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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

    Propeller Invention

    Sid van der Meer hustles about Beaver Creek’s Visitor Information Centre preparing his workplace for the 2016 tourism season. With new Yukon tourism commercials airing widely and with the Canadian dollar so low, Sid expects a rise in international... more »

    May 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Rick Massie

    The CutOff Restaurant & Pub: Real Food for Real Yukoners

    The CutOff Restaurant & Pub has really nice customers. On a Sunday night, looking at the crowd that has come in for the ever-changing weekly dinner special, you see a lot of long-time Yukoners. Real Yukoners who dress comfortably and laugh out... more »

    May 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Energy

    Gearing up for Bike to Work Week

    A new trend in hairstyles is likely to emerge in workplaces across the country during the first week of June: helmet hair. From May 30th to June 5th, Canadians will be hitting the pavement and the trails on their bikes as part of Bike to Work Week... more »

    May 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: GBP creative

    New Artistic Director used to couch surf at The Guild Hall

    One of Brian Fidler’s first memories of the Yukon is sleeping on the couch at The Guild Hall. He had just arrived in town and – without a car – would hitchhike to rehearsals of El Crocodor, his first Yukon theatre experience. From those early... more »

    May 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore

    The Bee Diaries - April 2016

    The gentle, warm summer breeze touched our faces as we stood watching the bees. The bees were just doing their thing: flying in and out of the hive, gathering pollen. Suddenly we noticed a large black cloud forming in the southwest... more »

    May 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO:

    The Other Side of a Light Story

    A few weeks ago, in a light-hearted piece about bucket lists, I mentioned a trip to England with my father 20 years ago this month. I'm a little hesitant about writing a sequel some readers may find a bit too personal, or even disturbing, but you... more »

    May 26, 2016


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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

    Neuroscience and Everyday Living: Part 1

    Can we change our brain just by thinking? Neuroscience would have us believe so. For example, a calm brain is more capable of learning, working and healing. It sounds simple. When the signal-to-noise ratio in the brain is low, learning and... more »

    May 26, 2016

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    Art Show: Transcending the Doodle

    Two new exhibitions at Arts Underground take doodle-like lines to new levels. In Wearable Art, Qaqtis (pronounced like cactus) uses these kinds of lines in acrylic paint to make hoodies and sneakers unique. Her show is in the Focus Gallery, in the more »

    May 19, 2016


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    Photo: Courtesy of Arts in the Park

    Rain or Shine, It’s a Good Time

    Every weekday lunch hour, for 11 glorious weeks, the park fills with kids, office workers, seniors, moms, dads, twenty-somethings – all types of people – who come together to listen to music, check out some art and eat their lunch. It’s a free event more »

    May 19, 2016


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    Miche Genest

    The Dark and Stormy

    Here’s a tip for you travelling cocktail lovers: not everyone shares your love. Your hosts may not have the stocked liquor cabinet and pantry shelves filled with syrups and bitters to which you have grown accustomed. You do not want to burden them more »

    May 19, 2016