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t’s been a tough year for both festival-goers and festival-producers since the outbreak of COVID-19, but there’s a sliver of light on the horizon; the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is a go, if in a new, socially-distanced incarnation. Long a staple of the winter festival circuit for Yukoners, ALFF has had to revamp the way it offers films in the wake of the Pandemic, says Andrew Connors, the artistic director for the Yukon Film Society (YFS), which is responsible for the festival. The 2021 ALFF will be a hybrid of online and in-person events. When the festival opens on Feb.5, Yukoners will be able to stream over 60 films - 35 features and and 30 shorts - or else attend a smaller selection of limitedseating, socially distanced films screened in person. “We’re actually in a somewhat privileged position, because we were one of the last festivals that actually got to be live last year, which already feels like 30 years ago,” says ALFF programmer Vivian Belick, referring to the 2020 ALFF, which wrapped up only a few weeks before COVID forced much

Beans Directed by Tracey Deer In-cinema screening: Friday, February 5 — 5:45 PM of the world into lockdown. “We’re also extremely lucky up here, that we are able to even do anything in person. I think that we’re probably one of the few festivals (able to do so), certainly in Canada… so I feel really lucky to be able to screen films in person, even though it’s going to be much different than last year.” The festival has also been fortunate in that it has been able to observe how other festivals have handled operating - or not operating - during the pandemic; lessons they’ve been able to incorporate into ALFF this year, Belick notes. Usually, they bring up about 50 or so people from across Canada to attend the festival, which (of course) they haven’t been able to do this year. That, combined with the limited in-person screenings and the limited seating at those screenings, means things “are certainly going to feel a little bit more

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On the Cover The Truffle Hunters. Directed by Gregory Kershaw & Michael Dweck. In-cinema screening: Saturday, February 13 — 5:30 PM the Oka Crisis by Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer, The Truffle Hunters, a documentary on the men who hunt an epicurean delight, the alba truffle, directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, and Monkey Beach, an adaption of the Eden Robinson novel of the same name by Metis Cree director Loretta Todd. In addition to these events, there will also be screenings of a selection of Indigenous films, including an outdoor selection of shorts, at the Kwanlin Dun Centre. The Available Light Film Festival runs from Feb. 5-22. For a full fes-

The organizing crew of the Available Light Film Festival clowning around (in a socially distanced fashion). ALFF opens Feb. 5. See page 2. PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

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PHOTO: Meagan Deuling Releasing films during a pandemic has required a real shift in the industry, says Connors, noting that most, although not all, of the films will be available online not only to Yukon viewers, but to Canadian viewers, which effectively greatly expands the audience ALFF is able to reach. All the films on the docket will be available online

tival schedule of films and events, or to buy tickets visit https:// yukonfilmsociety.com/alff.

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Gila (pronounced Hee-la) is located 28 miles north of Silver City, on the edge of the Gila National Forest. In 1924, a large section of rugged, forested mountains and rolling woodlands was set aside as the United States’ first designated wilderness – the Gila Wilderness. The original area would form the base of the almost 3.3 million acre

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evastating. That’s the word Scott Maynard uses to describe what 2020 was like for the music industry. Maynard, executive director of Music Yukon, says his organization’s alreadyexistent problems were only amplified by the pandemic and the complete shutdown of all live music events. When Maynard took over as executive director two years ago, he inherited an organization with lots to fix, chiefly an unsustainable financial plan. Still, the past few years have brought some highs for the organization, which hosts Arts in the Park each summer. Music Yukon also helped facilitate the award-winning 2019 edition of BreakOut West that took place in Whitehorse. “It really showed the strength of the community we have here,” Maynard says of BreakOut West. “People came together to celebrate the music community.” Though BreakOut West ultimately turned out to be a very successful endeavour, it took nine

months of planning. The pandemic hit soon afterward, throwing the future of live music events into uncertainty for an indefinite amount of time. Nearly a year into the pandemic, things have hardly gotten better. Music Yukon has been forced to seriously rethink its future and make plans to stay afloat in a changing industry and economy. One of those changes includes moving out of the Smith House, the little blue house in Lepage Park that Music Yukon has called home for nearly a decade. In the meantime, Music Yukon staff are working remotely. New options will be explored once the company’s budget issues are sorted out and a new strategic plan (currently in the works) is completed. “We were already underfunded and over-budget for a couple of years, knowing the crunch was going to come at some point,” says Maynard. “The crunch came along with the pandemic and the pandemic sped it up a bit. The pandemic itself presents a whole new

