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1. Take one of the above colours and make random lines (approximately one inch in length) all over the paper, spaced out.

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Colourful trees in changing seasons ... cont’d

Brandon Isaak performs with the Whitehorse Blues All Stars during the Blue Feather Music Festival Nov 6 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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• The faraway trees can be more faded, while the ones near you can be more vivid. Objects farther away tend to be more subdued. • Add tree tops in between in the gaps. • Add funky birds or anything that makes your story complete!

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Hope you enjoyed the art today! Make it your own and play with it. It’s nice to make more than one and let your ideas flow! I’d love to see what you did. Please share it with me on social media at “Art by Maya.” You can find more art ideas, classes and workshops with me at MayaArt.ca and on Facebook and Instagram. You can also join my newsletter for more art at home tips and tricks!

Playing with colours is plain fun, and there’s no way to go wrong!

... Maya What’s Up Yukon Team Maya Rosenberg is a visual artist and art teacher, based in Whitehorse, Yukon. She was born and raised in Israel. She has traveled to the United States, Canada and Europe. She teaches art classes and workshops across Yukon in varied frameworks, for painting, drawing, crafts and more. She is also exhibiting in varied art galleries across Canada. Her work reflects the connections of art, love and nature, and how they empower us and our communities through colours

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

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Ingredients • 1 lbs deer meat • Dry red wine • Steak spice to taste • Your favourite barbeque sauce • Garlic powder and pepper to taste

Instructions Mix and simmer together for about 15 minutes. Brown enough venison steaks to feed half a dozen hungry family members. Once browned, cover with above sauce. Bake at 350 F for about one hour.

Wild game steak

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Ingredients • 1/2 cup white onions, chopped very fine • 1 tbsp drippings • 2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes. • 2-1/2 cups cooked brown mushrooms, chopped • 1/4 cup sliced pimento (plus a

Ingredients • 1/2 cup chopped white onions • 1/2 cup sour cream • 2 tbsp butter • 2 tbsp white flour • 1 cup chopped brown mushrooms • 5 steaks

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ne thing you know for sure about wild meat is that it hasn’t been loaded with chemicals and growth hormones to get it to market quickly. In general, it has feasted on wild plants and grasses. It’s about the most natural meat you could get. When hunting and harvesting wild game, you know the exact date it was harvested, the type of animal, when it was butchered and put in your freezer. The difference in taste is remarkable. Unfortunately, my hunting days have rather come to a close, so the closest meat we can get is from the Circle D Ranch, just north of the Whitehorse. That’s where we get our Black Angus meat, freshly killed, hung and butchered on the ranch. There are no chemicals added and the animals feed entirely on chemicalfree grass fields. What more could a retired hunter ask for? Of course, in the final analysis, venison is one of the finest meats you could adorn the supper table with. I’ve used the following recipe to cook it. Different big-game animals have specific heats and cooking times, as you’ll see below.

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Instructions Lightly brown your onions in butter. Remove these from the fat and then slowly brown your steaks on both sides. Spread the browned onions over the steaks and cook very slowly for about 30 minutes on the stovetop until the steaks are tender. Mix together the sour cream, flour and brown mushrooms to create a sauce. Add this to the steaks while still hot. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Venison chops with garlic Ingredients • 5 to 6 venison chops • 2 cups of cooked diced carrots

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ART SHOWS

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 Until Sat Dec 26 Stoke By the Yukon Art Society Members Exhibition Arts Underground An annual tradition, this exhibition features new works in a wide range of media by artists from across the territory, all based around a central, seasonal theme. 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, help tell that story by documenting and preserving the collections of the individuals and organizations that created this vital part of Yukon life. Whitehorse

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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. Sat Dec 5 Speed Control 8:30 PM The Local Bar A night of ultimate rock n roll with a side of rock, and a night cap of roll! Mon Dec 7 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along 7:00 PM Virtual Online 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.

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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 6685750 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

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Thursdays Online: Polar Group Email aapolargroup@gmail.com for more information. Wed Dec 2 Virtual Restorative Practices Training Email yukoncircleofchange@gmail.com or call 335-8121 for more info. Register online. Thu Dec 3 Online: Intermediate Meditation with Ruth Lera This course is suitable for those who have been practicing meditation for a few years and have a regular home meditation practice. To register call 668-6429 Thu Dec 3 Pilates Reset Stretch out some tight muscles and help correct your posture. Register online. https:// www.root-and-reach.com

