Issue: 2010-06-03

The Right Time, The Right Place

With the hot weather this past Victoria Day weekend, I planted all my vegetable seeds. But my vegetable transplants are still getting the deluxe care treatment, kept in a cold frame or the greenhouse until I’m sure the last of the frost is past. In some of the Yukon’s outlying areas, this could be as …

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Craft Time

In light of the 18th Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival, which took place in Haines, Alaska, this past weekend, we thought that we would dedicate this article to defining what exactly a makes a craft beer unique. At its most basic definition, craft beer is an American term defining a style of …

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Ode to ‘Of’

How do I love thee, Of … There are so many ways … gee, let me count them I love thee about as deep and wide and high (Higher than I can reach whilst standing on my tippy toes) Indeed, you are the one my heart’s been dreaming of Of this, I am sure In …

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With Sage Advice

Along with the crocuses, up come new buds on ‘artemisia frigida’, better known as wild sage. Aromatic, especially when crushed, sage is a silver-grey-green member of the mint family. Gather these lacy leaves from local hilltops and make this warm and very fragrant Sage Focaccia Bread. It is great for camping, picnics and backpacking as …

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Artrepreneur: Partially Buried in Spring-Sprouting Dawson

Gold Show weekend in Dawson City. The town teems with things to do, businesses starting up for the busy tourist season and fresh young faces just come north to staff that season. Runners compete in the Henry Gulch 5 K run and win gold nuggets. Bombay Peggy’s hums after the Odd Fellows Ballroom empties of …

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Artistic transitions: McCallum enters, stage left

Katherine McCallum is sitting on the couches of the Guild Hall, the place the audience gathers before a show begins, that place of anticipation. She’s talking to me about magic. “Theatre magic. It’s why I wanted to produce in the first place. But producing happened to me. When you’re an actor in a big city, …

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Firehall Films: From Alberta to Jamaica by Sky

Yukon Film Society’s Firehall Films series has an exciting lineup this month. On Thursday, June 3, the evening leads off at 6:45 pm with Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands. It’s a fascinating 45-minute documentary from award-winning Toronto director Peter Mettler, which was first shown at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Since …

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The best burger in town

When foodies get restless, they debate “the $100 hamburger”. It’s an intellectual exercise that asks the question, “What would you have to do to justify charging $100 for a hamburger?” So, it was with great interest that I watched my Lovely Dinner Companio n order a Bison Burger at Skky Hotel’s Volare Restaurant. It was …

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Starfest 2010, Summer Star Parties and The Solar Express

Summertime is here, and it is going to be a rip-snorting good time, astronomically speaking, that is. Let’s get started with holidays and star parties. If you heading out of the territories for the summer, take a few minutes before you leave, and check out the star parties in a Sky News Magazineor on the …

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