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Farming

No earbuds aboard

Have you heard the one about the farmer’s daughter, the music teacher, the composer and the jazz singer?It’s not a joke. They’re all the same person: Karin Plato.Although she has called Vancouver home since 1985, Plato grew up...

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Honey Bees and Yukoners: A love story

Etienne Tardif, gloved and clothed in white, his face behind a dark mesh veil, slowly lifts a tray from one of his stacked beehives. He’s in a meadow just off the Annie Lake Road, south of Whitehorse.“Whoah… this is heavy,”...

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Great Food from the College Kitchen

This past fall they also did the Government of Yukon Agricultural Branch’s North of 60 Conference banquet and sourced almost 90 per cent of the ingredients for the dinner from local farmers.In the north this is especially a...

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn’t be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live.You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated...

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