Thu Dec 3 Virtual Indigenous Book Club: The Reason You Walk Facilitated by Duane Gastant’ Aucoin, Author in attendance. Email YPLevents@gov.yk.ca to receive the link to participate. Thu Dec 3 Online: Polar Group Email aapolargroup@gmail.com for more information. Fri Dec 4 Detox Meeting Zoom Room – contact 334-7693 Fri Dec 4 Online: Yukon Unity Group Call 334-7693 for more information. Fri Dec 4 Kind Movement A combination of Pilates, stretching and gentle movement. It is designed to help you check in with yourself, release tight muscles and fascia. Register online. https://www.root-and-reach.com Sat Dec 5 Detox Meeting Zoom Room – contact 334-7693 Sun Dec 6 Diversity & Inclusion in Business Support Services Guided conversations about what supports would work for you and your business. Register online. Mon Dec 7 Sunshine Pilates An openlevel Pilates class beginning with a mindful and peaceful 20-minute stretch and warm up, leading into a 40-minute Pilates workout. Register online. https://www.root-and-reach.com Mon Dec 7 Grounding Pilates Flow 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://www. root-and-reach.com Mon Dec 7 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 Tue Dec 8 Introduction to Mindfulness For more information or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon.cmha.ca Tue Dec 8 Online: Intermediate Meditation with Ruth Lera This course is suitable for those who have been practicing meditation for a few years and have a regular home meditation practice. To register call 668-6429 Tue Dec 8 Creative Lab North Society AGM All artists and creatives to attend, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the organization. To register email melainas@gmail.com. Wed Dec 9 100 Women Who Care An online AND in person event. Women commit to donating when attending - the fun part is deciding which presentation makes your heart sing the most! No tickets or registration required! https://www.facebook.com/ events

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Wed to Sat Dec 5 Every Brilliant Thing 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A delightfully funny play about depression. Recommended for ages 14+ Tickets online. Thu to Sat Dec 5 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. Fri Dec 4 – Wed Dec 9 Spruce Bog Christmas Boutique 10:00 AM The Old Fire Hall Hand crafted items by local artisans, open 7 days a week. Sat Dec 5 YÃKE Arts Market Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Showcasing and selling Yukon Indigenous art, craft and gift products in a beautiful gallery setting throughout the Christmas shopping season. Sat Dec 5 Inclusion Yukon Christmas Market 11:00 AM Inclusion Yukon Beautiful handcrafted items available from our Inclusion Family Artists! Call 667-4606 for more info. Sat Dec 5 & Sun Dec 6 Museum Open: 2 Days Only! 12:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum Renew your membership, donate to the museum, browse the museums’ exhibits and exit through the gift shop to take home unique gifts this holiday season. Mon Dec 7 Do It Women: Winter Car Skills & How to Change a Car Tire 6:30 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Learn how to use tools and equipment to build projects and skills together. Beginners welcome. No membership required! Register online. Email brenda@yukonwitt.org for more info. Wed Dec 9 12 Days of Christmas Market 9:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Find unique art and crafts, farm products, specialty foods, preserves, spices, baked goods, body products, photography, books, and much more. Wed Dec 9 Winter Wonderland 5:00 PM Meadow Lakes Golf Club A beautiful holiday walk and enjoy over 55,000 lights. Tickets online Tue Dec 9 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 Tue Dec 9 100 Women Who Care 7:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Email 100womenwhocarewhitehorse@ gmail.com for more info.

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Coping During Crisis INSTRUCTOR: Hospice Yukon CRN: 90415 | DATES: November 12, 2020 TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm | COST: FREE De-escalating Potentially Violent Delivered remotely via ZOOM. Situations INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner CRN 90297 | DATE: November 24, 2020 TIME: 9:00am | COST: $235 + GST Loss in the– 4:30pm Workplace

Survival Skills for the First Responder Cognitive Therapy (CBT) – CRN 90308 | Behavioural DATE: October 22, 2020 TIME: – 4:30pmDifferently | COST $50 + GST Tools 9:00am for Thinking

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and Self-Government | CRNCRN: 90308 |90321 DATE: October 21-22, 2020

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LOCATION: YukonU – CNIM Room M111 CRN 90292 | Michael DATE: October 22, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: Swainson TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom YFN 101 – History of Yukon Nations INSTRUCTOR: Crisis & Trauma ResourceFirst Ins�tute (CTRI)

Mindful SelfCompassion Training

TIME: 1:00pm –January 4:00pm | COST $32527; + GST DATES: 13, 20, Delivered remotely via Zoom. February 10, 17, 24; Dept., Yukon INSTRUCTORS: First3, Na�ons Ini�a�ves Caring During Crisis University CRNMarch 90414 | DATE: 3, 10,October 2021 29, 2020 TIME: 6:30pm – 7:30pm | COST: FREE (CBT) – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Delivered remotely via Zoom TIME: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; with Tools for Thinking Differently INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner on of February CRNexcepti 90292 | DATE: October 22, 202017 session, TIME: – 4:30pm |from COST: $235 + GST – a 9:00am mini-retreat, 1:00pm Delivered remotely via Zoom 4:30pm. | & Trauma Resource Ins�tute (CTRI) INSTRUCTOR: Crisis

