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THIS IS NOT THE YUKON: Life in Southern Ontario

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

About two weeks into my month in Toronto, I go with a friend to the Museum of Inuit Art, where there’s a display of photography by youth in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Inside the museum we head off in separate directions, him taking his... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 2 Comments

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I remember the first time I drove the Skagway Pass. Like a place that time had missed, a prehistoric landscape where plants were still just beginning to grow, though I knew those squat stubborn pines were hundreds of years old. Trees grow... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

After months of slowly working on my camper, I pull an all-nighter on the last day of April, frantically paring my possessions down to what can fit inside my new miniscule home. Innumerable donated garbage bags later, my bedroom is stripped to its... more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Patrick Kilborn

I have always loved Christmas. First of all, cookies. Secondly, hot chocolate. Then there is digging the decorations out of the basement, putting the stockings on your feet and a pointy red hat on your head so you can be an elf while you dance... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I ran away from Toronto like a rabbit from a wolf. Moving to the country’s largest city from my smaller Ontario hometown had been like poking my head above ground and entering the wide and open field. It only took two years of exposure and... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

The first thing Solace does inside my parent’s house is pee on the deep shag rug in the TV room. We’re all surprised by it. She does it again a few days later, looking me right in the eye as she squats on another corner of the same carpet. more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I arrive in Ontario on a Monday at 1 a.m. It’s late on a work night and the airport is an hour’s drive from home, but my father is here to pick me up, having made it clear when I booked the flight it was no problem for him. It’s the cheapest... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I’ve been online shopping. Specifically, I’ve been fixated on merino wool base layers on Amazon. Researching sizes, the best weave weight, which tops will work both as under and outer wear, what brands won’t pill. I’ve found some that are... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active