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icture the Yukon Arts Centre, post Covid-19. The lights are low and the spotlight is on a harpist (perhaps Yukon’s gold medal winner, Emma Kaiser) playing just before the Whitehorse Community Choir starts to sing “We’ll Rise Again” behind her. Okay, it’s a little dramatic, but the music that comes from this gorgeous instrument is heavenly. That’s part of the reason the Yukon Harpists Society wants to buy a concert pedal harp that both senior harp students and visiting musicians can use. Something beautiful and lasting can come out of this pandemic. A pedal harp allows harpists to change keys (which happens a lot in modern music) with the foot, without having to stop the music. Typically, senior harp students can only progress past grade eight with the Royal Conservatory of Music by playing a pedal harp. Visiting orchestras or large musical ensembles do not travel with harps, so harps are typically provided by the local arts centre. The Yukon currently has roughly 50 harp students, with a waiting list for more, should instruments become available. One of the most sought-after classes at Music Camp 2019 - a non-profit event run out of Yukon college with the intent of improving the education of young Yukon musicians - was as the harp. A pedal harp is typically a very heavy instrument. It’s difficult to move around and store. The Yukon Harpists Society is looking to buy a graphite instrument with an electronic soundboard. This version weighs around 40

pounds, versus the 1,000-pound wooden instruments of the past. The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) has agreed to store this beautiful harp and the Canadian

Sue Edelman is the president of the Yukon Harpist’s Society.

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Development Fund has provided money to develop a storage/ use plan. This work is currently underway. The instrument that the Society is looking to purchase is approximately $56,000. That price includes transportation and insurance to get it to Whitehorse. Other Yukon public instruments include the concert grand piano and the tympani at YAC, the upright grand at the Old Firehall, the piano at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, and the piano at St. Elias Convention Centre in Haines Junction. The fundraising to raise the required amount will take some basic seed money to print tickets for raffles and to pay for postage and office supplies. The $2,000 goal is to start putting away money for the deposit for the harp. It is our hope that every Yukoner will have the opportunity to invest in this lovely harp. The Yukon Harpists Society would be very grateful for your support. Visit GoFundMe. com and search “Yukon harp.”

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On the Cover

Travelling Light

Ice begins to collect on the Yukon River during the first few weeks of the annual freeze-up in Dawson City.

with Aimée Dawn Robinson

Recognize one another and act in ways worthy of recognition! The Deck: T

Question:

What do we need to hold onto, or keep in these challenging times?

The Rider-Waite Coleman-Smith, first published in 1910.

Astrological Circumstances: I cast the reading during the Waxing Moon in Pisces, in a cloud of white sage with curious intentions. May it harm none.

The Card:

Three of Pentacles of the Minor Arcana.

Rulerships:

Taurus, Venus. Element: Earth. Direction: North

Physical Description:

In the Three of Pentacles in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, we see three figures inside a place of worship. One person has been building the sacred place, carving into stone to create beauty. The other figures are a monk and a wealthy patron, who present the worker with a reward for their skill and artistry.

Metaphysical Description:

We could talk about the number three (3) and sets of threes for a very long time. Humans clearly have a special connection with the number three and, in the Tarot, we see potent messages in

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all threes (3s) in the deck. The Three of Pentacles is a stealth card. At first it seems easy to absorb the entire message, but there are multiple avenues of meaning to explore. Consider: art, craft, patronage, the value of doing good work and rewarding others for their good works, the politics of advancement, and what three (3) can mean for love. Also, the place of worship here is the site of good works. What happens when we work with and for divinity, or for something larger than ourselves? The Three of Pentacles also reminds us to keep honesty and integrity, not just in work, but in love too. Love triangles, affairs, and multiple partners can be indicated by the Three of Coins. Fledgling Tarot readers, please note this is not always the case! Please don’t immediately assume you are in a love triangle, or that your partner is having an affair each time you see the Three of Pentacles.

Advice:

To be rewarded, act in ways worthy of recognition! Hold onto and keep the desire and ability to do good work. Keep the ability to hold one another up, to see and reward good works. Continue to be patrons and creators, to hon-

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he Tarot continues to fascinate and amaze. Sometimes we ask a big question, and brace ourselves for a challenging or lofty answer, yet the advice given feels surprisingly achievable. Often, when I cast a collective reading, I expect a Major Arcana card—these express major life themes, major changes, major stuff. In the Major Arcana, cards zero to 22, we encounter archetypes of growth through the life cycle. The most ancient of human symbols are the backbone of the Major Arcana. For example, The Sun, The Moon, The Devil, The Lovers. Sometimes it’s comforting when, instead, a “pip” (a.k.a. Minor Arcana card) arrives. Often, with Minor Arcana cards, we can incorporate the advice a little quicker and learn the lessons on a more human scale. The pips are structured like playing cards. There are four suits, including Wands, Pentacles, Swords, and Cups, and four elements, including Fire, Earth, Air, Water. Both run from Aces to Queens and Kings. The Minor Arcana is crucial to the Tarot deck, as all 78 cards work together to deliver the messages of the deck. There is no hierarchy of the cards in their potential to bring us relief and positive change.

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Keep the ability to hold each other up and reward good works our the ancient cycle of quality work in all trades and genres. Keep relationships healthy and supportive. Avoid detracting from the success of others. Recognize when you need to play a supportive role. In love and matters of the heart, keep multiple relationships honest. Specializing in nomadic arts, Aimée Dawn Robinson is a dancer, writer, visual artist, Tarot reader and astrologer. Readings with Aimée offer you fresh perspective and realistic tools for change and re-balancing. Read all about it, book readings, workshops, and gift certificates online at: www.bowandarrowtarot andastrology.com.

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Part Two Backyard GeoloIf you are looking for your own viewing stone, the best rocks tend to be those that erode into interesting shapes. Limestone is a favorite as the calcium that makes up the rock dissolves relatively easily when exposed to water. Dolostone is related to limestone, except it has less soluble magnesium replacing the calcium.

