Issue: 2011-06-02

Aboriginal Day Live

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is set to stage its annual celebration of National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This year’s fifth anniversary event will be shining bigger, brighter and better than ever. Taking place on Saturday June 18, APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live event will feature a star-studded, three-and-a-half hour nationally-televised live concert, showcasing today’s brightest …

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Greetings, Fellow Sinners!

By the time you read this, The Rapture might have just happened. It was floating around the internets recently – a fundamentalist Christian group in the States (oh, really?) declared that May 21 would be the date that God calls in all markers. Judgment Day. Armageddon. The Great Big Check-out. You know how it goes. …

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Walk on the Wild Side

On way too many days, I have been sitting at my computer working away on my business. Starting a new business is quite the adventure – and a steep learning curve. As I get drawn into my computer trying to figure things out, it seems that I forget to breathe. This is not a setting …

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Down and dirty in Dawson

They’re getting down and dirty in Dawson City – dirty actions of the gardening kind, that is. Dawson City Community Gardens, now in its third year of existence, is alive and thriving with more people joining every year. “It’s about coming together to develop relationships with the garden, each other and the community,” says Derrick …

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Cleaning up in the Klondike

Now that the snow is completely gone, it’s a little bit depressing to see how much garbage it was hiding. We had begun to notice this in a cursory sort of way once the warmer weather began transforming our dog-walking from a necessary chore to a pleasant outing. Later we took it more seriously, but …

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Farming

Multi-tasking Time

Springtime on the farm is one of the busiest times of the year. Harvest is busy, too. You’re racing the frosts and fall rains to get everything in without losing anything. And everything harvested needs to be processed in some way, so that the harvest is stored for the winter. Harvests on our farm seem …

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“Gap Year” Volunteering as a YMCA outdoor camp leader Part 1

As I waved goodbye to my parents at the Whitehorse airport, I had no idea that within a little more than a year, I would be robbed in New Zealand, hospitalized in Thailand, and survive a tsunami in Hawaii, a volcanic eruption in Iceland and a massive earthquake in New Zealand. At the end of …

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