Issue: 2013-05-02

Northern Romance, May 2, 2013

Q: There is this woman I have known for a few years now and I know she is single. I asked her out for coffee about a year ago and she said no. Lately I have been running into her again and I have been striking up conversation. I still really want to get to …

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The Royal Kroket

Leave it to the chef of the French King Louis XIV to create a recipe that in modern times has become a Dutch national favourite: the kroket. This word is derived from the French word croquette, and the recipe is made with local variety in many of the European countries. Unpretentious and ubiquitous, this cylinder …

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Charles Messier and the Four Planets in the Evening Sky

With May here it is a good reminder that we only have, at best, five weeks of celestial observation left. Recently, I have dedicated much of my time to Comet PanSTARRS and its travels through the Yukon’s skies. It has been an amazing journey, viewing this little cosmic snowball. Looking forward, the next great cosmic …

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Yukon’s Big Bike Race

Ok, so we share it with Alaska, but it starts in the Yukon. And I hope you’ve already submitted your registration for this year’s June 15 race. There was a lot of pouting today in my workplace when I mentioned that registration for the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay (KCIBR) was already closed because they’d …

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Occasionally Awkward, Always Available

We all pay just a little more attention to coverage of events we attended just in case we are On TV. But On TV usually happens somewhere else, somewhere we can’t reach. But there is something waiting to bridge that gap. Always there, often forgotten, occasionally awkward — it’s community television. Community television exists because …

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Our Egg Situation

My husband Allan got a goose egg last night. He wasn’t hurt as some may suspect, rather he found an actual egg out in the goose pen while doing chores. Lately the egg situation on the farm has been nonexistent. Our laying hens stopped giving us eggs some time just after Christmas. For the first …

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