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ther types of stone that have been traditionally used include: soapstone, marble, quartz, serpentinite, and jade. Any type of rock can weather to an interesting shape. Most important is the environment in which it is found. Rocks in rivers and streams are constantly being abraded by water and other stones. Those found along lakes and seashores are pounded by waves. Some rocks in dry desert areas are sculpted by windblown sand, these are called ventifacts. The indigenous peoples of North America practiced stone appreciation less as an art, more as a spiritual way of life. Beliefs were that everything started as a spirit and that all land started from one grandfather rock rising out of the endless ocean. Then as the land grew the spirits moved around looking for a favoured place to stay. The Stó:lō people of the Fraser River in British Columbia believe their ancestors were transformed to stone. Dozens of sites along the Fraser canyon are said to contain living spirits. If you have walked around the seawall in Vancouver’s Stanley Park you have seen

Chrysanthemum rock, celestite crystals PHOTO: Hugh Copland Slhx�i7lsh Rock. A Squamish Nation legend is that a warrior changed to stone here to ensure his child’s future. New rocks used in sweat lodge ceremonies are said to be full of spirits. When they are heated and water poured over them in the lodge the spirits are released. Stones are replaced after a number of uses to ensure fresh and abundant spirits. Stone gatherers are able to hear the best rocks call out to them. They always leave some sort of an offering at the spot they collect a stone from. There are lots of places in the Yukon to connect with your own special stone. Any river or fast stream will give you nice rounded smooth textures. If you want more delicate shapes look near the source of the rock, like talus slopes along mountainsides. Choose areas where limestone or dolostone are found. Dolostone does not dissolve as easily as limestone and can form more sharply defined shapes. Grey Mountain is easily accessible from Whitehorse. There are many other small pockets of limestone throughout the southern Yukon. The largest accumulations of carbonates are to the north and east in the territory. Go up the Dempster Highway into the

Ogilvie, Richardson and Wernecke Mountains to the north. Travelling east of Watson Lake down the Alaska Highway will bring you to abundant limestone and dolostone in the Northern Rocky Mountains. When searching for your own special stone think of the words of Chinese poet Bai Juki (772-846AD) Each man has his own preferences: All things seek their own companions. I have come to fear that the world of youth Has no room for one with long white hair. I turn my head and ask this pair of stones: “Can you be companions for an old man?” Although the stones cannot speak, They agree that we three shall be friends.

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.

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Allan Code directed Pandemic at the End of the World in order to bring a historical perspective to the current global reality PHOTO: Allan Code

Lesson learned?

What can past pandemics tell us today? by Amber Church

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n March, Allan Code was filming the caribou migration in Tadoule Lake on Hudson Bay. When COVID struck, he had to abandon the partially completed project and drive back across Canada to the Yukon. As he did, the country shut down, doors closing all along

the highways. In isolation after returning, Code started thinking about how the inequality and poverty were going to play into pandemic. “If you start thinking about the lack of ventilators and respirators in small northern commun-

ities, or about the crowded conditions that many live in in these areas, you start to see the potential of how catastrophic COVID could be in the North,” said Code. “When you couple that to a lack of understanding in the science and the flood of misinformation that is circulating, the consequences could be dire.” Code also knew that pandemics had impacted the North before and that there were meaningful lessons to be learned from that history. The short film he started after his return to the Yukon, Pandemic at the End of the World, was made to bring those lessons to the fore for a new global generation. “This film is a warning from history,” he said. In 2015, Code had the opportunity to visit the ancient Inuvialuit site of Kitigaaruk, a community abandoned after the great flu epidemic of 1918. He went there with historian Randal Pokiak. Pokiak spoke about the Inuvialuit’s experiences in the early 19th century when John Franklin and his crew infected their communities with deadly smallpox. Other devastating epidemics would follow, including that of 1918.

“When you are engaged with such a powerful individual, who is so articulate, all you have to do is stay out of his way and then work to amplify the message that he gives to you,” Code said of working with Pokiak. “During the Spanish flu, there were Dene and Inuit communities who didn’t have enough survivors to bury the dead,” Code said. “Randal talked about how the elders advised those that were still healthy to just walk away and to not even say goodbye to their loved ones. That’s how grim it was.” Code said the film is quite different from his previous work. He called it “more old-fashioned” and said its purpose is to perform a public service. He wanted it to have a clear, emotional message. When Code approached Pokiak earlier this year with the idea for a film that would tie together some of their previous work with the current global pandemic, Pokiak was very enthusiastic. “He told me, ‘by all means, get it out as quickly as possible, people are forgetting in our communities,’” Code said. Code then reached out to David Stewart, who shot a Tuktoyaktukbased interview with Pokiak. Code said Pokiak’s common-sense message touched on following directives for isolation and quarantine. “He believed that his people would rise up and dig deep to keep the most vulnerable members of their communities safe, especially the elders. He delivered an ap-

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ART SHOWS

Until Fri Nov 27 Mapping Worlds by Shuvinai Ashoona Yukon Arts Centre A selection of pencil crayon and ink drawings created by the Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona over the past two decades. Whitehorse Until Fri Nov 27 The Divinity Series by Elvis Presley Yukon Arts Centre Wildly colourful abstract paintings, draws to mind the vivid work of Russian/French painter Marc Chagall. Whitehorse Until Sat Nov 28 Stories: Paintings & Collage by Marie-Helene Comeau & Virginie Hamel Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Paintings & collage an artistic tribute to past and present northern stories. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am-4pm. 393-4848 Whitehorse Until Sat Nov 28 Duende by Women la carte Arts Underground A group show illustrating the spirit of evocation, featuring the artwork of Edwige Graham, Glenda Mosher, Kathy Piwowar and Gabriele Watts Whitehorse Until Mon Nov 30 Beast of the Boreal Northern Front Studio A collaboration of 11 Yukon illustrators working together with the prompt Beast of the Boreal. Whitehorse Until Mon Dec 7 Meeting by the Currents, Works from the Chu Niikwaan Artist Residency Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Featuring Asad Chishti, Robyn McLeod, & Aimee Dawn Robinson. Curated by Nicole Bauberger & Lori Beavis Whitehorse Until Sat Feb 27 Friends of the Yukon Archives Society Creating Community: A Look at Visual Arts in the Territory Arts Underground The collections at Yukon Archives,