Understanding Legislation

Delivered remotely via Zoom TIME: – 12:00pm | CRN 90297 |9:00am DATE: 24, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: SarahNovember Clou�er, Crisis & Trauma Resource TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST COST: $175 + GST Ins�tute Delivered remotely via Zoom DeliveredNataschaa remotely via ZOOM. INSTRUCTOR: Cha�erton, Crisis & Trauma Resource ins�tute

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Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies

COST: $450 + GST For more information: 867 456-8589 nisj@yukon.ca TIME:or 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom Delivered contact remotely viaAdmissions ZOOM. Register: at (867) 668-8710 orCrisis & Trauma Resource INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Clou�er, Ins�tute Caring During Crisis INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Burton, Certified and quote the CRN. email admissions@yukonu.ca CRN 90298 | DATES: December 2, 2020

CRNTeacher, 90414 | DATE: October 29, 2020 Mindful Self-Compassion. TIME: 6:30pm – 7:30pm | COST: FREE Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner

For more information: 867 456-8589 or nisj@yukon.ca Register: contact Admissions at (867) 668-8710 or email admissions@yukonu.ca and quote the CRN.

TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm Caregiving Through Loss and| Grief – for Frontline Professionals COST: $600 + GST and Family Caregivers Depression - Practical Intervention

Delivered via20, Zoom. Strategies CRN 90300 |remotely DATE: January 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 2021 TIME: 7:00pm -8:00pm | COST:3, $200 + GST CRN 90299 | DATES: December 2020

INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Delivered remotely via Zoom TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST

INSTRUCTOR: Hospice Delivered remotely viaYukon Zoom Note: This Sarah course is the pre-requisite INSTRUCTOR: Clou�er, Crisis & Trauma Resource Ins�tute for the Administrative Justice –

Advanced Decision-Writing course. Mindful Self-Compassion Training Caregiving Through Loss and Grief – for CRN: 90321 Frontline Professionals and Family DATES: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; Caregivers March 3, 10, 2021

Right Use of with Power TIME: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; February 17 CRN 90300 | DATE: January 20,excep�on 27; Feb 3,of10, 17, 2021 session, a mini-retreat, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

TIME: 90304 7:00pm -8:00pm | COST: $200 + GST CRN COST: $450 + GST| via Zoom Delivered remotely Delivered remotely viaYukon ZOOM. DATES: February 15, 16, 17, 18, 2021 INSTRUCTOR: Hospice

INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion.

TIME: 9:00am – 11:30pm | COST: $250 + GST Understanding Legislation

CRN: 90302 | DATES: February 3 - 4, 2021 Delivered remotely via Zoom Mindful Self-Compassion Training TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $175 + GST Delivered remotely via ZOOM. CRN: 90321

INSTRUCTOR: Juliett e AnglehartINSTRUCTOR: Bruce DATES: January 13, Willis 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2021 Zedda

TIME: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; with excep�on of February 17 Administrative Justice - Practice and session, a mini-retreat, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. Procedures for Decision-Makers COST: $450 + GST Delivered remotely viaFebruary ZOOM. 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 2021 CRN 90303 | DATES: INSTRUCTOR: Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, TIME: 9:00amMarcia – 12:00pm | COST: $600 + GST Mindful Self-Compassion. Delivered remotely via Zoom. INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Note: This course is the pre-requisite for the Administra�ve Understanding Legislation Jus�ce – Advanced Decision-Wri�ng course. CRN: 90302 | DATES: February 3 - 4, 2021 TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $175 + GST Administrative Justice - Advanced Delivered remotely via ZOOM. Decision-Writing INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis CRN 90305 | DATES: February 23, 25; March 2, 4, 2021 TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $450 + GST Administrative Delivered remotely viaJustice Zoom. - Practice and Procedures for Decision-Makers INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Note:90303 Administra�ve Prac�ce for CRN 90305 | Jus�ce: CRN | DATES: February 8, 10,and 12,Procedures 15, 17, 2021 Decision-makers is the pre-requisite for this course. TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm23, | COST: DATES: February 25; $600 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom. March 2, 4, 2021 INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Note: This course is the pre-requisite for the Administra�ve Jus�ce – 9:00am Advanced Decision-Wri�ng TIME: – 12:00pmcourse. |

Administrative Justice - Advanced DecisionWriting

COST: $450 + GST Administrative Justice - Advanced Decision-Writing Delivered remotely via Zoom.

