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Enjoy Dawson City films from the cozy comfort of your couch PHOTOS: submitted by ALFF

First We Eat was created by Suzanne Crocker

From eating 100 per cent local in the North to outhouse humour

the daylight starts to sneak back into the sky, but the cold settles in, it’s the perfect time to get cozy at home and break free of the winter blues with the stories these filmmakers will tell during ALFF, taking place from Feb. 5 to 22.

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The feature-length documentary by Suzanne Crocker puts her family in the middle of a northern experiment: can a family of five live for a year on food exclusively grown, gathered, or raised around Dawson City? Crocker was inspired to try this experiment after her kids visited the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm. On the farm, they learned that, while 100 years

On the Cover A young dancer performs in The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre’s production of Go Nuts! at the Yukon Arts Centre on January 23. PHOTO: Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre

What’s Inside Love Your Library .....................2 ALFF .....................................3 Didee Didoo ............................4 Green Talk ..............................6 Delta Rambler .........................7 Grassroots ..............................9 Seasonal Recipes .................... 10 Gather ................................. 13 Rendezvous .......................... 15 Traveling Light ....................... 18 Dog Culture........................... 19 Blue Collar North .................... 20 Eye on the Outdoors ............... 25 Grey Matters ......................... 26

Events Whitehorse Listings ................ 8 Highlights .......................... 21 Community Listings .............. 22 Active Listings .................... 24

ago Dawson was able to produce 97 per cent of its own food, these days the same percentage is imported. Beyond issues of food sovereignty amidst food chain disruptions due to weather and the pandemic, Crocker’s concern was also sparked by the nutrients and freshness of our food. “I [learned] that the majority of vitamins in fresh greens are lost within five days of picking,” says Crocker. “Which made me wonder how much nutrition was left

by the time fresh spinach reached my plate in January. The more I thought about it, the more I realized all the implications of a long food chain, including not really knowing where our food comes from or how it is produced.” Amidst the story of food in the North, and of creating ingredients we all rely on being readily available in stores, First We Eat is a story of family dynamics and community. cont’d on page 5 ...

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extended ceremonies to pray for the water. Every step is taken in prayer and gratitude for water, our life-giving force. While the film began as a story about the landscape, for Davis it turned into a story about the world of Sharon Day, the Ojibwe elder who leads the walks. “It was the stories she shared and her commitment to the water, to the Indigenous youth, and to a worldview where radical change is possible when we develop relationships of care with the land,

animals and people around us,” says Davis. “Sharon is kind of like a river herself, powerful, perpetually moving forward, nourishing those around her.” Davis will also have media art in the Downtown Video Art Crawl taking place in four downtown Whitehorse storefront windows from Feb. 7 to 13.

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In this short comedic mockumentary, Yasmine Renaud and Cud Eastbound tell the fictional story about the disappearance of “genuine thinker” and aspirer to the Guinness Book of World Records, Steven Henderson. For all Yukoners, the hilarious and at times frustrating portrayal of using an outhouse in the winter is sure to spark recognition and commiserating laughs. “I am excited to share a little comedy or a simple chuckle during these dark times,” says Eastbound. “I’ve always been fascinated with how other folks deal with maintaining an outhouse in such a cold climate … I think most Yukoners can [relate].” All four films will be available for streaming on-demand on ALFF Online. The Available Light Film Festival begins Friday, Feb. 5 and ends Monday, Feb. 22. This year’s festival is a hybrid of in-cinema and online screenings and events. Visit alff.ca for details. You can also check out the events on Facebook.

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a different year, monitoring the natural world has to continue regardless of global pandemics. Evolving out of the old tradition of a Boxing Day bird hunt, where people competed to see who could shoot the most birds while walking off their Christmas feasts, birds have officially been counted, and the numbers compiled, by the American Audubon Society, since 1900. Canadians have participated since the first count. Though the early records are vague, Yukoners have been taking part since roughly the 1970s. Dawson birders began organized XBCs (as Christmas Bird Counts are abbreviated) in 2009. A count was begun soon after at Tombstone Territorial Park. Dawson is often the coldest

