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The Joys of Reading in Beaver Creek

This year was Beaver Creek Library’s first year participating in the TD Summer Reading Club (SRC). The summer reading program is a joint initiative by TD Bank Group, Toronto Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada designed to get kids reading in the off-season.The program provides participants with free program materials that include a reading passport …

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Paying It Backward

Earn a rebate when you go energy-efficient Since 2008, the Green Rebate program offered by Yukon’s Energy Solutions has offered a monetary incentive to encourage consumers to trade their old appliances for new, energy-efficient ones. Shane Andre, director of the Energy branch, says that since its incarnation, the program has definitely grown. In the last …

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It Pays to Go to School

According to Statisics Canada, the average undergraduate tuition fee for 2013-2014 is $5,772. If your teenager wants to attend post-secondary away from home, then add on rent, books, and a few airplane tickets per year, the costs can be daunting. But fear not, because there are funding options available through the Yukon Government.  “The North …

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Too Hot To Stop

Sexy, smart, sassy, sultry, superfragilisticexpialidocious: five words Big Mama Lele uses to describe her music, and it’s pretty spot on. With titles like “Dirty Old Man” and “Montreal Boys,” as well as soulful pipes to go with her twangy ukulele tunes, it’s hard to stop listening. Big Mama Lele, a.k.a. Amelia Merhar, started singing and …

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Life on the Border

National Geographic Channel’s TV show, Border Security, about customs officers dealing with strange and sometimes dangerous people is often set in a metropolitan city, most frequently in an airport. But Beaver Creek — the most westerly community in Canada — is a town of about 100 people, and it includes Border Services officers, too. Mark …

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