Issue: 2013-07-25

The Hurt Clocker

Perhaps Whitehorse’s most stately landmark is the S.S. Klondike, perched on the shore of the Yukon River. But for sheer bizarreness you can’t beat my favourite capital city attraction — on the corner of 4th and Strickland, in front of the blue and yellow Workers Compensation Board (WCB) building. I am speaking of the large …

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The Scream of Summer

It’s always the same. The temperature rises above 20°C and suddenly we’re all screaming for ice cream. What is it about summer that makes us think the best thing to refresh us is a big lick of a thick, mucous-forming substance that sometimes makes our heads hurt and inevitably leaves us more dehydrated? Even I, …

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Where are the Bees?

With summer comes the sound of songbirds and the hum of insects. Often insects are seen as nuisances — pests that need bug dope to keep them away. And while I absolutely hate biting bugs there are some insects I find very interesting and necessary for gardening. With ladybugs around aphids won’t be a problem …

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