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Thursdays Joe Loutchen Fiddler On The Loose 7:00 PM Sundays CJUC 92.5 FM Shine Your LIght concert series 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Live performances weekly hosted by TOOTS. Thursdays November Thursdays With Toots 8:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Folk songs (covers & originals), admission by donation. First come, first served. Wed Nov 18 Music at MacBride Presents: Erica Mah with Darcy McCord & Alana Martinson 7:00 PM MacBride Museum Performing a set of original songs for guzheng (Chinese zither) & cello that we have been working on. Alana Martinson on violin for some beautiful string harmonies. For more info or tickets call 667-2709. Wed Nov 18, 19 & 20 Frazey Ford 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Critically acclaimed recording artist and songwriter with a successful international career. Tickets online. Fri Nov 20 & 21 Hill Country News Live 8:00 PM The Local Bar Matt King, Gordie Tentrees, Bob Hamilton, Intimate Hillbilly Hip Hop with Covid Restrictions & Libations. Buy tickets online. Fri Nov 20 & 21 King Swardfish 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Reggae, Funk, Blues... and More.. Socially Distanced Fun - No pre-sale online tickets for this event - First come, first served. Sun Nov 22 Jon Ostrander 7:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Tickets online, limited capacity.

Sun Nov 22 Soulful Sundays: Steve Maddock - The Blues Project 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Vocalist Steve Maddock and his sextet as they explore the blues in its purest and most basic form This performance is a screening - there will not be live performers on stage. Tickets only online. Wed Nov 25 Fawn Fritzen with David Restivo 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Seasonal songs performed by Fawn Fritzen with accompaniment David Restivo. Tickets online.

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Mondays GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@ gmail.com Tuesdays Common Threads 9:00 AM Christ Church Cathedral Chat, Coffee, Knit, Crochet, for more information call the Prayer Shawl Ministry at 393-8005 Wed thru Sat Every Brilliant Thing 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A delightfully funny play about depression. Recommended for ages 14+. Tickets online. Thu thru Sat Lara’s Little PopUp 10:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Featuring a small selection of local artists. Direct Message online. 3329886 Thu thru Sat Pop Up Shop Carlie Beads & Friends 11:00 AM Antoinette’s Restaurant Local Yukon crafters, makers, creators & artists selling goods for Christmas shoppers. Thu thru Sat Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store - Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Bidding Closes 2:00 PM Saturdays, each week. Thu Nov 19 A Very Merry Evening 5:00 PM The UPS Store #302 Games, prizes, free stuff and coupons and deals on printing! Fri Nov 20 Games Night 6:00 PM Inclusion Yukon A fun evening of games and good company. For more info call 667-4606 Sat Nov 21 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sun Nov 22 Adult RPG Drop-in with Whitehorse Dice Knights 12:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Monthly Role-Playing Game (RPG) Free! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Must be 18 years of age or older. Mon Nov 23 Free Drop-in Computer Labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Due to the situation with Covid-19, all Yukon Learn classes, programs and services will be suspended until further notice. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-6686280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon Nov 23 The Gathering Bible Study 6:00 PM Christ Church Cathedral For more information call 668-5530 Tue Nov 24 Trivia Tuesday 7:00 PM Polarity Brewing No reservations; we’re on a first come first served basis with social distancing in place. Hint: Study up on world leaders Wed Nov 25 Traditional Dolls with Dolores Scheffen 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, 5-day, hands-on workshop, learning how to put together a beautiful handcrafted doll of your very own, complete with their own tiny regalia. Lunch provided, All materials included. Register online. Wed Nov 25 Hunter Education & Ethics Development Course - In English 6:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon If you were born after April 1, 1987, you have to complete HEED before you can get a hunting license. Call 6678005 to register.

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Daily Yukon Literacy Coalition Book Drive 8:00 AM Horwood’s Mall We are having a book drive to assist with our programs, drop books off at the Pioneer Hotel, or Horwoods Mall. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays LAB Drop-In 12:00 AM Heart Of Riverdale For grades 8+, make beats, write, eat food. Mondays & Fridays Preschool Dropin Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarettes Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information Tuesdays Free Super Smash Bros. 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe All skill levels welcome! Please bring your own controller, and if you have a Nintendo Switch and/or Gamecube controller adapter please bring them so that we can have multiple setups. Wednesdays Warhammer Wednesdays - Age of Sigmar 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Every Wednesday Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays Family Literacy Centre Drop-In 9:30 AM Family Literacy Centre As a part of keeping safe through the pandemic, the FLC capacity number is lower than usual. To help give everyone a chance to visit, we thank you in advance for limiting your stay to 1 hr. Closed over lunch 12 - 1 pm. Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Land-based Afterschool Programming Ages 10-14 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Call 334-8718 or email courtney.terriah@kdfn.net to register or more info. Thursdays Kill Team Thursdays 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Units can be drawn from both the core book, elites book, Kill team annual and white dwarf. Saturdays Family Drop In 2:45 PM Polarettes Gymnastic Club Best suited for athletes 12 and under, but all ages are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. call 6684794 for more info. Saturdays Pokemon Saturdays 12:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Call 668-5750 for more info. Fridays Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fridays Standard Format - Magic: The Gathering 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Legal sets = Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, Core Set 2019, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance. Banned Cards = Rampaging Ferocidon Sun Nov 22 Mindfulness for Young Artists & Technicians 3:00 PM Virtual Online Learn life skills for performers and backstage theatre technicians who work in the high-stress environment. Ages 13-17 yrs.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Tuesdays Foundations Program 2:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Learn valuable skills to live your best life. No registration required, free, *first come first served. For more information call MWSU at 456-3838. Thursdays Yukon Toastmasters Clubs - Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcomed with advanced notice. Call 689-6363 or email toastmastersyukon@gmail.com. Wed Nov 18 The Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection AGM 7:00 PM Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre All current and potential members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more info call 667-5941 or email erin. corbett@gov.yk.ca

