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december 2013 / january 2014 | FREE

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edgeyk.ca

Issue 11
December 2013 / january 2014
Editor
Laurie Sarkadi
editor@edgeyk.ca

Front Edge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Pat Kane
Photographer
patkanephoto@arcticmail.com
Janet Pacey
Design
design@edgeyk.ca

Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Found Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
What’s on Your Fridge?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Erin Mohr
Ad Design
ad_design@edgeyk.ca
Jeremy Bird
Advertising Manager
advertising@edgeyk.ca
Sr. Contributing Editor

CONTENTS

Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Downtown Dilemma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
YK’s Hidden Gems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Art of Giving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Jack Danylchuk

Brent Reaney
Publisher
brent@reaneywriting.com

Back to my Mountain Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Mummering with your Perogies? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Contributors:

Paul Andrew

Tom Andrews



France Benoit

Emily Bracken



Jay Bulckaert

Linda Comerford

Hollywood True North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43



Jack Danylchuk

Alan Erhlich

Saving Con . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48



Anthony Foliot

Brad Heath

Retirement Retrofit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57



Myka Jones

Brian Kinzie



Ingrid Kritsch

Sandra Maitland



Alex Power

Amber Ruddy

Acting out of Anger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69



Lee Sacrey

Paige Saunders

How I Got Here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73



Steve Schwarz

David Stone

Edge Opinion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77



Makenzie Zouboules

Copyright 2013 by:

All rights reserved.
ISSN 1927-7016 (Print)
ISSN 1927-7024 (Online)

Is Yellowknife Sinking?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Unsung Heroes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Echoes on a Small Town Sidewalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Edge YK is delivered, free of charge,

to every house in YK and is also available at:

Black Knight Pub

Originals by T-Bo

Coyote's Steakhouse
and Lounge

Overlander Sports

Dancing Moose Cafe
Down to Earth Gallery
The Fieldhouse
Gallery of the Midnight Sun
Gourmet Cup
Javaroma

Cover artwork by
Courtney holmes

Signed
Smokehouse Cafe
Thornton’s Wine & Tapas Room
Weaver & Devore
Yellowknife Airport
Yellowknife Co-op
Northern Images

The Multiplex

as well as many other businesses
And online at edgeyk.ca
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Seriously, let’s keep the
Robertson Headframe
In the highly caffeinated, always stimulating, start of a workday at EDGE YK headquarters, discussion turned to the
Robertson Headframe. The City had just given the iconic landmark at Con Mine another reprieve from the wrecking
ball, but its fate remained far from certain.
With Yellowknife’s foodbank in high demand, climate change threatening the permafrost below our feet (see Steve
Schwarz’s story on page 39); other than as a beacon to boaters, is a giant hunk of towering steel really worth fighting
for? In a stroke of serendipity, I opened two things in my inbox that convinced me unequivocally that – Yes, it is.
Architect Dave Stone became so enamoured with the headframe (and repurposing abandoned structures in general)
during a work stint here, that he did his master’s thesis on it.
Those costly greenhouses we keep hearing about are part of the plan. They would use free and constant geo-thermal
energy to grow vegetation that would be planted to absorb arsenic and other contaminants at Con and Giant mines.
The arsenic can be recovered from the plants and sold as a commodity. When that job is done, the greenhouses grow
food for northerners. You can see the rest of his plans for an observation deck, café and interpretive centre explaining
the reclamation of Con and Giant’s landscapes starting on page 50.
A holistic approach to the question of money would help. Ottawa has approved nearly a billion dollars (and counting)
for Giant’s reclamation and maintenance, and spends more than $50 million each year to subsidize the high cost of
getting healthy foods to northerners through its Nutrition North (formerly Food Mail) program. Having high-producing,
northern-based greenhouses that address contamination and food security in a way that reduces greenhouse gas
emissions, might be a money saver.
On page 54, Yellowknife entrepreneur Paige Saunders presents a bare bones plan to ensure the structure stays standing
as a first, then open it up to tourism eventually – a kind of financial, 11th-hour ‘crisis’ intervention.
We hope the headframe lives and becomes useful again. It's a nod to YK's mining heritage, but could also become a
beacon for new and better ways to care for our fragile northern environment and the people who live here – a sign we
are a progressive, northern city. We are – aren't we? Let us know what you think on Twitter (@edgemagyk) or Facebook
and, as always, send your story ideas to editor@edgeyk.ca.
However you celebrate the holidays, we hope this issue gives you food for thought.
Laurie Sarkadi
Editor

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Myka
Jones

Myka is a regular contributor to Yellowknife's fine potlucks,
fiddle jams, pond hockey games, and canoe outings. She
moved up in 2010 and soon found an outlet for her creative
energy in the ice and snow (you may recognize her from
Snowking’s castle – she carves and chisels there as Lady
Icicle). By day she works in communications as a freelance
graphic designer. She had the opportunity to collaborate
on YK's Hidden Gems (see page 17) with talented local
photographer/engineer, Brian Kinzie, who can often be
spotted at the landfill where he snaps shots of "dump scores."