Arts in the Park presents Blackberry Wood in the summer of 2019 set of problems, in addition to already existing problems.” Though Music Yukon had been spending more money than it was bringing in for quite some time, the organization was able to justify keeping the building, as many of the community’s musicians relied on it as a rehearsal space. That changed at the onset of the pandemic. With rehearsal space closed and the staff working from home, the building essentially lost all its use and became a financial burden. “It became increasingly difficult to justify paying for a space nobody could use, especially when we were already operating at a loss,” Maynard says. When Music Yukon officially said goodbye to the Smith House early this winter, the organization found a storage unit for the

essential gear, including music gear and office furniture. Some of the older items were given away to community members. Because the Smith House had come to be known as Music Yukon’s home, it was difficult to have to leave it behind. Maynard is adamant, however, that this is not the end of Music Yukon. He says the company will be able to emerge from these dire times and build something new. “It’s not over for Music Yukon, but we’ve kind of turtled in and made it as bare-bones as possible while we get through this pandemic,” Maynard says. “We can begin to rebuild in a way that is relevant to a post-pandemic world and a strong music community with very specific needs.” The Yukon definitely has a strong music community, but in Maynard’s view, the scene doesn’t receive the support it needs to branch beyond the local level. He praised the talent of the Yukon’s musicians, but said in order for many of them to reach their full potential, there are industry services the territory needs, including publicists, management companies and more. “We have some very specific issues up in the Yukon,” Maynard says. “There’s no shortage of talent, but we have no real industry and we’re miles away from any recognized industry centre.” Maynard says he would love to see his organization be part of

this, but these services will require much more funding and a better budget plan. “I want to help everyone, but we don’t have the funding to serve everyone as much as we want to,” he says. “We need to figure out how to distribute resources in a more equitable way.” Despite the troubles Music Yukon and the music industry are facing right now, Maynard is looking to the future with cautious optimism. He wants to see Music Yukon’s focus shift to helping artists make names for themselves outside of the territory. The one thing Maynard isn’t worried about, however, is the idea that music might disappear. “I think people will make music anyway,” he says. “But people who want to have a career doing it need to be able to get out of the Yukon.” To keep up to date with Music Yukon, visit MusicYukon.com

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Western New Mexico ... continued from Page 5 tain range, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Only a handful of people inhabit Mogollon year round. After a winding, twisting, climbing journey, during which I crossed my fingers that no cars would cross my path going the other way, arriving at this semipreserved ghost town was both a relief and a bit of an amazement in this remote location. The additional 1.25 mile drive or hike up to the Mogollon cemetery gives more history of this town that was once occupied by 6,000 people, many decades ago. The trip to the Gila Cave Dwellings is a little less nail biting, but the landscape is just as spectacular, with thick Ponderosa Pine forests, panoramic vistas and places where the roads are red from the water running off the rock formations. Mogollon Puebla people built their homes in these natural caves in the 1280’s and only occupied them for a generation. Probably not more than eight to ten families occupied the caves at any one time. They were occupied for such a short period of time, but we can still get a peek into their lives 700 hundred years later. Part of this was seeing the tiny corn husks still lying on the ground of one room. While the Gila National Forest is an untamed, rugged, mountainous area north of Silver City, the land to the south and east provides a huge contrast. The land is as flat as a piece of paper – sorry, but flat as a pancake was not flat enough, the roads as straight as a pencil for mile after mile after mile and with nary a tree to be seen. What there is, though, is plenty of signage warning drivers of what to do in case of a dust storm and signs indicating bus stops in places

