Issue: 2012-05-10

A Look at Dawson’s Dike

It will have been obvious from my last column that I was truly expecting breakup to have occurred before I got around to writing the next one. It’s April 30 this afternoon, and while there has been a lot of movement on the Yukon River over the last few days, the tripod is still standing …

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In Search of Pink

Last year I found out that a certain pink flower was not the one I always thought it was. My first encounter with a pink pincushion goes back to my first hikes in the Yukon. I can still visualize that first time I came upon this pink glory, when I was walking on top of …

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Skyward Bound

t can happen to anyone. You forget to set the alarm, you sleep in, you miss an important flight. But when you’re a migratory bird, missing your southbound flight in the fall could have disastrous consequences. So when Doug and Yasmine Hannah found a mature sandhill crane wandering in the woods near their farm home …

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Running for a Reason

The Robert Campbell Bridge between Riverdale and downtown Whitehorse will be closed this Sunday. But not for long. The bridge will be closed for approximately 10 minutes around 1 p.m. as over 1,000 runners and walkers make their way across its surface. This will mark the start of the 14th annual Run for Mom—an event …

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Artrepreneur: Each word sings

What’s in a word? In the hands of Peter Jickling and his friends, each word has its own voice. You can listen to those voices at the Word Project: A Treatise on Resonant Philosophy at the Old Fire Hall May 14-20. “Only” is spelled with small letters, and faint swishy marks around it. It gave …

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Of Moose and Minarets

“Oh, the Yukon. I’m planning a moose hunting trip there.” Not the expected response from a Turkish rug salesman, as one wanders through the narrow cobblestone streets of Istanbul’s historic district, Sultanahmet. I felt far from my northern home while sweating in mid-May temperatures of nearly 20 degrees Celsius. I had assumed that my quick …

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