CBC News - New Sport Hall of Fame to Honour N.W.T. Athletes

New Sport Hall of Fame to Honour N.W.T. Athletes - Image of Atheletes with CWG Torches
Olympic cross-country skier Sharon Firth, right, is one of 13 people being inducted into the N.W.T. Sport Hall of Fame on Friday. She was one of the torch bearers for the 2007 Canada Winter Games along with Olympian Lucy Steele-Mason of the Yukon, left, and John Taipana of Nunavut, centre. (Chuck Stoody/Canadian Press)

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CBC TV Lang & O'Leary Exchange - Interview with Isadore Sharp, Four Seasons Hotel - Built to Last

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Isadore Sharp is interviewed by CBC's Amanda Lang on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, on the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.
Isadore Sharp is interviewed by CBC's Amanda Lang on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, on the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

During the Sharp interview on CBC's Lang & O'Leary Exchange, the camera panned up to 'Candle Ice Two' by Shane Wilson twice.
During the Sharp interview on CBC's Lang & O'Leary Exchange, the camera panned up to 'Candle Ice Two' by Shane Wilson twice.

A close up of  'Candle Ice Two' by Shane Wilson on CBC's Lang & O'Leary Exchange coverage of the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.
A close up of 'Candle Ice Two' by Shane Wilson on CBC's Lang & O'Leary Exchange coverage of the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Amanda Lang: "What about the timing of the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel during this uncertain economy?"

Isadore Sharp: "You can't stop what you're doing because of the economic cycle that you might be in. The Four Seasons Hotel is going to be operating in this city for the next 100 years and every seven to ten years you are going to have this issue of, "what's wrong with the economy?" So you have to move forward - whatever the situation is, you address it."

Amanda Lang: "It must feel amazing to build something that will stand here for 100 years?"

Isadore Sharp: "You don't think of it that way, but that's what building is, especially buildings like this. This is built to last. The quality of this, the structure, everything about it - it's going to be part of Toronto history for at least 100 years."


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CBC Radio One Whitehorse: Al Foster interiews Shane Wilson on Yukon Seasons Unveiling




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Al Foster, CBC Reporter
There was a special unveiling last evening at the Canada Games Centre. The Yukon's Tourism Minister, Elaine Taylor, was on hand for the event.

Yukoners were celebrating the return of "Yukon Seasons".
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CBC Whitehorse, Noon Show: Artist Reunited and Skullpture Donation




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Cheryl Kawaja, Host, CBC Whitehorse Noon Show
Well Shane Wilson is unveiling a new work of art and hoping to put an old one back together.

The former Yukoner is now based in British Columbia. He's back in the Territory to unveil a series of sculptures in Haines Junction.

He's also hoping to take a look at a carving that was damaged in a recent theft. "Yukon Seasons" is an elaborately carved moose head, lifted from the Canada Games Centre last year. After being on the wanted list for several months it was finally returned but the thieves had damaged the piece.

Shane Wilson obviously has a lot on his plate but he's taken some time out to chat with me here this afternoon.
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CBC Radio News: Sculptor Reunited With Stolen Sculpture




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Sandy Coleman, Host, CBC Whitehorse Morning Show
A Yukon sculptor got a first-hand look yesterday at the damage done to his artwork. The moose antler carving was stolen last fall from the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. It resurfaced a few months ago in less than pristine condition. As Susan Stanley reports, it will take time to repair the piece, but the damage could have been much worse. Read More...

'Moose Antler Sculpture Returned Anonymously' - CBC's Russ Knutson Interviews Sculptor Shane Wilson




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Russ Knutsen, Host, Afternoon Show, CBC Whitehorse
What may have been the biggest art theft in the history of the Yukon isn't completely solved yet, but there's certainly some good news today for sculptor Shane Wilson and for the Territory as a whole. This week the sculpture, an entire moose skull and antlers carved into northern imagery, was recovered by RCMP after they received a tip.

We've reached Shane in Nanaimo ...
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'Stolen Carving Recovered by the Police' - CBC Radio News, by Dave Croft




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CBC Announcer
Sculptor Shane Wilson is relieved and happy, that a work of his that had been stolen has been recovered by the police.

The piece was stolen last September from the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. But now it's back in the hands of the Yukon Government's Arts Branch.

Dave Croft reports ...
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CBC Radio One Whitehorse: Al Foster interiews Valery Monahan on Yukon Seasons Restoration




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Al Foster, CBC Reporter
Dirty, moldy and yellow.

Yukon Conservator, Valery Monahan is restoring a large antler sculpture. It was stolen from the Canada Games Centre more than a year ago. Last April it was anonymously returned to the RCMP.

No for the last four months it has undergone a bit of a facelift.

Here to give us an update is Valery Monahan. How's our sculpture looking now?
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CBC-TV Northbeat: 'Yukon Seasons' Artist Reunited with Sculpture




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CBC Northbeat Announcer
It's one of the most talked about pieces of Yukon Art, at least in terms of what's happened to it in its short history. Now, in the latest chapter, the unique piece of art has been reunited with its creator after being stolen and damaged.

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CBC Radio One Whitehorse: Morning Show with Tara McCarthy Interview with Valery Monahan on the restoration of Yukon Seasons




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Tara McCarthy, Host, Morning Show, CBC Radio Whitehorse
The damage to a sculpture crafted from moose skull and antler could have been far worse. Artist, Shane Wilson, donated the piece, valued at $50,000, to the Canada Games Centre. Thieves lifted it from the Centre last September.

In April of this year, though, it was recovered although no charges have been laid.

Yesterday Wilson saw it for the first time and the damage done to his sculpture. He was relieved to learn his creation is repairable.

