Issue: 2009-09-03

Herbal Flavour Well-Preserved

With harvest in full swing, I am often asked for suggested uses of herbs other than drying or freezing. To enjoy your herbal harvest year-round, I like to keep a selection of herbal vinegars on hand. To make herbal vinegar, gather herbs early in the day before the sun has a chance to bake the …

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Artrepreneur: What’s Made and What’s Not, in Art

“What’s that thing on the dike?” “It’s art!” “I thought it was an accident …” … comments from the public overheard about Brandon Vickerd’s Northern Satellite installed in the lawn in front of the dike in Dawson City. The Natural and the Manufactured is a series of artist talks, lectures and art installations, in its …

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The Cry of a ‘Betty Guy’

The hue and cry was heard across the world. It was the proposal that reached into the foundations of many a childhood and gave it a good shaking; indeed, you might have heard: Archie proposed to Veronica. For over 50 years and 600 issues, the backbone of the Archie-verse had always been the constant love …

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Road Trip of Envy

It is really annoying being on a road trip, not on a motorcycle. I am on a multipurpose trip; however, none of those purposes are compatible with motorcycling … 2,500 kilometres and no motorcycle. I may sound like a whiner, but it’s a long, boring drive on four wheels and, given the fact that I …

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How far from home?

Just as the metaphorical river is never the same after the water rushes past, you really can’t go home again. Home, for me, is my mom’s house, a place I spent my teenage years in jaunty development that relied too much on trial and error. Since I am no longer that awkward teenager, 14 McQuade …

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Goal for Terry Fox Run: lots of participants

This is one event that doesn’t spend a lot of time looking for volunteers. George Maratos, Whitehorse organizer of the Terry Fox Run, says most of the crew from last year is returning because it was so much fun. “We all get along; we all understand the reason for the event,” says Maratos. “[Cancer] touches …

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Experiencing the North on Skis

In the early 1980s when Mike Gladish was working for the Canadian Weather Office, in Edmonton, he was given a choice between taking a job in Banff and taking a job in Whitehorse. He chose the latter. “I had just gotten into cross-country skiing,” Gladish explains, “and I heard about the World Cup race that …

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