CRN 90305 | DATES: February 23, 25; March 2, 4, 2021 TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm COST: $450 + GST INSTRUCTOR: Bruce| Willis Delivered remotely via Zoom. INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Note: Administrati ve Justi ce: ce for Note: Administra�ve Jus�ce: Prac�ce andPracti Procedures Decision-makers is the pre-requisite for this course. and Procedures for Decision-makers

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland Keddy

Better than box, fiveingredient mac and cheese

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uperfast, super easy and super delicious, this sauce comes together quicker than you can boil a pot of water for the noodles. Make sure you’ve got everything whisked together before you turn on the heat. Once you’ve tried this a couple of times, start giving new cheese and additions a try. Add garlic and use parmesan instead of cheddar and you’ve got alfredo. Stir in some cooked bacon (or hotdogs, definitely hotdogs), maybe a can of tuna, or some broccoli. Serves 4

Grated cheese

Cheese sauce after simmering INGREDIENTS

Sydney [Oland] Keddy is a recipe developer who lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Seriouseats. com as well as in other publications.

❑ 1 (354ml) can condensed milk ❑ 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese ❑ 1 tsp plus 1 tbsp cornstarch ❑ 1 tsp prepared mustard

Cheese sauce before whisking

❑ 500 grams of shell pasta (fresh is lovely if you can find it!)

Truthfully, if you count salt and pepper it’s seven ingredients

❑ Salt and pepper, to taste

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Whisk together condensed milk, cheddar cheese, cornstarch and mustard in a pot. Place a pot over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Cook noodles according to package directions and fold into the cheese sauce. Adjust seasoning as necessary.

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Musicians in Isolation with Manus Hopkins

Melia Hudgin The second artist featured in our “Musicians in Isolation Series,” multi-stylist Melia Hudgin is currently working on her debut EP and preparing to move to Toronto in the fall.

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usic came to Melia Hudgin completely naturally. She was singing as soon as she could talk, often with encouragement from her grandma, who was a member of the city choir. After playing in several school musicals and teaching herself guitar in elementary school, then studying in Wood Street School’s MAD (music, arts and dance) program in high school, Hudgin eventually turned her attention to creating her own music. Earlier on in high school, Hudgin thought she wanted to eventually go to college or university for theatre, but making music of her own became a priority after she got into emo and punk music styles. She cites singer and rapper Lil Peep as one of her biggest influences and a key reason she felt inspired to start producing her own beats and writing her own lyrics. “The way he was very upfront and real about the things he went through in his life was very inspirational to me,” she says of Lil Peep. “I could almost completely relate to the things he was talking about.” Lil Peep was known for being candid about his struggles with his sexuality, as well as with drugs and depression. He died of an accidental overdose aged 21, but remains a highly influential figure in several modern music scenes. Hudgin herself has also been boldly honest in her lyrics about her own experiences with issues like dysmorphia and addiction. A wide array of influences makes it difficult to find one genre or style in which Hudgin’s music can be boxed. Artists she draws from range from emo and alternative bands like My Chemical Romance

and Kings of Leon to contemporary rappers lie $uicideboy$ and Chief Keef. But with a wave of genrebending, convention-defying artists permeating the mainstream music scene right now, Hudgin is in good company as a multi-stylistic artist. She releases her music on Soundcloud under the name ‘princess meliá’, and also uses Soundcloud as a networking tool to connect with other artists. For Hudgin, being a producer is just as important as being a singer. Producing her own beats gives her an added level of artistic freedom and creative control, and it’s important for Hudgin to be able to do it all herself without having to rely on others. “I do love working with other artists, but my philosophy is definitely defined by having an independent personality,” she says. Right before COVID-19 hit and everything started getting shut down, Hudgin had moved to Edmonton, aiming to begin supporting herself there while working towards going to music school. She ended up returning to Whitehorse, and while the stress associated with the pandemic and a sudden relocation hindered her productivity and motivation at first, she didn’t allow it to stop her from making music, and has still been steadily releasing tracks on Soundcloud and working on her first EP, for which she’s teamed up with Keenan Davis, a producer from Dawson. “I have a lot more time to work on things now,” she says. “I feel like because I’ve had time to sit with myself and my thoughts, I’ve had a huge creative rush with writing songs.” Not content to just make music

PHOTO: courtesy of Melia Hudgin

Melia Hudgin has teamed up with Keenan Davis from Dawson for her debut EP as a hobby, Hudgin has her sights set on making a career out of her art. She’s been accepted into Toronto’s Harris Institution to study

audio production starting this November, and is confident the program is going to give her the tools she needs and serve as a huge stepping stone into the world of professional music. “Toronto is definitely where things are happening in terms of the industry,” she says. “I’m really hopeful and excited for the oppor-

tunities this will bring me.” To listen to Hudgin’s music, check out princess meliá on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/ bloodymelia. Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorseand Toronto-based journalism student, musician and lover of heavy metal and cats.


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Planes, trains and packhorses

by Hugh Copland

Part One When you fly over Yukon and British Columbia, look out your window if you can. You will see an endless, rugged landscape, broken by lakes and rivers. The first geologists who came to map this vast land did not have the fortune to do a flyover first. As different means of transportation evolved over the past 100 years, so has the way maps have been made.