PHOTO: Pixabay where there did not appear to be any signs of human life for miles around. This is the Chihuahuan Desert. Stretching over parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and almost as far south as Mexico City, the Chihuahuan Desert is the largest in North America. But what about Geronimo and Billy the Kid? Geronimo was born near Turkey Creek, a tributary of the Gila River. Geronimo fought many battles and led many raids throughout New Mexico and was famous for being an Apache leader who would not give up his freedom, where most around him had

given in to colonization. Billy the Kid spent much of his childhood in Silver City, committed his first crime there, when he robbed a Chinese laundry and was placed in jail by the town sheriff “to scare him.” Billy escaped from jail and went on to a short, but notorious life, ending in a gun battle with Sheriff Pat Garrett. Other notable characters who spent time in this part of New Mexico included Butch Cassidy and Judge Roy Bean. Reading the history of this area, around Silver City, the Gila High Country and in Las Cruces, I found it remarkable

how much of it is focused on resource extraction and even more so, on violence. But that is history. Being greeted as you enter Glenwood Trading Post or Buckhorn Last Chance Liquor and Pizza and talking to locals here, makes it clear that it is indeed, history. The road running north of Gila is Highway 153 or Turkey Creek Road. This is, and has been for a long time, ranch country; where everyone waves as you drive by. It almost makes me want to buy cowboy boots and a rifle. Well, not really. But it does make me want

to come back. Editor’s Note: This story was written and submitted prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, so, while we all hope to be able to travel to sunny, delightfully warm destinations again in the nearfuture, WUY strongly supports all Yukoners adhere to all current travel advisories, precautions and restrictions, of which daydreaming is not one.

Barry Waitt is a Whitehorse-based writer.

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Until Jan 29 Unless by Janet Patterson Yukon Arts Centre Humans dump at least twelve million tons of plastic into our oceans every year. This exhibit takes this scenario to a devastating conclusion. As Dr. Seuss said in ‘The Lorax’, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.†Whitehorse Until Jan 30 Silent Ovoid By Mark Preston Arts Underground This current show of the new work that illustrate the ideas of connectedness in our quest of the spirit in the natural world and to remind ourselves of this through our daily lives. Until Feb 4 Community Art Project: Creatures of Quarantine Whitehorse, Yukon Take 20 minutes out of your day to get your creativity flowing and become part of a Territory-wide creative experiment! Participate online. 384-0003 Whitehorse Until 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 Until Feb 27 Exposition collective / Art exhibition Arts Underground The creations of six Francophone artists from the Yukon on the theme Nous, aujourd™hui, showcasing a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, embroidery, drawing and art installations. Wed Jan 27 Artist in the Window Jeanine Baker 11:00 AM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Watch our Yukon artists as they provide demonstrations of their art practice in our front gallery window. 393-4848 Thu Jan 28 Artist in the Window Susanne Hausermann 11:00 AM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Watch our Yukon artists as they provide demonstrations of their art practice in our front gallery window. 393-4848 Wed Feb 3 & 10 Artist in the Window - Jeanine Baker 11:00 AM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Watch our Yukon artists as they provide demonstrations of their art practice in our front gallery window. 393-4848 Thu Feb 4 Artist in the Window Susanne Hausermann 11:00 AM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Watch our Yukon artists as they provide demonstrations of their art practice in our front gallery window. 393-4848

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Thursdays Joe Loutchen Fiddler On The Loose 7:00 PM Wed thru Fri An Evening with Alex Cuba 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of styles, Tickets online. Thu Jan 28 Brigitte Jardin & The City Slickers 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Country-folk songwriting project, finding inspiration in traditional country, old-time and Cajun repertoire Fri Jan 29 Local Boy Presents: The New Sound 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Local Boy performs from their new album. Tickets online. Mon Feb 1 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along 7:00 PM Virtual Online An opportunity for jammers and

