February 5 2020

On vices and vises

What is in a definition, and what if a word is ill-defined? Have you ever told a joke that just seemed to go too far and you wonder if you should have done it in the first place? The choice of a nickname or phrase seems like a whimsical opportunity to express the fun and …

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Let’s Learn Gwich’in: Gwich’in Expressions

Gwich’in Ginjik     Native Language Ch’ivēedzyāa at’iinihthān kwaa I don’t like mushrooms Łuh chīl sheenit kanahée Get wood chips for me Ch’igéechān Agwāł’aii I found a shoulder blade Diik’ee tsal gweejii? Where’s the small gun? Chiitaii ch’ii gōonlii There’s lots of mosquitos outside Khaii juuk’a’ oovīikāt I bought candles Danahch’i’ toh hah nahadĭk The old man is walking with cane Ts’eet’itchĭ hah tr’agwàłdàk I …

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Get ready to howl

Buckwheat Donahue arrived in Skagway from Colorado in the 1980s. “He made an immediate impact in the establishments on Broadway,” said William Brady, secretary of the Log Cabin Ski Society. “After a winter in town, he famously said he’d like to start a ski race to bring more women to town in the winter.” He …

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Quest for the Crown Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Fashion Show

Rendezvous struts its stuff

The theme of this year’s Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is local, community participation. With a theme like that, it makes sense that when designing the festival’s first-ever stand-alone fashion show, the organizers would look to the local design community to bring the event to life. The event will feature the work of Sportees, the Fashion Art Design …

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Calgary snowmobile

Dennis has a tale of crashing an old Elan skidoo into a cop car I was driving to work this morning when I saw snowmobile tracks on the side of the road. It reminded me of the time me and my buddy Chubby had to drive from Calgary to Edmonton on an old Elan skidoo. …

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Nicole Edwards: Mind over music

Nicole Edwards quietly released Yukon Lullaby for Mental Health. It has just one song, but includes a suite of mindfulness education tools.

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