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Issue: 2014-09-25

Firewood: Then and Now

Firewood was a least-loved childhood chore, everything to do with firewood, but especially the process of getting it from the forest into the woodshed.The weather was either too hot or dark and grey-snow-cold. Woodchips got...

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Fuelling Up

The beginning of September brings snow to Beaver Creek, home of Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage & Museum.On a chilly September morning, van der Meer takes time to remember the past and retell the stories about the...

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The Magic of Live Music

Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter and comedian Claire Ness is right in her element; the local performer is releasing a new live album called Jackfish Girl, which will drop with a celebratory concert on September 26 at the Old...

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Landscape and Solitude

In 1938, when Anik See’s maternal grandparents wanted to get married, they had to satisfy the authorities in their German homeland that neither side had any Jewish blood for at least three generations back.Her grandmother...

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Everyone has a doppelganger somewhere in the world, so they say. Sarah Manning, a small-time drifter, sees hers seconds before her double jumps in front of a train. Not one to miss an opportunity, Sarah snatches the bag the...

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Piggy Bank Politics

An allowance is one of the joys of childhood.Free money! Every week! Until I’m 18!For parents questioning the wisdom of shelling out, don’t despair. The giving of allowance is a time-honoured practice that can result in an...

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Grievous Seas

Being human is to love, and to have, and to feel — deeply.Everyone will experience the loss of a loved one at some point. Regardless of the circumstance, some form of grief will be felt. Grief might affect us with cruel...

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