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Issue: 2009-12-17

When ‘cool’ is not cool

Just as a reformed smoker is often the first person to complain about a hotel room that smells of tobacco, I shall now complain bitterly about today’s society misusing the word “cool.””Cool”, as I...

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Wine for a Winter’s Eve

So now the rich, velvety darkness of the Yukon winter has descended and the temperatures at my cabin have dropped below minus 20, several evenings. And yet, it is probably my favourite time of year here.The blue lights are...

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Cranberries Colour Christmas

The bright-red colour and tart flavour of Yukon cranberries complements Christmas feasts beautifully.For a change, try baking cranberry sauce ahead of the big day. Adding thyme and some Northern sage imparts a nice woodsy...

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It’s About Connecting

Kyle Cashen is leaving the Yukon for Vancouver.”No specific reason. It’s time,” he says. “I love Vancouver and I need to live in a more densely populated place for a while.”Cashen grew up in Nova...

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Calling for the Count

Birders throughout the Western Hemisphere are gearing up for the 110th annual Christmas Bird Count. And you can, too.The one-day census, carried out on at least three continents, takes place in 12 different Yukon locations, on...

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