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Issue: 2015-07-30

The Camp Knife

Too often, I have seen people wearing knives that are really too big to take on any task except chopping down trees.These are often visitors, but locals sometimes wield these big blades as well. If we had junglelike undergrowth,...

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Brewed from the Heart

The world of suds has official definitions of what constitutes a craft beer.That doesn’t prevent Marko Marjanovic from offering his own. “For myself, it’s a beer that’s brewed by passionate people who want to create a flavourful...

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Promethean Influence

How good is your knowledge of Greek mythology?Yes, we all know about the heavy hitters such as Zeus and his Olympian brothers, Poseidon and Hades. We may know about Gaia and Demeter and others whose names have landed a place in...

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Birch Beer!

I’ve always known Uncle Berwyn’s Pure Yukon Birch Syrup was the best birch syrup in Canada.As it turns out, our homegrown syrup, produced off-grid in a homestead on the banks of the McQuesten River by Berywn Larsen and Sylvia...

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Chewing the Fat

Dietary fat. Few issues in the world of healthy eating spark as much debate. While somestay away from it, others put tablespoons of butter in coffee. Over the past few decades, we, as a culture, have been on and off with fat...

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No Exit

It’s mid-winter when I finalize the tentative plans I’ve carried with me since leaving Ontario to drive to the Yukon a year ago. This summer I will leave again: the myth of an uncle I’ve never met pulls me to New Mexico.I’ll...

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