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Issue: 2011-12-15

Search for the Perfect Tree

I admit I will take the fullest, bushiest tree out there, like hunting for trophy.I know a friend—bless her heart—who just takes the little scrawny tree.Maybe I should do that this year, because in the Yukon a young small spruce...

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International Potluck Party

Aman with dreadlocks dangling down his back sips a New Zealand-inspired kiwifruit cocktail.He’s deep in conversation with a companion clothed in a gabbi (a traditional Ethopian tunic) who is sampling spicy peanut soup from...

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The Gift of Sharing

It was just an idea for its time,” concluded Donna Isaak.And today, it’s still time for the idea. Even though Donna and her husband Ed haven’t been involved since 2004, Share the Spirit is still thriving for...

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Looking Back: 3,000 Horses

One of the interesting names on the map in Yukon history is Dead Horse Gulch. It’s a name that has been well-earned.During the height of the Gold Rush, from 1897-1898, there were thousands of horses that joined the...

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Unsolicited Winter Tips

Sure, he teased us all with an above average fall, but once again Old Man Winter has settledin.Every year there is a hope he might just bypass us all together and maybe visit Osoyoos, but he never does, and therefore we all must...

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Winter-Walking

Yukoners spend a great deal of time hiking in the summer months, but what about winter?Having worked as a hiking guide for the past few years, I’ve recently decided that I enjoy winter outings far more than summer...

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Tuning In

I think I like violins because they cry. Or perhaps it’s the way resined horsehair pushed and pulled over wire strings makes my spine quiver.It could be the intensity of the violinist drawing the bow, rocking with the...

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A Matter of Texture

In Canada, as well as the States and all over Europe, this time of year the smells of cinnamon, molasses and ginger are overwhelming at times.I mean, even escaping our homes on a trip to a coffee shop, we can get hit with a...

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