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Issue: 2014-04-17

It Looks Like a Tomato…

I was in the grocery store the other day with a friend. Picking up a bag of winter produce she said, “I wonder if they will taste like tomatoes… At least they’ll give the idea of a tomato.”This had never occurred to me...

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Tattoo You: Paula Deckard

Tattooed: Paula Deckard   This is my tattoo. It symbolizes my favourite season, autumn. The scythe is the weapon of Cronos, the God of Harvest, the leader of the Titans, and the ruler of planet Saturn. Saturn is the 6th planet...

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The Real Dirt

A few years ago, a neighbour told me my garden needed to be amended with some dirt. He was referring to the stereotypical black soil that can be purchased from either big-box stores or a local distributor who harvests the soil...

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Cycle of Seasons

It’s that time of year again — when the sun gets warmer, the days get brighter, and the schedules get busier.It becomes apparent who’s been really anticipating these warmer days when some people break out their summer gear much...

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Guided Discoveries

Have you ever wondered about the names of the plants and wildflowers along the Alaska Highway? With the summer outdoor season just around the corner, a new guide to flora and fauna in this region should provide the answers...

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Bad News, Bears

If Carmen Smith has her way, there will no free lunch for bears or other critters in Whitehorse wheelie-bins.Smith is program co-ordinator for a non-profit society with the imposing moniker of Centre for Human-Wildlife-Human...

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Hot Little Chompers

Municipal-scale composting is no small backyard operationThe ancient Greeks had a word that helps explain the composting process. Well, actually they had two words: therme, meaning “heat” and philein, meaning “to love”.So while...

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Paying It Backward

Earn a rebate when you go energy-efficientSince 2008, the Green Rebate program offered by Yukon’s Energy Solutions has offered a monetary incentive to encourage consumers to trade their old appliances for new, energy-efficient...

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