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Issue: 2014-12-24

Claus for the Cause

Sometimes you experience things that you never would have expected. I never thought I would be living above the Arctic Circle in Old Crow dressed as Santa whilesitting in a sleigh with mush dogs towing me down the...

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Coffee and a Conversation

It’s a sight you don’t expect to see: on most weekends and occasional weekday evenings, a lone woman with long blonde hair and a very strange looking backpack can be found walking the streets of downtown Whitehorse.Barbara...

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Ice Fishing, Part 1 of 2

In southern Canada’s ice-fishing season, lakes have been traditionally dotted with wooden ice huts or shanties. These are frozen in places with propane or home-built oil drip stoves to keep the anglers warm. Rarely in the Yukon...

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En Pointe and On Budget

Deep-pocketed balletomanes (ballet fans) could spend thousands of dollars flying to Russia to catch the legendary Bolshoi Ballet in action.Or, for a mere fraction of that, they could experience the splash and spectacle of one of...

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Making of a Queen

If you thought royalty was something found only in Europe, check again.In the Yukon, February ushers in a new breed of Queens for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival. However, becoming a queen is no easy task — because there...

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The Proof is in the Pudding

Ah, Christmas — the time of year when magazines abound with recipes promising taste sensations derived solely from rainbows and snowflakes. At least that’s my assumption because they are the only things not on the list of...

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