Issue: 2011-06-30

Mother Goose

They say birds of a feather flock together. When you visit our barnyard, you will see that the chickens don’t like to spend much time with the geese. In fact, most things give the geese a wide berth. Even our dog, Schwartz. The geese tend to patrol the barnyard in a very stately manner, hissing …

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Seeing With Both Eyes

My first introduction to the CHAOS program involved driving up Grey Mountain to meet a group of grade 9 students and educators as they completed an extended hike on their final day of school before summer break. CHAOS, which stands for Community, Heritage, Adventure, Outdoors and Skills, is a new experiential education program for Yukon …

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Who is Walking Whom?

Summer has finally arrived and more people are walking their dogs. Or are the dogs walking their owners? I see people struggling to hold on to their dogs and often wonder if they enjoy the walk. While I started out my business by offering Energy Healing to animals I came to realize that Energy Healing …

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Protective colouration

As a kid, I delivered the Windsor Star to Red Wings goalie Glenn Hall. As a cub reporter, I once photographed Toronto tough guy Eddie Shack. Playing baseball. In 1972, I scored a coup on As It Happens by walking beside Bobby Hull’s convertible and interviewing him en route to picking up his $1-million cheque …

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“Gap Year” Part 3

After my memorable, and sometimes unsettling, experiences in Thailand and New Zealand, I returned to Whitehorse to work for awhile to top up my finances – and take advantage of a family vacation trip to Hawaii. This is where the “natural disaster” phase of my travels began. At the end of one of our first …

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Looking off the beaten path

Searching for wines is a little bit like a scavenger hunt at times, and sometimes it calls for looking at the outliers of the wine world for new and exciting finds. Here in the Yukon, we’re well familiar with French, Italian, American and Australian wines. More recently Canadian, Argentinian and Chilean wines have become more …

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