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he earliest geology maps of the Yukon show only the rocks that line the major rivers; there are vast blank areas beyond the shoreline. If people wanted to cover a large distance in the shortest time you travelled by boat, mapping as you went. The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) was created in 1842. The survey’s earliest days were spent mapping around the Great Lakes and locating coal reserves in Nova Scotia. After confederation the GSC expanded their reach to the west, mapping potential routes for the new railway in 1871. The GSC mounted their first geological expedition to the Yukon in 1887. This was organized due to sovereignty concerns triggered by a trip Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka of the United States Army made in 1883. Schwatka traversed and mapped the length of the Yukon River naming many of the fea-

tures we know today. The 1887 expedition to what was then known as the Yukon District of the Northwest Territory was led by George Mercer Dawson. The expedition had three parties. Dawson and his four men traveled up the Stikine River and into the Liard River to Frances Lake, then overland to the Pelly River and finally up the Yukon River and over the Chilkoot to the coast. William Ogilvie a land surveyor and his party started at Dyea went over the Chilkoot Pass and down the Yukon River. His goal was to establish the exact location of the boundary between Yukon and Alaska. The final crew led by Richard McConnell split with Dawson at the Liard River and went downstream to Fort Simpson and beyond. After taking the newly built railway from Ottawa to Vancouver, Dawson’s expedition caught an Alaskan steamer to Wrangell,

A portion of GM Dawson’s Report maps, southern Yukon PHOTO: GM Dawson 1887 Report -Mapping cont’d on page 17 ...

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The Grantham Family with some doggie clients. From left to right, Lydia with Pumpkin, Heather with Lucy, June with Timber, and TJ and Luke with Dodge

Doggie function in the Junction Kind of like a ‘Spaw’ day by Paul Rath

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y dog Bear has special needs. There, I said it. His name is Bear, because a small dog needs a big name. After the death of his brother and constant companion Moose, Bear developed separation anxiety. We

got him a new brother, Cariboo (Boo for short), but were not sure he could ever be kenneled again. We love to travel, but always had stress about leaving our boys with strangers. That’s when we found Heather Grantham, the dog whis-

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Doggie function in the junction ... cont’d

PHOTOS: Paul Rath

Heather Grantham holding a doggie client, Pumpkin vibrates with a positive energy and shares a confident optimism. Heather calmly listened to my concerns and designed a plan which included a trial stay to assess the dogs. Sometimes dog owners also have separation anxiety and need reassurance. It was comforting that Heather was optimistic about having a positive outcome and she was right. She knelt down to greet my small dogs and they loved her. Throughout their stay, Heather sent updates and pictures to ease our worries. Kluane Point Kennel is located on a little farm just outside of Haines Junction, with views of the majestic Kluane National Park mountains. Their farm includes ample room for horses, chickens, ducks, cats and, of course, dogs. The Granthams have lived in Haines Junction for about six years and the kennel is the realization of a long-held dream. Kluane Point Kennel is already building a solid reputation among dog owners. The family-run business provides both short and long-term dog boarding. Heather and TJ’s chil-

dren take an active part in walking and caring for the animals in their charge. In addition to boarding services, clients can drop their dogs for the day so they can travel to Whitehorse for supplies without the worry and stress of leaving their dogs in their vehicle. The kennel building is located adjacent to the house. Each dog has their own heated indoor space which backs onto a one-acre fenced dog park for supervised outdoor play. For dogs who do not play well with others, there is a separate run for individual exercise. The kennel also caters to customized care for dogs with special needs, including administering medication, observing special diet requirements and more. Heather sends emails and pictures of how the dogs are adjusting to their stay at the kennel. These assure owners that their dogs are happy and being cared for. In addition to boarding services, the kennel provides half-hour training sessions to teach basic dog manners such as walking at heel,

jumping up, barking, recall, crate training and extended stay/place work. Dogs staying at the kennel get supervised socialization with other dogs and people (including children), as well as exposure to other animals such as horses, chickens and cats. Heather works on owner-identified unwanted behaviours and helps the dog and owner to overcome them. Heather and TJ Grantham are committed to providing the best care possible for their customer’s dogs. As the first anniversary of the opening of Kluane Point Kennel approaches, it is as clear as their view of the mountains, they are doing just that. You can reach Heather at 867332-2006, or check out her web page at KluanePointKennel.com.

Paul Rath is a freelance writer who lives on the Haines Highway where the mountains are many and the people are few.

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Highlights

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ATLIN Mon Walking at the Rec Centre 11:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre 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 Sundays Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Fridays Thrift Shop 2:00 PM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Sat Dec 5 Toots & Denim 7:00 PM The Globe Theatre Songs and stories, melodies and madness. Tickets in advance or at the door.

