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Issue: 2011-08-25

Young man of many parts

It’s not always easy for a 19-year-old to decide what to do next; especially a 19-year-old like Graham Rudge.Should an award-winning year at art school be followed by a mechanical engineering degree, or a stint at circus...

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Love, War and Brotherhood

When Randy Rutherford was 15, his mother realized she could no longer afford to take care of him.So she packed him onto a bus and sent him 3,000 miles from their Ohio home to Medford, Oregon, to live with an older step-brother...

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Getting a Leg Up

Eric Allen keeps his hand close to the supporting foot of a young climber as he coaches the six-year-old through his first successful climbing problem during the 8th Annual Ibex Valley Bouldering Festival.The bouldering festival...

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Remembering the Lost Patrol

One of the last big weekends of this Dawson City summer will be built around an RCMP Regimental Ball, to be held here on August 27.The force has held a number of special events and anniversary celebrations in Dawson in the past,...

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The people’s horse

There’s a bit of this and a bit of that.There’s a pair of 1930s-era RCMP spurs, passed down through two generations of a Mountie family. There are wheels, axe-heads, a tackle box, a muffin tin, and a cast iron stove...

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Wine Money Diet: Part 2

One of the delights of wine is that there are always surprises to be found and bargains to be enjoyed, if you are open to trying new things or going off the beaten path.I thought I had a pretty good handle on the Yukon Liquor...

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Lifetime Love of Vintage Bikes

I’ve always had trouble when it came to focusing on a particular passion in my life.Anyone who knows me would likely say that I am constantly pursuing my passions. That’s the point: it is passions, plural, and they...

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Bells for Bert and Ernie?

Recently, there’s been talk in the media concerning an online petition asking the Sesame Street producers to let Ernie and Bert marry each other. Apparently a few hundred quixotic slacktivists agreed, and...

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