Wed Nov 18 Yukon Words 7:30 PM Virtual Online For more info email yukonwordssociety@gmail.com. Thu Nov 19 Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 PM CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Sat Nov 21 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 AM A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Tue Nov 24 Digital First Marketing for Small Business Workshop 11:45 AM Northlight Innovation Discuss strategy principals, additional information and implementation strategies. Register online Tue Nov 24 For the Sake of the Children 5:30 PM Yukon Inn Plaza Learn about family law, the effects of separation or divorce on adults and children, To register call 456-6721 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca

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Mondays & Thursdays Online: Grounding Pilates Flow - Level 2 Original Pilates matwork to find fluidity, strength, and control so you can feel grounded and refreshed at the end of your day. Register online. https://app.acuityscheduling. com/schedule.php?owner=187784 01&fbclid=IwAR3vqdXTdhay00kV 3Tdn2FuQ-e06sTuRuFUkTp7fHp_ TmXQwLUdCu2_kSTQ Wednesdays Online: Beginner Meditation with Ruth Lera Suitable for beginners and for people with some experience with meditation, in this 6-week course participants will be introduced to the practice of sitting meditation. email to ruth@ruthlera.com to be sent the ZOOM link to attend. Wednesdays Thursdays Live & Online: Wake Up Flow with Sheila Get moving with a gentle morning hatha flow to connect you to your breath and wake you up for the day! Register online, call or email for more info. http://www.rootedtreemassage. com/ rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Thursdays Online: Polar Group Email aapolargroup@gmail.com for more information. Wednesdays & Thursdays Online: Rise and Thrive Matwork A moderately challenging and progressive class, with the exercises being layered and with modifications being offered, suiting a variety of experience levels. Register online. https://app.acuityscheduling.com/ schedule.php?owner=18778401 &fbclid=IwAR3vqdXTdhay00kV3 Tdn2FuQ-e06sTuRuFUkTp7fHp_ TmXQwLUdCu2_kSTQ Wed Nov 18 Virtual Queer Coffee & Chat Coffee, tea and good conversation, to get the zoom link email takeover@queeryukon.com. https://fb.me/e/1Aisj86bP Fri Nov 20 IncubateNorth - Info Session Business incubation program supporting entrepreneurs throughout the territory to grow their businesses locally, nationally, and internationally. Register online. https:// yukonu-ca.zoom.us/j/95349612313 16475580588, 95349612313# Sun Nov 22 Mindfulness for Young Artists & Technicians Learn life skills for performers and backstage theatre technicians who work in the highstress environment. Ages 13-17 yrs. To Register email info@ytyp.ca with Mindfulness in the subject. Mon Nov 23 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along An opportunity for jammers and musicians of all levels to play along with seasoned jam leaders; all from the comfort of their own homes. Registration online, email wittheatreyt@gmail.com for more info. http://www.wittheatre.ca Wed Nov 25 Virtual Queer Coffee & Chat Coffee, tea and good conversation, to get the zoom link email takeover@queeryukon.com. https://fb.me/e/1Aisj86bP


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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy

Linguine with herb battuto

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attuto is one of the foundations of Italian food, a bit like a mirepoix or a soffrito. This version is a play on a classic Italian sauce (called battutto di erbe) and is similar to pesto. I’ve omitted the cheese and the nuts and focused on fresh herbs and a bit of garlic. Toss this clean pasta with more arugula for a light meal, or bulk it up with some simple grilled meat or fish. Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

❑ 5 garlic cloves, halved ❑ 1 tbsp chopped rosemary ❑ 1 tbsp chopped sage ❑ 1 tbsp chopped oregano

Don’t worry about chopping them too finely, the whole sauce gets run through a food processor

❑ 1/2 cup olive oil ❑ 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley ❑ 1 cup arugula, plus extra for PHOTOS: Sydney Keddy

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❑ Salt and pepper, to taste ❑ 250 grams linguine

Gently cooked in olive oil cont’d on page 9 ...

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Linguine with herb battuto ... cont’d METHOD

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Place garlic, rosemary, sage and oregano into a pot and cover with olive oil. Place over medium heat and cook until garlic is soft and just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

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Place oil and herbs into a food processor or blender with parsley and arugula. Process until the sauce is smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3 Sauce the noodles

Cook pasta according to package directions and reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Drain and toss with batutto, loosening with reserved pasta water if necessary. Adjust seasoning if necessary and garnish with additional arugula.

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November 18, 2020

From the Arts with Nicole Bauberger

The owl that beckons

Owls, ravens and wolves cavort in Life and Legacy, a retrospective of work by Kenojuak Ashevak, on display at the ODD Gallery until Dec.10.

