A Tale of Two Boxes

I had to do my first major snow clearance of the season on Hallowe’en. It wasn’t bad — took about half an hour. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM North to the Klondike

A New Normal

No one gets out of paradise unscathed. That’s what Matt King says as The Descendants, a drama set in Hawaii, begins. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

Celebrating Yukon-Grown Literature

Walking into Mac's Fireweed Books on December 6, readers will have the chance to meet a variety of Yukon writers and can experience how much creativity the territory produces. This year’s annual Yukon author book signing will feature nine authors more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

Not the Last Hike of the Season

I always keep hiking until the snow becomes too deep. On October 18 it was snowing. The previous day I had gone for a full day hike. Was October 17 the date of my last full hike of the season, deep in the Alpine? more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Winter

Traditional american red farm with tractor

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Bigger is Not Always Better

In the 1970s farmers in the United States were told to “get big or get out” as a way to promote larger, corporately owned farms. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Farm - Garden


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Making the Best of a Gunshot Animal

The heart-lung area is the place to put your bullet for a quick, clean kill on any big animal. The lungs supply oxygen, and the heart pumps oxygenated blood, so if you stop either one or both, the animal dies quickly and a minimal amount of meat more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

Death of the American Dream

Dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson was a champion of fun. If he is remembered at all, it is through exaggerated shades of his personality. Bill Murray in Where the Buffalo Roam, and Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are examples of this. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

Face Us

There are currently two mammoths at the Yukon Arts Centre. But they don't interact; they are on different schedules. The one hanging out in the Public Art Gallery belongs to the Ice Age Mammals exhibit. The other mammoth — the one of current interest more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Listening to the Music

I’ve been listening to a lot of cassette tapes lately. You remember those things; they appeared between vinyl records (making a comeback) and CDs (fading away as the world goes digital). more »

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM North to the Klondike

One Million Footsteps

Tracks, playing November 23 at the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC), is based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who resolved to take a two thousand mile walk across the Australian desert to the Indian Ocean, more »

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

A BYTE of Business

Amy O’Rourke’s business was financially successful from the outset — so successful, she folded it in less than a year. She will talk about her experience at Baked Café on November 20. more »

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Business

Lessons from Lady Di

Prince Harry turned 30 this year. Besides continuing as Britain’s most eligible bachelor, this milestone entitles him to receive his share of Princess Diana’s estate. more »

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Family - Learning


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