Issue: 2013-05-23

A Dreadful Icelandic Delicacy

Hákarl is an Icelandic fermented food delicacy made from the Greenland shark, which is indigenous to the waters of Iceland. It is traditionally prepared by beheading and gutting the shark and then burying the carcass in a shallow pit covered with sand. The carcass is left to ferment for six to twelve weeks. The flesh …

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Venturing into the Unknown

All good things must come to an end and two days ago this was true for our piglets. It’s been eight weeks since they were born and we usually wean them between six and eight weeks. We determine the time based on how well the mom is dealing with them. When pigs are eating they …

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Farewell Dark Skies

For the last week I have been heading out to my rooftop to see the constellation Hercules and the bright globular cluster that resides there. Even just using binoculars the view is amazing. Also found in the same region is the constellation of Lyra, which holds the planetary Ring Nebula. It looks like a perfect …

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You have to be Badd to be good

What started off in 2010 as a one-off event showcasing Dawson City musical talent has now become a yearly ritual that rings in the summer season with a bang. Cover Me Badd is a partnership between Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The original intention was to …

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Navigating Through Forests, Art Pieces, and Sibling Rivalries

A couple of weeks ago my sister Hannah flew up from Vancouver, where she teaches at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and spent a few days in the Yukon. She was busy most of the time — meeting with members of the Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA) — so our sibling hang out …

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