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Issue: 2011-07-28

Prepping for the Trail Run

It’s been called one of the hardest marathons in North America by iRun magazine and one of the top 10 trail races in Canada by Canadian Running magazine. And it’s in our backyard.The Yukon River Trail Marathon takes...

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Making a Mark(et)

From swiss chard to arctic charr, from jelly to jewelry – all this and more is on offer at the Fireweed Community Market at Shipyards Park.The market, which runs from 3-8 pm every Thursday from mid-May to mid-September, first...

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Ode to Beets

Most vegetables have their share of pests and problems.If it’s too wet, mildew will attack peas or tomatoes. An early fall frost can kill many of the garden vegetables commonly grown up here, such as lettuce and...

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Sunshine sketches of a northern town

Ask David Thompson what he’s read, and you’ll get a varied list: George Orwell, J.D. Salinger and the adventures of Antarctic explorers.Doesn’t sound like the stuff of a storyteller whose short story...

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What Happens In Keno

In mid-June, the tiny community of Keno City (pop. 25) was invaded.The invasion was led by a veritable army of women from Dawson City (pop. 1,800), calling themselves the FOOPs, or the Female Order of Pioneers.Not to be mistaken...

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