Southern Salmon

You stand on the bridge, the rough wood warm underfoot. You lean over the green metal railing, staring into the river water. Sometimes a line of men, all strangers, sit in plastic woven lawn chairs, holding fishing rods.It’s salmon season; this means more »

Aug 21, 2014 Wildlife

An Odd Taste in Lawn Decorations

The Klondike is known for permafrost-distorted buildings. The twisted shapes of older structures inspired the artistic career of Jim Robb — as a young artist he visited Dawson and was gob smacked by what he saw. He turned his amazement into a style more »

Aug 21, 2014 North to the Klondike

Home writ large and small

Ah the glory days of a Northern summer!It's the few short weeks when I take the covers off of the garden beds (always ready to run out at night should the temperature dip), and the days when the lakes are swimmable (not just dip-able). more »

Aug 21, 2014 Wild Harvest

Chinook Salmon Earn their Name

Known as spring, king, or Tyee (which means chief), Chinook salmon have started arriving in Whitehorse after leaving the Bering Sea earlier this summer. more »

Aug 21, 2014 Wildlife

The Ballad of Llewyn the Luckless

There’s at least one struggling musician who doesn’t need Bob Dylan to tell him failure is no success at all. Llewyn Davis is in Greenwich Village in February 1961, with a guitar, a repertoire of traditional folk songs, and a fiercely-held ‘life of more »

Aug 21, 2014 Movies and TV

Sheep Hunting

A sheep hunt is a true test of intestinal fortitude. It is similar to an alpine hike, but with a heavier pack — due to meat-care equipment, a rifle, and ammunition more »

Aug 21, 2014 Hunting - Fishing


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