business and had to put his past experience to good use. The renovations to the space, the decor and the deck out front for sunny days were all done by Milos and friends. It was a team effort and required partners to get Big Bear running. His partner and business partner, Chelsea Wensel, has a business background and really helped get things off the ground in order. Milos admits that he would have never imagined himself in this business, and it’s the help of Wensel and Joe Thomas, his business partner at Whiskey Jacks, who helped make this possible. And all that work has been recognized by others in the business community. Milos and Wensel were awarded the New Business/New Entrepreneur Award last spring by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce. But Milos isn’t the type to sit around and consider it a finished product, so he launched into Whiskey Jacks last year as well. The previous owner of Bailey’s at the location was Milos’ friend and not sure if he wanted to continue operating. Milos had done the renovations at their store and offered to come give some pointers at the offsales in Porter Creek after seeing success at Big Bear Liquor. Their model includes a points program to help create a loyal customer group. As well, they’ve worked with the Yukon Liquor Corporation on specialty orders and products that aren’t necessarily available at the Liquor Store.

“A lot of the popular items end up in the Liquor Store,” Milos said. “Our store is small. We’d love to carry more but we’re constrained by space.” But the help didn’t result in enough change in the business and his friend still expressed interest in wanting out. It turned out to be good timing. “Joe (Thomas) had helped get Big Bear going,” Milos explained. “And he wanted to get more involved. The opportunity with the pub came up. It really was an opportunity to bring Joe on for a larger share.” They took the leap and launched the pub, rebranded as Whiskey Jacks Pub and Grill. With Milos’s construction skills and their experience at Big Bear, they made a few changes to décor and offsales. The product has been successful and embraced by the neighbourhood. “It’s become a neighbourhood pub for the area,” Milos said. “With all the development between the areas, there’s a lot of people.”

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Big Bear Donair manager Evan Wesseler (left) has been key to the success at the restaurant And now his day is filled with managing the two businesses. The service cycle between the two has been a good fit. Milos can look into issues at Big Bear earlier in the day and then head up to Whiskey Jacks in the afternoon to see if anything is needed before the evening rush. He’s got a new perspective on the pub and restaurant business. “It’s finding out what doesn’t work and making it better,” Milos explained. “I fix problems all day and solve the issues that we’re having. I enjoy the variety “I had been on equipment doing dirt moving. It got boring. Business is different because something is new everyday.” That won’t change for an entrepreneur as energetic as Milos and they’ve got plans to continue their success. He plans on keeping things fresh at both locations with

changes to décor and menu items. But this summer won’t see any new major changes on the business front for Milos, Wensel won’t let him. “We’re building a house, so that’s the big project for the summer,” Milos laughed. Big Bear Donair can be found in downtown Whitehorse at 4161 4th Avenue and Whiskey Jacks Pub and Grill is located in the Porter Creek Mall at 29 Wann Rd.

Danny Macdonald is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. He is a lifelong Yukoner, who is active in sports, community ASHFORD CASTLE, IRELAND organizations and Yukon’s events scene. ASHFORD CASTLE, IRELAND

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Mike Smith, owner and operator of Northwind Avalanche and Weather Services, breaks trail in the White Pass, B.C.

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A career in safe adventure Northwind Avalanche and Weather Services keep Yukoners safe in the backcountry by Kylie Campbell

ike Smith, originally from Peace River, Alberta, completed his Masters of Science in Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University. While in Colorado he fell into avalanche research and after finishing his studies he asked the University of Calgary if they wanted a graduate student. While completing his PhD in Avalanche Mechanics at the University of Calgary, he spent three winters in Rogers Pass, B.C., as well as Blue River and Crowsnest pass, Alberta. After completing his PhD in 2010 he had the option to choose between postgraduate research in Norway and a Gradcorp position with the Government of Yukon. He chose the Yukon, but why? Simply, his time spent in the Yukon throughout his academic studies and 10 years living in his car made it an easy choice to settle in the North. His first visit to the Yukon happened five years before he completed his PhD. In 2005, he was firefighting in Alberta and when he got some time off work he went on a road trip north. He was captured by the beauty of the environment and lack of crowds. “If you’re a Canadian dirtbag, there’s a call to roadtrip to the unknown parts of Canada,” Smith said. “We had some time off, drove 24 hours, got four days cramming everything in – like hiking King’s Throne, visiting Destruction Bay – and then drove 24 hours back.” Those memories of the road trip with his friends lingered, as he continued his education. During his summer student days in 2008 and 2009, he spent his

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summers working in Whitehorse. “My first summer I bought a bug tent, got a desk from the dump and powered it with my car battery,” Smith said. “The next summer I had friends to crash with.” In 2010 Smith started Northwind Avalanche and Weather Services to utilise his graduate studies in avalanches and mostly teaching Avalanche Skills Test (AST) courses. These courses are for recreational backcountry skiers, snowboarders and sledders and they allow users to better make decisions about where and what mountain and snow conditions they will ride. “There weren’t many people running AST courses in the Yukon,” Smith said. “There has been a demand for AST, but mostly from sledders, with four active AST providers in the Yukon.” If you’re planning to join a course, they are all booked this winter. However, private groups can still be organised. “Since I moved up here there are a lot more people backcountry skiing,” Smith said. “People seem to come here as a goal to ski the two infamous passes (White Pass and Haines Pass). It’s a destination ski spot in spring.” The proportion of people with training and gear has also gone up, but Northwind invested in avalanche equipment for his students to utilise while taking the AST course. This allows students to learn and experience snow safety without needing an expensive investment into something they may not be interested in pursuing. “I enjoy teaching the courses and get a sense of fulfilment of cont’d on page 15 ...

