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Issue: 2008-12-25

The Mount Before Christmas

Every once in awhile, the universe and karma come together in some truly spectacular ways. So here is my story … so far.As most of you know by reading these columns, I am an avid fan of obtaining used astronomy equipment...

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French Music Just for the Fun of It

Regulars to Whitewater Wednesday Jam Night might remember that during the summer, Alex Poitras played wild traditional Québec songs that got the audience (the French section anyway) singing along.Since then, he acquired three...

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Extreme Christmas Shopping

Let me begin by saying happy holidays to each and every one of you. I know that gets said a lot this time of year but I wholeheartedly mean it.Not in the way that “jelly of the month club” voucher from the boss...

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Christmas Comes to This

My best Christmas ever felt humdrum and boring at first.I was a first-year university student in a Greyhound bus for 10 hours to spend Christmas with her grandparents and parents, instead of jet-setting back to her hometown to...

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A Christmas Savoury

In Klondike days, the oldtimers would have used canned spinach to make this quiche. Today, we have the luxury of being able to buy fresh spinach in the middle of a Yukon winter … how times have changed.This is a lovely and...

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