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Issue: 2012-06-07

Yoga for Youthfulness

It’s just after 6 a.m., and 14 men and women are stretched out on their yoga mats. They’re partaking in one of Sabu Chaitanya’s month-long intensives at ShantiYoga in downtown Whitehorse.Each participant is...

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A Glimpse Into the Vault

A man once had a dream. He had a vision of a secure, environmentally-controlled building with reading rooms and plenty of white gloves.If this doesn’t sound like just the thing for a gritty pioneering place like the Yukon...

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Martial Art and More

In the padded and tranquil setting of the Aikido Yukon studio, students are warming up with their instructor William Jones by doing side push-ups.”Now everyone do a set of handstand push-ups,” says Jones with a...

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Out of the Forest

Humans are attracted to animals on an instinctual level, yet more than 50 percent of us now live in urban settings, worldwide (as of 2008). This collective experience creates a substantial gap in how we understand foxes,...

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Beefer Madness

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Klondike might not be cattle. But the men who moil for gold need to eat just like the rest of us, and an appetite for beef only grows the longer the carnivorous among us...

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Best Beer in Food

My partner likes to separate his beer and his food. I’m in favour of mixing them. One day we will find common ground.In the meantime, I will continue to feed him experimental dishes of spicy sautéed spaghetti squash doused...

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Dawson Dresses Up

Breakup is usually followed by a week of damp chilliness as the cool air moving off the exposed river hits the town, but this year we got six to eight inches of snow as well during the first week of May.I can’t recall this...

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Embrace the Colour Wheel

If Italian gastronomy is all about family, Japanese cuisine about purity and technique, Mexican cooking has always been, at least to me, about colour and celebration.The bursts of pigment on a Mexican platter—brilliant golden...

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