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A career in safe adventure ... cont’d

Mike Smith, owner and operator of Northwind Avalanche and Weather Services, teaches a class about terrain management in Fraser, B.C. helping someone be safe and making a good decision,” Smith said. In addition to avalanche courses, Northwind has provided mountain weather courses in British Columbia for Avalanche Canada and other services in the South. Some issues faced being a satellite business is internet isn’t reliable up here, which can be an issue with remote locations. Also, geographical distance is also an

Mike Smith, owner and operator of Northwind Avalanche and Weather Services, demonstrates snow science and safety in the White Pass, B.C

issue, with much of the work being conducted in British Columbia. There have been successful projects in the Yukon such as, through volunteering at Yukon Avalanche Association and setting up weather stations in White Pass, B.C. This data was a necessary part of avalanche forecasting and building the forecasts for those who venture there. As the Yukon grows and more and more people venture out in the backcountry, there will continue to be improvements and developments that will help keep Yukoners safe. “I’m excited to see Yukon University being set up and getting more researchers up here, it will be really great for the industry,” Smith said. “Yukon allows you opportunities to do what you do and enjoy the challenge of remote, quiet areas. The same kind of hike I could do in Banff with crazy

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crowds, I can do here and have the entire mountain to myself,” Smith said. “There’s no place like the Yukon.” Mike Smith is also a volunteer with the Whitehorse Fire Department and Special Operations Medical Extrication Team (SOMET), a medical extrication team to assist Emergency Medical Services with remote medivacs in the Yukon. Northwind Avalanche and Weather provides services in recreational avalanche training, weather forecasting, climatic analysis and forensic meteorology. For more information go to www.NorthwindWX.com.

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Wild Game Recipes with Sydney Oland

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INGREDIENTS 500 g fettuccine 3 Tbsp butter, divided 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 ½ pounds ground bison 1 can crushed tomatoes (796 mL) Salt and pepper, to taste ½ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1 container ricotta (454 g) 1 cup grated fresh mozzarella

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WELCOME TO SPRING AT THE GARDENS! Hello Yukoners,

Spring is around the cor�er and we couldn’t be more excited! Winter is on it’s way out and it was a bit of a long one. It felt like we ex�erienced all of mother nat�res ex��emes. Longer, war�er days are upon us and things are star�ing to look like and feel like spring! Things are star�ing to hustle and bustle around the gardens. As usual we have many new and exciting products to offer you. Along with brand new hydroponic g�owing kits for the homeowner! Nothing tastes better than food packed with nut�ients you g�ow yourself! We are also car��ing a brand-new line of seeds by Wildrose Heritage Seeds. These seeds are all heritage varieties and packaged in adorable resalable foil packaging. We have lots of new, bright flowers this season from seeds and cuttings to make your garden look g�eat! Don’t forget to amend your soils before planting. Soils in Yukon are so low in nut�ients that we need to give back to them ever� year.

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Skagway Spirits Distillery turns lemons into lemonade by offering a unique, family-run experience by Kylie Campbell

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kagway Spirits Distillery officially opened last June 22 in Skagway, Alaska offering its customers a family-run experience tasting vodka and gin. However, proposed changes to liquor regulations led to some required adaptations to how the distillery could run its business. Specifically, they may not be able

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Lucas Heger, co-owner of the Skagway Spirits Distillery most of the mixers are house made including tonics and bitters. “We have a house-made rhubarb juice that works incredibly well in the Collins cocktail, but we also have a rhubarb martini, which is popular,” Janilyn said. They also harvest fireweed and mix it with hibiscus for a new version of a cosmopolitan. “We only use organic items and source as much locally as possible,” she said. “We can’t use it unless we make it. It’s required by law.” Since the Hegers can’t mix the drinks for their patrons, they have decided to have fun with that and

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give their guests a unique experience. Guests mix their own drinks and the “Skagway Spirits Guides” will help you learn to mix your cocktail. “We do offer tours for the cruise ship guests, but in addition we welcome independent travellers and friends of the Yukon to come in,” Janilyn said. The distillery had a few Canadians come last year once the word got out about the distillery. “We used to have Clamato because of the Canadian version of Bloody Mary (I advised her this is called a Caesar). However, we made our own homemade, organic version of Clamato. It’s based on Moe’s (Frontier) Bar’s recipe, so those familiar to the days of Moe’s Bar will know it,” she said. She managed to convert those Canadians to Skagway’s version. “You can taste the love in the food. Our hard work and quality is

in the drinks.” It’s an unusual experience and it’s also a family run business. Gary Heger, the patriarch, has wanted to have a distillery for a long time and the family went from there. “It’s a good industry to retire into and grow into,” Janilyn said. “As Gary is retiring and we are setting up Lucas for a profitable future.” The Heger family have turned into a solid team, utilising each other’s strengths to develop, grow and adapt their business. “Lucas is humble about his ability,” Janilyn said. “Distilling is part science, math and art. It’s a craft and doesn’t happen by accident. I’ve learnt a lot about my son. I didn’t know his ability in science and math, but I’m also not surprised because he is very talented.” cont’d on page 21...