CARCROSS Sundays St. Saviours Church Services 2:00 pm St. Saviour Church 867-668-3129

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. Until Dec 10 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. Thu Dec 3 Baby and Me - Pilates 2:00 PM True North Company Pilates inspired class with Jen Suttis. Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwest.net for more info. Thu Dec 3 YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 PM YTG Property management building

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Fri Dec 4 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

Fridays Indoor Kids Soccer 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728

Sat Dec 5 Under 5 Open Gym 10:30 AM True North Company For more information contact the recreation department recreation@cityofdawson.ca, 993-7400 ext.299

Saturdays Pickleball 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@faroyukon.ca

Sat Dec 5 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. Sat Dec 5 Adult Learn to Skate 4:00 PM Dawson City Arena Helmets & skates provided, ages 18+, email recreation@ cityofdawson.ca or call 993-7400 Ext 299 for more information. Sun Dec 6 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 Dec 6 Youth Hockey - Skills & Drills 3:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre To register email recreation@ cityofdawson.ca Mon Dec 7 Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Tue Dec 8 Beginners Adult Hockey Skills & Drills. 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Tue Dec 8 Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 PM Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867-993-7400

FARO Wednesdays & Fridays Seniors Cards & Walk 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728

Fridays Adult Soccer 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728

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

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 Dec 3 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. Sun Dec 6 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 6342943 Wed Dec 9 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 Thursdays Shuffleboard and Games Night-Jackalope(licensed) & Gym 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fridays Drinks in the Jackalope 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Wednesdays Archery - Ages 6+ 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728

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

Wednesdays Bootcamp 4:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728

Saturdays Knitting Circle 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Thursdays Soccer Thursdays 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6+, rain or shine.

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

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

Wed Dec 2 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Dec 5 Pickleball, Please drop in! 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Dec 5 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun Dec 6 Pickleball, Please drop in! 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Dec 9 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Wed Dec 9 Local Advisory Council Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

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

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Tuesdays Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

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)6677746

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TAGISH Mondays Nordic Walking 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Everyone welcome, for more info contact Ursula for meeting place 399-3671. Tuesdays Yoga 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 or email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more info. Tuesdays Get and Stay Fit Class 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Everyone welcome, for more info call 399-3671. Wednesdays Tagish Youth Night 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 10+, call 3993407 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,

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 Tuesdays Adult Hockey 8:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays Teslin PickleBall 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays Seniors Social 1:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays & Mondays Adult Fitness 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays Community Art Program 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center 390-2530 Wednesdays Public Skating 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Centre Thursdays Kids Club 3:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Thursdays Boys Club 5:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Thursdays Women’s Hockey 5:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Thursdays Adult Hockey 7:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Fridays Public Skating 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Centre Fridays Teslin Youth Club 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 10-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Saturdays Movie Night 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center

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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.

Daily Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals call 536-4820 for more info

Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Library Call 399-3418 or email tglib@klondiker.com for more info.

Wednesdays Drop in Beading 1:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre

Saturdays Youth Night 5:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 10+, call 399-3407 for more info Thu Dec 3 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Exercise and education, gentle strength training, for more info call 399-3671.

TESLIN Mondays Teslin Adult Fitness 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mondays DIY Life Hacks 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tuesdays Kids in the Kitchen 3:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

Tuesdays Parent-Child Mother Goose - Ages 0-1 9:30 AM Watson Lake Family Centre You and your little one will learn new songs and rhymes, revisit old favourites. Ages newborn - 1 year are welcome and a light snack is provided!

Thursdays Parent-Child Mother Goose - Ages 2-4 11:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre You and your little one will learn new songs and rhymes, revisit old favourites. Ages Ages 2-4 years are welcome and a light snack is provided! Thursdays Drop-in Curling 6:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sundays St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sat Dec 5 Well Being Saturdays 1:00 PM Watson Lake Secondary School Simple Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga & Meditation. All welcome. Call 250-4158270 for more info. Watson Lake

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Wednesdays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Buns and Guns 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness All strength class, focusing on toning the muscles in your arms and glutes. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Wednesdays Habit Cycle 5:30 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 Wednesdays Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining 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 633-5425 for more info. Wednesdays No-Gi Jiu Jitsu/Submission Wrestling 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Wednesdays 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 Wednesdays Muay Thai Kickboxing 7:45 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Thursdays 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. Thursdays 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. Thursdays Kids BJJ 4:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Thursdays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Turbo Kick- Cardio Kickboxing 5:30 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Perfect for the beginner and elite fitness enthusiast alike! Call for more info, register online. 334-3479 Thursdays Kids BJJ 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy 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 633-5425 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 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 Thu Dec 3 Ski and Yoga Nights 6:30 PM Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Discover new trails and end our night with a gentle slow Yoga flow. To register email candacedow22@ hotmail.com