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A hairy woodpecker having itself an easy snack count on Earth. It’s not abnormal for temperatures to be -30 degrees C, and, in 2019, a temperature of -35 degrees C, combined with a howling wind, shoved the

wind chill rating off the charts. Unsurprisingly, most of the birds we count are hardened winter residents such as chickadees, ravens and grey jays, redpolls and grouse. Several species of woodpecker, such as the hairy woodpecker, somehow manage to locate hibernating bugs (though the one pictured here has chosen a meaty bone as an easier meal). Altogether, about 25 species have been recorded by Dawson volunteer bird counters. Some of them, such as magpie, mallard and white-crowned sparrow have been seen only once. Crossbills are abundant some years and absent others. This year, the Tombstone count attracted more observers than usual. There were 17 people snowshoeing, skiing and walking through clear, calm and

mild conditions. After the count, participants gathered by a fire and toasted snacks and drank hot chocolate in what amounted to the biggest social event in months. Birding is COVID-safe by design, as it’s best done alone, or in small bubbles, and, of course, outdoors. The Christmas bird counts provide valuable information about how bird numbers are trending. Many songbird populations are declining, some drastically, almost always related to things that happen in the south. Thus far, Yukon resident birds are doing well. As the winters get milder, more birds are overwintering successfully. Sebastian Jones is the wildlife analyst for the Yukon Conservation Society.


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The Delta Rambler with Dennis Allen

Ice road woes (and whoas)

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was driving back to Red Deer from Calgary the other day and got a speeding ticket in a blinding snowstorm. The cop told me there is a law in Alberta that states that speed limits are reduced to 80 km/h when winds exceed 70 km/h. I told him, in no uncertain terms, that I’d never heard of such bull excrement and that if he ever gets up on the Dempster Highway I’d drag race him in Hurricane Alley where the wind blows semi-trailers over like paper cups. When he got back in his car, I blew my nose with his ticket. They can come find me if they want their money. I guess not everybody grew up in the North where driving in whiteout conditions is second nature. If you’ve ever driven the

Dempster Highway or the Ice Road to Tuk, you’ll get my drift. Speaking of drifts, as a teenager, my parents had a country food outlet called Allen’s Country Food Outlet. We sold reindeer meat and Arctic char. We had to drive to Tuktoyaktuk where we’d load up our F250 flat deck with frozen reindeer carcasses and spin around and head home before the Saturday Night Request Show started. One time me and my sister Judy were driving back from Tuk with a load of reindeer meat. It was a six-hour round trip and soon after we left Tuk, she got tired and told me to drive. Being 15, I didn’t have a license, but I’d learned how to drive stick shift that fall, though I was still getting

used to the gears. I was grinding them gears like they were made of rubber and Judy was snapping in and out of sleep, yelling at me to quit grinding. A big west wind had brewed up that afternoon and the snowdrifts were starting to pile up on the ice road. Judy must have been pretty tired because I was hitting those snow drifts like Steve McQueen and she didn’t even wake up. I was actually aiming for them to see the snow fly over the hood. Hey, I was 15. As the wind increased, the snow was flying over the wind rows and making it difficult to see the road. By then it had grown dark. I had to slow down to 50 miles an hour to see where the road was. At the mouth of the Mackenzie River, where it empties into the Beaufort Sea, and where the winds are strongest, the wind rows had been blown clean, so there was nothing to differentiate the ice from the ice road. At that exact spot, I hit a little pressure ridge (google it) and did about eight donuts, gripping the wheel and slamming on the brakes. When it was all said and done, I had no idea which way I was facing, or where the road was. Judy didn’t even wake and I didn’t want her to wake up anyway cause she would have chewed me out for going so fast. I was driving in circles trying to find the ice road. After half an hour, I hit the bank of the river. So I turned around and headed the other way. Anyway, it took me

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another hour of driving around on the bare sea ice to find truck tracks, which I deduced was the ice road. I followed it and I saw lights ahead. I thought I was facing south and the lights were from the Gulf Oil camp at Swimming Point. But when I got closer, I realized I’d driven back to Tuk. So I turned around and headed the other way. Just then Judy woke up. When she realized we were still on the sea ice, she asked me how come we’re still close to Tuk. I told her I fell asleep. She looked at me like she didn’t believe me. I let out a fake

yawn and turned the radio on. To my luck, I got the Saturday Night Request Show out of CHAK Inuvik. “At least we can listen to the request show” Judy said and went back to sleep. Whew! That was a close one. Keep this under your hat please. Dennis Allen is an awardwinning filmmaker, forlorn songwriter and hopeless storyteller. He’s the only guy he knows who’s never seen the Stones.

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ART SHOWS Wed Feb 10 & 24 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 Until Sat Feb 27 Exposition collective / Art exhibition Arts Underground The creations of six Francophone artists from the Yukon on the theme Nous, showcasing a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, embroidery, drawing and art installations. Until Sat Feb 27 Four Directions & All Points Between By Jeanine Bake Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Features new fused & stained glass in an evolving show Until Sat Feb 27 Northern Animals By Hayley Thiesen/TSUN Arts Underground Animal portraits, capturing the animal unique spirit, personality, and dignity. 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 Fri Apr 30 Honouring Our Future: Yukon First Nations Graduation Regalia Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Celebrates the history, creation, and design of First Nations high school graduation regalia and will travel throughout the territory until the fall of 2023.