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Craft cocktails ... cont’d

The Skagway Spirits Distillery in Skagway, Alaska features a rustic chic decor Take home a bottle of gin or vodka

Lucas distills the alcohol, Janilyn develops the organic mixers and works as the main customer service person, while Gary works in sales and distribution. “We’ve always been a closeknit family,” Janilyn said. “Twenty-nine years we have been in Skagway. It’s where our Alaska family is. Our community has been so supportive.” And it’s easy to see the community support when visiting Skagway. Sitting in Skagway Brewing Co. – a server of the brand – with Lucas and the other local patrons would ensure that everyone knew the bar was using Skagway Spirits Distillery gin for their gin and tonic. There is a lot of community spirit and pride in Skagway. Their tasting room is also unique and is worth a visit on its own merit. It’s inside an old airplane hangar and the family have developed a beautiful, intricate space of rustic-chic. Gary repurposed a lot of old items from around Skagway, there is a list of where the metal came from, where the parts came from. “It is Old Skagway, the recent past, but there is some wood from the gold rush days, too,” Lucas said. On display in the tasting room is a number of local Skagway artists. The most noticeable piece is a giant wooden whale suspended from the ceiling, called “The Whale,” by local driftwood artist Tamara Harrison. “Expect the unexpected,” Janilyn said. “You are not going to

get the same experience like in a bar, because we aren’t one.” The distillery will continue to develop its products, including its alcohol, looking at liquors and developing other alcohols down the line. Skagway Distillery is open regular hours from mid April to October. Winter hours are Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., but they may be happy to open their doors outside those hours if they are working. Call ahead to check or contact them through Facebook under Skagway Spirits. You can

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Gary Heger owns the Skagway Spirits Distillery with his wife Janilyn and son Lucas also buy their gin and vodka bottles at their tasting room and distillery or at Skagway liquor store.

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What’s up with dry, cracked heels and feet by Jeddie Russell

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racked heels and dry feet, like anything else, are never caused by one thing. Genetics and environment are two main causes. However, even though you inherited your mother or father’s feet doesn’t mean you have to have the same outcome. While reading this, stop and take a moment to think about the

cially in dryer conditions. When discovering ways to care for your feet this winter consider the following tips. One: Do not over soak your feet. Especially in salts. Did you know that soaking for more than 10 minutes increases the fragility of the skin while dehydrating it?

problem and not a foot problem. For example, the heel strikes the ground first – what exactly is your heel doing when striking? What is your heel and foot’s striking environment; does your heel slide around? Toes, by gravity alone, are the endpoint of the skin’s elimination and may collect and shed a

selected product sparingly, blot your moisturized feet dry. Just before putting your socks dry well between each toe (floss your toes!). Note, sweaty feet may feel moist and can also become dry and cracked. Three: Skin products.

Caring for your feet takes attention. Greet your feet everyday, it pays off. In closing, for a good night sleep try washing your feet before bed. For more information visit WalkOnFootCare.com.

“Feet take the brunt of our lifestyle and could use a little extra attention;

environments your feet are exposed to. When are your feet at their best? What do you think is contributing to your dry cracked feet (assuming you’re reading this because you have dry feet or cracked heels)? Is your foot environment care free, maybe with sandals all summer, tight socks and dark, dank boots all winter? Feet take the brunt of our lifestyle and could use a little extra attention; espe-

While salt soaks are widely promoted for their virtuous claims of helping to rid impurities this practice can be dehydrating. You can see this dehydrating effect by soaking a potato in salty water. The water is “sucked” osmotically out of the potato cells making the potato limp and without the plumpness we desire in a potato. Two: Feet need attention. Causes of cracking and callus build up is most often a foot wear

lot of debris – which needs to be cleaned away regularly. Shaving and aggressive buffing of wet skin – which is fragile – promotes cracking. Instead, before they get wet, gently dry buff your feet regularly. Wash your feet and each toe with a soft washcloth and a mild, pure soap. Rub well around each toenail, and scrub the soles of your feet. While your feet are still damp apply a thoughtfully

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especially in dryer conditions.” - Jeddie Russell Jeddie Russell has some tips to prevent painful cracked feet Skin is a lovely, huge organ of absorption and elimination. Consider your product use: soaps, creams, oils, butters, and lotions. Products can build up in a layer on the skin that needs to be washed off. Products are seductive in their claims. Moisture is best delivered from inside out, does your diet contain enough hydrating and nourishing foods?

Jeddie Russell, R.N., BScN, MEd is a Certified Foot Care Nurse based in Whitehorse. She owns and operates WalkOn Footcare to help increase the capacity of individuals and organizations to care for feet. When not working, you can find her Walking On. For other things up with feet, visit WalkOnFootcare.com.

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

Dawson City International Short Film Festival is downloaded for its 18th Year

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Dan Sokolowski organizes the screenings with Post-it notes while showing off two of Veronika Verkley’s “Made in the Yukon” trophies from previous years

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These short and often humorous teasers will be shown between screenings throughout the weekend. One of them will win an award. This year’s Thursday night longform opening evening will be at KIAC at 7:30 p.m. “One Woman’s Journey” is a live music and video performance by Caroline Cox, a documentary filmmaker who travels extensively, and is based out of a small, off-grid cabin on the Liard River in the Northwest Territories. She is in Dawson working on her original screenplay, Ash and Snow, which is a feminist western. Friday’s events will begin with a workshop by Joel Penner called Scanner Timelapse at 1 p.m. The festival will officially open with the Cold Cuts Video Festival and the opening reception at 4 p.m. The Cold Cuts Video Festival is the sixth annual exhibition of video works by contemporary Canadian artists. This has been curated by Christina Battle and will feature four films: Land Also Moves (Association for Decentering Landscapes, 2016), The Treaty is in the Body (Tanya Linklater, 2017), Round the Rouche We Go (Amanda Boulos, 2015), and Something in the Way (Liz Knox, 2015). The evening’s screenings will begin at 7 p.m. and continue at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Eleven films will viewed during Yukon Seen; seven more during Up River; and eight during Beyond The Aurora. Saturday will open at 1 p.m. with Christopher Healey’s film