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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 Until Thu Feb 4 Community Art Project: Creatures of Quarantine Whitehorse, Yukon Take 20 minutes out of your day to get your creativity flowing and become part of a Territory-wide creative experiment! Participate online. 384-0003 Sat Jan 30 2021 Pivot Festival Whitehorse, Yukon Restore spirits and bring people together in the cold, dark days of January. This year’s festival is focused on local creators and things we can do online, with no flights or interterritorial travel planned. Wed thru Fri Sun Room Sessions 8:00 AM The Old Fire Hall We transform the Old Firehall into an oasis of light and green during the many dark hours Wed thru Fri Sun Room Sessions 4:00 PM The Old Fire Hall We transform the Old Firehall into an oasis of light and green during the many dark hours. Sat Jan 30 2021 Pivot Festival - Stay at Home Karaoke Whitehorse, Yukon Enter to be one of 10 Singers to record a song. Get together – online, in bubbles – to watch with 3 Expert Judges. Enter online. Sat Jan 30 Sound Healing 7:00 PM 7th Ray Studio Crystal bowls and gongs to create vibrations that will wash over you and remove unwanted energies and replace with healing energies. For more info call 334-9605 or email info@7thraystudio.com, register online. Sun Jan 31 Figure Drawing Sessions 7:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon 2 hours with live model, call 334-0920 or email katherine.m.leb@gmail.com to reserve a space. Mon Feb 1 DIW: Woodworking - Tool Tote 6:30 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Workshops for women to learn how to use tools and equipment to build projects and skills together. Beginners welcome. Email email brenda@yukonwitt.org for more info, register online. Mon Feb 1 Available Light Cinema - Promising Young Woman 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Dark feminist comedy starring Carey Mulligan and directed by the creator of Killing Eve offers an intoxicating revenge plot against bad men. Tickets online. Tue Feb 2 Stop the Bleed 6:00 PM Tundra Medical Resources Loss of life from severe blood loss can happen in as little as 4-5 minutes so it is critical to control bleeding as soon as possible. Register online. Tue Feb 2 Basic and Beginners Ukulele Group 7:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@ gmail.com for more information. Feb 5- 15 Available Light Film Festival 2021 Yukon Arts Centre Featuring both online and in-cinema programming, all access passes now available.

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 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM The Guild Hall Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 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, elite 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 668-4794 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 Wed Jan 27 Digital Explorers Virtual Online Email eypd@bgcyukon.com to register. Thu Jan 28 The Arctic Youth Network Webinar Series Presents: Environmental Stewardship 9:00 AM Virtual Online Explore the biodiversity of Arctic flora and fauna as well as traditional conservation and land-use practices through youth perspectives. Register online. Fri Jan 29 Kaldheim Pre Release 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Sign up in store, Covid restrictions applicable.

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. Saturdays 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 Thu Feb 4 Community Art Project: Creatures of Quarantine Whitehorse, Yukon Take 20 minutes out of your day to get your creativity flowing and become part of a Territory-wide creative experiment! Participate online. 384-0003

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Thursdays Online: Polar Group Email aapolargroup@gmail.com for more information. Wed Jan 27 Digital Explorers Email eypd@bgcyukon.com to register. Wed Jan 27 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Wed Jan 27 Your Health! Your Way! Learn to manage your symptoms, reach goals and discover tips to manage your day-to-day activities. To register call 6678733 Thu Jan 28 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Thu Jan 28 Virtual Restorative Practices Training Level I Interactive, 2-day workshop, learn how to implement them immediately into your interactions at work, at home and in your community. Register online. https://forms.gle/ VXSpJeXKF8eikbLV6 Thu Jan 28 The Arctic Youth Network Webinar Series Presents: Environmental Stewardship Explore the biodiversity of Arctic flora and fauna as well as traditional conservation and land-use practices through youth perspectives. Register online. https:// www.arcticyouthnetwork.org Thu Jan 28 Webinar - Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions and ASD Discuss mental health conditions that often accompany autism, how they may present in individuals with autism, and options for support. Thu Jan 28 Borealis Soul Virtual AGM If you are interested in, or have questions about joining the Borealis Soul Board please contact our board President Allyn at allynrosewalton@gmail.com. Thu Jan 28 Virtual Indigenous Book Club: Glass Beads Free. Author Dawn Walker Dumont in attendance. Email YPLevents@gov.yk.ca to receive the link to participate.