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f you have lived in Canada for any time, you will likely recognize her work, even if you weren’t sure how to say her name. Kenojuak Ashevak’s image, “Owl’s Bouquet,” is featured on Canada’s $10 bill. Her iconic “The Enchanted Owl” was featured on a stamp in 1970. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and received the Order of Canada. Her images have been part of the story of Canadian identity for a long time. Ashevak was one of the founding members of the West Baffin

Eskimo Cooperative in 1959. Her drawings were some of the first that were carved into the local stone by other members of the cooperative and printed in numbered series. The Cooperative sells members’ work to galleries in the south, and organizes shared purchase of fuel oil and other commodities. Life and Legacy, a retrospective at Dawson City’s ODD Gallery, was organized in Kinngait, formerly known as Cape Dorset, in cooperation between the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, the

Kenojuak Cultural Centre and the Kinngait Arts Foundation. It includes 31 drawings and three prints, drawing from Ashevak’s later production, from 1994 until her death in 2013. Tara Rudnickas, director of the ODD Gallery, says that they were surprised when the organizers approached them with the show, but figured they wanted to exhibit in other northern communities. The smallish ODD Gallery can only exhibit about half the work. A live video visit with members of the Kinngait community is planned for

sometime this fall. Ashevak is one of the elder artists whose conversations Shuvinai Ashoona would have been listening to as she drew. Ashoona, also a member of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, exhibited Mapping Worlds at the Yukon Arts Centre this fall. Both Ashevak and Ashoona create large, fully committed drawings in coloured pencil and felt tip pen. These are not media that we usually see in works this large. It’s interesting to see the time and commitment expressed in the

strokes of these humble drawing materials. Ashevak, in particular, masters a kind of patterning with black coloured pencil that works as a kind of cross-hatching, but with a rounder and more random application. This translates flat areas into something that feels a lot more like stone carving. There is a National Film Board video about Ashevak that likens her shape-based drawings to shadows made by the light of the qulliq, the Inuit oil lamp, or to shadows on the snow. In the catalogue that accompanies the show, which you can buy from the gallery, the point is made that some of Ashevak’s design strategies, including her symmetries, are influenced by sewing patterns drawn by other women in her culture. Ahsevak’s work abstracts animals, adding long fingerlike protrusions. These often proliferate past our ability to easily count them, communicating both movement and power. Her owls hold court with other birds. Her longfingered wolves gather with other animals, or seem to wear a striped serpentine sock. Her compositions reward close observation. It is curious that in times of COVID, when we cannot easily travel to see other exhibits in the south, Kinngait, remote at the best of times, has so generously come to us here in the Yukon.

ODD Gallery director Tara Rudnickas shares her office with the orange crates containing about half again as many of Ashevak’s drawings as the small gallery is able to display

PHOTOS: Nicole Bauberger

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The owl that beckons... cont’d I am the kind of person who would travel a long way to see an art show by an artist I admire. Kathe Kollwitz and Rita Letendre have motivated trips south for me in the past. There is an exhibition of paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter, currently on display in London, England, that I am very sorry to miss. In consequence, I treasure the opportunity to get to know

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December 12, 2020 The holiday season is quickly approaching, and things are going to be different for many of us due to social distancing and travel restrictions. The Yukon Hospital Foundation has been reimagining the Northwestel Festival of Trees for 2020. Our regular in-person events will be moving online and on Community TV for the Home for the Holidays Gala – on December 12. Our silent auction and tree-mendous Christmas trees will be featured in an online auction. The trees will be displayed in various windows in downtown Whitehorse. Nuway Crushing and Meadow Lakes Golf Club approached us this year to create a beautiful outdoor activity – featuring over 55,000 holiday lights. The golf course will be lit up for walking tours from November 26 – December 11. Santa is planning to drop by to see the kids! Funds raised this year will support the Pediatrics department at Whitehorse General Hospital. The goal is to raise $350,000 by spring of 2021 for Extraordinary Together: A Campaign for our Littlest Yukoners. Our plan is to create a new space on the Maternity ward where sick infants can receive lifesaving care next to their mothers. The room will be equipped with the technology needed to stabilize and support sick babies and will be large enough to allow moms to receive their medical care next to their baby

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Gather with Michele Geneste

Morels and rascals

PHOTO: Michele Geneste

At the picking camp

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y father had a favourite expression when he came home from work late because he’d stayed downtown for a drink with his friends. “I fell among thieves,” he would tell my mother. I thought of his expression last summer on a morel mushroom picking expedition, when I fell among rascals. The first rascal showed up in our camp the moment we’d finished putting up the tents. He was sweaty, filthy with smoke and grime, and clearly checking us out. He was a professional picker, and the leader of the pack of rascals camped a few hundred metres away. We told him we were not pros, but picking for our household alone. He must’ve decided we were okay because he came back

a few minutes later with fresh morels for our supper and an offer: if we liked, he would take us picking with the crew tomorrow. In the cutthroat world of morel picking, this was incredibly generous, so we jumped on it. We roamed with the crew on a sunny hillside where the burn blended into intact forest. We picked many kilos, more than enough for our house for a year. Two of our friends showed up at dinnertime and, the next day, the chief rascal did the same favour for them. In turn, when they’d finished picking for themselves, they picked for the crew. Back in camp, we rotated the crew’s mushrooms on their makeshift drying racks and kept an eye on their stuff. That day the chief rascal made an excellent sale. A local driver

came to take 200 kilos of fresh morels to the airport. At three in the morning, our camp woke up to the crackle and pop of rifle shots, many rounds of rifle shots. We thought, bear? No, celebration. A good sale. We tried to comfort our dog, who was shaking uncontrollably. The next morning, some of us were pretty mad. Me included. But then I remembered another thing my father had said once, about me, when I behaved badly. “That’s her dark side,” he told my brother, whom I’d injured by staying up all night in the kitchen drinking and singing with my friends, right underneath his bedroom, the night before his important ski race. “If you love Michie, you have to love her dark side.” cont’d on page 14 ...

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Morels and rascals... continued from page 13

PHOTO: Michele Genest

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So we forgave the rascals for their unruly behaviour. We think about them, with wry gratitude, every time we dig into a plateful of the morels they helped us find.