LIVE MUSIC Thursdays Joe Loutchen Fiddler On The Loose 7:00 PM Mon Feb 15 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.

GENERAL EVENTS 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 Fri Feb 5 Available Light Film Festival 2021 Yukon Arts Centre Featuring both online and in-cinema programming, all access passes now available. Thu Feb 11 Music Trivia (Members and signed in guests) 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 It will be same format as previous with Kevin Murphy providing the challenging tunes.

Feb 12 - 15 A Night of Dinner & Music 6:30 PM Virtual Online Access to online show with The All-City Jazz Band, Fawn Fritzen and David Restivo and Sarah and Patrick Hamilton, silient auction, and discounts on the Smoke and Sow. For more info email allcitybandwhitehorse@ gmail.com. Sun Feb 14 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 15 Euchre - For members and signed in guests 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Euchre is a tricktaking card game. The door to the lounge is locked and to get in your must have a valid 2021 Membership. Masks are mandatory and must be worn. Tue Feb 16 Trivia Tuesdays! 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 Thu Feb 18 Traditional Hand Drum and Drum Stick with Doug Smarch 5:00 PM Northern Cultural Expressions Society Email programcoord#northernculture.org for more info. Sat Feb 20 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat Feb 20 Sourdough Sam Showcase 8:00 PM Yukon Rendezvous Society Past Sams will take to an OUTDOOR stage this year to give you your annual Sourdough Sam entertainment! Tickets online. Mon Feb 22 Euchre - For members and signed in guests 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Euchre is a tricktaking card game. The door to the lounge is locked and to get in your must have a valid 2021 Membership. Masks are mandatory and must be worn. Tue Feb 23 Trivia Tuesdays! 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

KIDS & FAMILIES 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 Power UP! Winter Term 3:30 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Power Up! is a program for Grade 8-12 girls to explore skilled trades sessions during 8 weeks of after school workshops. Register online. 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

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 Wed Feb 10 CMBC Event Planning Meeting 7:30 PM Virtual Online We will be deciding which events to run for the year, select dates and find volunteers to run them. Email cmbc.yukon@gmail.com for more info.

Mondays-Saturdays Family Literacy Centre Drop-In 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM As a part of keeping safe through the pandemic, the FLC capacity number is lower than usual. Cleaning will take place 11:30-1pm. Thursdays special hours will be 12:00 PM-3:00 PM To help give everyone a chance to visit, we thank you in advance for limiting your stay to 1 hr. Everyone welcome, no registration required.

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et’s start from the ground up. There’s a reason thick sleeping pads are a hot item, so to speak. The more insulation you have from the ground, the more you’ll increase your warmth. For some of us, that might just look like transferring our summer mats to below zero climate. If you don’t have an inflatable pad, adding insulation to your body through a foam mat, snow, or cut pine boughs will make all the difference in keeping you warm in the night. Extra outer layers stuffed between your sleeping pad and the ground are also a great way to flatten an uneven camp spot. Sleeping bags have both “comfort” ratings and “lower limit” ratings, based on the International Standards Organization (ISO) that oversees bag testing. Some sleeping bags are also labeled to advertise to a specific gender. Generally, sleeping bags advertised toward women will be of a warmer weight. It’s important to be aware that just because your sleeping bag is rated down to -7 degrees, you might not necessarily be comfortable sleeping at that temperature. If you don’t own or can’t borrow a winter bag, you can increase the weight of your regular bag with a fleece liner, by using a bivy bag on the outside, or by putting your summer bag inside a lighter winter bag. What you’re looking for in buying or borrowing is to find a bag that has enough space to pull up snugly over your shoulders. This might seem obvious, but the

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sleeping bag will only keep you warm if you zip it all the way up and pull it over the back of your head. It will also operate the best when you have filled all the empty space in your bag with clothes or other insulants.

warm, you’ll likely stay warm. If you’re going in cold, doing sit-ups or flutter kicks in your bag can help increase the heat inside your sleeping system. Staying dry also becomes incredibly important, so be sure

into them, they will stay cold the whole night. A loose pair of wool socks or down socks will often do the trick. Other things that can make a difference in your sleeping system are hot water bottles and pee

PHOTO: Pixabay When you finally put out the fire and start to take off your boots, make sure to unlace them to prevent them from freezing to the point where you can’t get your feet back into them in the morning! When you crawl into your shelter, try to go into your sleeping system as warm as you can. Your sleeping bag will act as a thermos. If you go into it cold, it will stay cold. If you go into it

you’re not wearing any wet or damp layers from the day. If those layers are damp and you have to put them on the next morning, they can go inside your sleeping bag (remember that fill-the-space idea?) not on your body and your body heat will keep them from freezing. Wearing socks follows the same principle as the sleeping bag. If your feet are cold going

bottles (I know what you’re thinking and, yes, you can have both, just make sure you don’t mix them up). Screw-top Nalgenes make great hot water bottles. Boil some water at the end of the day, pour it into the bottle, wrap it in a shirt and tuck it close to your body. Keeping it close to your armpits or groin will quickly warm up the rest of your body in your sleeping bag and allow you to stay

warmer for later in the night. A pee bottle can be helpful to avoid an unnecessary trip into your wet boots from the day. Depending on your sleeping structure (tent, tarp, or snow shelter), this can make the whole process easier. If you’re not someone with external parts, you might find that a wide Nalgene with a lid or an empty peanut butter jar is a better choice than a bottle. Whatever you choose, choosing to go rather than holding it in will absolutely make you warmer, so that’s something to think about when you wake up in the middle of the night! Other things to put in inner pockets and “body pack” at night include your phone, contact lens solution, batteries, headlamp and GPS. Anything with a battery or water content is always at risk of freezing, so tucking them into an inside pocket in the night is good practice. Last but not least, eating and drinking many calories will keep you warmer at night. Often a great joy of winter camping is eating rich, fatty foods. So whether you’re setting up to ice fish, take off on skis or just camp in your backyard, consider some of these hot tips to stay warm. Liz Peredun is enthusiastic about sharing her love of the natural world, river travel and building community. She has worked in outdoor and experiential education for the past 10+ years.


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le 1 1 : 0 0 A M - 8: 00 P M Availab d o o F S A WEEK

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Place flour in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt. Pour boiling water over the flour and mix until a dough comes together and is still warm, but cool enough to handle.

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Turn out onto a work surface and knead the dough for 5 minutes. Wrap in plastic and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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Once the dough has rested, divide into 8 small portions. Roll out a portion of dough until it has a 12-15 cm diameter, then brush dough with oil and sprinkle with scallions. Roll the dough up like a jelly roll, then twist dough around itself like a snail. Gently press down using a rolling pin until the dough is once again 12-15 cm in diameter. Repeat with the remaining dough.

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Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then fry the shredded duck until crisp. Remove and reserve. Add an additional tablespoon of oil to the pan, then fry the scallion pancakes until they’re golden brown in spots, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat until all pancakes are cooked.

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To serve, place a spoonful of duck in each pancake, then drizzle with hoisin and top with chopped cilantro. Wrap the pancake around the dough and enjoy.

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Roll into a cigar shape then coil around itself

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bet there are others out there who, like me, end the holiday season with a list of baking projects they never got to. I’ve wanted to make savoury thumbprint cookies forever, so once the spruce needles were swept up, the decorations put back in their boxes and the cookie tins fully emptied, I decided to give them a try. These cookies are not the usual dessert-y type thing, but are meant instead to open up the meal—an appetizer in one bite, sharp cheese contrasted with sweet-tart jselly or jam. You’ll find lots of recipes online for fig, or tomato jam, or red pepper jelly. They’re all totally worth trying. Here though, I’ve gone with high bush cranberry jam—another project I never got to over the holidays and one that’s been on my mind since the fall. I went high bush picking with a friend and she gave me all her berries (so generous) and I’ve wanted to repay her with some jam or jelly ever since. I don’t like using pectin if I can avoid it, but high bush jelly takes forever to boil down to the gelling stage and you lose so much volume in the process. My friend and colleague Lyn Fabio gave me the solution: make high bush jam, not jelly. Press the spent berries through a sieve (there’s still lots of juice in them) or a food mill, leaving the seeds behind, and combine them with the juice, sugar and lemon juice. You’ll get way more volume and a beautiful texture. Sold!