Sat Jan 30 Denim and Diamonds: A Live (Online) and Silent Auction Soirée Featuring both a live and silent auction, private Zoom rooms, and performances from the Sourdough Sams. Mon Feb 1 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 Feb 2 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Tue Feb 2 Introduction to Mindfulness Learn about mindful practice and to engage in different ways one can integrate mindfulness into one’s lifestyle. For more info or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon.cmha.ca Wed Feb 3 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Wed Feb 3 Your Health! Your Way! Learn to manage your symptoms, reach goals and discover tips to manage your day-to-day activities. To register call 6678733 Thu Feb 4 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Tue Feb 9 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Tue Feb 9 Introduction to Mindfulness Learn about mindful practice and to engage in different ways one can integrate mindfulness into one’s lifestyle. For more info or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon.cmha.ca Wed Feb 10 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http:// www.rootedtreemassage.com/bookonline rootedtreemassage@gmail.com 334-8599 Wed Feb 10 Bachelor of Social Work Info Sessions Learn about the program’s admission requirements, learning objectives and expected outcomes, email djennejohn@yukoncollege.yk.ca or call 668-8845. Wed Feb 10 Important Supports & Planning for Seniors Facilitated by Yukon Senior Services and Adult Protection Unit. To register, call 667-8733 or email ccsp@gov.yk.ca. Wed Feb 10 Your Health! Your Way! Learn to manage your symptoms, reach goals and discover tips to manage your day-to-day activities. To register call 6678733

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appy New Year! I am excited about 2021. I always feel that way at the beginning of the new year. To be honest, however, I struggled to write this column over the holidays. I was feeling so festive and it was lovely to be unplugged from work and to just spend time with my little family here in Whitehorse. It was difficult to think of what to write for January, knowing that most people feel like lightening things up after the holidays, trimming things down and perhaps making healthy resolutions for the new year. I, myself, am not one for resolutions, preferring instead to attempt moderation most of the time and to set goals when I need to set goals. This month, you may wish to make a wee cocktail. Perhaps you feel the need to go for something light. With that goal in mind, I bring you just one simple recipe for January. I shall call it a “Vodka & Soda That Doesn’t Suck.” If you’re really feeling ambitious, you can just omit the vodka and have some really nice sparkling water. Bitters are, in fact, a flavourful, zero-calorie addition to your water bottle. Always shake bitters before use, then add an entire dropper-full to your water bottle or glass.

Ingredients • 1 1/2 oz vodka • 1/2 oz honey syrup * • 4 oz soda water • 1/4 tsp FPJ Fireweed Bitters • Small sprig of rosemary Instructions Chill all ingredients. Add ice to a double old-fashioned or a Collins glass. Add the liquid ingredients and stir gently to blend. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. If you have a tiny clothespin, it’s fun to attach it to the rim of the glass. That way, you can smell the rosemary, but it does not overwhelm the delicate flavours in the cocktail.

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This syrup recipe was also published in my last column. It’s a versatile cocktail ingredient. Use it in a Penicillin (also published in December) or in the Prohibitionera classic, Bee’s Knees cocktail. Ingredients • 1/2 cup local honey (I like Yukon Raw Honey) • 1/2 cup water

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Remy Rodden’s new album encourages listeners to think about the natural world and our responsibility to protect it

by Amber Church

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emy Rodden has been contributing as an environmental educator for his entire adult life. “I’ve found that music and song are really effective tools to get environmental concepts across,” says Rodden, who recently released a new children’s album, Think About the Wild. Rodden released his first children’s album, Envirosongs, in the late 1990s. In the intervening years, his repertoire has grown to include many other environmentally-themed songs for the young and young-at-heart.

A combination of some of those older songs (including a set created in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation around 2000) and some new ones appear on Think About the Wild. The songs encompass a variety of styles and subjects, but most are focused on nature and the environment, something that most people might guess from song titles like “Let’s Get Drastic with Our Plastic,” “Won’t You Help the Bees?” and “I’m Proud To Be A Beaver.” Although Rodden has created

albums in the past for adults, he says his niche is really children’s music and he wanted to come back to that with this album. “I love it. It’s fun, it’s heartfelt and I really do want young people to learn about the natural world and protect and preserve it,” he says. His first album was ‘not-forkids-only.’ This one is definitely more kid-focused, though it was still produced to be enjoyable for adults as well (the last bonus track even includes the words epistemology and pedagogy). The goal was to create music that the