Stuffed Morel Mushrooms in Cream Sauce Filling There will be some filling leftover for other dishes—pasta would be amazing, or small tarts or empanadas made with a cream cheese pastry. You could also just stuff more mushrooms! Ingredients • 1 cup diced onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 tbsp butter • 10 to 12 dried medium-sized morels • 1 lb ground pork • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs (if needed) • 1 tsp grated nutmeg • 1 tsp dried chillies • 1/4 cup white wine • 1/4 cup heavy cream • Salt and pepper to taste • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

• 12 large dried morels for stuffing Sauce ingredients • 2 tbsp butter • 1 cup white wine • 1 cup heavy cream • Dash soya sauce or Bragg’s Instructions In separate bowls, soak the medium and large morels in hot water to cover for 30 minutes. Remove morels from the water, squeezing to extract all the liquid. Reserve 1 cup soaking water, refrigerating the rest for stock or soup. Roughly chop the mediumsized mushrooms. Leave the large ones whole, but slice off enough of the stem to give you good access to the interior. Chop the stems and add to the other chopped mushrooms. Sauté onion in oil and butter over medium heat until soft— about 5 minutes. Add garlic and chopped morels. Cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1 cup soaking liquid and simmer until all the liquid has evaporated. Add pork and cook until browned, breaking up clumps with a fork. Stir in nutmeg and chillies. If the pork is fatty (never a bad

thing), add breadcrumbs as necessary to absorb the fat. Add white wine and cook until fully absorbed, then add cream and cook until thick. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Stir in grated parmesan. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Using a teaspoon, spoon filling lightly into each mushroom, filling it to the brim but not stuffing so hard the mushroom breaks. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. When sizzling, add the stuffed mushrooms. Sauté on each side just until browned, then pour in wine, cream and soya sauce or Bragg’s. Simmer until sauce has thickened to the consistency of a béchamel. Serve immediately over pasta or rice with more Parmesan over top. Makes enough for 2 generous or 4 moderate servings. Michele Genest is a Whitehorsebased chef and writer. She is also somewhat of a gardener. Michele has also written two books “The Boreal Feast - A Culinary Journey Through The North” and “The Boreal Gourmet - Adventures In Northern Cooking.”

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Open Mon - Fri Courthouse Gallery 11:00 AM Atlin Courthouse Gallery Open 11 am4pm, Mon - Fri all summer Wednesdays Ladies’ Lunch 12:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wednesdays Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Sundays St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martin’s Anglican Church

Fridays Thrift Shop 2:00 PM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Thu Nov 19 & 20 Foot Care for Seniors Atlin Helen from the Health Centre is offering haircutting services, call 250-6517677 to book an appointment. . Sun Nov 22 Snow White & The Huntsman 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre Admission by donation, proceeds towards enhancing Theatre Assets. Covid-19 precautions in effect.

CARCROSS Sundays St. Saviours Church Services 2:00 pm St. Saviour Church 867-6683129

DAWSON CITY Tuesdays Music & Me: Baby & Toddler Parented Program 10:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A parented singing and dance program for babies and toddlers. Registration must be done in advance, weekly, by emailing Jen. Suttis@cdcyukon.ca Sundays St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Family Sticks & Skates Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Tues & Thurs 4-5:30 pm and Sat 3:30-5 pm. For more info email recmanager@cityofdawson.ca or phone 993-7400 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays Sticks & Skates Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Wed & Fri 11:30-1 pm, Tues 6-7 pm, Sat 5:30 -7 pm. For more info email recmanager@cityofdawson.ca or phone 993-7400. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays Public Skate Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Tues & Thurs 11:301 pm, Wed,4-5 pm, Fri 4-5:30 pm Sat 2-3 pm. For more info email recmanager@ cityofdawson.ca or phone 993-7400. Wed Nov 11 Life and Legacy by Kenojuak Ashevak KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Never-beforeexhibited drawings from the archives of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which have inspired some of Kenojuak’s most emblematic prints in stonecut, lithography and etching. Wed Nov 18 Preschool Learn to Skate 10:00 AM Dawson City Arena 20 minutes of instructions, 10 minutes of free skate. Ages 3-5 Call 993-7400 Ext 299 or email recreation@cityofdawson.ca for more information. Wed Nov 18 Pre & Post Natal Yoga 5:30 PM Minto Concession Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwestel.net for more information. Fri Nov 20 Toddler Art & Movement 10:15 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture To register call 993-5005 Fri Nov 20 Play Like a Girl 3:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre For girls grade 1 +, develop skills and have fun! To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Sat Nov 21 Under 5 Open Gym 10:30 AM True North Company For more information contact the recreation department recreation@cityofdawson.ca, 993-7400 ext.299 Sat Nov 21 Open Studio/Saturday Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture All ages welcome- but youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Email programs@kiac.ca for more info.

Sun Nov 22 Under 5 Open Gym 10:30 AM True North Company For more information contact the recreation department recreation@cityofdawson.ca, 993-7400 ext.299 Sun Nov 22 Youth Hockey - Skills & Drills 3:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Tue Nov 24 Handle with Care: Building Trusting Relationships 1:00 PM Dawson Women’s Shelter Make a craft while discussing strategies for fostering trust within children. Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwestel.net for more info. Tue Nov 24 Beginners Adult Hockey Skills & Drills. 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Tue Nov 24 Drop-In Handbuilding Pottery: Glazing Night! 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Glaze your pieces made in the last few weeks! . Enter through the back door. 993-5005 Wed Nov 25 KIAC Holiday Art & Craft Fair KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Art / craft / handmade / one-ofa-kind goods. Call 993-5005 or email gallery@kiac.ca for more information or to register your table. Wed Nov 25 Pre & Post Natal Yoga 5:30 PM Minto Concession Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwestel.net for more information. Wed Nov 25 Handle with Care: Building Trusting Relationships 5:30 PM Dawson Women’s Shelter Make a craft while discussing strategies for fostering trust within children. Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwestel.net for more info.

