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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

Keen on history? The Castle Wartburg in Wittenberg in Eastern Germany offers an opportunity to learn about the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The castle is the place where Luther translated the bible and lived with his family. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.” It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Kim Melton

You know that thing you've had for years and haven't been quite willing to part with, though you haven't yet discovered its particular niche? Mine is a small hand-crank cast iron meat grinder, and the niche has been found. Two in fact, in the... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Michelle Eshpeter

Picking up a new bottle of wine can be as difficult as cracking a secret code. What do all of these symbols and words mean? What mystical juice is hiding inside the bottle? At the end of the day, we just want it to be tasty – right? Let’s decode... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was at the table of Philippe and Leandra Brient in the log-hewn home they built themselves. Outside the back window was a view of Atlin Mountain rising majestically from a valley of boreal forest. more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

I catch Heike Graf between the lunch rush hour at the Caribou Crossing Coffee and picking up her five year old daughter from school. “It was busy today,” Graf, the owner of the coffee shop in Carcross, says while wiping the counter and putting a... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-04-14, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Stress, and your body’s response to it, is inevitable. When it happens in small, infrequent amounts, it can even be a helpful and necessary function of your brain and body. You are hardwired to respond to dangerous situations – like seeing a bear... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Deep in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua grows a tobacco that has an elegant yet bold taste. Combine the tobacco from the Jalapa region with other tobaccos from different areas of Nicaragua and you get a lovely cigar called Casa Magna Colorado. more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

The minute you walk into The Deli at Yukon Meat and Sausage you know you are in a special environment. The place simply smells like, well, like Europe. The shelves are stocked with delightful offerings from Germany, from Holland, from Denmark, ... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Photo Cred: Els Lundgaard

We were excited to go to The Chocolate Claim. We knew it was popular with the lunchtime crowd, so we opted to meet at 1 p.m. and to bring along two friends to reserve a table. Turned out to be a good move. My companion and I got in line while our... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

I have read A Christmas Carol many times, but I can't seem to recall is if Ebenezer Scrooge smoked a cigar or a pipe, or even smoked at all. Perhaps Mr. Scrooge (prior to his ghostly visits) would have been too penny pinching to splurge on a box... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

We decided, my companion and I, to go for lunch at Bean North. That far? Why not. It was an incredibly beautiful winter’s day; the sky was clear and blue, sun glistened off the sparkling white snow, the chill factor of the day stuck winter’s... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-11-12 Photo: Courtesy of Paul Davis

During the late 1600s, over 2,000 coffee houses existed in London, England. For a country whose popular culture is associated with tea, it is remarkable to discover that London had such a earnest affair with coffee. Aside from the warm beverage, ... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO:: Angela Szymczuk

For some reason I just can't seem to stay away from the Gurkha’s. When I first started enjoying cigars about 8 years ago, Romeo y Julieta was my starter brand. Over the years my curiosities swayed between different brands. more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Micah Quinn likes a challenge — whether it’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (4265 kilometres) alone, or re-imagining a local Whitehorse coffee shop as a dynamic new hub for the community, he’s up for it. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Restaurant Guide

Coffe & Conversation

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It’s a sight you don’t expect to see: on most weekends and occasional weekday evenings, a lone woman with long blonde hair and a very strange looking backpack can be found walking the streets of downtown Whitehorse. more

Dec 24, 2014 4:15 PM Yukon Lifestyle

A little research shows me that “camp coffee” and “cowboy coffee” are the same thing, but maybe originated in different locations. more

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

I’ve consumed coffee nearly every day of my life since I was 20 years old and I still don’t have a favourite mug.I’ve drank from mugs that bragged “#1 Lover” and “Life is richer in New Westminster”; more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Beverages