PHOTO: Michele Genest HIGH BUSH CRANBERRY AND ROSEMARY JAM Inspired by chef Lyn Fabio of Whitehorse, who never makes jelly if she can help it. Ingredients • 8 cups high bush cranberries • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary • Water • Juice of one lemon • 1 3/4 cups sugar • 1/2 tsp salt Instructions 1. Put cranberries in a mediumsized pot and add one sprig of rosemary and enough cold water to just float the berries. Cover pot, bring to the boil, re-

duce heat and simmer until the berries have collapsed and lost most of their colour. 2. Strain juice into a clean pot. Press berries through a sieve into the pot, or use a food mill if you have one. You should have about 5 cups of combined juice and berry pulp. 3. Stir in lemon juice, sugar, salt and remaining sprig of rosemary. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the jam reaches the gelling stage, anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. Skim occasionally to remove the scum that forms along the side of the pot. 4. Test by dipping a spoon into the jam, letting it cool for a mo-

ment, and tipping the spoon so the jam slides back into the pot. When the last bit of jam slides off the spoon in a sheet rather than in drops, it is ready. 5. Remove the sprig of rosemary and pour jam into sterilised jars with two-part lids. Screw the lids onto each jar until finger tight. Immerse in a boiling water bath for 12 minutes. 6. Remove jars from water and cool on a rack. When the lids pop you’ll know they have sealed. Put any jars that don’t seal in the fridge and eat that jam first. Makes 3 to 4 jars of 250 ml. CHEESY THUMBPRINT COOKIES Ingredients • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds, pecans or walnuts, toasted • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1 1/2 cups grated old cheddar • 1 egg yolk • 1 cup flour • 1/2 tsp cayenne Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. Place toasted seeds or nuts in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped with a few bigger pieces remaining. Transfer

to a dinner plate and reserve. 3. Combine butter and cheeses in the food processor and buzz until smooth. Add the egg yolk, flour and cayenne and pulse until a soft dough has formed. Transfer the dough to a bowl or plate. 4. Form 1-inch balls of dough (about 1 tbsp) by rolling them between your hands. 5. Pour 1 cup cold water into a small bowl. Dip each ball of dough into the water and then roll in the chopped seeds or nuts. Place on 2 parchmentlined baking sheets spaced about 2 inches apart. Make a well in each cookie with your thumb or the back of a teaspoon. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. 6. Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. If necessary, remake the well in the cookies with the back of a spoon. Bake for another 7 to 8 minutes, until firm and golden. 7. Cool to room temperature and fill each well with a spoonful of high bush cranberry and rosemary jam. Makes 24 appetizers. Michele Genest is a Whitehorsebased chef and writer. She is also somewhat of a gardener. Michele has also written two books “The Boreal Feast - A Culinary Journey Through The North” and “The Boreal Gourmet - Adventures In Northern Cooking.”

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We Will Rendezvous Online if we must

by Heather LeDuc

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hings are looking up. After months of having their lives upended by COVID-19, Yukoners can see light at the end of the tunnel. The days are getting longer. Vaccinations are being dispensed. And, to combat the winter doldrums and the pandemic blues, the Yukon Rendezvous Festival is a go. “We think it’s important to have the festival. I think that a lot of Yukoners are needing some-

thing,” says Saskrita Shrestha, executive director of Yukon Rendezvous. “We know it’s going to be different, we know it’s not going to be like Rendezvous has been in the past, but we’re still going to offer a good lineup of things to get people excited.” There’s a mix of in-person and online offerings, with lots for folks to see and do, even if they rendezvous at home. But first the sad news: some Rendezvous staples have been eliminated. Where events were considered too risky, with too

much potential for high contact or high capacity, festival organizers decided not to hold them this year. An example is the Quest for the Crown, which involves a series of events culminating in the crowning of Rendezvous royalty. On the bright side, the current Queen, Brenda Pilatzke-Vanier, and the 2020 court will reign a second year. This will give them an opportunity to attend Yukon events that were cancelled in 2020. Since there won’t be any crown contenders campaigning in 2021,

raffle tickets are available online. With only 5,000 tickets available, the odds are pretty good for winning a great prize from a Rendezvous sponsor. The Rendezvous Run Up, taking place from Feb. 12 to Feb. 25, features a number of activities leading up to the festival proper. A lot of events are going virtual, which is a big change, but it’s also a format Yukoners have adapted to over the past year. The online versions offer new ways to participate, including public voting in some events. Vir-

tual festival-goers are invited to cast their votes for the cutest animal in the Pet Parade, the hairiest leg, or best beard in the Strength and Style Competition, and the most creative or whacky upcycled piece in the Rendezvous Fashion Show. Organizers hope that the voting will make the events fun and engaging for the public, Shrestha says. Other Run Up events include outdoor performances by Sourcont’d on page 16 ...