FARO Wednesdays & Fridays Seniors Cards & Walk 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Wednesdays Archery - Ages 6+ 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728 Wednesdays Bootcamp 4:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Thursdays Soccer Thursdays 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6+, rain or shine. Thursdays & Tuesdays Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Thursdays & Tuesdays Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Registration is required, call 994-2728 for more info. Thursdays Volleyball Night - Ages 15+ 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 9942728 Faro Thursdays Archery 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728 Faro Fridays Indoor Kids Soccer 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Fridays Adult Soccer 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Saturdays Pickleball 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@faroyukon.ca Saturdays Basketball 3:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@faroyukon.ca Tuesdays Parent & Tot 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed Nov 18 Junior Shooting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Participants will learn firearm safety and marksmanship using quality airguns. Parental permission required. Call for more information. 9942262

HAINES JUNCTION Monday, Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday Public Skate Bill Brewster Arena

Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues, Thurs & Friday 3:15-5:30 pm, Sat 12:00-3 pm, Sun 5-7 pm. Call 634-7100, ext. 202, to confirm that the arena is open. Saturdays Beginner Public Skate 10:30 AM Bill Brewster Arena No sticks, no pucks, bring your little ones or just come practice your skills Thu Nov 19 Thrift Shop Day! 2:00 PM St Christopher’s Church Please shop safely - maximum of 10 people at one time, and social distancing is required. Wed Nov 25 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

MARSH LAKE Tuesdays North of 60 Seniors Coffee & Chat 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tuesdays Yoga with Richard 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre A great opportunity to get out of the house and catch up with other community members. A lunch program which will include such things as soup/stew/chili and homemade rolls/ bread plus some tasty treats! Covid-19 precautions apply. Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Library Call 399-3418 or email tglib@klondiker.com for more info.

Wed Nov 18 Flu Shot Clinic 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Worried about getting sick this winter, drop in for an annual flu shot. Stay one step ahead of the flu. Thu Nov 19 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Exercise and education, gentle strength training, for more info call 399-3671.

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Fridays Drinks in the Jackalope 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Mondays Teslin Adult Fitness 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center

Fridays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall and Recreation Centre

Mondays DIY Life Hacks 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tuesdays Kids in the Kitchen 3:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

Saturdays Happy Hour in the Jackalope 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Tuesdays Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mats provided just bring your zen.

Wed Nov 18 Story Time/Craft Group for Parents and Children 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Tuesdays Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

Wed Nov 18 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Tuesdays Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre, For more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com

Wed Nov 18 Local Advisory Council Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Tuesdays Adult Hockey 8:15 PM Teslin Rec Center

Sat Nov 21 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun Nov 22 Pickleball, Please drop in! 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Nov 24 OsteoFit 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Nov 25 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Nov 25 MLCS Board Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO Mondays Video Yoga Classes 5:15 PM Mayo Curling Arena Yoga Videos are used for leading each class. Bring your own Yoga mat or borrow ours. Drop-ins are welcome. For more info call 996-2043 8979962043 Mondays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sundays St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746

Wednesdays Tagish Youth Night 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 10+, call 399-3407 for more info. Thursdays Tagish Carpet Bowling 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling,

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Recreational program for teen-years youth Tuesday-Saturday 3pm-9pm Off-Site Programming For:12-18 years of age Contact the BGCY at 393-2824 ext203 obulpitt@bgcyukon.com for more information

AllStars After School Program:

An affordable, quality after school program When: Monday to Friday 3-5:00 pm following the school calendar. Who: Ages 6-11 Cost: Tuition fees as follows: $295 for full months mtpd@bgcyukon.com for info Location: Downtown/Takhini Elementary

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An affordable, quality, licensed childcare program Monday to Friday 7:30am-5pm From: 18months-6 years of age Cost: Tuition fees as follows: Toddler: $850/month Preschool: $750/month Kindercare: $550/month Christine Greff at 393-2824 ext 206 or eypd@bgcyukon.com Location: Riverdale

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November 20 YUKON INNOVATION WEEK 2020: HALL OF INNOVATORS AWARDS CEREMONY 4 - 5pm ……………………….. Weekly WELCOME WEDNESDAY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 11am ……………………….. Open Hours Mon- Fri 9am-5pm

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hat’s of particular interest to readers in this year of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that London managed to predict the spread of a virulent disease three years before the so-called Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Interestingly, this flu was first identified in the United States and only became associated with Spain due to wartime censorship among the allied nations. Over the course of two years, it killed between 17 million and 50 million people worldwide. It could be seen as the first major outbreak in which extensive international travel was a factor in the spread of the disease. One hopes it will continue to be the worst example of its type. London’s story is also somewhat akin to Stephen King’s The Stand, in that the disease has a sudden onset and wipes out most of humanity. In The Scarlet Plague, the reader meets four individuals in the year 2073 (as far as they know). The very elderly James Howard Smith, known to his three grandchildren as Granser, explains that the plague came

60 years earlier in the San Francisco area where they still live in the wild. It killed within hours of infection. Victims turned red in the face and lost the feeling in their extremities. Very few were immune, though it seemed the descendants of survivors inherited this immunity. Smith was a professor of English Literature and decries the decline in language skills just two generations past the peak of civilization as he knew it. His frustration is clear as he tries to explain the origins of the present world to Edwin, Hoo-Hoo and Hare-Lip. They, in turn, are constantly baffled as he uses words and concepts for which they, as hunter-gathererherders, have no context. Granser explains how the disease arrived, how the world order fell apart and how he survived in spite of the deaths of every one of the 400+ people from the campus who tried to get away from what they thought was the epicentre of the outbreak. Many months later, Granser found a tribe of fellow survivors — cont’d on page 19 ...