What If Was Here and continue at 2 p.m. with nine films by Yukon Youth. While most of the film screenings are in the KIAC ballroom on Second Avenue, the venue for the First Eyes screening at 4 p.m. will be the theatre at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre on Front Street. At 7 p.m. that evening there will be a presentation of material by the nine visiting filmmakers in the The Weight Of The Mountains group. They have been in the Klondike all winter, working on various projects, individually and collectively. They hail from the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Egypt and Germany, as well as from Canada. At 9:30 p.m. the Confluence screening will present five longer works; and at 11:30 p.m. Strange Thing Done will have 11 shorter items. Sunday morning will commence at 11 a.m., with Daniel Janke’s presentation called Simple Sound. After lunch at 1 p.m., Out of the Cold will have eight films, and Down River will screen three. The 5 p.m. Street Feast will take care of supper for most people, weather permitting. If it is as nice as it was during Thaw di Gras, there should be no problem. There is generally live music for this, but that hasn’t been announced at this writing. At 7:30 p.m. the seven films in the Break Up group lead into the closing ceremony and awards presentation, usually delayed a bit while the final audience votes

are being tabulated. For more information, visit www.DawsonFilmFest.com. After three decades in classrooms in Beaver Creek, Faro and Dawson, Dan Davidson retired to continue writing, as he had been all those years. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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creenings for the Dawson City International Short Film Festival began in October, with five or six people meeting twice a week to view what would eventually add up to between 400 and 500 submissions for the Easter weekend festival. Producer Dan Sokolowski, now in his 12th year of producing the festival, which began in 2000, says that about 30 people were involved in the five-month selection process. In the end they selected 80 films for showing. Besides finishing up the details for the weekend, he’s been burning up the Internet bandwidth at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), downloading the films for the festival. There are six less than last year, but Sokolowski says quite a few of them are longer than usual, so he’s actually had to add another screening to the already packed three nights and two days of films. Entrants will be vying for one or more of several awards, some selected by panels, and the Audience Choice Award, which is selected by the audiences at the dozen screenings over the weekend. Something like 1,500 viewers (including those who were repeats) took part in the process last year. The major award is the Lodestar, given to the film judged best of the bunch. The MITY (Made in the Yukon) awards, designed anew each year by Veronika Verkley, come in both Youth and Professional categories. At this writing, entries are still coming in for the Trailer Contest.

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id you know that in Canada, one in five children arrive at school on an empty stomach? That risk is even higher for immigrants, newcomers and aboriginal communities. According to the Breakfast Club of Canada, nearly one million Canadian children get nothing to eat before they go to school in the morning. In Yukon, we don’t know how many kids arrive at school hungry but we do know that during the 2016/2017 school year approximately 312,131 breakfasts, lunches or snacks were served averaging 1836 a day (Yukon Food for Learning Association 2018). For reference, last year the student population was 5344 kids. To learn, kids need to eat. To play, kids need to eat. To be their best selves, kids need to eat. Breakfast is brain food. According to the Breakfast Club of Canada approximately 60 per cent of learning happens before lunch, making it even more important to get some food in their bellies first thing in the morning. Healthy food goes even further. A balanced diet can help:

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• Improve behaviour and concentration. • Improve social skills, increase self-confidence and help students to positively interact with both other students and adults. • Increase academic performance. • Improve attendance. • Decrease the risk of chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. • Decrease mental health problems by improving self-esteem and decreasing anxiety. Just think about yourself when you are running on an empty stomach. I certainly get grumpy and can’t function well, or in a word: hangry. Here in the Yukon, we have an organization that helps kids get the food they need to learn. The Yukon Food for Learning Association finds funding to give to schools so that they can provide food for their students. It is a program that has been happening since 1996. In the Yukon, we have 29 schools participating in the program. Each school does it a little

differently. Some schools have a breakfast program, some provide lunches, while others have snack baskets in the corner of their classrooms or at the office — but they all provide all students, particularly those who might not have access to nutritious food, the opportunity to eat. But right now, the Yukon Food for Learning Association isn’t able to provide all of the funding that schools need. The association has just launched their Eat Right, Stay Bright campaign to help raise more money that will go directly towards purchasing food for kids. If you are able to, please consider donating. As a registered charity, the Yukon Food for Learning Association can provide donors with a charitable tax receipt for any donations greater than $10. To donate or learn more, please go to: www.YukonFoodforLearning.ca/donate.

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Until Sat. Apr. 14 Art Exhibit - Curtis Grahauer KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Featuring his work of As Far Upriver as you can go Before Having to switch to a Pole. Mondays & Wednesdays, Public Skate 3:30 pm Dawson City Arena Call 993-7400 Ext 299 for more details. Mondays & Wednesdays, Sticks and Skates 2:30 pm Dawson City Arena Call 993-7400 Ext 299 for more details. Wed. Mar. 28 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Wed. Mar. 28 Family Easter Dinner 5:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Community Support Centre Open to all registered Youth Centre Youth, email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. Mar. 29 Art Night 7:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. Mar. 29 Handgames Club 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. Mar. 29 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Thu. Mar. 29 to Sun. Apr. 1 Dawson City International Short Film Festival Dawson City Shows short films of all genres, also features workshops, meet-and-greets, awards, and more.