Remy Rodden’s newest album, Think About The Wild, encourages us all to learn about the natural world and to make responsible decisions PHOTO: Remy Rodden during COVID-19 with hosting Facebook Live events. He spent a lot of time in the spring learning the technology as part of a performance with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. “Those experiences helped me to perfect my ‘technique,’ working with a green screen so I can change the background image for each song, for example.” Rodden is currently living in Beaver Creek which adds another level of complications to the digital performance realm. Bandwidth is an issue, as they only have DSL here. He is tapped into a service, however, that allows him to prerecord a live performance, then upload and schedule it. That’s what Rodden did with his launch event for Think About the Wild. If you missed it, you can still view it, along with Rodden’s other digital performances on his Facebook page at Remy Rodden Music. He plans to add more performances as social distancing continues. Think About the Wild is available on streaming services now, or at Road Dogs Music or Mac’s Fireweed in Whitehorse. Alternatively, you can order directly from Rodden at remyrodden.com/ music, which comes with the added benefit that he will mail a personalized copy anywhere in Canada for $15.

Remy Rodden performs at the 2020 Midnight Sun Muppets Kidsfest in Whitehorse PHOTO: Mike Thomas(YAC) whole family can enjoy.” Releasing an album during a global pandemic comes with its own set of challenges, not the least of which was how to host a release event. Rodden was able to draw on the experience he gained

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Francophone Tourism Businesses Offer New Activities to Attract Local Tourists Since March 2020,Yukon tourism businesses have taken a huge hit with the closure of both international and internal Canadian borders. However, they are rolling up their sleeves and coming up with new projects to allow their companies to adapt to these uncertain times. Here is a quick look at three of them.

A Dog Sledding School

Credit: Kelly Tabuteau

Into the Wild Adventures is located at kilometer 3 of Fish Lake Road. Here, we can see Marine Gastard and her daughter Nola.

With Marine Gastard at the helm, Into the Wild Adventures, founded in 2016, was mainly offering dog sled trips, from halfday tours to more challenging experiences over two to five days. In early November 2020, many clients from British Columbia (B.C.) were still travelling into the territory, but the closure of the Yukon-B.C. bubble resulted in a slew of cancellations. The musher reacted quickly to adapt to the situation: “I’d been thinking about diversifying for a while, by sharing my passion with kids. Sometimes, I’d get a little tired of doing the same tours day after day. So the pandemic gave me the opportunity to make the move, with the help of a grant from the Elevate Program.” This program is offered by the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon) in partnership with Yukon University, the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) and the Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon (WTAY). It is intended for Yukon tourism businesses to adapt their activities, either by modifying existing ones or by developing completely new offerings. The grant will allow Marine Gastard to buy dog sleds for children: “The idea is to offer kids progressive classes so that they learn new skills with each session: standing on a sled, participating in kennel life, putting the harnesses on the dogs, and driving their own team.” The format for these sessions has not been finalized yet, and a number of different options are being considered. “Depending on what people are interested in, I could offer a class from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., right after school, for children aged 6 and up, with a per-session fee, a six-class package, or a program covering the whole winter season. I am also thinking of offering day camps during school holidays”, says Marine Gastard. In the meantime, Into the Wild Adventures will offer introductory sessions to children, with or without their parents, from mid-February.

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Introductory Nordic CrossCountry Ski Sessions

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Raphaëlle Couratin and Fabien Cayer-Barrioz, founders of Yu’Ski Expeditions located on Fish Creek Road, about 20 kilometers from downtown Whitehorse.

A young business started in January 2020 by Raphaëlle Couratin and Fabien Cayer-Barrioz,Yu’Ski Expeditions offers activities for cross-country ski enthusiasts, particularly those who enjoy Nordic cross-country skiing (NCCS). Unlike alpine touring, the idea of NCCS is to ski on rolling hills, so it is an ideal sport for doing long trips. As a result, most of the expeditions offered by the FrancoCanadian couple were attracting French-speaking Europeans for seven to ten-day tours. “Now we’d like to open up to locals and offer the Whitehorse community unique outdoor activities while sharing our passion for the North and for dogs”, explains Raphaëlle Couratin. So the long NCCS trips have been replaced by half-day and full-day lessons for developing NCCS techniques. “We’d like to offer progressive sessions: first classic off-track cross-country skiing, then introducing Nordic cross-country skis, then a pulk, and possibly a dog, so that we can eventually take our clients out with us for an overnight,” says Couratin. The special touch Yu’Ski Expeditions brings is promoting the French language in their activities, providing their clients with an immersive environment if they wish, although they do not push it if the clients are not interested. “We offered camps to the children from my Montessori school last summer so that they could stay in contact with me, and especially keep up their French. That was how Yu’Speak French Immersion Outdoors began, and we’d like to continue in that spirit of passing on our language,” she says. Children aged 7 and up can participate in NCCS with Yu’Ski Expedition.