WELLNESS LISTINGS Daily Whitehorse Flu Clinic Yukon Convention Centre Dec 2, 3 & Dec 9 8:30 - 4:30 pm,https://yukonimmunization.ca/ diseases-vaccines/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. Tuesdays Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous Contact oayukon@gmail.com for more information 3330112 oayukon@gmail.com 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 Dec 2 Living Well Mindfully: What Does That Mean 1:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Email ccsp@gov.yk.ca or call 667-6733 to register. Thu Dec 3 Living Well with Heart Failure 10:00 AM Canada Games Centre Call 6678733 or email ccsp@gov.yk.ca to register or for more info. Thu Dec 3 Pilates Reset 1:00 PM Virtual Online Stretch out some tight muscles and help correct your posture. Register online.

Thu Dec 3 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. Fri Dec 4 Kind Movement 6:45 PM Virtual Online A combination of Pilates, stretching and gentle movement. It is designed to help you check in with yourself, release tight muscles and fascia. Register online. Mon Dec 7 Sunshine Pilates 9:00 AM Virtual Online An open-level Pilates class beginning with a mindful and peaceful 20-minute stretch and warm up, leading into a 40-minute Pilates workout. Register online. Mon Dec 7 Grounding Pilates Flow 6:30 PM Virtual Online Original Pilates matwork to find fluidity, strength, and control so you can feel grounded and refreshed at the end of your day. Register online. Tue Dec 8 Introduction to Mindfulness 8:00 AM Virtual Online For more information or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon. cmha.ca Tue Dec 8 Living Well Mindfully: What Does That Mean 6:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Email ccsp@gov.yk.ca or call 667-6733 to register.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 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 Ugly Duckling Group (C/M, NS) 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Phone: AA 1-833-985-6622 (24 hours a day)

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Early geological mapping ... continued from page 11 Alaska. Then up the Stikine River as far as you could go by boat, to Telegraph Creek. From there the trip to Dease Lake was by pack horse along a cart trail constructed by the British Columbia government. The trail followed a long used route the Tahltan Nation used for trading with the indigenous peoples of the interior. Dawson arrived at a still frozen Dease Lake in early June and set about to whipsaw planks to construct three wooden boats. With the addition of five indigenous guides and boatmen they headed out on June 18th, just after the ice went out. They travelled down the Dease River to the Liard and then slowly up the Liard and Frances Rivers, arriving at Frances Lake on July 8. Here they left their boats to make a three week hike overland into the Pelly River drainage. There the GSC crew built a canoe with canvas they had packed in. A canoe was better suited than a wooden boat for the rough sections of the upper Pelly. On August 11, they reached Fort Selkirk on the Yukon River and built their fifth and last boat. This boat took them up the river to Lindeman Lake where they hiked over the Chilkoot to Dyea on September 20 to catch a steamer south.

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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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Share the Spirit Yukon started as “Adopt a Family” by Ed and Donna Isaak in 1996. Its name changed to “Share the Spirit” in 2000 as the Kin Club & Kinnettes took over. They ran the program successfully until 2016 when we, the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society, took over responsibility for helping Yukon families during the holidays. We started using our firefighting connections and linked together communities across the territory. Today, run by off duty Whitehorse Firefighters, “Share the Spirit Yukon” is the largest Christmas assistance program in Northern Canada, helping 724 children in 2019. The delivery area makes this program the largest of its kind in Canada, today helping 10 communities (Whitehorse, Dawson City, Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Carcross, Tagish, Old Crow Carmacks, Mayo, and Pelly Crossing) over 2000 sq kms. We work with over 20 governmental, nongovernmental organizations to make sure the gifts and food are getting to those who need it the most. With generous help from local families sponsoring those in need, and with business/private donations, we continue our quest to make sure no child goes without at Christmas in the Yukon.

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Gather with Miche Geneste

Tall tales and fish cakes

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This is the season for tall tales, for digging in the freezer for fish caught in the summer, for whipping up a batch of salmon patties and gathering your small crowd around to enjoy them with ice cold vodka and some outrageous fibs

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eople who live and work on the water are good at tall tales. Fisher people don’t just tell whoppers about the whopper that got away, they tell ghost stories, stories with an element of magic, stories that strike a chill into the heart. The movie Jaws is one such tall tale. For me the two scariest moments in that movie include the very beginning at the beach party—I still can’t watch it—when the young woman in the dark water is all alone except for the drunk guy on the beach and suddenly she is being pulled one way and then the other by a terrible unseen force below. There’s thrashing and screaming and then silence and the calm sea. The other scariest moment is in the boat, again at night, in the galley after Robert Shaw and Richard