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Fri. Mar. 30 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Mar. 30 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Mar. 30 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Sat. Mar. 31 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sat. Mar. 31 Easter Egg Hunt 4:30 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Sat. Mar. 31 Painting 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat. Mar. 31 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun. Apr. 1 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Sun. Apr. 1 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Apr. 2 Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 pm Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Mon. Apr. 2 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Apr. 2 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Apr. 3 YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 pm YTG Property management building Wed. Apr. 4 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

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FARO

Wednesdays Archery 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Wed. Mar. 28 Public Skate 4:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon. ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Mar. 28 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wed. Mar. 28 Broomball 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon. ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Fri. Mar. 30 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat. Mar. 31 Public Skate 4:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon. ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sun. Apr. 1 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Apr. 1 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Apr. 3 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Apr. 4 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION

Tuesdays to Saturdays, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre TuesWeds 3:15 - 5:15, Thurs 5:30. Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 1:00-4:00 Wed. Mar. 28 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Mar. 28 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Wed. Mar. 28 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Thu. Mar. 29 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Mar. 29 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Mar. 29 Circuit Training 5:00 pm Haines Junction Call Steve at 296-6097 for more information. Thu. Mar. 29 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. Mar. 29 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Mar. 29 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. Mar. 29 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Fri. Mar. 30 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sun. Apr. 1 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943 Mon. Apr. 2 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon. Apr. 2 Seniors Nordic Walking 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Meet in the Atrium Tue. Apr. 3 Romp and Stomp Music and Movement 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre In the Mezzanine Free, music and movement for kids 0-4 and parents, There will be a healthy snack provided. All welcome! Come get your wiggles out!! To register call 335 2583

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Tue. Apr. 3 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. Apr. 4 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Apr. 4 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Wed. Apr. 4 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Apr. 4 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre

MARSH LAKE

Wednesdays & Thursdays Choir Wed. 7:00 pm, Thu. 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Mar. 28 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend. Sat. Mar. 31 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun. Apr. 1 Drop in Badminton 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun. Apr. 1 Zumba Classes with Mariana Giaccaglia 3:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 3 North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Tue. Apr. 3 Darts and Games Night 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre We’ll be doing a quick orientation for those who haven’t played before and playing 301. The bar will be open for a beverage while we play. Wed. Apr. 4 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Wednesdays Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Mar. 29 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Mar. 29 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Mar. 30 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 1 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Apr. 2 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Apr. 3 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Apr. 3 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. Apr. 3 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

OLD CROW

Wed. Mar. 28 Free Screening of Mohawk Girls 5:00 pm Old Crow Community Center 5:00 PM dinner followed by the film and a Q&A with Tracey Deer and also screening Boxed In Directed by Shane Belcourt - Free event. Thu. Mar. 29 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Apr. 1 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Apr. 3 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Wednesdays & Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 3993418 Wed. Mar. 28 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Thu. Mar. 29 Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Thu. Mar. 29 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Mar. 29 Catch Kids Club 4:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Fri. Mar. 30 Girls Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Fri. Mar. 30 Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Sat. Mar. 31 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Mar. 31 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Mar. 31 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sun. Apr. 1 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 7:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Mon. Apr. 2 Carcross Tagish Renewable Resource Council 12:30 pm Tagish Community Centre All welcome to attend. Tue. Apr. 3 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center

Tue. Apr. 3 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Tue. Apr. 3 Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com Tue. Apr. 3 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Wed. Apr. 4 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Apr. 4 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

WATSON LAKE

Wed. Mar. 28 Hop Along to Easter Crafting 1:00 pm Watson Lake Family Centre Snacks and refreshments provided. RSVP by March 27 call to register 536-3218 Thu. Mar. 29 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Mar. 29 Community Kitchen 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre A afternoon of being in the kitchen, cooks some nutritious meals and bake some goodies to take home. Thu. Mar. 29 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sun. Apr. 1 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Apr. 2 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Apr. 3 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue. Apr. 3 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 pm Town of Watson Lake

HAINES

Daily, Wednesdays to Mondays Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 11-12:30| Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30-7 | Sat/Sun 1:30-3 #907-766-2666 Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:304:30| #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Homework Help, 5:30 pm Haines Public Library #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays and Fridays Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Mar. 28 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Mar. 28 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed. Mar. 28 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 29 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 29 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 29 Maundy Thursday Worship 7:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Thu. Mar. 29 St Michael’s - Maundy Thursday Service 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 29 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 29 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Mar. 30 Board Meeting 10:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Mar. 30 Good Friday Worship 7:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Fri. Mar. 30 St Michael’s - Good Friday Service 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Mar. 30 Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Mar. 30 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Mar. 31 Memorial of Christ 8:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Mar. 31 Memorial of Christ’s Death 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Mar. 31 to Sun. Apr. 1 St Michael’s Easter Vigil 11:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Apr. 1 St Michael’s - Easter 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Apr. 1 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Apr. 1 Yoga with Melina 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Apr. 2 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Apr. 2 Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 2 Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Apr. 2 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Apr. 3 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

Tue. Apr. 3 Legion Monthly Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 6:00 pm American Legion Tue. Apr. 3 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Apr. 3 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. Apr. 4 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 4 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre

SKAGWAY

Daily, Mondays to Fridays, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Mondays & Wednesdays TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Noon Xpress Spinning 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays Mat Pilates 5:30 pm Mon/Wed, 11:00 am Sat. Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Mondays & Wednesdays SpinFlex w/ Katherine 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays and Fridays Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wednesdays and Sundays Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Wednesdays, 6:00 pm Sundays, Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed. Mar. 28 Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 29 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 29 Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga ALL Level 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 29 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 29 Pilates w. MVe Chair: 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using the MVe Chair to strengthen the body from the inside out. Thu. Mar. 29 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Mar. 29 Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Fri. Mar. 30 Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri. Mar. 30 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Mar. 31 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Mar. 31 Flow and Restore 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Powerful vinyasa style class with a focus in strengthening the entire body, ending with restorative/yin style poses to soak in the energy and heat created in the flow. Sat. Mar. 31 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 1 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 2 Acro Jam 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Mon. Apr. 2 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 2 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 2 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. Apr. 3 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 3 Pilates w. MVe Chair: 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using the MVe Chair to strengthen the body from the inside out. Tue. Apr. 3 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Apr. 3 Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere.

