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    Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

    My Fresh Meat Trial

    It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... more

    Sep 20, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Mariela Burkett

    Shape it: Burpees

    Burpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett... more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: United States Mint

    Jack 'n Sack

    Although I can't absolutely verify the factual accuracy of the following "claim to fame," if I'm not the only person who had the unique opportunity to caddy for Jack Nicklaus both before he won his first professional major (1962 U.S. Open) and... more

    Aug 16, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

    How Long Can You HIIT?

    Want to do something this summer that you can brag to all your friends about? Its free, requires a small space and will improve your overall health. Welcome to your new summer activity called High Intensity Interval Training - otherwise known as... more

    Aug 2, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: United States Library of Congress

    Grandpa's Baseball Book Part Four of Four

    It occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn't doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too... more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Ten Glorious Days of ‘PLAY BALL!’

    Less than a week after Canada finally celebrates our 150th birthday, the top men's softball (fastpitch) players in the country will be saddled with facing an angry New Zealand haka performed by disgruntled Black Sox players to begin the next 150... more

    Jul 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Jack 'n Sack

    I knew on the Saturday morning warm up on the driving range I was in for a unique caddying experience. This was the days of the "shag bag" when caddies would stand out on the range serving as targets for their golfers and often catch their shots... more

    Jun 14, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Grandpa's Baseball Book Part Three

    It occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn't doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too... more

    Jun 14, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Grandpa's Baseball Book Part Two

    It occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn't doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Grandpa's Baseball Book

    It occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn't doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too... more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-17, United States Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Dye

    Jack 'n Sack

    Although I can't absolutely verify the factual accuracy of the following "claim to fame," if I'm not the only person who had the unique opportunity to caddy for Jack Nicklaus both before he won his first professional major (1962 U.S. Open) and... more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: J. Simon

    An Accidental Alien

    With the world’s longest undefended border it’s not difficult to become an accidental illegal alien, especially between the Yukon and Alaska. After all, the last time there was a serious passport control on the Chilkoot Trail was during the gold... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Michel Morris

    Strap on your dancing shoes

    “Lucie asked me to take a Latin dance class in 2001 while she was doing a minor in Spanish at Saint-Thomas university in Fredericton,” says Salsa Yukon cofounder Michel Morris. “My first session was painful and to be honest I just wanted to play... more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Honeymooners Head to Augusta

    When Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin, 29, defeated American Patrick Cantlay on the final hole of the Valspar Championship in Florida on March 12 to win the first PGA Tour title of his career, his life changed forever when the winning putt fell into the cup. more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Baseball's Only Perfect Season

    As a retired sportswriter who bleeds baseball Red and could steal second base before I was able to walk to first, I was recently deep into the internet researching the history and origins of the game when I stumbled on a fact that had somehow... more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Josh Schroeder

    Coy Cup Comes to the Yukon

    “Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... more

    Mar 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

    Looking Back on 40 Years of Team Spirit

    In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Super Bowl LI

    By every statistical quantifier known to man or beast, less one, the upstart Atlanta Falcons don't have much of a chance against the New England Patriots in Sunday's 51st issue of the NFL's Super Bowl or "LI" to those who still count like Romans... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Emily Sheff

    Every Revolution Begins with a Spark

    The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Ingrid Wilcox

    I’m a Survivor

    It is winter in the Yukon, why would anyone even be thinking of paddling? If you are a breast cancer survivor, and would like an experience of a lifetime, in company of other breast cancer survivors, plus the chance to prove to yourself that you... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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