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Issue: 2012-08-23

“We’re Going to Make a Party”

Astrid and Otto Røt are two musical orphans from Berlin. Or maybe not.Their parents were killed by a train on her 12th birthday, Astrid explains. Or maybe eaten by lions, as Otto claims.Together, the ersatz siblings form the...

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Sharing a Virtual Studio

Weathered boards from old cabins, archival photos from the Gold Rush era, and 21st century communications technology.These are the ingredients behind the exhibition Old Faces, Old Places, which recently relocated from the...

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It is Wilderness Out There

At 7:40, I set off on foot through the woods towards the highway. At 8:00, Mary Whitley picked me up. She had already plucked another friend from the highway.We were going on a hike following Quill Creek on the Haines Road. We...

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Putting the Giant to Rest

The Bonanza Creek Road winds through piles of dredge tailings—hills of gravel mounded like ground deposited by a gigantic earthworm—and abandoned, rusting mining equipment.This road was once the life vein of Dawson City. In the...

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Random Acts of Sunlight

This summer I learned that random acts of sunlight, a broken lawnmower and tolerant neighbours can lead to a lot of delicious, surprising salad ingredients growing all over my backyard.Instead of the monoculture of lawn,...

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Slipping Those Discs

If, on a recent walk through the Mount McIntrye trails, you’ve heard a lot of rustling and crashing around in the bushes, it may not have been the bear you feared it was.Instead, it may be a pack of disc golfers.Most...

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The Storyteller’s Story

“I was born under a tree (on September 6, 1920), way up the MacMillan River, at Russell Creek,” J.J. Van Bibber told the Klondike Sun back in 2009.”Whenever a baby was ready to be born, mom (Eliza) just holed...

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