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Issue: 2010-11-04

Sure, he teased us all with an above average fall, but once again Old Man Winter has settled in. Every year there is a hope he might just bypass us all together and maybe visit Osoyoos, but he never does, and therefore we all must learn to adapt. more

Dec 15, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

I'm in Dawson City, Yukon. It is 10:30 pm on a Sunday night and I find myself walking the icy boardwalks as a few brave and hearty ravens fly overhead. more

Dec 2, 2010 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2010-11-04

American liquor connoisseurs have Canada to thank for keeping their palates wet during Prohibition, as it was Canadians who made sure they didn't go thirsty. In fact, in its heyday Canadian-based Seagrams was the largest distiller in the world. It' more

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2009-04-23

Brace yourself, Yukon. There are strange things coming to the North this summer, and I am not just speaking of the various transients descending shortly. I guess it is not a for sure, but if Toronto and Montréal (the so-called meccas of Canadian fa more

Apr 23, 2009 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2010-11-04

Let me begin by saying happy holidays to each and every one of you. I know that gets said a lot this time of year but I whole heartedly mean it. Not in the way that "jelly of the month club" voucher from the boss you've never seen does, but truly f more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2010-11-04

Does this happen in other places? I find I'm asking myself this all the time living up here in the Yukon. Most recently it is with regard to Yukoners and their costumes. more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2010-11-04

"There are strange things done in the land of the midnight sun..." -Robert Service Truer words may have never been written by that famous Bard of the North. There were plenty of strange things done back in the days of the Gold Rush and there are p more

Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM Humour

I find the term "Outside" very strange. At first, when I had arrived in the territory, people would use the term, almost as if they were talking about someone being committed. "Oh, he's going Outside," they would say, sagely nodding their heads... more

Jul 4, 2008 12:00 AM Humour

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