Dreyfuss have compared scars and the light swinging over the table illuminates Robert Shaw’s face as he tells Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss the story of the USS Indianapolis after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1945. It sank in 12 minutes, he says, leaving 800 sailors adrift in the ocean and under attack by the sharks that circled the sailors in the water. It ate them over three days while they tried to defend themselves, linking arms and facing outwards, kicking and yelling at the sharks, who paid them little heed. One of the scariest lines in the movie is “sometimes that shark would go away, sometimes he wouldn’t go away.” I have my own tall tale: one fall evening in Greece my partner and I were circling a remote island in a rising wind looking for a place to

harbour for the night. We chose one spot on the lee side, but soon the waves were threatening to bump our boat against the rocks, so we upped anchor and chugged to another protected bay the wind had not reached. We lit a cooking fire on a flat rock and settled in with a glass of retsina and had just put three fat melanuria to grill on the coals when a rogue wave swept over the rock and took fire, fish and restina with it. We scrambled back into the boat and, for the next hour, raced frantically from one bay to another as the wind grew stronger and the waves higher, the sky darkened and we couldn’t see a thing, growing more and more desperate until my partner remembered that he had heard, in the old stories, of two heavy cables laid in a bay on the island’s southern

side anchored into the rock on either shore. We drove into that exposed bay and he shone on a light onto the rocks, found one anchor, followed the cable with a grappling hook, lifted it into the boat and tied our bow line to the bight at the cable’s end. He grappled on the sea floor for the other cable, found it, hauled it up and tied our off our stern line to the bight. We rocked in the middle of the bay for that night and for the next four nights, held snugly in place by the cables while the storm raged around us. Our only regret was we didn’t have any brandy. This is the season for tall tales, for digging in the freezer for fish caught in the summer, for whipping up a batch of salmon patties and gathering your small crowd around to enjoy them with ice cold vodka and some outrageous fibs.

Smoked Salmon Patties with Wasabi Mayo Ingredients: • 1/2 lb hot-smoked salmon • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup breadcrumbs • 2 whole green onions, both white and green parts, minced • 2 tbsp minced capers • 1 large egg, beaten • 1 tbsp lemon juice • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest • 2 tbsp mayonnaise • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs for coating patties • 1 tbsp butter • 1 tbsp olive oil

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Makes about 25 patties, 1-inch in diameter and ½-inch thick.

Wasabi Mayo Ingredients: • 2 tsp wasabi powder • 2 tsp cold water • 2 tbsp mayonnaise • 1 tsp soya sauce Instructions: Mix wasabi powder and cold water together until smooth. Add mayonnaise and whisk until smooth, followed by the soya sauce. Chill until ready to serve. Makes about 3 tbsp, enough for 25 patties. Gather columnist Michele Genest is a Whitehorse-based 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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Instructions: Remove the skin from the smoked salmon and flake it into a medium-sized bowl. With a fork, lightly stir in the breadcrumbs, green onion and capers until thoroughly combined. Whisk together the egg and remaining ingredients in a smaller bowl and pour over top of the salmon mixture. Stir to combine. Form a small appetizer-sized patty from about one tablespoonful of the mixture. If the mixture is not stiff enough to hold together, add more breadcrumbs, one tablespoon at a time, until the patty holds its shape. Continue to form patties, placing them on a parchment-lined baking tray, until all the mixture is used up. Coat each patty in bread crumbs before frying. Melt butter and oil in a castiron frying pan over medium heat. When the fat is sizzling, cook patties in batches, 3 minutes the first side, 2 minutes the second side. Keep warm in a 200F oven until all the patties are done. Serve warm with wasabi mayo on the side.

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Are You Thinking of Selling?

October 2020 VS 2019

Real Estate Stats 80 Active Listings 36 # Of New Listings

-58.7% Oct 2020

40

-9%

-7.6%

Oct 2020

$456,771

# Of Sales In Oct vs 2019

+1.4%

Average Price Oct 2020

Sell it for More Money

YEAR TO DATE

346

$453,923

# Of Sales -10.5% In 2020

+8.5%

Average Price Year to Date vs 2019

16 years, 650 sales. Advice that works.

LiveInWhitehorse.ca FOR SALE

FOR SALE

$429,000

NICE YARD

$599,000

10 ACRES

SOLD

$504,500

COMPETING OFFERS

FOR SALE

$1,175,000

5 Plex

1701C BIRCH STREET

191 ANNIE LAKE RD

51 B DRIFT DRIVE

1912 CENTENNIAL ST

Porter Creek

Southern Lakes

Copper Ridge

Porter Creek

3 Bedrooms

1.5 Bathrooms

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

1,680 sqft

Open + RV

1,885 sqft

Open

1600 sqft

Garage

Dead-end Street Two Level Deck

Private

30 min From Town

Fenced Landscaped Yard RV Parking

7 Bedrooms Cash Flow Positive

Cash Flow Positive

@LiveInWhitehorse.ca

5 Bathrooms Lots

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What's Up Yukon, December 2, 2020 "Sweet Winter Blues"