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Two-Day Dog Sled Trips

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Véronique Boileau and Pierre Fournier, partners in life and in business. Yukon Shinevalley Expeditions is located on Fish Lake Road.

Véronique Boileau and Pierre Fournier started Yukon Shinevalley Expeditions seven years ago. The couple offered ten-day tours to European tourists, on horseback or dog sled. The closure of international borders in March 2020 put an abrupt end to their activities. For their business to survive the pandemic, Boileau and Fournier started offering shorter overnight trips aimed primarily at Yukoners. Although bookings in the summer were brisk, they have not kept up the pace this winter, but the couple is still hopeful: “It’s dark, and people are gradually getting used to the fact that winter has set in. And in any case, everyone knows that February and March are the peak months for dog sledding.” The new direction taken by Yukon Shinevalley Expeditions changes all the logistics of the camps. “Before, when we were out on a multi-day trip, several families could sleep in the same wall tent. Now with COVID, we must have one tent per social bubble, which means more equipment to carry,” Véronique Boileau confides. “So we decided to set up a fixed campsite at the end of Fish Lake so that our clients would be more comfortable.” With a team of five to six dogs, amateur mushers cover around 30 km a day, led by a guide with their own sled, and followed by another on a snowmobile. Children as young as 12 can drive their own sled; below that age, kids have the choice of sitting in the guide’s sled or on the snowmobile.

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Silver Linings

A modern photography exhibit with a gold rush twist by Kathy Burden

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hotography played a key role in the history and mythology of the Klondike Gold Rush. The photographer’s lens bore witness to the thrum and commotion of the stampede, along with the turmoil it wrought. The impacts of this era are something Parks Canada interpreters share with the thousands of visitors that come each year to the Klondike National Historic Sites in Dawson City. In a season like no other, Parks Canada staff were challenged this summer to find new ways of connecting people with the Klondike story. Heritage interpreters Miriam Behman and Justin Apperley saw one answer in a tintype photography kit collecting dust on a shelf. Behman, a NSCAD photography grad, has been experimenting

with darkroom equipment since early adulthood. Apperley is an interdisciplinary artist with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and a penchant for photography and printmaking. Both look for ways to bring their artistic interests into their interpretive work. The two set out to create a series of photographs reminiscent of those by prominent Gold Rush photographers Eric A. Hegg, E.O. Ellingsen, and Clarence and Clarke Kinsey. During the later part of the 1800s, the new field of photography was exploding with ingenuity and invention. In the pursuit of “drawing with light,” there were now myriad techniques for fixing images to glass, metal, paper and celluloid, and improved camera cont’d on page 18 ...

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From Silver Linings, a 2020 tintype photograph of Parks Canada staff in period costume and mask

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From Silver Linings, a 2020 tintype photograph of Parks Canada staff in period costume and mask district; the environmental destruction brought by the insatiable need for firewood, shelter, transportation and food; portraits that glow with the triumph of arriving and surviving; Front Street bursting with Fourth of July revellers; a load of pay dirt despite all the odds; the iconic image of the progressive and insightful Chief Isaac, steadfastly guiding his people into an uncertain future. Parks Canada’s 2020 exhibit, Silver Linings, connects to the importance of photography during Dawson’s gold rush years. Behman and Apperley used dry-plate photography techniques, popular in the late 1800s, that involve coating a 4-inch by 5-inch metal plate with a photosensitive silver emulsion, exposing the dried plate in a field camera, and revealing the image through a series of chemical cont’d on page 20 ...

