February 5 2009

Flowers, the Language of Love

This Valentine’s day, should you send a rose of crimson, or one of white, to the one you love? Since antiquity, flowers have expressed feelings and emotions in a language all their own.  The language of flowers, often referred to as floriography, was commonly used as a form of communication in the Victorian era. Bouquets of …

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The Real Cover Story

Gallery intern Jessica Vellenga stands in the youth grotto at the Yukon Arts Centre, flipping through a handmade accordion-style book. “She’s talking about Vancouver and the smell of the sea, so we put in sea salt,” she says as she flips to a page with a small cutout revealing a handful of off-white sea salts …

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The one and only Dessert & Dance

“No.”  The answer came from Rebekah Bell and Bruce Johnston in the perfect unison you would expect from two band teachers – from Porter Creek and F.H. Collins Secondary School, respectively. The question was if they would add an extra Dessert & Dance this year since it is so popular and raises money for the All-City …

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Multicultural Miscommunication

Cher Yukon, Comment ca va? Today I am not recounting a funny or touching incident. Instead I would like to share just one of the many stories of misunderstanding that can take place in the multilingual, multicultural city of Montréal. OK, it is right after Christmas and I have some pictures I want to give …

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