Yukon North Of Ordinary

Living archive for April 17, 2014

‘You have to actually write if you want to be a writer’ Subscribers only

April 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

“I don’t think that writing is something you’re inspired to do actually,” says Whitehorse writer Lori Garrison. “I think it’s just something you end up doing because you can’t not do it ….

What we take for granted can provide sobering reflections Subscribers only

April 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

About 15 years ago, I took a trip from Ontario to Alaska. I met a young lady and two male zoology students chipping away at a glacier.

It’s indeed a wild ride across the Atlantic Ocean ( Bookends ) Subscribers only

April 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I met Charlie Wilkins in 2005, when he spent part of a chilly winter at Berton House in Dawson City as writer-in-residence.

Dawson provided uncluttered time and a cultural surprise Subscribers only

April 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Clem Martini learned about Berton House from a number of residency alumni who were visiting as part of the Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary, where he is a professor in the drama department. The program sounded interesting.

Exhibit Continues Subscribers only

April 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Linda Leon is one of several artists in the What About the Peel?

Teenagers face the menace of werewolves, actual wolves ( Bookends ) Subscribers only

April 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

The Reckoning concludes the Darkest Powers Trilogy,

There is more to birds than simply their looks Subscribers only

April 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

During my early days as a conservation officer in Ontario (in the late ‘50s and ‘60s), I spent three years researching the life cycle of the Hungarian partridge.

Don’t panic and give up on your lilacs pruning Subscribers only

April 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

My lilac bush dominates the front lawn, and even though it’s snowing a bit as I write this, I am already anticipating the fragrance of the flowers that magically appear in the latter part of June.

Whitehorse author releases new book on local website Subscribers only

April 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Local writer Susan Baker admits her new piece NOSYM is not for everyone.

Spring Break Fun Subscribers only

April 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Youth from the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre’s spring break theatre workshop