Issue: 2010-07-15

Unleash the Ladybugs

Last week, I spotted a ladybug while visiting a garden in Dawson City. It was rather exciting to see a ladybug that far North and, not being a resident there, I asked whether sighting ladybugs is a frequent occurrence or rather something unusual. No one seemed to know, but it does seem to indicate that …

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Give Away Your Bike

You should give away your bike … I’m talking about your old one – the one that is sitting unused in your shed or garage because you have taken advantage of the new technology and upgraded to lighter and faster. I’ve spent the entire past weekend, not riding trails but buried in the task of …

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Celebrating parks

“This is a celebration of all kinds of parks,” says Hillarie Zimmermann, external relations manager with Parks Canada. “Territorial parks, city parks, community parks … anywhere people enjoy the outside.” After 125 years of enjoying these parks, the 20th annual Parks Day will see celebrations across Canada on Saturday, July 17. With the help of …

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A land where pilots are noble

Over 100 planes will be in the Yukon this weekend as the Century Flight Club heads for Whitehorse, its first destination event following last year’s successful cross-country trek. Now, 100 planes in one place is always an impressive sight. Talking with John Lovelace last week, he could barely find the words to describe it. And …

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Tour of Canadian Organic Farms Starts Here

Tana Silverland didn’t ask for any attention, but she’s learning quickly that it has a way of finding her. The British ex-pat, who used to be a university administrator in Cambridge, England, is about to embark on a two-and-a-half-year bicycle odyssey across Canada. Attention seems to be a natural consequence of doing something interesting and …

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Everything Has Its Season

The garden is just buzzing these days. I noticed a lot of bees while I was pulling up the radishes that had bolted. Even after the plants were on the wheelbarrow, bees were still harvesting the pollen. I couldn’t help but wonder what radish honey would taste like, but I guess it would also be …

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Finding some good

Ask any parent, and they will tell you that the worst of all tragedies – the absolute worst – is to experience the death of their child. It happened to a member of our What’s Up Yukon family last year. Shari and Scott Morash lost their son on the day of his birth … Sarah …

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The Trickster as Bingo Master

Can one Holy Grail of a Bingo Game in Toronto be the answer to the dreams of seven women living on a reserve? Tomson Highway’s play, The Rez Sisters, asks that question as it sends seven women on a journey to seek out the Bingo Game to beat all Bingo Games. Gwaandak Theatre reads the …

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Yeast Wheat (But way cooler if you call it Hefeweizen)

Hefeweizens are fantastic for a number of reasons, but we would like to start off with what Rachel thinks is the most important: they are riddled with scandal and intrigue. That’s right folks. Remember when we talked about the Bavarian Purity Law maintaining that beer must be made with only hops, barley and water? Well, …

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“Accessible” is the Word for this Year’s DCMF

Counting down to the Buffy Sainte-Marie concert that will be the prologue to this year’s Dawson City Music Festival, producer/artistic director Tim Jones is feeling very satisfied with what he and the board have assembled for this year’s event. “I’m really happy about the lineup,” he says. It’s the first one I’ve gotten to program …

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