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We will Rendezvous ... continued from Page 15 dough Sam alumni from past years. The Business Décor Challenge encourages Yukoners to visit participating businesses and vote for their favourite. Finally, the Fiddle Show with Sarah Hamilton and the Fiddle Heads is happening live at the Yukon Arts Centre. The show will be followed by a virtual performance by virtuoso fiddler Mark Sullivan, a three-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion. Rendezvous weekend takes place Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, with a mix of in-person and outdoor action. For families, there’s the Kids Fest at Shipyards Park. Further west, next to Lumel Studios, burly and not-so-burly Yukoners will compete in the axe-throwing, log-tossing and chainsaw-chucking competitions at the Snowpad. From there, festival-goers can head to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to shop at the craft market and take in live shows on the Main Performance Stage. Capacity will

be limited and the performances will be streamed for folks who prefer to watch from home. After a few years’ hiatus, snow sculptors are returning to create monumental carvings in the Shipyards parking lot. Midnight Sun Fireworks will stage a pyrotechnic musical extravaganza that will be visible all over Whitehorse. People are encouraged to watch from their cars, or from the warmth and safety of their homes. The final event of the festival is a virtual drag show from Tuck Presents, based in Vancouver. Inevitably, there will be marked differences from pre-pandemic festivals. Venues will be more spread out to facilitate physical distancing. All event areas will have one entry and one exit point, and capacity will be limited. Volunteers will help folks adhere to the requisite COVID-19 measures. Shrestha says it takes more planning and at least as many volunteers to deliver a scaled-back, virtual and in-person Rendezvous

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peace. Take note of your initial response to the hanging figure and keep that response in your back pocket. To recharge our hope, we are called upon to employ faith. To feel faith, one must first give in. Sometimes we need to surrender to something greater than ourselves. The figure in The Hanged Man is not struggling because they are willingly giving themselves over, in and through faith. The halo is not decorative. The Hanged Man reminds us faith is stimulated by being of faith. To increase one’s faith, first surrender to something benevolent and much greater than one’s self. The Hanged Man also reminds us it may take a little while for the processes of hope to become available to us. Sometimes things take time. Awe, gratitude and wonder are other handy gateways to faith. And faith leads to, and creates, hope. Sure, it’s a bit of a process, but when you are serenely hanging from a tree, what else ya got to do? Hope is the reward, the delicious elixir after a bit of spiritual work.

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s there was no courthouse in Cambridge Bay, the case against Willie Laserich played out in a hotel lobby. Frank Smith was the judge. You only have to read a few lines of Judge Smith’s decision to discover that he was a shrewd character. This aviation mess wasn’t his first rodeo. I suspect that it took him less than two days to figure out that he would be judging a parallel case as well. The legal system was also on trial. The majority of the people watching the trial were recipients of Laserich’s mercy flights. The bond with their local pilot was strengthened as the prosecution rolled out the evidence, which did a superb job explaining to the locals how Laserich bent, stretched, and broke regulations while he was transporting them to the hospital. Who knows if the prosecution could see it, but the locals were starting to understand just how committed Laserich was to their medical well-being. Every citation represented another brick (205 altogether) in

the building of a local hero. There must have been many nights after the judge returned to his hotel room that he wanted to smash his head into the wall. The prosecution’s team could boast that some

it was colder than -40 degrees C. Just think of all the fun the defense lawyer had with that citation, getting a Transport Canada official to confirm that -41 degrees C was a violation. That statement

a long trial, the judge’s written statement went on for hours. He knew that trust had been bruised, so he had some massaging to do. He crafted a diplomatic message, which weighed like a sledgeham-

of their members had attended some of the best law schools for nearly a decade. When it came to common sense, however, they looked like they had just graduated out of daycare. Half a dozen serious citations would be more than enough to put Willie in his place. Amassing 205 was over-the-top. One petty citation charged Laserich with flying when

would have told the local community that the authorities would tolerate zero risk for transporting the sick and dying of the far North. What the community heard was that their health was immaterial. Judge Smith heard the same thing and wasn’t going to go there. If found guilty, Laserich faced a maximum of one year in jail and a million dollar fine. After such

mer, and flung it at the stuffed shirts in Ottawa. Long before truth and reconciliation, his statement confirmed to everyone who was listening that their health concerns were not going to be thought of as inferior. The judge found Laserich guilty of one count of running an illegal charter service. The courtroom was packed for sentencing with

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Part Two people who were only alive because of Laserich’s mercy flights. The perceptive Judge Smith was determined to show that justice was going to be seen to be done for the citizens of the high arctic. “He’s the stuff of the bush pilots of old,” Smith said. “He is supplying a service that he is uniquely qualified to perform.” Judge Smith assigned a fine of $250 and gave Willie a lifetime to pay. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure Canada out. We hear the yakking about Canadian identity. We still haven’t got the hang of telling our stories, like our neighbors to the south. I argue that if Laserich had been American, I would not be telling you this story. You would have already seen it on the big screen. A bankrupt Laserich had one more task to do after the trial. He headed downtown to pay his fine. Although he could make the trip blindfolded, it was one of the few times he arrived at his destination late and found that some good citizen of Cambridge Bay had already paid his fine. Carey Marshall is from Whitehorse and has lived on both sides of the mountain North of 60 for almost 50 years.

