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Issue: 2014-02-13

Salt of the Yukon

Dwayne and Nellie Backstrom might never be listed in the pages of The Colourful Five Percent; I don’t think they would care to be.But 2014’s Sourdough Rendezvous’ Mr. And Mrs. Yukon have a more meaningful...

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The Internet is Forever

It’s natural that you have some complaints about your boss, co-workers, or customers. No job is perfect and we are only human.However, how you express your feelings may prove to be a problem, not only in your present job,...

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My Husband, the Artist

My husband, Ken Burke, was a late bloomer.It wasn’t until he retired from Canada Flooring in 1998, that he took up painting.As his wife, I knew he was looking for a hobby to fill his leisure time, and I also recognized he...

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Making a Living by Making Art

There’s a classic struggle among artists to find a part-time job that will afford them enoughmoney to pay the bills and enough time to make their art, but won’t suck the soul out of them.Another classic struggle is...

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Family, Change, and Acceptance

Torontonian Clinton Walker has flown into the Yukon to direct another play at The Guild Hall. The new production The Book of Esther, by Leanna Brodie, is his fifth directorial project in five years up here. And this one hits...

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Rendezvous In the Old Days

Rendezvous – it’s always been our mid-winter break. A chance to unwind. It’s competition, and horseplay, and fun. It’s a toast to old friends, and another to new friends. It’s a pessimist’s...

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