Issue: 2012-12-20

Budget meals for backpacking

I haven’t had any freeze-dried back-packing meals for a long time. They may have changed, but I always found them to be very expensive with very small servings. In order to fill my stomach and keeps the costs down, I’ve always travelled with the food described in this article. The first step is getting an …

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The Biggest Challenge in Life is to Lead Yourself

There is a line from the movie Evita: “it’s hard to keep momentum, if it’s you that you are following.” That’s exactly what the youth attending Yukon College’s Working and Leading program are doing. They are learning how to lead themselves. The Learning and Leading program is the result of a partnership between Service Canada …

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Get Thee to the Brewery

I was lucky enough to “help” Rob Monk tap off a cask ale at Yukon Brewing a few weeks ago. Truth be told, there was a bit of spillage as the spigot flew from my hand, but Rob is quick on his feet and he deftly rectified the situation with minimal loss. The cask was …

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From Memories of Slavery to Laughter and Dance

McCartha Sandy-Lewis remembers her great-grandmother squatting down every evening before sunset with her frock between her knees, smoking a pipe and looking out toward Mount Irvine Bay. That’s where the slave ship had brought her from her home in Guinea, West Africa, to the Caribbean island of Tobago, where she would spend the rest of …

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A Taste of Denmark

My parents, Bob and Elly Porsild, were from Denmark and we always observed Christmas in the Scandinavian way, celebrating with dinner and pakke on the eve of December 24th. The meal always began with rice porridge with a blanched almond hidden in it, the finder of said almond receiving a small gift and a year’s …

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Snapshot in Time

Another year is coming to a close and it is time to reflect on the great cosmic events we have seen, and all the fabulous people we have met on this galactic journey. Most people assume astronomy, as a hobby, is sitting all alone in a field with a telescope in the middle of nowhere. …

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Search and Rescue Association: a fine-tuned operation

Sebastien Weisser considers himself a fortunate man. When his snowmobile broke down in a remote location on the Top of the World highway near Dawson City, he wasn’t worried. “I knew someone would come and get me,” he says. “It was just a matter of waiting.” Weisser knew that when he didn’t return home at …

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