Issue: 2009-03-26

Tiny Little Pieces of Life

I got my seeds today! Seeds … tiny little pieces of life, stored until spring arrives to awaken them. It is this miraculous life that makes them so attractive to gardeners, especially after a long, cold winter. Each seed has its own set of requirements hardwired in them. It is up to the gardener to …

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Striking Gold; One Potato at a Time

Yukon Gold potatoes, as fresh baby nuggets or mature full size, are wonderful for this  delicious, warm salad. Paired with fresh apple and Camembert cheese, this dish celebrates the good old potato. Yukon Gold potatoes have a firm texture, yellowy “golden” colour and grow very well in our cooler Northern climate. If you are not …

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The fresh sound of jazz

Sienna Dahlen has that classical jazz sound in her voice. That is to say, it is what you think of when you think of small, smoky rooms and tight bands cooling up the place. But, just as jazz is forever evolving, Dahlen is now writing and performing a fusion of folk and pop. “I like …

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The art of guilt

Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons on June 11, 2008 and apologized. His address was in regards to Indian Residential Schools in Canada. “Truly, with the Stephen Harper apology, he was just the deliverer,” artist Cathy Busby says. “Stephen Harper is apologizing as the Head of State. So it’s kind of …

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The ‘Jazz Man’ Returns

Trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger, Alan Matheson, is a big fan of the Rotary Music Festival in Whitehorse. He feels it’s an honour to be one of the adjudicators. “It is one of the best-run festivals I’ve worked for, and the enthusiasm and skill of the performers and teachers is inspiring to see.” He’s back …

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Bicycle Parts Reborn as Art

Philippe’s Bicycle Repair occupies a modest little house on Wood Street. The front yard is filled with many bike parts, but they are not strewn about as one might expect; rather, they are arranged – designed to catch the eye and imaginations of those who pass by. Inside, Philippe Leblond, the owner, builds and repairs …

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Get Out and Guild

Imagine you are sitting at your computer at home, one evening. Despite the fact that it’s minus 27 outside, it’s snowing – again. As if we need more snow … Enough already. Christmas parties and presents are a distant memory and spring may never arrive if what’s happening on the other side of your window …

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