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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 11:30-1 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. Fri Feb 12 Play Like a Girl 3:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre For girls grade 1 +, develop skills and have fun! To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Sat Feb 13 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.

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MAYO Mondays Video Yoga Classes 5:15 PM Mayo Curling Arena Yoga Videos are used for leading each class. Bring your own Yoga mat or borrow ours. Drop-ins are welcome. For more info call 996-2043 8979962043 Mondays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sundays St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)6677746

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Thursdays Habit HITT with Kristie 12:15 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome for Elder and Counsellor available Emotional and this total body cardio and complete body weight class. Call or email for more info, register online. Spiritual support, free to Indigenous women, girls, 2 spirited in Yukon, Northern BC: Phone, 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com video appointments or in person. Call Toll Free Thursdays Kids BJJ 4:30 PM Elite Martial Arts 866 667 6162 or visit www.yawc.ca for info. Academy Monday - Friday FASSY - Drop In OPEN - Social Thursdays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Turbo distancing in effect! 10:00 AM FASSY FASSY is Kick- Cardio Kickboxing 5:30 PM Long, Lean still supporting individuals during this difficult time, & Mean Fitness Perfect for the beginner and call 393-4948 if you need help. elite fitness enthusiast alike! Call for more info, Mondays Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 register online. 334-3479 PM Overeaters Anonymous Contact oayukon@ Thursdays Kids BJJ 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts gmail.com for more information 333-0112 Academy oayukon@gmail.com Thursdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 7:30 PM Elite Tuesdays & Saturdays Counselling Drop-In Martial Arts Academy and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Fridays Kids BJJ 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Free Academy Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday Fridays Habit Cycle with Amy 6:30 AM Habit 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call Health and Wellness We welcome all experience 668-6429 for more info. levels and abilities, call or email for more info, Tues, Wed & Thurs Live & Online: Kundalini register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail. with Sheila 8:00 AM Virtual Online Weekly com explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Fridays Muay Thai Kickboxing 7:30 PM Elite Register online, call or email for more info. 334Martial Arts Academy 8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Fridays zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Wed Feb 10 Important Supports & Planning Bodies Cross Training Centre Call 633-5245 for for Seniors 2:30 PM Virtual Online Facilitated more info. by Yukon Senior Services and Adult Protection Unit. To register, call 667-8733 or email ccsp@ Fridays Habit Cycle with Adrienne 6:30 gov.yk.ca. AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or Wed Feb 10 Community Drum Circle 5:00 PM email for more info, register online. 334-7458 Elks Lodge 306 Share your energy in a circle of habitcommunity@gmail.com rhythm. All ages and abilities welcome. Drums will Saturdays Habit Cycle with Amy 8:30 AM Habit be provided, and no experience required! Register Health and Wellness We welcome all experience online. 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ith regards to wildlife management, carrying capacity is one of the most misunderstood factors. When studying the carrying capacity of deer, for example, you must also consider all other species of animals and birds using the same area, as well as the rain required to retain soils fertile enough to grow annual crops of food, and water resources including wetlands. Then there are limiting factors, such as climate change and competitive users (think deer and rabbits) eating the same types of food. People have plenty of ideas around this sort of thing, but science ultimately determines the future of all species on Earth, from a cottontail rabbit, to a human. Too many or too few of a species can be a disaster for any animal. Take deer for example. Too few can spell disaster when you consider possible recovery time and all conditions the population faces. I was part of a special committee that faced this in Ontario back in the 70s. By using the “Buck Law” (allowing only hunting of bucks), the situation was resolved while keeping limited hunting active. Top-heavy populations can also spell disaster, especially during the winter season. Remember

