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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Jonas Bergsten

It was a strange encounter that still has my brain abuzz. I was walking home from the grocery store in my current city of residence southeast of Whitehorse. My route took me past the site where small men and large machines have been toiling for... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Terrence Cory Shorty

This is the story of a carpenter. If you did not see the accompanying photo, you can be excused for imagining it is about a man because, with a few exceptions, this trade is dominated by men. Katelyn Dawson is one of those exceptions, and she is al more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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

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 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Baerg

In the mid-70s, Michael Reynolds, an American architect, was working very hard in a sand dune of New Mexico. Fed up with what he saw as the typical house mortgage trap and unsustainable living, he wanted to come up with a design for homes that... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Courtesy of Laird Herbert

I am tempted to call building your own house the ultimate DIY project. I don't mean selecting from a range of floorplans and materials and managing your contractors. I mean learning the basics of design, framing, finishing carpentry, electrical... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Over the past few years the gardens have been producing more and more vegetables. So, come fall we start to look for places to store the root crops for the winter. Our main root crops are potatoes and carrots, which need a dark, cool space with a... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

Drywalling, re-flooring, plumbing, levelling, finishing a deck... to me, the list sounds like a whole lot of, "Hey, how many handy guys do we know?" To me, and many women (and men) like me, the idea of home renos is strictly for the professionals. more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies