Issue: 2012-05-31

Pushing Their Limits

Fourteen lucky young Yukoners will get the opportunity to take part in an outdoor education camp this July for free. The Yukon Fish and Game Association’s 25th annual Outdoor Education Camp takes place July 2-9 and it should provide an amazing experience for the group of youth between 13 and 16 years old who get …

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Feeding Bodies, Hearts and Minds

Just had a call from the folks at the Community Gospel Hall to tell us that there were 90 people at this week’s edition of the transients/summer workers/summerdoughs’ Tuesday night dinner. That’s sharply up from the 55 to 60 that St. Paul’s Anglican played host to last week and still more than the group St. …

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Not Your Average Fruit Stand

One sure sign of spring in the Yukon territory is the annual arrival of the swans. Another is the opening of Candy’s Fruit Stand in downtown Whitehorse in early May. Candy Kent is a character written from a Dickens novel, always aware of the situation at hand and with a fresh-yogurt sense of humour, prepared …

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Tots Telling Tales

The First Nations tradition of passing stories down from generation to generation is alive and well at Grey Mountain Primary School. This week, the school will host its sixth annual Thai’ May Dhäl (Southern Tuchone for “Grey Mountain”) Storytelling Festival. The 70 students from kindergarten to Grade 3 will repeat the performance for the general …

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Drop that Corskcrew

You are NOT going to eat that burrito with a glass of merlot. There are just some foods that were meant to be diluted by beer, not wine. You’re sitting in a sweltering taqueria in Playa del Carmen. You order a Pacifico, not a cabernet sauvignon. Nuff said. My sister-in-law Dallas phoned one night and …

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Doing It for Dad

When we talk about dying of embarrassment, it is meant to be a figure of speech. Dying of embarrassment is sheer hyperbole. Except when it isn’t. When something is too embarrassing, or too damaging to our pride, we often don’t talk about it. Sometimes these things are harmless. Sometimes they can kill. Prostate cancer falls …

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Cool Tools for Handy Dudes

Birthday, anniversary, Father’s Day. What do you give the guy who has everything? More tools, of course. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but tools reign in a handyman’s workshop. Life is short, but a cool tool is forever. Most tools are easily recognized. A saw is a saw and a drill is a drill, …

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