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Wellness LISTINGS Wed. Mar. 28 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Mar. 28 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Mar. 28 Talking Circles 1:00 pm Yukon College Are you a student-parent? Want to connect with other student-parents on Ayamdigut campus? Contact Student Services for more details. Wed. Mar. 28 Yoga and Art 7:00 pm Grace Space Enjoy a 45 minute yoga session followed by 45 minutes of guided creative work with mixed media journaling, drawing and painting technique. Call or email to register. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com Thu. Mar. 29 Traditional Hatha Yoga 12:00 pm Grace Space Hatha yoga is the foundation of all other forms of yoga, go back to work feeling refreshed. Call or email to sign up. 335-6216 info@ gracespaceyukon.com Thu. Mar. 29 Restorative Yoga 6:00 pm 7th Ray Healing A form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. To register book online. Thu. Mar. 29 Introduction to Ashtanga 7:00 pm Grace Space Connects breath and movement to develop flexibility, strength in both body and mind, and self-awareness. Email for more information info@ gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Fri. Mar. 30 Traditional Hatha Yoga 12:00 pm Grace Space Hatha yoga is the foundation of all other forms of yoga, go back to work feeling refreshed. Call or email to sign up. 335-6216 info@ gracespaceyukon.com Fri. Mar. 30 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Mar. 30 Zen Yoga 6:30 pm 7th Ray Healing A one hour Yoga practice that focuses on centering and flexibility. To register book online. 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com Fri. Mar. 30 You and Me Yoga 7:00 pm Grace Space Last Friday of every month. Come with a friend, a lover or a spouse. Call or email to register. 335-6216 info@ gracespaceyukon.com Sat. Mar. 31 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm

Mon. Apr. 2 Zumba Regular with Indiana Torres 6:30 pm 7th Ray Healing To register book online. 334-9605 info@7thraystudio. com Tue. Apr. 3 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Tue. Apr. 3 Fitilates 5:15 pm 7th Ray Healing Combining elements of both exercise science, fitness and classical Pilates. To register book online. Tue. Apr. 3 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Apr. 3 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Apr. 3 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Apr. 3 Pilates for Men 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Pilates an excellent technique for whole-body fitness, as well as a foundation for cross training with other kinds of sports and exercise. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Tue. Apr. 3 to Wed. May 2 Velocity/Pursuit Spring Break Biathlon Range Wed. Apr. 4 Scuba Refresher! 7:30 pm Canada Games Centre A chance to brush up your scuba skills in this customized pool session, Call 332-0351 or email virginia_ labelle@hotmail.com for more information. Wed. Apr. 4 Zumba High Cardio 6:30 pm 7th Ray Healing To register book online. 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com

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VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun. Apr. 1 Community Yoga 10:00 am Breath of Life Collective This donation class is open to all levels of yogis. Call or email to register. 336-3569 thebreathoflifestudio@ gmail.com Sun. Apr. 1 Restorative Yoga 10:30 am Alpine Bakery To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Apr. 1 Spring Detox 2:00 pm 7th Ray Healing Call 334-9605 or email info@7thraystudio.com to register or for more information. Mon. Apr. 2 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Apr. 2 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Apr. 2 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Apr. 2 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 pm 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Meeting every first and third Monday of the Month Tue. Apr. 3 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-4730645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue. Apr. 3 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed. Apr. 4 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm. Wed. Apr. 4 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Apr. 4 Yoga for Paddlers (Part 2) 5:15 pm Whitehorse Elementary Lead by yoga instructor Michelle Eshpeter every Wednesday, email info@flatwateryukon.ca for more info.

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Part 4 of 6 Atlin Road (#7) and Tagish Road (#8)

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n Friday, February 18, 1949 under a bold headline reading: “No Excuses, Please,” Horace E. Moore, publisher of The Whitehorse Star, wrote a scathing editorial directed at federal and territorial politicians in which he reminded them 1949 was an election year and they had better promptly solve the Atlin problem if they hoped to win re-election. Stopping short of calling the situation a genocide or crime against humanity, he did opine thusly: “...Atlin has, in recent years been gradually decimated, through inanition, due wholly to the lack of adequate and vital transportation facilities.” Note that “inanition” – pronounced in″ah-nish´un – is the exhausted state due to prolonged undernutrition; starvation. For several years, the B.C. government had allocated funds to build a road from Atlin to the border, which Moore mistakenly identified as being at Jake’s Corner, but the Yukon side remained unfunded despite pledges of support from just about everybody except the people signing the cheques. So Moore made it the big election issue of 1949 and it worked, a great triumph for advocacy journalism. Within two months, before spring construction could even begin, Ottawa coughed up $450,000 and a rough trail was finished from Atlin to hook up with the Tagish Road and opened up to the public when it froze in December 1949. That rough trail was completed at a cost of $680,000, which was before the Canadian Army came in on a “training exercise” to build bridges and culverts in 1950-51 and completed the construction, which was, by the way, how Snafu and Tarfu Lakes got their names. SNAFU and TARFU are acronyms used by soldiers and they

