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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

    Experiencing Theatre in Namibia

    It's 15 minutes before our performance starts and one of my actors has a meltdown. “No, I am not gonna play,” he says avoiding eye contact. Philo is 12 years old and usually confident. I would never have expected that from him. It’s Valentine’s... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

    Start South, GoNorth!

    Winter in Whitehorse is beautiful, but long. By the end of April 2016 we traveled down south to find Vancouver fully in bloom already. A reasonably priced and very scenic train ride along the coast brought us to Seattle... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

    Erik Nielsen Gets a Long Overdue Facelift

    Like most people, I only really use the main public areas of the airport and, of course, I love the club sandwiches at Shanthi’s. It turns out the airport is a lot bigger than meets the eye. An inspired team of professionals is working around the... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

    Yukon Pilgrims Gather

    Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons. So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an informal presentation... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: François Pigeon

    Let Me Get to Know You. How About a Little Bicycle Trip?

    When Hélène met François, she’d been dreaming of a long-distance bicycle trip for years. I think the fact that François was an experienced cyclist just maybe added to the attraction. Within 18 months, they had sold almost everything they owned, ... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

    Experiencing Creative Writing in Namibia

    I am sitting in the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Windhoek, Namibia, waiting for my fellow writers to show up. It is raining, and everybody is happy about that. Rain is a gift in Namibia; it is such a dry country and it rarely rains... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    Home for a Yukon Spell

    When my parents drove the Canadian Shield to Whitehorse 34 years ago in a rusted, steel blue Pontiac, they were unaware of the lifelong curse they were casting upon me. No, my parents are not wiccan worshippers, or practitioners of the Craft, just... more

    Feb 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

    Like the Beauty of the Yukon? You’ll Love Hiking Japan

    Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Meaghan O’Connor

    Unexpected Awesomeness

    After 15 countries, 34 cities and 99 days backpacking through Europe I can honestly say that it was not the big name cities that ended up being our favourites. It turned out to be the smaller cities and towns that we had never heard of. These were... more

    Jan 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    No Farmer Left Behind (Iceland Age part 2)

    A square, two-storey guest house with bare, small rooms and a simple kitchen is snugged in between the trailer-cum-farmhouse and the sheep barn. The collection of buildings looks tiny against a sweeping backdrop: a deep valley that winds away from... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    (Hot) Water Water Everywhere (Iceland Age part 1)

    Although Iceland has been getting a lot of press lately as a hot – metaphorically and geologically speaking – tourist destination, it hardly seems a likely go-to spot for an agricultural experience. That however is exactly what landed me in the... more

    Dec 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    Loco for Mangoes

    Perhaps my Yukon upbringing prevented me from eating mangoes during my formative years. Especially in the grateful, sticky chin kind of way that I eat mangoes now. It’s a graceful gorging of sorts. There could not be enough of the sweet stone... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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