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Thursdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Fridays Kids BJJ 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Fridays Habit Cycle 6:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Fridays Muay Thai Kickboxing 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Fridays zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Fridays Habit Cycle 6:30 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Saturdays Habit Cycle 8:30 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Saturdays Open Mat 12:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy SaturdaysKickboxing with LeeAnne 12:30 PM Better Bodies Cross training Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 6335425 for more info. Saturdays Spinning with Jeanette 10:00 AM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Sundays Habit Cycle 10:00 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Sundays Kids BJJ 3:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Mondays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Pilates 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Intense core class that will make you sweat and burn calories. All levels welcome modifications available. Call for more info, register online. 334-3479

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Mondays Muay Thai Kickboxing 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Mondays Habit Cycle 6:30 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Mondays No-Gi Jiu Jitsu/Submission Wrestling 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Tuesdays Cycle-Yoga 9:00 AM Habit Health and Wellness The class consists of 45 minutes of indoor cycling followed by 45 minutes of yoga. Call or email for more info, register online. Tuesdays Habit HITT 12:15 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome for this total body cardio and complete body weight class. Call or email for more info, register online. Tuesdays Kids BJJ 4:30 & 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Tuesdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy

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Daily Whitehorse Flu Clinic Yukon Convention Centre Nov 18 & 19 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, Nov 20 8:30 am.- 4:30 p.m. Nov 24 thru 26 8:30 am-4:30 pm. https://yukonimmunization.ca/diseasesvaccines/influenza Elder and Counsellor available Emotional and Spiritual support, free to Indigenous women, girls, 2 spirited in Yukon, Northern BC: Phone, video appointments or in person. Call Toll Free 866 667 6162 or visit www.yawc. ca for info. Monday - Friday FASSY - Drop In OPEN - Social distancing in effect! 10:00 AM FASSY FASSY is still supporting individuals during this difficult time, call 393-4948 if you need help. Tuesdays Foundations Program 2:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Learn valuable skills to live your best life. No registration required, free, *first come first served. For more information call MWSU at 456-3838.

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Tuesdays Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous Contact oayukon@gmail. com for more information 333-0112 oayukon@gmail.com Wednesdays Online: Rise and Thrive Matwork 7:00 AM Virtual Online A moderately challenging and progressive class, with the exercises being layered and with modifications being offered, suiting a variety of experience levels. Register online Tuesdays & Saturdays Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Wed Nov 18 Loss and Grief in the Workplace 10:00 AM Virtual Online For more information call 667-7429, to register call 668-8710 and quote CRN 90294 Thu Nov 19 Hatha Yoga 5:30 PM Grace Space Relaxing and invigorating Hatha class - book online. Thu Nov 19 Friendship Circle 6:30 PM Inclusion Yukon 9 sessions to learn and practice skills to build healthy friendships. Call 667-4606 or email inclusionyukon@gmail.com to register in advance. Sat Nov 21 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon University Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun Nov 22 Mindfulness for Young Artists & Technicians 3:00 PM Virtual Online Learn life skills for performers and backstage theatre technicians who work in the high-stress environment. Ages 13-17 yrs. To Register email info@ytyp.ca with Mindfulness in the subject. . Wed Nov 25 Loss and Grief in the Workplace 10:00 AM Virtual Online For more information call 667-7429, to register call 668-8710 and quote CRN 90294

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WE WELCOME

new clients Timely appointments available! DEAR CHILKOOT CHIROPRACTIC FAMILY, Thank you for your continued patience & support. We’d like to welcome chiropractor Dr. Sydney Massey to the team.

Phone: AA 1-833-985-6622 (24 hours a day)

“Reading Matters” Irene J. Brekke Reading Specialist Assessment, Advocacy, Tutoring Dyslexia - a neurologically based learning disability manifested as severe difficulties in reading, speaking and writing words and sometimes in arithmeticAmerican Psych. Assn. THE KEY My boy sits Curled over The book, Holding it Too tightly With a thin hand And Tense in his uncertainty. My boy looks Seeing black Symbols And Something close To loathing Saps his concentration.

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Ugly Duckling Group (C/M, NS) 8:00 PM - Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street

To me The words unlock A store of vast delight, But my boy Does not have the key.

She will be joining us in the clinic within the next month.

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Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance No Puffin (CM, NS) - 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (O/M) 7:30 pm Hellaby Hall – 4th and Elliott St. Or zoom room contact aapolargroup@gmail.com Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM Zoom Room – Contact 334-7693 Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall - 4th and Elliott Street Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Zoom Room – contact 334-7693 Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 pm Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Sundays Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Zoom Room – contact 334 7693 Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Mondays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Tuesdays The Joy Of Living group (O/M, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance

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Jack London imagined a virus ... continued from page 17 already sunk back to the rule of the strongest and most violent— and was forced to make his peace with the end of the world as he had known it. And yet he is not fully adjusted. In a secret cave he has, over the years, hidden a library of what he

once hoped would be useful books for the rebuilding of civilization. As the story progresses, the reader realizes this cache will be useless in the future, as the boys Granser is trying to teach can make no sense of the strange markings on paper. It’s not a happy story, but

it seems appropriate for this year. Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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September 2020 VS 2019

Real Estate Stats 80 Active Listings 36 # Of New Listings

-58.7% Oct 2020

40

-9%

# Of Sales In Oct vs 2019

-7.6%

Oct 2020

$456,771 +1.4%

Average Price Oct 2020

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YEAR TO DATE

346

# Of Sales -10.5% In 2020

$453,923 +8.5%

Average Price Year to Date vs 2019

16 years, 650 sales. Advice that works.

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SOLD

$180,000

SOLD OVER ASK

FOR SALE

$519,000

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

$479,900

NO CONDO FEES

$1,175,000

5 Plex

7 - 986 RANGE RD

B- 131 HILLCREST DRIVE

51 B DRIFT DRIVE

1912 CENTENNIAL ST

Northland Trailer Park

Hillcrest

Copper Ridge

Porter Creek

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

3 Bedrooms

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3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

952 sqft

4

2,200 sqft

2

1600 sqft

Garage

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Storage Shed

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