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The southern lakes area has its own uniquely beautiful views gave the names to the lakes. While Moore mentioned the Atlin goldfield in his reasoning for the necessity of a road, he also mentioned that the biggest nugget in B.C.’s history came from Atlin and was on display in Victoria in the museum next to the Parliament buildings. But he seemed most impressed with Atlin’s tourism potential in the future, writing: “...the whole Atlin country is much more than a mining camp. It possesses an even greater

particularly a main artery to give it an outlet to the outside world.” With the demise of the lake steamers, such as The Tarahne, Atlin was an abandoned orphan during the war effort and the only way in and out was the Fantail Trail from the White Pass railroad across country, by lakes and by foot. Thus, the Atlin Road (Highway 7) is the only one of The Magnificent Eleven not built solely for wartime or economic reasons although re-

“Atlin has, in recent years been

gradually decimated, through inanition...”

... Horace E. Moore, Whitehorse Star, 1949

asset in its scenic beauty which is not surpassed in any part of the North American continent. Well has it been named ‘The Switzerland of North America.’ This valuable potential asset, however, is incapable of development due solely to the lack of transportation facilities and

opening the Atlin placer and underground mines was a factor. Noland Mine was one of the richest in all the North with the coarsest gold. In retrospect, building the Atlin Road was more like a federal, provincial and territorial mercy mission directly caused by the Whitehorse Star editorial. The Tagish Road (Highway 8) is a little easier to explain because it was a 53 km (33 miles) detour of the Alaska Highway to the Carcross

Road, which later was renamed the South Klondike Highway. In 1942, construction of the Alaska Highway slowed down when it came time to skirt Marsh Lake, which had several bridges to build, swamps to cross and rocks to blast – all of which was completed in 1943. The Alaska Highway was a wartime effort and the Tagish detour in 1942 provided road access to Whitehorse sooner than waiting on the Marsh Lake construction. It also provided the first time the Alaska Highway, or “Trail of ’42”, linked to the Klondike Gold Rush “Trail of ’98”, when the long wooden fishing bridge was built over the Tagish Narrows, Tagish River, or Six Mile River, whichever you want to call it. It answers to all three and had a big Mountie post in ’98 as every stampeder who departed Bennett, B.C. had to come through the Narrows to get to Miles Canyon and Whitehorse Rapids, the only obstacles on the long float to Dawson. The full six miles of the Narrows is now a protected habitat and it has had a long indigenous history because of the fish concentration. The biggest ancient camp was on the shore of Marsh Lake where the river empties. Nowadays, it’s a haven for fishers, campers and boaters. Both roads, Atlin and Tagish, are nice drives mainly because of the destinations. The headwaters of the southern lakes country has a unique beauty all its own and it all flows downhill - they all feed the mighty Yukon River, which flows north then west to the Bering Sea. “Atlin is the most beautiful place on Earth; in any season, in any weather,” according to one promo ad. It’s also the most beautiful place in North America to experience inanition according to Horace E. Moore, the man who spurred the Atlin Road from a dead stop into a full gallup. Somebody in Atlin should name a street in his honour for saving their town. No matter how much things change, they stay the same except now it’s

the B.C. government that is holding back the funds to fix the road. The word on the street is that the big tour companies won’t allow their buses to come to Atlin until the B.C. part of the road is widened and straightened to improve safety. The Yukon side is fine, but Atlin gets no respect, nor money, from Victoria and those big Skagway tourist bucks are being spent elsewhere, like Dawson City. But this time there is no Moore to bail them out. People are always saying Atlin is dying, but that has just become an irritating habit, like smoking, and will never happen. It will always be there because it’s just too damn beautiful to die. It’s an easy town to fall in love with. I did, but it divorced me after just six years of wonderful, peaceful and beautiful inanition.

Doug Sack, 71, is the editor of Sourdough Chronicle, the quadannual newsletter of the Yukon Council on Aging, YCOAYukon.com. Before that, he was young.

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ties throughout Canada, and now to Yukon College. Tobalt is currently a student in the College’s Renewable Resources program, but her interests are wide and varied. “I like to reinvent myself,” she said. “I like to travel and to study, and to be immersed in the things that I am learning — I would rather live it than learn about it from a textbook.” Tobalt chose Yukon College because of its track record for student research. In fact, the school was recently ranked second in the number of paid student research jobs among similar colleges throughout Canada. She also loves being outdoors and saw the Yukon’s vast landscape as an

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Spelling bee contestants (l. to r.) Rebecca Whitcher, Kyle MacDonald, Dustin Cook, Jim McGeragle and Elyssia Sasaki belt out a number during rehearsals for the Guild’s upcoming musical

