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Issue: 2015-09-10

Chainsaw-chip Fire Starter

We get pretty good at fire-starting if we light enough fires, but there aresome ways to make it even easier. Solid-fuel fire-starters work well but kerosene-dampened chainsaw chips are always successful at minimal cost.If you...

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This place is in my blood

It’s a dark and rainy night, when Kate Williams finds an injured stranger on the Highway. She pulls over to help him, not knowing that she will be soon in danger.That’s how Marcelle Dubé’s short story Night...

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Folk Art in the Forest

A chance meeting a long time ago started a friendship and a quilting group that has been meeting now for three decades.  As it happened, Yukoners Dorothy Smith and Karen McIver enrolled in an embroidery class at the public...

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Crabapples and Calvados

It’s August 31 and the snow is halfway down Gray Mountain. In downtown Whitehorse the leaves are still on the trees and many of them are green. This morning I talked to my sister, who lives in Parksville but used to live here,...

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The Right Kind of Shaggy

For some reason I just can’t seem to stay away from the Gurkha’s. When I first started enjoying cigars about 8 years ago, Romeo y Julieta was my starter brand. Over the years my curiosities swayed between different brands....

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