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Issue: 2014-10-09

Green Burial in the Yukon

What happens when a person dies?We don’t truly know the answer, but death does hold one certainty: a once animated body stills.We do know what happens to the bodies of the dead. The standard North American options are casket...

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A Family Affair

Peggy Duncan wasn’t the oldest member of Team Yukon in the recent Canada 55+ Games in Sherwood Park, Alberta. That distinction went to 90-year-old Irene Mahoney.But Duncan was the only with a son and daughter-in-law also...

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Paint Dances With Ideas

Because of the cerebral nature of her work, Lawrie Crawford describes herself as an “outlier” in the Yukon, where landscape painters predominate.Measuring Space, Lawrie Crawford’s solo art show at the Northern Front Studio in...

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Unexpected Encounters on the Farm

Working outside is a given when gardening.Planting, weeding, and harvesting all are labour-intensive jobs, which are done manually on our farm. Most of the time, working in the garden it is just that, work; it is very easy to...

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Dancing’s his thing

struck his family, and Vig started drinking heavily to cope. Then he got a job with an oil company, and hightailed to Inuvik to work on a rig.”I was trying to get away from myself, but myself came along.”But Vig...

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