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ary Sloan was only vaguely aware of the 2005 smash Broadway musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, when she learned that the Guild Theatre’s artistic director, Brian Fidler, had picked it as this year’s season finale. “When I first started reading it, I went, ‘I guess I kind of like it,’” the veteran Whitehorse actor/director said. She even spotted a role she might be able to tackle. Little did she know what role she would end up playing. Fidler had been having trouble finding a director, so when Sloan offered to take it on, he leapt at the opportunity. After all, she had already directed one Guild musical, The Rocky Horror Show, not to mention several student musicals during her 23 years teaching the Music Arts and Drama (MAD) program at

the Wood Street Centre. Her initial cautious response to the William Finn-Rachel Sheinkin show about a middle-school spelling competition quickly turned to enthusiasm. “Now, I absolutely love it. I know people in Whitehorse who have seen it three or four times in other venues. It’s the kind of show that just keeps bringing you back. And it’s just such a heartwarming way to end the season.” Inspired by the wildly-popular Scripps National Spelling Bee, the play’s premise is simple. Six young finalists in Putnam County’s annual bee are vying for a coveted berth

at the national finals in Washington, D.C. Two of them are already veterans of the national contest. Chip Tolentino (played by Dustin Cook) represented Putnam County at last year’s finals, but finished in a disappointing 47th place. Marcy Park (Rebecca Whitcher) – a recent transfer to Putnam from a private girls’ school – was the 9th-place winner in Washington. “Both Chip and Marcy are highly-motivated, highly-skilled individuals. Chip plays baseball and Marcy twirled baton and speaks seven languages. She’s one of those kids,” Sloan said. A homeschooled kid named Leaf Coneybear (James McGeragle) had placed third at the regional level, but made it to the county final by a fluke when the top two couldn’t attend. “He comes there thinking he’s not smart, but he’s sure excited to be at this spelling bee, because he never thought he would end up there.” The youngest contestant, Logaine SchwartzandGrubbeniere (Elyssia Sasaki), is “an 8-year-old student activist” with two overbearing dads (hence the welded surname). William Barfee (Kyle MacDonald) - “kind of a bully and obnoxious” - probably would have won

last year, but was disqualified for having candy backstage during the competition. The final contestant is Olive Ostrovsky (Carly Bohman), who considers the dictionary her best friend, and is the only one without parents in the audience. Her businessman father is too busy, and her mother is on a yoga retreat in India. “Each child comes with his or her own really strong reason for needing to be at this spelling bee. That’s where the beauty of this play comes in, when you see these kids, and this is their dream, this is their passion,” Sloan says. Besides the six student contestants (all played by adults 25 years old and up), there are three equally quirky adults in the cast. Rona Lisa Paretti (played by Angela Drainville) is a real estate agent who won the 3rd annual Putnam County event years ago, and is now in charge of things. Her assistant is Doug Panch (James McCullough), a school vice principal and spelling bee habitué who is back after a five-year absence, following a “bizarre nervous breakdown that caused him to do something to get kicked out of the spelling bee.” Finally, there is Mitch Mahoney (Fiona Azizai), a parolee who acts as “comfort counsellor” to the losing contestants as part of her mandatory community service. A key element that has helped make the musical so popular around the world is that every show also includes four volunteer audience members who also participate in the competition. “They’re told, simply, ‘Don’t act; just get up to spell. You can

ask for a definition and ask for the word to be used in a sentence, and spell the word to the best of your ability.’” Like the scripted characters, each volunteer either spells a word right and gets to stay onstage, or spells it wrong and goes back to rejoin the audience. “Some of the words for them are easy, some of them are difficult, and some of them are absolutely impossible.” While the show is heartwarming and funny, Sloan says it also has a strain of reality. “The kids’ lives are not all sunshine and light. They’ve got their own baggage. There’s one song in particular that I think is going to really hit people in the hearts,” she said. The Guild production is being choreographed by Dale Cooper, with Scott Maynard as music director. “He’s got those guys singing like a church choir. They’re amazing.” Sloan is especially proud of how set designer Shauna Jones has transformed the Guild’s intimate space into a bright, airy school gymnasium, complete with basketball hoop and the Putnam Beagles mascot (designed by David Sloan) painted at mid-court. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs from April 5 to April 21. For more information, go to www.guildhall.ca.

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ince 1999, Simapalooza has become a yearly tradition for Yukoners to enjoy their local ski hill with a variety of events and prizes. Now in its 19th year, Simapalooza is bigger and better in anticipation for its 20th year anniversary next year. “Simapalooza has been going on for years as a way to celebrate Mount Sima, the coming of spring, appreciation of our community, and the nearing of the end of the season,” said Tim Sellars, volunteer ski patroller since 1996. “The day includes events for families such as the slush cup, which is a pool of water that you can try to ski across, competitions like snowcross, rail jam, and Big

Air as well as attractions for an older audience with a bar and live music outdoors. There are prizes for a range of events.” The name originated from the Lollapalooza music tour that was started in 1991 by Perry Farrell, the frontman for the band Jane’s Addiction, and shows continue to draw in huge crowds around the world. Jason Basnett, a ski patroller with Mount Sima since 1997, “borrowed” the idea to create Simapalooza. “The first year was great. We had Kayak and Canoe Drag races down the bunny hill and a bunch of other great stuff,” Basnett said. Simapalooza will take place

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on April 7 and 8 and, along with music on the ski hill and the favourite event The Slush Cup, like previous years, there will be the various events in the parks. The theme this year is “Pirates,” and prizes will be given to the best dressed. There will be some added events, such as a public market at Mount Sima throughout the weekend and Simapalooza is extending the music festival for even more people to enjoy great local bands at the hill. On Saturday night, Mount Sima will host Soda Pony, the Dope Tones and Soul Migration. Tickets include entrance to the evening festival and a free shuttle from Shipyards Park to Mount Sima and back starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. Guests the evening music festival must be 19 years old and over to attend. “This is a chance for Mount

Sima to give thanks to our local community who supports us throughout the year,” said Jeremy Flamand, guest services manager for Mount Sima. “We are excited to bring some new elements to this year’s festival, such as a community market and an evening music festival. I can’t wait to see all the great community spirit on the mountain!” For more information visit the Mount Sima Facebook page or contact guest services by phone at 668-4557 and by email at GuestServices@MountSima.com.

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