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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Alexander Jegier

I never took much notice of something as simple as the seasons until moving North. Pre-Yukon, I was rather unmoved by the monotonous blend of greens extending from the mossy forest floor to the heights of the coniferous giants on Vancouver Island... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-09-06, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Our long time “Didee and Didoo” cartoonist and poet Allan Benjamin from Old Crow is excited to introduce his new Shoo’ii and Sheek’aii cartoons and poems. These new characters will appear in Gwich’in and English. Whenever you see Shoo’ii and... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Kathy Munro

Body of Evidence: A Collection of Killer ’Ku, edited by Kathy Munro and Jessica Simon Haiku is traditionally five-seven-five-syllable poems about nature, love and emotions. Haiku has its origins in Japan and a zen-like, peaceful spirit. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Photo taken by: A kind stranger named Megan

First some background: my family and I joke that; if you have 4 closests for 4 seasons, you may be a Canadian. Without further ado, this submission is my rhyming couplet poem under 200 words. more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN 1 Comments

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Poem Image by Joe Zucchiatti

Let this winter be not so brutally cold as the last more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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Photo: Catherine Millar

During a trip to Europe many moons ago I travelled with a bunch of friends really in the know. They insisted on parasailing and soon were up and gone; I guarded our stuff on the dock and put sun tan lotion on. more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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What it means to be Canadian by Juliette Joe

It is special to be Canadian. Canadians are helpful, and we keep our land clean. more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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What it means to be Canadian by Eric Hindson

From coast to coast, we do shine Like the light from an azure sea There’s no where else in the world That I’d rather be. more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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2017 Canadian Contest - Aramintha Bradford

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

Canadian – Living in one of Canada's capitols, near the Arctic Circle more

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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2017 Canadian Contest - Kate Koepke

Canada a country celebrating 150 years . We have lost many soldiers and cried many tears more

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

"What It Means To Be Canadian"

Renate Schmid

A Rhyming Couplet inspired by the show “Fly Over Canada” at Canada Place in Vancouver more

Jun 18, 2017 11:49 PM What It Means To Be CANADIAN 3 Comments

What it Means to Be Canadian The rich and bountiful stolen land, connected by dreams of megalomania fallen into disrepair A land of space for all and many more, even on the southern border with the States more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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2017 Canadian Contest - John Birmingham

Ode to a Canadian It’s a feeling, an understanding of sorts It’s an emotion arriving without court That runs through the bones A quiet confidence spread across many zones more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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2017 Canadian Contest - Jeannine St. Marie

What it means to be Canadian We are a people like this land, wide open and wild, each of us as uniquely brilliant as the northern lights that dance across the sky in iridescent colours, each as diverse as the people who fill this magnificent land. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN 2 Comments

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2017 Canadian Contest - Nicole Schroeder

Multiple Nations. Leisurely dancing blades of grain, The stark brightness amidst a dark sky, Forceful mountains of snow graced across terrain. This is where I am from. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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2017 Canadian Contest - Steve Fergusson

If We Could See If we could see from sea to sea to sea, Oh, how wonderful it would be… From snow-capped mountains in the west To sled dogs running in the Quest. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

What it Means to be Canadian What it means to be Canadian, it’s the essence of being free. It’s self determination and democracy, for family, friends and me. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN

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2017 Canadian Contest - Jessica Pumphrey

Lakeside Contemplation This familiar question, this complex quandary, we only seem to solve via the dismissal more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN 12 Comments

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2017 Canadian Contest - Brendan Morphet, Photo Credit: Sally Cohen

Eh? to Zed. Tims in hand, cross country drive has begun. Travel from The Rock to Midnight Sun. Going to chat with folks from across this great nation But…everything I hear requires explanation. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 AM What It Means To Be CANADIAN