The person doing the delicate restoration is Valery Monahan. She's a conservator with the Yukon Government and she's with us in the studio this morning.


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"Yukon Seasons" Returned - CBC As It Happens - Carol Off Interviews Shane Wilson




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Barbara Budd - Host CBC As It Happens
Shane Wilson spent years carving the elaborately detailed sculpture of a moose skull and antlers that he called, 'Yukon Seasons.' He then presented the artwork as a gift to the City of Whitehorse, the community that had nurtured him as an artist.

But apparently, someone wanted to nurture the sculpture itself, in private! Because last September it was stolen, in the dead of night from its home in the Canada Games Centre.

Shane Wilson thought he'd never see 'Yukon Seasons' again. But today, the stolen antlers are back where they belong!

We reached Mr. Wilson at his home in Nanaimo, B.C.
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'Yukon Seasons' Registered with the Art Loss Register - CBC Feature Interview with Christopher A. Marinello Executive Director & General Counsel of The Art Loss Register, New York, USA




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Sandy Coleman - CBC Whitehorse Morning Show Host
The Art Loss Register recovers lost and stolen art, antiques and collectibles from around the world. In the past it has helped recover multi-million dollar paintings by the likes of Picasso. Now it's going to be used in the search for the Shane Wilson carved moose antler sculpture that was heisted from the Canada Games complex last fall.

Chris Marinello is the organization's Director and General Counsel and he joins us this morning from New York.



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'Yukon Seasons' Registered with Art Loss Register'- CBC Radio Whitehorse - by Susan Stanley




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CBC Newsreader
The search for a stolen Yukon sculpture has not resulted in any leads so far, but the piece is now registered with the world's largest database for lost and stolen art. As Susan Stanley reports, the Art Loss Register has a proven track record of recovering multi-million dollar pieces:

Susan Stanley, CBC Reporter
Works by Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet and Paul Cezanne have all been stolen and later recovered by the Art Loss Register. The work of a former Yukon artist was stolen too, but so far, not been found. Read More...

'Yukon Seasons' Not Insured'- CBC Radio Whitehorse - Laurel Parry and Shane Wilson Interviews




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Sandy Coleman - CBC Whitehorse Morning Show Host
Well, you may remember last September a massive moose antler sculpture was stolen from the Canada Games Centre, called one of the largest art heists in the Territory's history. It went missing during a power outage. So far Whitehorse RCMP have not located the sculpture.

In just a few minutes we'll speak to Shane Wilson, the former Yukon artist who created it, but first Laurel Parry is here. She's the Manager of the Yukon Arts Branch.

How does the government insure, or does it insure its art in the permanent collection?
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'Whitehorse Art Stolen During Power Outage' - CBCnews.ca - Arts and Entertainment


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A power outage across the southern Yukon over the weekend may have helped a thief nab an artwork from Whitehorse's Canada Games Centre.

According to staff at the centre, a moose antler carving valued at about $50,000 went missing sometime between midnight and 6 a.m CT. Around 3:40 a.m., the city had a blackout that lasted over an hour. Read More...

'Power Outage Provides Opportunity for a Thief' - CBC-TV Northbeat




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CBC Northbeat Announcer
A late night power outage over the weekend in Whitehorse may have provided the perfect opportunity for a thief. A unique and valuable carving was stolen from the Canada Games Centre early Saturday morning. Al Foster has details of the daring robbery,

Al Foster, CBC Reporter
This was the place where a piece by carver Shane Wilson had been displayed. The work features a moose skull with elaborately carved antlers. It's valued at $50,000 and took over three years to create.
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'Moose Antler Carving Valued at $50000 Missing' - CBC National Radio One and Two - Top News Story by Cheryl Kawaja




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CBC National Newsreader
A power outage across the southern Yukon over the weekend may have helped a thief nab some art work at Whitehorse's Canada Games Centre.

When the lights came back on a moose antler carving, valued at about $50,000 was missing. Cheryl Kawaja reports.
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'Yukon's Own Thomas Crowne Affair' - CBC Radio One - Q Featurette




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Sandy Coleman, CBC Announcer - Introduction
Well, a massive power outage, that plunges much of the Yukon into darkness, security cameras rendered useless. While staff are resetting alarms at the Canada Games Centre, a $50,000 piece of art mysteriously goes missing. Coincidence, or a version of the Yukon's very own 'Thomas Crowne Affair'? Here's some reaction from the artist, Shane Wilson:
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'Thief Gets Away With Valuable Art' - CBC Radio News Whitehorse




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CBC Northbeat Announcer
Good morning, I'm Ellen Jones with the CBC News.

A power outage may have helped a thief get away with some public art. When the lights came back on Saturday morning a valuable carving was missing from the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. Vic Eschenko reports:
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'Yukon Seasons' Not Insured'- CBC Radio Whitehorse - by Susan Stanley




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Ellen Jones CBC Newsreader
A former Yukon Artist is not optimistic his stolen sculpture will be found.

Shane Wilson donated the work to the Territory's Permanent Collection. It was on display at the Canada Games Centre before it was stolen last September.

As Susan Stanley reports, Wilson would like to see the Yukon Government insure its Permanent Collection.
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'Valuable Art Missing' - Nancy Thompson interviews Shane Wilson - CBC Radio Whitehorse, Noon Show




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Nancy Thompson, Host, CBC Radio Whitehorse Noon Show
A valuable piece of art went missing from the Canada Games Centre, this weekend at some point early Saturday morning. A thief or thieves made off with an intricate antler carving. There was also a power outage around the same time. Police are reviewing security cameras, but the person most surprised might be the artist who crafted the work. Shane Wilson spent three years carving the piece he calls 'Yukon Seasons'. We've reached him on the line from BC. Hello there. Read More...