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Issue: 2015-08-27

Hiking: Other Essentials

In previous columns, I’ve talked about food, tents, packs, boots, foot care and outer garments.Now let’s look at other things that range from nearly essential to nice-to-have.Cleanliness needs can be met with biodegradable...

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Reminders of Time Past

A few years ago, my brother found an ancient tool that had migrated upward through the soil in the middle of his wheat field in Southern Alberta. It was a sure sign of human life on the prairies long before Europeans came to...

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Cave In

Sid van der Meer’s stories as dictated to his granddaughter Teresa. The tree leaves are rapidly changing and the temperature is beginning to drop. Autumn is about to arrive in Beaver Creek, Yukon and the tourism season is nearly...

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It’s Been a Slice

If you’ve walked past Bocelli’s Pizzeria lately, you may have seen a small sign in the window advertising its farewell.The local makers of saucy, thincrust Italian-style deliciousness are closing their doors. On Friday, August...

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Mine, All Mine!

The next time you travel north on the Alaska Highway between the Fish Lake Road and the Porter Creek Super A, ask yourself why the canyon there is called Rabbit Foot Canyon. Why not Anaconda?In 1899, the White Pass Railway was...

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Unjunk your junk food…

Whether it’s to get you to your next meal, for the kids to fuel up between their many activities or just for a tasty treat, snacks are central to our daily eating.With the growing number of snacks and treats that can be bought...

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The Darker Side

Yes, TV and movies in colour are enjoyable and entertaining, but there is something about black-and-white film that sparks intrigue – especially the genre known as film noir.In my opinion, the acting in these films was...

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