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Issue: 2011-11-24

Comets Abound in Yukon Night Skies

Our Yukon night skies are hosting some special cosmic interlopers for the next couple of months, including Comet Garradd.This little fuzz ball of a comet can be found to the left of the keystone shape of the constellation...

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Breeding and Feeding

Thanks to everyone who pointed out that the Coombs test I mentioned last month was a related test, but not the right one. The Coggins test is, of course, the test for swamp fever in horses.I’ve had a few people ask about...

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The Karaoke Karate Kid

Curtis Grahauer does not take himself too seriously.An artist in residence this month at the Macaulay House in Dawson City, Grahauer blurs the lines of performance, social art and curation.”I find anything that is creative...

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A Lesson in Taking Shots

I play ping pong every Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m.The Dawson table tennis club has generated attention from the media over past year. One name in particular: Laurie Sokolowski.In November 2010, Laurie went to Ottawa for the...

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Loaded for Laughs

It’s the night of the first big snowfall, and that sound you’re hearing is the explosion of standup comedy in Whitehorse.At the Jarvis Street Saloon, it’s round three of the Punchline Punchout, a competition...

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Avalanche Aware

As the first fatality of the 2011-2012 snow season is reported (a snowmobiler in Prince George, B.C.), Kristie Simpson muses that the timing for the new Yukon avalanche forecast system couldn’t be more crucial.Simpson, a...

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