the rule that there’s only so much food for so many species? What that means is that, in the cold and deep snow, too many mouths can lead to starvation. Remember, we are not only dealing with other deer, but with rabbits or hares. To look at it from another perspective, if an area has just been logged and there’s new, young tree and plant growth, but an overabundance of rabbits and hares, the growth will soon eliminate what would otherwise have been heaven for a starving deer population. The average lifespan of a rabbit may only be six months, due to disease and predictors, but rabbits breed fast. Sometimes twice a year. If we add a predator to the scenario, to prey upon the rabbit, this helps balance the scales a bit. Speaking of predators, the deer have many hardships to overcome in their lifetime. Come winter, the young have to contend with deep snow that wears down their small bodies.If there is a lack of cover in a winter yard, the animal’s body will have a fight with the cold. If the streams are frozen over then, dehydration can be deadly. With the expansion of domestic and commercial enterprises, roads and trails opening up in the backland make travel easier for the wolf en route to the wintering

yards. Now add the diseases that deer has to contend with and soon you will realize that all wildlife, be it a fish, grouse, deer, or songbird, relies on scientific wildlife management. Taking population counts from the air, which I did with deer in Ontario back in the 60s, can help formulate a forestry plan for regeneration. This can help with logging as well as wildlife hunting because it bases numbers on scientific and technical facts. It’s the only way to ensure the future of all wildlife. We cannot “preserve wildlife.” One way or the other, wildlife will succumb and die. It should be used rather than left to waste. Hunting has a place in wildlife management, but only when numbers line up. Traditions of old, right to hunt, lack of communication between forestry of old and wildlife of today, will not build a promising future for all kinds of wildlife. Murray Martin is a former Ontario conservation officer and a longstanding member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.

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hat happened when this senior looked out the window that Monday morning in early November and saw an unbelievable amount of snow on the driveway? Did I bemoan the millions of soft flakes that were already blocking the path out the door, or the ones that were continuing to fall, making getting the car to the street impossible? Nope. I just said the same thing most Whitehorse residents were saying at that moment—wow. Then I decided I better get to it. November 2020 was the beginning of my fifth winter in the Yukon. I’ve always taken pride in keeping my driveway scraped and shoveled down to the cement during winter. I do this because I know that when cars drive over the fresh snow and compact it, it becomes more difficult to shovel, leaving my driveway lumpy. My tenant usually leaves the house around 7:30 a.m., so I was shoveling by 6:30 a.m. I still only got half of her side of the driveway done before she left. I knew I was going to have to deal with some hard pack from this snowfall. Last year I had asked my wife and our tenant to park on the street all winter to make my shoveling easier, but that didn’t go over too well. Let me emphasize something —this is not a “fish tale.” I heard many anecdotal accounts of the snowfall being far beyond normal, but I was glad to hear that there was “factual” information to con-

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jagged, broken-at-the-corners shovel. I couldn’t believe it when I came in from my third trip outside and I still hadn’t cleared it all the way to the street. This was not even attempting to scrape down to the cement, just trying to keep ahead of the neverending cascade of flakes. At the end of the day, bone tired wasn’t nearly deep enough to describe it. It was Friday before I finished shoveling the front and back. Over the course of that fateful Monday, I occasionally lamented that I wasn’t keeping up to the adjacent neighbours in shoveling speed. But I did remind myself that they were probably 30 years younger. A couple days later, the neighbour directly across the street told me what a good man I was. He said he wished he could do what I was doing. He is about 25 years PHOTO: Barry Waitt older than me. A family member teased me that if my neighbours did not know it was a competition, SNOWMAGEDDON that I would probably win. Unfortunately, I disagree. One young neighbour effortlessly keeps his driveway like my dining room “We’ve had three days in a row floor and it drives me crazy. Of course, not every senior will where we are perhaps in recordbreaking territory. There were have the same thoughts about no days in the month, in the old Snowmageddon and clearing their way of measuring things, that we driveway. It will vary with one’s came even close to 41. It’s right age and health and views on a out of the ballpark,” Lindquist snowless driveway. It is also quite said in an interview with CBC possible that I would not have tackled Snowmageddon as I did if North. Let me also make this clear— it was farther into the winter and I was not moving the snow with I was sick of shoveling. As of the writing of this, I wonsome powerful snowblower. Nope. Due to the noise and air der how high that pile along the pollution they make, the fact driveway will get before spring that I am half-Scottish, and some melt. misplaced machismo, I decided to Barry Waitt is a take on Snowmageddon with my Whitehorse-based writer.

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firm the enormity of the situation. The Whitehorse airport actually closed. Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist estimated that snowfall in Whitehorse was about 30 to 41 centimetres, an amount that far exceeds daily records for October and November, which range from 5 to 15 centimetres.

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Continuing Studies Northern Institute of Social Justice YFN 101 - Online CRN 90061 | DATE: On-going | TIME: Self-paced | COST: $89.99 + GST

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