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to conversations during the Riverside Arts Festival and Culture Days where the exhibit was featured. The project itself would not have been possible for the two interpreters during the busyness of a regular tourist season (recall: dust and shelf). Behman values the opportunity to incorporate historical photography into her interpretive work. “I’m always interested in including the history of photography in the programs that we do because it’s significant to the history of the Gold Rush.” Parks Canada is grateful for the community that came together around this project, including the interpreters who were willing to share their talents and the local experts who helped troubleshoot challenges. After a number of struggles, Behman recalls the experience. “Justin and I were standing over the vat and an image started appearing, it was so exciting.” Perhaps a bit like finding gold. Kathy Burden lives in Whitehorse and enjoys learning about history and nature. She is a communications officer with Parks Canada.

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Help us refine this action-based strategy to achieve the sector’s full potential and increase its contributions to Yukon’s economy and society. We need your input if you participate in: • Written and published works • Sound recording • Audio-visual and interactive media • Visual and applied arts • Live performance • Heritage and libraries


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Bye-bye baggies Single-use plastic bags are out and reusables are in!

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ongratulations, Yukon! After 10 years of painstaking discussion, single-use shopping bags will be banned this year. In the fall of 2020, a quiet milestone passed in the Legislature with an update to the Environment Act (Bill 14) which allows the Government of Yukon to ban both plastic and paper singleuse shopping bags across the territory. Following a 60-day consultation period to iron out the specifics, the Yukon will join 76 other countries that have banned plastic shopping bags as early as summer 2021. The territory will also then catch up to the Yukon communities that have already made local bylaws, including Mayo, Carmacks, and Dawson City. Each took the lead by banning plastic shopping bags on its own. Dawson went even further, banning businesses from providing straws, utensils, and plastic/foam takeout containers and cups. These bans will no doubt mean some changes to our lives, especially for business owners, but the status quo is proving more environ-

mentally dangerous and expensive by the day. Currently, Canadians throw away 3-million tonnes of plastic waste, of which only 9 per cent is recycled. Globally, the plastics industry emits emissions equal to 189 500-megawatt coal power plants. Plastic production is expected to rise by 40 per cent over the next 10 years. The costs of single-use plastics are also felt locally, as tax revenues are required to support landfill expansions and complex waste management systems. We also bear the environmental burden with increased long-lived plastics in our environment impacting wildlife and human health. Although action on bags is a good step, it is only a small piece in the challenge of addressing single-use and disposable products. Some materials are more an issue than others, but, ultimately, extracting resources and using energy to manufacture products that are used for seconds to minutes is, at its core, unsustainable. With that in mind, perhaps the most important part of the updated act is that it allows for other packaging products and single-use materials to be regulated in the future. Hopefully this means that the years-long discussion about bags can be accelerat-

ed when it comes to banning other single-use products. There is no hint of any government plan to add anything else to the banned list at this time, but it could allow community-driven leadership to pressure political leaders into making more serious restrictions like those in Dawson. Notably, the Yukon regulation also bans paper bags. This means there won’t be a switch from one type of single-use disposable product to another, which would only result in trading one set of environmental impacts for another. The disposal of plastic bags is challenging and recycling options are few, but switching to paper bags would require more trees to be cut down, increasing our carbon emissions challenges with climate change. The Yukon Government is not alone with the bag ban; the Federal Government is also banning six types of single-use plastic packaging this year. Introduced under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the federal ban lists plastic grocery bags, straws, cutlery, six-pack rings, some takeout containers and stir sticks. The Federal Government has set a target of zero plastic waste by 2030, which is one of the most ambitious targets in the world for waste re-

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Ravens overlook plastic recycling drop-off, Whitehorse duction. This goal is even more notable because of Canada’s sad ranking as one of the top producers of waste, per capita, in the world. We can celebrate the bag ban as a positive step in a long journey away from disposability to sustainability. Hopefully, the lessons learned in the last 10 years and the global momentum to reduce waste will lead to rapid changes and leadership in the Yukon. As individuals, we can support a zero waste future in small ways by

engaging politicians about waste reduction policies, making small changes to reduce our own waste, and supporting local businesses reducing their packaging. For more information on the updates to the environment Act, go to the Yukon Government website at yukonassembly.ca. For additional resources, contact Zero Waste Yukon at zerowasteyukon.ca. Scott Dudiak is the program coordinator for Zero Waste Yukon.

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