Issue: 2015-07-16

Issue: 2015-07-16

“The Hot Dog Issue”

Hotdog Destiny

On July 4 my family headed to Skagway for the Independence Day celebration. Since I was about to write a piece for the WUY Hot Dog Issue, I thought, “What a great way to sample the Americana hot dog culture and stuff myself with delicious mystery meat.” We arrived just in time to catch the …

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Love Your Liver

We usually think of our liver in relation to alcohol, but in reality its relationship to our health is much more complex. The liver is a living organ that processes and filters almost everything that goes into our bodies. Every day we are bombarded with toxins that have the potential to damage our body. These …

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An Orange Dog

National Hot Dog Day approaches on July 23. Those who celebrate will most likely be found grilling hot dogs on the barbeque or over a fire. Die-hard hot dog lovers may opt to make their own. In the Yukon there are opportunities to experiment with local game recipes. Regardless of what you use to make …

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Bitter Lessons and Sweet Memories

Gin is the quintessential summer spirit, especially for those of us who live above the 49th parallel. Rum, tequila, and bourbon more properly belong to the south, evoking sea and sand and dreamy afternoons under the liveoak tree. Gin, however, was invented in the Northern Hemisphere, first appearing in Holland in the 17th Century and …

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How working dogs keep cool

Frank Turner knows how to care for dogs on the bitterly cold trail of the Yukon Quest, having run it 24 times. Indeed, he had the honour (his word) of winning the Vet’s Choice Award twice. And he knows how to care for dogs in the heat of summer, too. “Really, each person has to …

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Creative Getaway

Perhaps your partner is sick of navigating around that massive quilting frame to get to the living room couch. Perhaps you’re tired of moving that big felting project off the kitchen table day after day, so the family can have supper. If so, a month of free studio space in a delightful location, with very …

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Moving Day on Eighth Avenue

“Someone should make a list of all the houses that have been moved around in Dawson, showing where they used to be and where they are now.” This isn’t exactly what was said to me last Saturday, June 26, but it captures the gist of the conversation we were having as we watched yet another …

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Didee & Didoo: Depression

HARD TIMES ARE COMING AND THERE WILL BE BUMMING. TIMES WILL BE TOUGH AND THERE WON’T BE ENOUGH. ON THE LAND WE HAVE TO SURVIVE AN’ IT WILL BE HARD TO STAY ALIVE. THERE WON’T BE MUCH FOOD AND PEOPLE WILL BE RUDE. MONEY WON’T BE WORTH ONLY FOOD FROM THE EARTH. TIMES WILL BECOME …

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