David
Stone

David Stone is an intern architect currently working in
the nation’s capital. As a lifelong fan of Farley Mowat (and
all things northern), David jumped at the opportunity to
work in Yellowknife during an eight-month co-op term in
2011. Having been captivated by the industrial landscapes
surrounding the city, he returned to Dalhousie University
to complete a master’s thesis on the revitalization of the
Robertson Headframe and Con Mine property. (You can
read about it on page 49.)

Paul
Andrew

Paul Andrew was born in the Mackenzie Mountains across
from Tulita. He spent his childhood in the bush, learning the
Dene traditions and language (see page 27), before going
to Grollier Hall residential school in Inuvik. He has served as
Tulita Chief and Dene Nation vice-president, but is perhaps
best known for his 28-year broadcasting career with CBC
North. He received a National Aboriginal Achievement
Award in 2008, before taking early retirement last year. A
popular singer and guitar player, Paul is a member of the
Tulita Drummers and performs his own songs in Slavey.

Steve
Schwarz

Steve began with a career in geology and moved to
Yellowknife for a three-month contract in 1998. Since then,
he's shifted to remote sensing – a fancy term for using
satellites to view earth. When not writing about his day-job
(see page 39), Steve prefers to be using his own cameras
to photograph outdoor life and recreation in the North:
canoeing, sailing, skiing, kite skiing…he’s been known to
drill holes in canoes and skis to attach cameras. More of his
photos can be seen at truenorthphotos.com, flickr.com/
photos/steves_2003 and in previous editions of EDGE YK.

Makenzie
Zouboules

A Yellowknife export, Makenzie is going into her second
year of Political Science and Writing at the University of
Victoria. Her work has been published by The Warren, and
once made a cameo appearance in an undergrad essay. In
2012 she was invited to be the first Peer Leader for Fostering
Open eXpression among Youth (F.O.X.Y.), which she writes
about on page 69. Since then, she’s been lucky enough to
travel across the NWT and to cultivate a passion for art that
addresses difficult truths.

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found food

Salt-cured, Jamaican-ish
Fish Fritters

Start with about 1.5 lbs of boneless,
skinless fish fillets. Rinse the fillets,
pat them dry and place them in 5’’
x 9’’ glass dish. Now add enough
kosher salt (not table salt) so the fish
is covered, top and bottom. Leave
the dish in the fridge about 48 hours.
After 48 hours, remove the fish
from the dish and wrap it in two
layers of cheesecloth, ensuring
that a good layer of salt remains on

salt-fish

1 cup

water

3 cups

all purpose flour

1 medium white onion (diced or
minced)

by Alex Power
Here’s a simple way to make an
easy recipe take a week. While
this might not sound like a ringing
endorsement, it’s both fun and
interesting. The recipe is for
Jamaican-style fish fritters. Fish
fritters are simple to make, go well
with hot-sauce and are always a
popular appetizer. The reason this
recipe takes so long is because
you’re going to make your own
salt-cured fish. For most gratifying
results, use a fish you caught
yourself. I prefer Jackfish, but any
fish will do.

1/2 lb

the fish. Wash the glass dish. Place
the fish on a metal rack, then put it
back into the glass dish and return
to fridge. After 5 days, remove the
cheesecloth and you’re done.
Store the fish in a heavy-duty freezer
bag and it will easily last for months
in the fridge. Of course, yours will
only last one more day, because
now it’s time to make Jamaican-ish
fish fritters.
Take a 1/2 lb of your freshly salted
fish and thoroughly rinse with
cool water. Place in a pot with 2
litres of water, and bring to a boil
for 5 minutes. Pour off the water
and rinse well. Let the fish cool,
then completely shred by hand.
Thoroughly mix all the fritter
ingredients together in a bowl by
hand.
Fill a large saucepan 1” deep with
canola oil and heat to 190° C (375°
F). Scoop tablespoon-sized portions
of your batter into the oil, forming
¼” thick patties. Turn the fritters

4

scallions (diced)

1 tsp

paprika

1 tsp

freshly ground black
pepper

1 tsp

allspice

1 tsp

baking powder

1

scotch bonnet (seeded)



canola oil (enough for
shallow frying)

Have a recipe that includes at least one
local ingredient? Email editor@edgeyk.ca.
every 1 or 2 minutes until a golden
brown. Let the fritters cool for 5
minutes before serving.
There you have it, from lake to plate.
If you don’t want to go through the
effort of catching and salting your own
fish, salt-cod can be purchased at the
grocery store. I have to say, however,
there’s a feeling of satisfaction that
goes along with catching and salting
your own fish.

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