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Issue: 2012-08-10

Return of the Wool Legwarmers

August has snuck up on us and now here we are, gazing at September, watching the coming winter roll up like a wave to crash ashore cold and hard.It reminds me that a year ago I arrived in the Yukon.Thinking of it now, the nights...

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Cool Tunes, Swell Suds

Dawson Music Festival (DCMF) is billed as a music event, but there happens to be a lot of beer action in the midst of it.My friend Lee, who didn’t have the foresight to purchase music tickets beforehand, kept calling it...

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Writing to be wild

“For me it’s becoming clear that I like the craft of songwriting and recording, but I love turning the light on in people,” says Shelley O’Brien.”They become so empowered. It’s their...

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We Got Us a Convoy

They rolled out of Dawson Creek, B.C. on August 4: 77 historic military vehicles, plus 36 civilian support vehicles, with drivers from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, even the Democratic Republic of Congo.Their...

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How Scrooge Made his Fortune

Around this time of year I usually devote a few columns to some of the literary lions that have helped to make Dawson City famous since 1898. This year I’m going to diverge a bit and write about another bit of fiction.It...

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Pioneers of Forty Mile

Susan and Michael Gibson work off each other as they talk. With the ease of long familiarity, they lead off each others’ anecdotes and remind each other of important points.My 10-minute interview turns into an hour-long...

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Living Life Deliberately

Editor’s Note: The following essay recently appeared in a slightly different version in the Globe and Mail. The author is busy preparing for a trip to Italy as Foreign Correspondent for What’s Up Yukon.A while ago,...

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Do as the Monkeys Do

Have you ever been happily hopping from rock to rock on a hiking trail, only to have a rock shift unexpectedly beneath your feet to remind you that the ground isn’t always as stable as you like to think?Have you ever had...

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