Issue: 2011-04-21

Changing Accommodations

Every spring, we start preparing for chicks. This usually means a rearrangement of how animals are housed. In the fall we usually move everything into one building or at least to a central area. This makes chores a bit easier, as we aren’t slogging through knee high snow, or fighting the north wind to feed …

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Luxuriate in the Moss

Most Yukoners love the microcosm of moss and little alpine plants that contrasts with our grand vistas. The snow has not yet melted from that rich soft fabric. Lyn Fabio’s verdant veerings gives us a preview. Light ochre, dark greens, dull greens, and glimpses of red root the show in a limited, unifying palette. This …

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Guild goes ‘Into the Woods’ and gets its wish: Magic

Just in time for spring, the Guild brings us Into the Woods. Thank you. It’s a refreshing, colourful splash after a long, cold winter. This is a solid performance by a great cast. Into the Woods has a very small libretto—which makes the cast’s accomplishment even more worthy of admiration. Nearly everything is sung. They …

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Exploring Gray Monk Estate Wines

Several weeks ago, I had the happy opportunity to explore a significant portion of the range of Gary Monk Estate wines. A friend of mine who helps organize the annual Rotary Club Wine Festival represents the Gray Monk Estate Winery, and invited me and several other Rotary Club members to taste their wines. Gray Monk …

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Here, There & Everywhere

The next time you tune into Fox News, take a good look at the network’s iconic rotating cube in the lower left corner of your screen. Or while you’re watching a basketball or hockey game on satellite TV, consider those clocks ticking down on games being played in various cities across the U.S. The man …

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“I Miss Riding in Traffic”

So what’s Dean Eyre doing here? He’s taking the job of finding the right bikes for people really seriously – and having fun doing it. Eyre is the owner of Cadence Cycle at 508 Wood Street, in the centre of downtown Whitehorse. Yes, it used to be Phillipe’s Bicycle Repair but since January 2010 Eyre …

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Remembering Tent City

As we get closer to the time when Dawson sees an influx of summer workers, I thought I would take this week to reflect on the glory that was Tent City. To begin with, there has been a summer housing crunch in Dawson from at least the 1970s on. The shortage of suitable accommodation has …

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Hearing the Click

Brian Brett was 17 when the “click” happened. His life was in chaos at the time, especially in the classroom. During that period, he recalls, he was booted out of eight of his nine courses for a month or so. “I was really going down the tube pretty fast and hard, and was getting into …

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Short Film Fest Flurry

A close look at goths who ride Winnipeg buses, an animation about Yukon sledding, and films about climate change will appear among more than 100 short films that will screen in Dawson City from April 21 to 24. This year marks the 12th edition of this annual event that has increasingly become a highlight of …

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